Donald Trump is not a good human being

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By Mary Kay O'Grady


I don't feel one bit guilty about not watching the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. I followed his nomination, election and governing for the last four years and I read all the "insider" books about his scandalous behavior. 

When he was first elected, I wrote a few columns making fun of him. He's not funny. He's a clear and present danger.

Trump is simply not a good person. He is not a good human being. If I have to explain why, I guess you haven't been paying attention. People who voted for him knew this and know it still. They can't say they didn't know what he was from the time he walked out in the first Republican debate and called everybody names, some vicious.

I won't attempt to list all of his outrageous behaviors and actions; they've been well-documented by the free press, which, by the way, is in danger if he's re-elected.

So while I respect the rules of impeachment, I'm not going to spend days waiting for a few Republican senators to find their spines. Because they're spineless, they've been able to roll themselves into a big woolly ball of self-deception and lies and they've allowed the big scary orange cat to bat them around at will.

It's apparent that none of this matters to his supporters. They want things from this country that are in many cases diametrically opposed to Constitutional guarantees. They want government support for Christianity, instead of freedom of religion (which, by the way, includes freedom from religion). They want unborn children to be protected but are willing to turn their backs on immigrant kids in cages.

I can't believe I've lived all these years and have to keep re-learning the truth about my country: the stubborn, malignant part, redolent of the Old South (will it ever catch up?) simmers with resentment, self-pity and racism, and hates progress unless it's theirs.

I believe in our Constitution and in liberal values. Everything I was taught about this country is true — its freedom, its opportunity, its Constitution and laws. (Well, since I was born and raised white, I guess that's no big deal.)

So I have kept asking myself how we got a president so lacking in good qualities. I think this is the reason: We had eight years of a brilliant, empathic, black president and now we must pay the price.

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Tommy McCoy  

Posted: January 31st, 2020 4:49 PM

Jason Cohen, I know anything that can be said about Trump, will not change Ray's thought's. There is only one way to stop this change of our political system and that is for selecting now the candidate to be the next president, and the other's step aside and take other positions in the government after the election. People can even gather at their home's to work on plans to campaign. Just get rid of the alexa's and other devices. The other thing is to no longer give people like Ray, material to defend against. Let only positive statement's be posted on social media for the next elected candidate. Eventually it will cause a turn of a few who will become more then a few as they build and come to their sense's because they have fallen into a World of fake news and this process can be turned around with just positive word's. If the democrat's do not take this approach, then what you have witnesses with every thing with Trump, will continue beyond everyone's imagination

Jason Cohen  

Posted: January 31st, 2020 12:37 PM

@Ray, it's important to fact check your right wing news sites as they are mostly full of it. Clapper never said what the right wing nuts are claiming. Trump is a complete scumbag and it's a disgrace he represents this country. Plenty of republicans with actual morals and values to choose from. I don't agree on policy with them but they aren't horrible human beings like Trump is.

Tommy McCoy  

Posted: January 31st, 2020 10:49 AM

Mary Kay O'Grady I must be a late comer to knowing about Trump. I only started in the 1970's of what his business ethics are. Ray Simpson, if you have not checked out about how the outbreak in China is can increase the rate of job's in the U.S., then read the link. That is really turning lemon's into lemonade instead of the World coming together to find a solution.

Ray Simpson  

Posted: January 31st, 2020 9:15 AM

WOW! so much hatred for a fellow human being. I sure hope you are not so hypocritical to have one of those silly "Hate has no home" signs on your front lawn. Barr/Durham may destroy your belief in "brilliant, empathic, black president" James Clapper has already thrown Obama under the bus.

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