A Thousand Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

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During the G-20 meetings our president said so many ridiculous things that, rather than put them in separate posts or attempt to place them in some sort of order of toxicity, I thought I’d just throw them down like objects in a hopscotch game (you know, where you hop over the square where the marker lands). While much of the American public simply leaps over the swarm of his noxious words and deeds everyday, I just can’t do it. It’s death by a thousand tweets and just too much to take in. I am unable to hop over them and dodge the obvious conclusion that Mr. Trump is grossly unfit to lead our country.

Remember when he said this? “You know what else they say about my people? The polls, they say I have the most loyal people. Did you ever see that? Where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s like incredible.” Incredible is one way to describe it.

I can almost see the headline now:

“President Trump walks away from bloody corpse in Times Square with a smoking 38 in his hand leading the crowd in a cheer: ‘Fake News, Fake News!’”

Here are just a few of his more pernicious outbursts last week during the meetings in Japan too high to scale without doing some serious damage to my soul.

Mr. President, have you told President Putin not to meddle in our elections?

Don’t meddle in the election, please… ha, ha, ha…”

If you have the stomach for it look at the video. He and Putin make light of one of the worst attacks on our democracy in history. The Mueller Report, our intelligence community, and the whole world knows it.

Mr. President, what do you have to say about being the only country in the G-20 who pulled out of the Paris Agreement on climate change?

It doesn’t always work with a windmill. When the wind goes off, the plant isn’t working.” 

I can’t find it in me to dignify this cluelessness with a comment.

Mr. President, what will you do about the Saudis’ Khashoggi murder?

Saudi Arabia is a big buyer of (American) product. That means something to me. It’s a big producer of jobs.

It doesn’t matter that that the UN claims “credible evidence” linking the Prince in the murder and dismembering of the journalist. Never mind that a lot of the weapons we’re selling them go to the slaughter of Yemenis in what many call the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.

Mr. President, how is your relationship with Kim John Un?

We met, and we liked each other, from Day 1.

Jesus told us to love, not “like” our enemies. After their first meeting he said Kim has a “great personality” and is a “lover of his people.” Most of the people with great personalities and love people don’t execute 300 people who stand in the way of their career path, at least one of them with an antiaircraft gun! Not to mention having his own brother assassinated with lethal chemicals rubbed on his face in an airport and executing his uncle and incinerated his body with flame throwers! If that’s loving his people, I’d hate to see what hating them would look like.

As Forrest Gump said, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

Mr. President, what do you have to say about the most recent of 22 allegations of rape?

I’ll say it with great respect. Number 1, she’s not my type…

OK, that settles it. She’s not “his type.” So he’s saying that if she were his “type” he might have raped her? Is it just me or is this man not running on all cylinders? Does that sound like “great respect” to you? And that’s “Number 1,” as though the first thing he wants us to be aware of his standard for assessing women?

Mr. President, what do you think about Putin’s assertion that “Western-style liberalism is obsolete”?

San Francisco and Los Angeles are sad to look at because they are run by liberal people.

What is actually “sad” is that the leader of the free world doesn’t know the difference between “Western-liberalism” and West Coast liberalism. If his excuse is that he just didn’t hear the question rightly, my follow up question would be, “So why would you think that Putin would be so concerned about our ‘West Coast’ politics?” Just sayin’

Mr. President, what do you think of school busing programs?

“It has been something that they’ve done for a long period of time. There aren’t that many ways of getting people to schools.

This sounds like a Saturday Night Live sketch! He was asked this in light of Kamala Harris’ mentioning in the Democratic debate that she was bussed as a kid. Is he really so out of touch with the real world, that he has never heard of the integrating efforts of bussing kids to schools across town? Maybe one “way of getting people to schools” on his mind is the chauffeured limousine?

Hurdle over these and hundreds of other clear clues that Donald Trump should quit his day job and go back to ripping people off in real estate if you want to. I just can’t.

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