Defending trump. . .again. . .and again

There are two kinds of people in America who arouse especially strong feelings in me. The first group arouses pity in me. It is that small group of people who have to defend trump with ridiculous falsehoods, trying their pitiful best to coverup his genuine inability to make sense when he speaks. What a thankless and hopeless job!

Their usual tack is to say that any criticism of trump’s absurdities is just distortion promoted by the Clinton campaign. I do not believe there is a single one of trump’s so-called “surrogates” who actually believes that nonsense. It takes no political spin to notice that suggesting “Second Amendment people” can take care of Hillary if she wins is immeasurably irresponsible . .  at best.

The second group of people is arousing increasingly strong frustration in me. It is the supporters of Donald trump. There is no excuse for anyone to have the slightest respect for the man. He is very, very obviously a man of deceit, not decency; a man of greed, not goodness; a man who is actually incapable of distinguishing truth from falsehood; a man who is not embarrassed to make an utter fool of himself.

Just think, for example, of the time he was asked who he listens to for advice on foreign affairs. His terribly foolish response was, “I listen to myself. I’ve said a lot of things.” How humiliating for America that we have anyone, anyone at all, who does not scorn such a fool.

Or think of the time he was asked why he was paid two millions dollars for being a consultant to a business that went bankrupt. Without the slightest embarrassment or even a hint that he grasped the stupidity of his answer, he pointed to his skull and said, “Because I am smart, very smart.” Only a fool would brag about being worth $2 million for participating in a stupendous failure.

Or think about the interview in which he corrected the interviewer who had asked him about his bankruptcies. The companies, he said, went bankrupt but I did not. I made lots and lots of money off the bankruptcy proceedings.He cannot grasp when he has failed and is completely incapable of perceiving any moral or ethical dimensions to his work.

Or think about his reaction when Mr. Khan asked at the DNC, “Mr. trump, have you even read the Constitution?” trump’s response proved quite clearly that he has no idea what is in the Constitution or in the fundamentals of the American character. He tweeted that Mr. Khan has no right to criticize him that way. No right? What country does trump think he is in? He is without a clue what it means to be an American. without a clue.

Or think about. . .any of dozens and dozens and dozens of times he has exposed his lack of sense and of moral sensibility. There are very, very few days in which he does not give every single American sufficient ground for disowning him. Failure to do so ins an excusable sin. There is no more room to give these people the benefit of the doubt. trump supporters are without excuse. Period.


About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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