It finally clicked in Maryanne’s head. The bush-league leader of the free world is making a wreck of things. His behavior is so abnormal that Maryanne was sure that the President has totally lost his mind.
This marked a poignant “aha” moment for Maryanne. She voted for Trump in 2016 and was a devoted fan of the President. She appreciated the huge tax cuts for the wealthy, and her family is very wealthy, that he pushed through Congress. She supported his promise to build a wall along America’s southern border in order to keep out the vermin with brown skin from shithole countries from invading our country. As a pro-life Christian, she loved his actions to pack the courts with ultra conservative judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
But Maryanne was, above everything else, a caring, loving mother. And with some of Trump’s recent moves with respect to the environment, Maryanne began to feel concerned about the future health and well-being of her children.
Within the same week, Trump instructed his Secretary of Agriculture to remove protections for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska in order to open it up for logging and mining projects. He also directed his Environmental Protection Agency to relax restrictions on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that is a major contributor to global warming. But the last straw, in Maryanne’s eyes, was Trump’s asinine proposal to drop nuclear bombs on Atlantic hurricanes in order to break them up in the ocean before they made landfall.
“He has gone mad,” Maryanne told her best friend. “I cannot support a man who’s actions are putting the lives of my children in jeopardy. I know this is heresy, but I may actually have to vote for the Democrat in 2020.”
Maryanne’s best friend reached over and gave Maryanne a hug. “It’s about time you saw the light, Maryanne. I’m so proud of you.”
Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (click), Ragtag Daily Prompt (bush), Daily Addictions (wreck), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (abnormal), Word of the Day Challenge (lost), and Your Daily Word Prompt (poignant).