Matt Taibbi the Great states as only he can in his article in pertinent part for "Rolling Stone Magazine" link below:
"We deserve Trump, though. God, do we deserve him. We Americans have some good qualities, too, don't get me wrong. But we're also a bloodthirsty Mr. Hyde nation that subsists on massacres and slave labor and leaves victims half-alive and crawling over deserts and jungles, while we sit stuffing ourselves on couches and blathering about our "American exceptionalism." We dumped 20 million gallons of toxic herbicide on Vietnam from the air, just to make the shooting easier without all those trees, an insane plan to win "hearts and minds" that has left about a million still disabled from defects and disease – including about 100,000 children, even decades later, little kids with misshapen heads, webbed hands and fused eyelids writhing on cots, our real American legacy, well out of view, of course."
While I am at it I might mention a well crafted documentary as only Ken Burns can create. He creates a 10 part series with Lynn Novick "The Vietnam War" on PBS. They chronicle it from its beginning in 1955 during the Eisenhower administration to its end 20 years later by Gerald Ford. The Vietnam war spanned five presidencies: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford and cost 58,000 American lives.
How many more will die for this nation's penchant for eternal war? Let's hope the madness of Trump and his Tweeting partner in madness Kim Jong Un does not raise the stakes to nuclear war and the end of civilization as we know it.