There is something very wrong with President Donald J. Trump

There is something very wrong with President Donald J. Trump

Mr.-Fish-Nanny-State There is something very wrong with President Donald J. Trump

From NPR:

President Trump said on Tuesday “there’s blame on both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Va. The statement comes a day after Trump specifically called out the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists — and three days after his initial statement on the protests, for which he was criticized for not condemning those groups and instead cited violence “on many sides.”

Tuesday’s apparent backtrack came during a televised event about infrastructure attended by some members of his Cabinet. Trump took questions from reporters, who asked about his earlier statements and their timing. When pressed, the president pushed back and began placing blame on counterprotesters and the “alt left.”

Instead, he returned to equating the demonstrators — who came to the college town to protest the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general, donning Confederate flags and swastikas, some carrying guns and shields, chanting “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us” — with counterprotesters.

… and in the transcript section at the bottom of the NPR piece is a very revealing Trump quote:

You had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides [emphasis added].

Right… those racist bigots on the alt-right side are very fine people – model citizens!

This was part of a press conference that was supposed to be about infrastructure. Reporters were more interested in his response to the chaos in Charlottesville – and respond he did in ways that stunned pretty much everybody except leaders of the alt-right like Richard Spencer, who said he was “Really proud of him”.

Trump’s erratic, volatile statements elicit such strong responses from the public, the media, elected representatives and other government officials that his agenda gets buried in the dust. He is without a doubt the worst leader to ever reside in the White House. He lacks any sense of right and wrong, and is ignorant of how government works. He is overtly vainglorious and responds to those who criticize him with impulsive, petulant tweets.

How much longer can such a morally bankrupt, incompetent person hold the office of President of the United States of America?

One month? Six months? a year? a full term?

Wagers anyone?

One thought on “There is something very wrong with President Donald J. Trump

  1. Good piece, Brad.

    Recent polling shows that 68% of Republicans support Trump’s position and words on the Charlottesville violence. Before that we found out that 52% of Republicans would support postponing the 2020 presidential election to investigate a non-existent problem with voter fraud by illegal immigrants. And upwards of 80% of self-identified Republicans continue to support Trump.

    Yes, we have a profoundly immoral and truly disgusting man in our nation’s highest office. But it is the rot in the soul of today’s Republican Party that put him there and sustains him. That is the real crisis in America and even if we were able to remove Trump tomorrow, we would still be confronted with that larger problem which constitutes a dire threat to our nation and everything we believed it represented..

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