Donald Trump went off the rails more than usual after the massive repudiation by the voters on Election Day.
It seems impossible for Donald Trump to behave in words or actions during any 24 hour cycle.
After Tuesday’s results, Trump has done the following:
Sent thousands of military personnel to the US Mexico border, claiming wrongfully that Central American migrants, mostly women and children escaping violence and personal threats are carrying leprosy and smallpox, but not providing decent living conditions for soldiers waiting for a “caravan” which is not really such, and is no danger to the American national security, and wasting an estimated $200 to $300 million in the process.
Insulted several black women journalists at the press conference on Wednesday, including the renowned April Ryan.
Engaged in degrading behavior toward Jim Acosta of CNN, and suspended his right to participate in future press conferences, and his Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders created a fake video to try to demonstrate that Acosta was aggressive with a female Presidential aide.
Fired Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and hired a flawed, biased Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General, instead of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a move to destroy the Robert Mueller investigation.
Went to the commemoration of the centennial of the end of the First World War, and insulted veterans by not going to a cemetery outside of Paris because of the rain, and then went to a Paris ceremony separately, and left early from the events of the weekend to return home.
Promoted nationalism, which caused the First World War and the Second World War, and was repudiated by French President Emmanuel Macron, who called for a European Army to protect the continent from possible threats in the future, including Russia, China, and, get this, the United States under Donald Trump.
Condemned California for the horrendous forest fires that have devastated that state, and threatened to cut federal funding to deal with that issue, showing no understanding of nature and science.
Trump has insulted our European allies, veterans, firefighters, and our journalists who report the truth to keep us free and democratic.
Trump has displayed ever further his total lack of knowledge and understanding of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, diplomacy, history and science.
He has also shown yet again that he is a misogynist, a racist, a nativist, a super nationalist xenophobe, a threat to American democracy and the rule of law.
I would like some feedback on this:
I am a bit stunned, D, by this, and was not aware of this until you posted it.
I do not think this helps Joe Biden be the Presidential nominee, but it is very early, and who can say what will happen.
As you know, I have long been a Biden fan, but it may be time to consider alternatives, and I will do so over the coming weeks and months.
Rump also wants to end hurricane relief to Puerto Rico.
Rump is one of the meanest people to ever be born!
The award is for the Bushes’ work of helping U.S. military veterans. There’s nothing bad about helping vets.
Thank you, Princess Leia, for making us aware of the background behind this medal, given by the National Constitution Center.
So my faith in Joe Biden continues, although I fully realize he has shortcomings, as all potential candidates and Presidents have!
Our family supported going after Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. What we did not support was deviating from that to attack Iraq because Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.
Iraq was a mistake but I feel that’s water under the bridge now. We have the threat of Rump to deal with now.
Dubya was incompetent but at least he had some character. Unlike our current “president”, Dubya didn’t mock someone’s disability or call someone a rude nickname.
And speaking of Trump, signs that he’s mentally deteriorating.
Rational Lefty writes, â€œDubya was incompetent but at least he had some character. â€
No, to both.
George W. Bush, while in office as the U.S.â€™s 43rd president, lied the nation to go to war against Iraq
That was not â€œincompetent.â€
That is an example of having no â€œcharacter.â€
I have to agree with you, D, and we must remember the evil Vice President, Dick Cheney!
However, as a human being, W was NOT like Trump in the ways Rational Lefty stated!
Agree with Rational Lefty. Unlike Trump, Dubya never did things like mocking a disabled person or making fun of someone’s facial looks. That’s what she means by saying he had character.
As I said earlier, Princess Leia, I agree with Rational Lefty, but also D has a point. that taking us into war against Iraq on false grounds, that he well understood, is not character!
I also agree with Rustbelt that the Iraq war is water under the bridge now. Democrats we are friends with in our community have moved on from that subject.
I have to disagree, Princess Leia, as 4,000 Americans were killed in the Iraq War, and many thousands wounded, and one cannot just move on from there, and give George W. Bush forgiveness on that.
At the same time, he is not anything like Donald Trump!
To clear things up here, civility is the word Rational Lefty means, folks.
Professor – We still condemn the Iraq War but our main focus now is on threats in the present.
Thanks for that Pragmatic. That’s exactly what I mean. Trump has brought rudeness to the office of the presidency.
I agree with all of you, no debate about civility.
Bush, with all his shortcomings, did not act in a rude manner personally, although Dick Cheney did so!