The 45th President of the United States is a disgrace. He is so factually challenged that he believes his own lies. That is the problem with liars. Donald Trump tries to undermine the rule of law. He has trashed the fine men and women of the FBI who protect The United States every day.
He has pressured the Department of Justice to go after a list of people including his rival in 2016, Hillary Clinton. When in American history has a president tried to lock up his or her political opponents? Again, this is outrageous. When he begins a sentence “That no one has been tougher on Russia” you have to think, “Really?” How about Ronald Reagan? Dwight Eisenhower? John F. Kennedy? Harry Truman? Has he ever read about American history? Has he ever read anything?
Now he wants to jail James Comey and Andrew McCabe for materials that were not classified at the time they were shared. So now Trump gets them classified and wants the men jailed. And while I personal think that Comey should have waited on his book’s release, he had the FBI read the book and he moved every single word that the FBI didn’t want in the book.
And who am I paraphrasing? A conservative Republican. Donald Trump is neither one. He has raised our spending to levels never seen before. He was a liberal democrat all his life until he started his “birtherism” stunt. That was when we first discovered his racism. And Trump surely doubled down in Charlotte when he stated that the KKK have good people in the clan.
I have witnessed many presidents in my life. I was born when it was Truman. While of course I do not remember him as president, we all studied every aspect of the Second World War. I remember the “I like Ike” buttons and I still have one. My mom, who recently passed, took us to a parade in downtown Hartford to wave at JFK as he campaigned to be our first Irish-Catholic president.
I saw LBJ grow as a leader. He helped create the climate where all our major civil right legislation was passed. I remember a flawed man in Richard Nixon. He could have destroyed the tapes that toppled his presidency. But even he believed in the rule of law. Both Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter were good men who were a bit over their depth. We all marveled at the integrity and decency that was Ronald Reagan. George H. W. Bush was the most qualified man that ever served. Bill Clinton was flawed as well, but after Reagan he was the next best president that I’ve known. I was not a fan of George W. Bush, but I will always be grateful for how he brought us together as he surveyed Ground Zero after 9-11. I was proud to vote for the first president of African American decent. And while he too made many mistakes, he was an incredibly bright and thoughtful man.
I promised myself that I would never be political on Facebook or on this blog again. While I am extremely progressive, most of my friends are conservative. Fighting with friends bites the big one.
Donald Trump is destroying our democracy. He is trying to dismantle our free press. He has no empathy. Every one of his texts diminishes the office bit by bit. My only hope now is that his presidency will end as soon as possible. I love my country. Donald Trump is a dumpster fire. He cares of no one but Donald Trump. Join me in having a good thought that he will be gone and normalcy will return.
You need not agree with me, but I write with a heart of love of country and family. But I really thank you for reading this. Let’s truly hope we can all sing “Happy Days Are Here Again” to whoever follows this disaster.
With apologies to Joe Scarborough