The shameless, obsequious display by our president in the presence of Vladimir Putin in Helsinki showed what a toady he is. Barely 24 hours later, probably in fear for his political life, Trump walks back words he uttered which indicated (for Putin’s benefit?) he didn’t believe Russia meddled in the 2016 election.
No, another “Oops, I didn’t mean it,” isn’t going to cut it.
This man clearly was never fit to be President of the United States and his actions show little mental maturity, discipline and conduct above that of a child, certainly not befitting the President of the United States.
We cannot continue this. The “Give us this day our daily distraction” style of governing, the constant upheaval and commotion may have suited Donald when he headed his own company. It doesn’t now. It’s worn very thin. This is the government of the most powerful country in the world he’s heading, not his own personal kingdom.
The GOP has accomplished much dirty work behind closed doors while this distractionary Nero fiddles, and Rome burns. I hardly think his nomination was an oversight on their part. What more perfect scapegoat than a political and Constitutional inerudite, possessing an oversized ego? We are in the grip of a cruel administration, yet amazingly, there are people who think Trump’s done a good job.
For those enamored of this man, either private citizen or politician, it’s time you started asking yourselves some important questions: Do you consider yourself a patriot? (Do you know the difference between nationalism and patriotism?) Do you value the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights? Do you believe that our president should vigorously uphold & defend The Constitution as he vowed to do in his Oath of Office? Should the resident of the White House show respect for the workings and personnel of government agencies he heads? Is it important that our president acts in a manner appropriate for the highest office in this land in words and deeds, being truthful, respectful and diplomatic? Is it not imperative that our Chief Executive concerns himself with the wellbeing of every human being residing within our borders? Do you feel it’s crucial for our president to adhere to established long-standing international treaties & alliances to maintain world peace, preserve economic stability worldwide and protect the health of this planet and its citizens? Is it necessary for our Commander-In-Chief to defend this nation from attacks in whatever form they take? Shouldn’t he protect our citizens, the security of our Republic, and the safety of the entire free world from murderous authoritarian leaders?
If you’ve answered “yes” to those questions, but see nothing wrong with Donald J. Trump’s actions as president, you should do a serious check on your ethics. You also need to read up on the workings of our government.
Finally, Republicans must do a 180 here, grow some backbone, and take responsibility in censuring this petulant Frankenstein monster. History will remember their vapid response to the Trump administration’s heartless regime and blatant political nose-thumbing. Instead of cowering in their boots fearing a backlash from 45, they should be more afraid of the voters.
It is we who will determine their fate in November and beyond.