Top 10 Trump Truths: Indisputable Facts About His Presidency

This is my (hopefully) last posting about Trump. It is critically important we move on. And. It is critically important we don’t forget, we don’t sweep it under the rug, and don’t dismiss the gross underbelly of his toxic legacy.
 
[1] President Trump was instrumental in enticing a mob to attack Congress. Five people died.
 
[2] President Trump lied about the election. He relentlessly said there was widespread fraud. It was a fair election.
 
[3] President Trump is the only President impeached twice.
 
[4] President Trump began his presidency insulting Mexicans and degregating Muslims, insulted people with disability, and called the media ‘the enemy of the state’.
 
[5] President Trump bragged about grabbing women by the pussy.
 
[6] President Trump never ever during his four years as President chastised nor blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for anything.
 
[7] President Trump never held a national memorial service for those who died of Covid.
 
[8] President Trump’s policies demonstrated little if any regard for climate change implications.
 
[9] Trump consistently refused to speak loudly against white supremacists and racists groups.
 
[10] Trump’s rhetoric or action seldom if ever tried to be “President for all Americans”, instead focusing almost exclusively on embolding and not growing the number of his supporters.
 
There are many other Trump Truths. But these capture the evil within the man. The inhumanity. The lack of empathy. The pure toxicity of his Presidency.
 
Let’s see how much of it influences future policies and if how he may continue to stir the pot, cause bad trouble, and try to stay in the limelight… We’ll see. We’ll see.
 

He has to go. Now.

 

(Sorry folks. Too long for a meme. Not sure anyone reads any more, but here is yet another reflection on yesterday’s violent attack by the President on Congress.)
 
What happened yesterday is rather simple. Please no false equivalencies. No comparison to recent protests – or even past or recent riots. No extrapolation to historical happenings. Simple!
 
What we saw on January 6th, 2021 was a sitting President sparking, encouraging, and commanding the forced disruption of the functioning sitting Legislative branch.
 
The sitting President was the Commander in Chief of the mob that stormed the Capital. He started it. He could have stopped it before it got violent. He could have disowned them after it settled. He did none of that. His lame language like ‘go home in peace’ was simply drowned out by his continuing shouts about the ‘stolen elections’. He has yet to show any change in his thinking regarding why the attack happened; and he has shown no remorse that it happened. Indeed, he indicated he ‘loves’ these people. Therefore, he remains committed to his cause. And he remains in power. He must be removed. Now.
 
Unless. Unless of course our collective political and cultural will is to simply turn the page, end this nightmare and begin a new chapter. However, what is wrong with this approach is that it simply tries to sweep the event under the rug for – dare I say – economic expediency. Sweeping this event under the rug and simply moving on in the name of reclaiming normalcy for stability would be a dangerous approach – and one that will come back to bite us sooner rather than later.
 
Are we simply move on so as to create a false sense of stability that will please the marketplace – and thus provide security for economic and profitability as we have done with every other major crisis, recent and historical? (i.e.: “Turn the page. Start a new chapter. There’s money to be made.”) Or are we going to go through the difficult, painful process of bringing this sitting President to justice, holding him accountable for having caused violence against the Legislative branch of government? He has to go. Now.