He is a Deplorable Human Being

This is what my iPhone’s newsfeed looked like this morning.22C47E72-7CEB-4503-B644-0F85E94D6501We have a man in the Oval Office who doesn’t have an iota of empathy, cares only about how things affect him, and who only knows how to use force and intimidation to get his way.

Last night, from within a secure bunker deep inside the White House, Donald Trump threatened demonstrators outside the White House with “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons.” And he warned that the Secret Service was prepared to use them against the demonstrators.

Attorney General Bill Barr said he is sending federal “riot” teams to Washington, D.C. and Miami in an attempt to quell violent clashes between protesters and police. Federal riot teams? Really?

And, of course most Republican lawmakers are either standing squarely behind Trump, are echoing his calls to “dominate” the protesters, or are silently fiddling away while our country burns.

Is this what has become of my country? It breaks my heart.

43 thoughts on “He is a Deplorable Human Being

  1. Sarah's Attic of Treasures June 1, 2020 / 12:01 pm

    I am embarrassed to be a Republican. I couldn’t vote for him or Clinton in the last election. I voted Libertarian.
    Felt like I threw away my vote but I thought both of them were despicable human beings. I wish I would have voted for Clinton. She would have been the better President. She would have let others help her.

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  2. joseph elon lillie June 1, 2020 / 12:39 pm

    My heart is breaking too, Fandango. We have not yet dealt squarely with the virus and now we are distracted by the protests. My daughter was watching the protesters and asking how we ever expected to get past phase one of reopening when the whole country was standing shoulder to shoulder rubbing disease on each other.

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  3. slmret June 1, 2020 / 12:55 pm

    It breaks my heart that we are still experiencing such rioting, perpetrated not by protesters but by opportunistic out-of-towners bent on mayhem and destruction. It breaks my heart that we are still encountering the same issues that we’ should have resolved many years ago, and that we have not made the progress that looked hopeful those many years ago. It breaks my heart that we don’t seem to have the leadership that it will take to stop the turmoil caused by a few unruly people.

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        • Fandango June 1, 2020 / 10:37 pm

          I hope so, too. I fear, though, that it may be too late.

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          • slmret June 1, 2020 / 10:51 pm

            I have that fear too — can’t “like” your comment because it’s so awful a thought!

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  4. Sadje June 1, 2020 / 1:01 pm

    The symbol of freedom of speech and liberty has been reduced to a bully in the eyes of the world

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  5. XingfuMama June 1, 2020 / 3:00 pm

    Didn’t he encourage the riots about re-opening? Given that it seems like a fair amount of the violence is coming from his base it seems a bit rich.

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    • Fandango June 1, 2020 / 7:58 pm

      Yes he did when he called for his supporters to LIBERATE their states.

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      • Marleen June 1, 2020 / 8:42 pm

        He spoke up for second amendment rights, today, while he sicked officers against non-violent protesters. I suppose the protesters should come out with guns?

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        • Fandango June 1, 2020 / 10:51 pm

          He’s promoting bloodshed in the streets of America.

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  6. Taswegian1957 June 1, 2020 / 3:53 pm

    I read that Trump had been taken to the bunker before I went to bed last night. I sincerely wished that someone would lock him in and throw away the key, and concrete him in for a good measure. However, as he obviously took his phone with him it wouldn’t have helped. I dreaded what I would wake up to this morning. Predictably, instead of trying to be a voice of reason and calm things down he just turned on the state governors and threatened to call in the troops. He would have the military shoot at his own people and you are all supposed to be his people, not just the Republican voters.
    It’s so sad to see a country that the world once looked up to reduced to chaos like this.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong June 1, 2020 / 9:37 pm

      Maybe they can make the bunker look like the oval office and convince him he is at work. Kill his wifi signal and he can sit on his toilet and twit his ass off.

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  7. msjadeli June 1, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    I think he would like to see nothing better than to see another civil war. If he thinks his zombie army has a chance against thinking people… I really hope the Democratic Governors stand strong against this piece of filth.

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    • Fandango June 1, 2020 / 10:32 pm

      Between his threat to use the military against American citizens and his callout about 2nd Amendment rights, I think another civil war is almost inevitable.

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  8. annieasksyou June 1, 2020 / 7:07 pm

    Ditto re: heartbreak. I fear his calling the cavalry to gas innocent demonstrators before the curfew was a dress rehearsal for his November loss behavior.

    Meanwhile, Joe Biden was marching with demonstrators in Wilmington and meeting with mayors to discuss peaceful solutions. He got almost no coverage.

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    • Fandango June 1, 2020 / 10:40 pm

      I know. It’s a shame that Trump gets all the coverage as he continues to divide the country while Biden, who wants to bring us together, gets almost no coverage.

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    • Marleen June 3, 2020 / 8:11 am

      I found this from Wilmington Delaware:

      Joe Biden meets with religious and community leaders …

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      • Marleen June 3, 2020 / 8:25 am

        I forgot — it “catches” at about 9:09; it’ll continue if you touch at like 9:15.

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  9. Marilyn Armstrong June 1, 2020 / 9:36 pm

    I’ve run out of words to describe him. I’m not even a Christian, but anti-Christ comes to mind.

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    • Marleen June 1, 2020 / 10:15 pm

      Yes, and blasphemy has been coming to my mind for what he is.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Marleen June 2, 2020 / 4:35 pm

    My favorite sign I’ve seen so far in the protests:

    BE THE AMERICA HONG KONG THINKS WE ARE

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    • Marleen June 2, 2020 / 9:48 pm

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-abandons-human-rights-hong-kong-and-common-sense August 2nd, 2019

      We already knew President Trump is uncomfortable making a diplomatic case for American idealism. Yesterday, he showed his inclinations are even worse than that.

      Even as Trump promotes an absurdly counterproductive trade war against China, he supports the Chinese dictatorship in its crackdown against freedoms China supposedly guaranteed to Hong Kong. Trump doesn’t like China’s business practices, but he isn’t at all bothered by its vicious repression. This juxtaposition is a moral monstrosity.

      ……….

      Third, his blanket statement that “Hong Kong is a part of China” undermines decades of American diplomacy. The agreement British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher painstakingly crafted in the 1980s to relinquish control of Hong Kong in 1997 required China very specifically to keep Hong Kong “a special administrative region” with a “high degree of autonomy.”

      ………

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