The Worst Lie?

I’m feeling sick. and you should too.

Donald Trump just told us that he was explicitly warned of the severity of the coming pandemic back in February and didn’t tell the American people because he didn’t want to create a panic. In other words, the President allowed American citizens to become victims, to confront one of the biggest challenges in our history without important information they needed.

Just wondering: Would Trump as a father, knowing that his family was facing imminent danger, keep that information to himself, or would he think it in everyone’s best interest to know what’s facing them and have at last a chance to prepare for it? Imagining that he would remain silent is appalling, yet that’s the equivalent of what he has done to the American people. And he has no shame about it. In fact he says he preservers an “A” for the way he has responded to the outbreak.

The only appropriate “A” he deserves is Asshole. (Ok, sorry; that’s a rant. Let’s get back to the facts.)

Armed with this information from his health experts, Trump didn’t keep quiet. No, he told the people of the country he allegedly loves that the virus would go away, that only a few deaths would occur, that the virus was nothing more than a flu. Those were lies, horrible, devastating lies that added to the tens of thousands of lies he’s already told. These lies, however, caused deaths, and continue to do so.

He bungled the federal response to the virus. He hid information people needed. He urged businesses to open as the pandemic spread. He denied the deaths. He put together no coordination team to help states, rather told them to figure it out on their own. In so many words, don’t blame me. Only now there is more reason than ever to do exactly that.

What a disgraceful man. And these actions — confirmed on tape that even Trump cannot deny — point out once again what a terrible and unrepentant human being he is. He must be defeated, and intelligence, compassion and knowledge must be substituted for his ego-struck incompetence. Vote in November. And do the right thing when you do.

Pence Hallucinates

Vice President Mike Pence went on the campaign trail and made this quite astonishing statement:

“I can tell you that after traveling to more than 30 countries as your vice president, America is respected in the world again.”

That’s among the most ridiculous statements to come from any trumpster. Factually speaking — an unknown way of speaking for trumpsters — the United States is a dis-respected laughing stock. Canada won’t let us in because Donald Trump so bungled the nation’s response to the coronavirus. For that matter, most nations in the world think so little of us that they don’t want us to come. We have become a dumpster nation.

Sp, here’s the answer to Pence: Let’s Make America Great Again — Elect Joe Biden.

More Presidential Fright

Here’s how scared Donald Trump is after it was revealed he called dead American soldiers “losers” and demeaned their military service. He announced proudly that is is opposing the elimination of the military newspaper Stars snd Stripes because he is proud of it and the servicemen and women it serves.

Baloney. He’s frighted to the tips of his tiny little toes that his mean, disgusting words about dead soldiers will cost him votes (which it will). So he’s claiming credit for saving the paper. But it is HIS Pentagon which budgeted its elimination many months ago. Yes, part of the Trump administration’s decision as part of its defense budget cutting. Trump raised no objections for nearly seven months. And his Defense Secretary Mark Esper is still opposing saving the newspaper.

So mark this down as another of Trump’s last, grasping efforts to save his job in the election. and it isn’t working, and his re-election cause is floundering. As it should – the military and those who support it and who have lost family member and friends should denounce Trump.

Our president is a danger to democracy, a mentally challenged loser whose incompetence and desperation seems to grow each day.

And we haven’t yet begun to mention his ghastly abdication of responsibility which has helped cause of the Covid deaths of over 180,000 Americans. And, sadly, many more to come. Let’s throw him out of office — let’s make America great again. Please.

Wounded and Dead Soldiers are ‘Losers’ says Trump

Donald Trump has done it again. And again. The liar, bully and all-round incompetent loser has now gone after the U.S. military. He’s done it before, of course, but now we know just how coarse his beliefs really are.

The Atlantic magazine reports that Trump has called U.S. soldiers injured or killed in war “losers.” More specifically, he refused to go to a cemetery in France to honor soldiers who died in war. He said he didn’t want wounded soldiers taking in military parades honoring him. He disparaged the military service of the late President George Bush. And he dismissed soldiers who are captured and become P.O.W.s.

