We tried. You told us to stop whining and give the ol' Trumpster a try. We did. You told us that he wasn't a regular politician and was coming to "drain the swamp." He didn't. You told us that if he fails, we all fail. Nonsense.
Those of us who possess rationale have always known there was more than a sliver of truth in Barack Obama's proclamation during the election season:
"Donald Trump is unfit to serve as president of the United States."
And it's finally time for you to admit the obvious — You've been duped.
You wanted a Republican that could maneuver the executive branch and both houses of Congress into eight years of a new conservative persuasion. Constitutionalism, tax cuts, balanced budgets and traditional principles. Reaganomics redux.
Instead, you blindly bet on a man suffering from malignant narcissistic personality disorder. The moment you nominated Trump is the moment you turned your back on Ronald Reagan.
You chose wrong. And I want you to help me understand your incapability to see the forest through the trees.
Trump is hovering around a 37 percent approval rating. The lowest rating in presidential history for a newly elected president during his first 100 days.
This is a man that claimed he would start building "the wall" on day one and Mexico would pay for it. México dijo que no.
He would wax poetic about how he could defeat ISIS in 30 days because "it won't even be that hard." Iraq. Iran. I wish.
And that Muslim ban? As-Salaam-Alai... Kum again?
And his vow to repeal Obamacare in his first week? The biggest broken campaign promise of all time.
Shockingly, Trump and his Republican brethren were actually attempting to jam through a health care bill where older Americans would pay for it. A bill with 17 percent public approval. With a $600 billion tax cut almost entirely for the wealthy. Shameful.
And you were going along with it. With no questioning of his lackadaisical focus or misguided intent.
He spent a mere 17 days on the American Health Care Act.
He has gone golfing 13 times in the first nine weeks of his presidency. Mar-A-Lago trips are all on the government's dime.
So can you help me understand why you continue to perform great feats of mental gymnastics in trying to support his actions? Aren't you tired?
Take Russia, for instance.
The Russians clearly interfered with our election. Several of Trump's campaign members have secret ties to Russia. Carter Page. Roger Stone. Michael Flynn. Paul Manafort. And now, Trump's administration is working to downplay Manafort's prior role with their campaign. He was their chief strategist and campaign chair! Will Smith and Tommie Lee Jones must have hit them with the neuralyzer.
Plus, Trump has no problem calling out the cast of "Hamilton" and Meryl Streep, but never utters or tweets one negative word about Vladimir Putin or Russia. Interesting.
According to the most recent Quinnipiac Poll, 66 percent favor an independent commission to investigate the Trump administration and its ties to Russia. But not you. You will conveniently find ways to argue against investigating possible treasonous behavior but aggressively manufacture possibilities regarding Trump's false wiretapping claims about Obama.
It's embarrassing. And I'm starting to feel sorry for you.
Make no mistake, I couldn't be more thrilled watching congressional Republicans self implode under the weight of their own power. The first 100 days are historically the ideal time for passing new legislation and the Republicans can't even get out of the way of their own ideology.
Talk is cheap. And this impressively epic demonstration of incompetence makes me wonder ... Can they even govern? When a real crisis comes, can they handle it? And will the country believe anything Trump says?
I understand that you never thought that the person that would be under FBI investigation after the inauguration would be Donald Trump. It must terrify you.
And in the event that Trump is found guilty of colluding with the Russians and methodically worked to hack the DNC and successfully steal the 2016 election, some believe we're not talking impeachment hearings here. I believe there’s a smattering of people in the electorate who believe such findings would nullify the election results entirely. They worry Mike Pence wouldn’t automatically become president, thinking, "Surprise! It's Hillary Clinton!"
Oh wait. Now I understand.
Danny Morrison is a radio host at the New 103.9 The Beat, a nonprofit executive director and motivational speaker. His columns appear here every Thursday; the views expressed are his own. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.