Look how quick Trump was to condemn Jussie Smollett, a black actor on the TV show, “Empire.” I admit that what Smollett allegedly did, staging an attack that he claimed was perpetrated by white, MAGA hat wearing, homophobic and racist men in order to promote his career, is worthy of condemnation.
But why has Trump remained completely silent on the arrest of a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home? Authorities say the guy stockpiled the weapons to launch a widespread domestic terrorist attack targeting Democratic politicians and liberal journalists.
Trump has not said a word or sent out a tweet about that. Could it be because the guy is white? Could it be because he is an avid Trump supporter (are there any other kind of Trump supporters)? Could it be that his intended targets were liberals who do not typically don MAGA hats?
Trump’s words, deeds, and acts of continue each and every day to undermine everything that our American democracy stands for.
According to a report from the Associated Press, every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. are being introduced into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated. And yet the Trump administration has continued to rollback and even remove regulations designed to prevent such toxic pollution.
Everyone knows that our country was the victim of a sophisticated, well-orchestrated cyber attacked in 2015 and 2016 by Russia in order to benefit the candidacy of Donald Trump. And yet last year, the White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council, doing away with a post central to developing policy to defend against increasingly sophisticated digital attacks and the use of offensive cyber weapons.
Our president is a racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, narcissistic asshole who is a traitor to his country and is Putin’s puppet.
I could go on and on about how deplorable our president is, but I think you get my drift.
Includes these daily prompt words: Word of the Day Challenge (seldomly), Your Daily Word Prompt (bankruptcy), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (undermine).