Some of my very patriotic friends claim that there is nothing good or ‘nice’ to say about Trump and his Party, including Moscow Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, and many others. I can’t argue with them. They are attempting to destroy democracy and establish a fascist government which would repeal the Bill of Rights.
However, Trump has unwittingly united real Americans in a manner not seen since the Revolutionary War. Men and women who love our country are united against Trump, his small army of loyalists, and his cult, vowing to return the principles and morals of our founding fathers to our nation’s Capitol.
As for Trump’s dwindling followers, his cult, they must get their “heads out of their asses” and look at reality.
This entire year Trump has proven that he is incapable and unwilling to face head on any crisis facing our nation. He ignored the threat of a pandemic for over two-and-one-half months. Today, American leads the world in cases, nearly two-and-one-quarter million, and deaths, over one-hundred-and-seventeen thousand: fifty thousand of which could have been saved if Trump would have acted immediately the first time our security agencies informed him of the threat. However, he had golf to play and hate rallies he needed to attend and soothe his fragile ego. Saving American lives was not a priority.
Then, when protests began in all 50 states and cities around the world after the murder of George Floyd, he threatened the protesters and supported continued abuse by law enforcement as his white supremacist followers attempted to create violence across America. His promise to reform law enforcement proved to be hollow and offered increased support for our nation’s failed judicial system.
No real American will ever offer respect or any form of support for a bully who is mentally incompetent. We cannot allow a malignant narcissist to control our nation’s backward leaning future.
The following is an ad for Joe Biden purchased by the DNC. Not one word of this is based on a falsehood or a conspiracy theory, unlike those from the RNC.
“Five years ago Donald Trump descended to the basement of Trump Tower,” the narrator says over video of that gross golden escalator ride he took to announce his candidacy. “For the last five years,” it continues, “he’s brought America down with him.” Then the ad launches into a litany of what Trump has managed to destroy in just three-and-a-half years: “attacking health care for people with preexisting conditions; giving massive tax cuts to billionaires, not working families; praising white supremacists, stoking racial division; losing 300,000 jobs in a failed trade war with China; locking children in cages.”
If time allowed, the list of Trump’s crimes against the American people would be much longer. His Constitutional violations would fill pages.
History will tell our descendants that our 45th, illegitimate president, was the first not to be a true American, and hopefully our last. Never again a “Donald John Trump.”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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