Are you beginning to feel that looking at the eclipse without appropriate eye wear would do less damage than President Trump is doing?
Just when you think he’s being thoughtful – his Afghanistan speech actually was thoughtful as was his decision-making process – even though he kind of had it both ways when he said he prefers going with his gut, which was to pull out of Afghanistan.
But wait, that’s not all!
He tweeted in the last couple of days that it didn’t look like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be renegotiated so he’d probably terminate it. This after telling us during the campaign that “only he” could re-negotiate better trade agreements because he was such a successful businessman.
Although, he may be exactly the "successful" businessman he was while in the private sector because many of his “deals” there wound up bankrupt, leaving small vendors holding the bag for his millions in debt. Just as it looks like he’s doing with NAFTA and other things.
For example, he also got his crowd going in Phoenix last night by saying he’d close the government (our government) if the Congress didn’t include funding for his “great wall” to keep out illegal Mexican immigrants. Remember when he said Mexico “will pay” for the wall? He said that all through his campaign, during his transition to power and even for a bit while he's been in office. Now apparently if he doesn’t get the funding from our pockets he won’t penalize Mexico but penalize us by shutting the government.
Wait till he hears the complaints when Social Security checks and support from Medicare and Medicaid can’t happen because there are no “bureaucrats” to deal with them. Seems he wasn’t paying attention during the last government shutdown. People can die if he lets the government close down.
Or did you hear last night when he didn’t pardon racist Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona but that the criminally guilty sheriff would be “very happy” someday, hinting he will pardon him? So much for bringing the country together by keeping out of jail a bigoted sheriff sworn to uphold the laws, who didn’t.
Oh, and did you watch him rewrite history last night when he pulled from his pocket his statements from after the Charlottesville protests? Here what his immediate statement was Saturday:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”
But last night he quoted himself this way:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. That’s me speaking on Saturday,” he said last night.
The two words I underlined in the first quote was the way he gave it, not the way he quoted himself last night. Those last two words are what created his controversy the last week or two, not the media coverage, as he claims.
And, one last example from recent days, were you watching cable news when Trump proclaimed last night that the TV stations had cut off his live feed? Did you watch that? Live? Get it?
He pulled the same stunt during his campaign…and got away with it.
So, Trump voters, I really do get why most of you voted for him. Among those reasons: he wasn’t Hillary, he was a change from business as usual in Washington, he spoke like you do, you wanted to shake up D.C., which needs shaking up.
But the man continues to lie. Last night he blamed the media for the recent racial troubles the country is experiencing.
If you think that’s true after reading those quotes above…I have a wall to sell you.