Trump Remains Pitifully Petty

Though there are a few encouraging signs that Trump may be realizing that his pandering of the alt-right is not working, there is still massive evidence that he is petty and entirely unprincipled — indeed, he is without any idea what he is doing.

This morning he responded to yesterday’s rallies which demanded his tax returns. He are his childish twitter responses:

“I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican — easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?”

In another, he suggested that someone “should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday,” adding: “The election is over!”

I am paid by no one when I demand that he release his returns. I have two reasons: First, We have no other way to know whether he is making decisions to favor his own investments. Second, we need to know the degree of involvement with Russia. these are serious issues, far too serious to be met with his pettiness.

The smell from the White House . . .er, from the Florida resort which is getting rich off his presidency is becoming an awful stench.

I write these words on Easter morning. That is important to me because it helps me keep things in perspective. As a US citizen I am ashamed of our president and of nearly every Republican leader in Washington and am determined to raise my voice in protest against their shortsightedness, their incredible incompetence, and their near-barbarism. But of far greater importance is that I am a citizen of the Kingdom of God. My Lord is greater than any force on earth — including death itself.

Jesus Christ took upon himself my sin, my guilt, my consequences: death. And in return he is giving me his cleanness, his beauty, his very life. In Christ I am assured that even people as harmful as Trump will never reign supreme. Jesus Christ is not just my Lord — He is the Lord of all. We owe him allegiance not for what he can give us but in honest response to who he is and what he deserves. He is your Lord — What a gift!


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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