I apologize for the abruptness of my previous post (“Get Trump Out”). But it is quite clear to me that the very presence of Trump in the White House is damaging the social fabric of the nation.
A hurricane devastates Puerto Rico, and Mr. Trump uses it as a photo-op, while dismissing Puerto Ricans as lazy and insulting the mayor of San Juan. A worsening situation on the Korean peninsula and Trump tells his own Secretary of State that negotiations are a “waste of time” while exchanging crazy threats with the DPRK’s Kim. Our allies seek assurance of our reliability, and get insults from Trump, who treats their greatest potential adversary, Putin, with kid gloves. Police violence escalates and Trump applauds it, even suggesting that law enforcement officials should go ahead and violate the civil rights of suspects. His response to the slaughter of an innocent woman is to insist that murderous Neo-Nazis include “some very fine people.” A harmless public protest in a major sports arena, and once again the violent rhetoric. 59 murdered in Las Vegas? – another photo-op, with Mike Pence.
This is not a president; this is the Angry Old White Man in Chief, stoking the flames of potential violence at every turn.
His mental instability clearly gives Congress all the justification it needs to remove him from office. They won’t, of course. But we must keep up the pressure on them to do so, and vote Democratic in the next elections. Because Trump in the White House is degrading our culture, our social connectivity, while heightening the potential for violence domestically and war abroad.
Trump is not the president of the United States. At a time we need a leader, we find ourselves tethered to a foul-mouthed buffoon with poisonous attitudes willing to risk even mass destruction for a moment’s self-glorification. This man isn’t simply unfit, he is actively dangerous to the people of the United States – the people of the world. Again, the Republicans need to rethink the future of their Party – for surely Trump is hijacking it to the ugly phenomenon of the worst presidential administration in American history.
And we again must keep up the pressure – resist – protest – and vote.