Trump says he didn’t do all those things. In response to that, consider the man’s record of lies: fact checkers say he’s been caught lying more than 20,000 times since he became president. He’s lying again when he attempts to deny this.

His fact record is full of his disdain for the military and the people who serve. Remember his treatment of Senator John McCain? A war hero, McCain was made a joke by Trump because he allowed himself to be captured by the enemy. Trump said he believes those who get capture are “losers” and don’t deserve respect. People like Gen. Jonathan Wainwright who in World War II was captured by the Japanese.

Trump has hired then angrily dismissed military officials for his administration while questioning their intelligence and their bravery. And this coming from a man who got a fake medical letter to keep from having to serve in the military himself. But then, he’s always been a coward, hasn’t he?

So, if you’re a supporter of Trump and this doesn’t bother you, then let’s turn to other matters:

Build the Wall: Trump promised this over and over, but Mexico still hasn’t paid us a dime. Taxpayers will pay, but Trump insisted that only Mexico would pay. he lied, in other words. The all isn’t build, and Mexico will never pay us anything.

Health Care: Have health insurance? Good for you. A lot of us don’t, others are paying a whole lot more for what we can get. Trump and his Republican allies said in 2016 they had a good health care plan. No one has ever seen that plan, and Trump continues to attempt to eliminate part of Obamacare including eliminating requirements that insurers cover pre-existing conditions. So, if you have an illness now, Trump says it shouldn’t be covered by your insurance. That make you feel good?

Coronavirus: Thanks to the miserably incompetent and failed leadership of Trump — who told us in February the virus was going away and we’d have only a few deaths — we never had any coordinated federal response to a virus that has killed 185,000 Americans and infected more than 6 million. We are the worst prepared country in the world, worse than Russians and China and everywhere else. That’s Trump’s leadership for you.

And we haven’t even gotten to his failing health — he is becoming more confused mentally in his speech and creaky in his movements — which suggest he is not physically and mentally fit for the demands of the job. Nor have we mentioned his ugly attempts to mess with the election in November, the latest being his urging people to vote twice (a federal felony offense). He’s also tried to eliminate voting by mail. If you’re a voter, you should be alarmed by what he’s trying to do to our democracy.

Trump is a dangerously selfish, inept, lying bully whose administration is engulfed by swampy creatures like Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson, Jared and whoever it is that is running the post office and homeland security. The word “loser” comes to mind and stays there. Because that’s what Trump will be after November.

Adding to His Small-Mindedness

The late Rep. John Lewis didn’t think much of President Trump. Always a man of sound judgment, Lewis nonetheless vowed he would work with whatever he had to work with in the White House. There wasn’t much there with Trump.

Lewis was characterized so many times “the conscience of the Civil rights movement.” He was my representative when I lived in Georgia, and I had the opportunity to meet and talk with him on several occasions. I felt fortunate. He was a man of great integrity, determination and honesty.

He died last week, and today a memorial service for him was held at the Capitol in Washington. Leaders from both political parties turned out to honor him, as they should. They were respectful even as their differences were vast.

President Trump did not bother to attend. He had no thoughts about Lewis and his life and his accomplishments, his role in the pursuit of equality for his race. That showed everyone what they already knew: Trump is a small-minded, cowardly, loser.

I hope it will be somehow possible to eradicate the White House of his abominable stink after he is defeated in November.

Need More Proof?

A headline in today’s New York Times tells us all we need to know about the incompetence that pervades this malignant White House and everything about it:

“The Trump Administration Delivered More Than $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Payments to Dead People, an Oversight Agency says”

Hiding in the White House

Donald Trump. Not just our scariest president but our most scared chief executive.

There he is, hiding down in his White House bunker so he’s “protected” from protestors outside. There he is, a coward, scared. He was scared to go to Vietnam, and he’s still every inch a full-blown coward.

Latest evidence? He’s gone to court to block former aide John Bolton’s new book because he’s frightened to death it will make him look, well, cowardly, and selfish, and uncaring about the country he’s supposed to be leading.

He wants to appear manly, hence his walk to a church near the White House after his aides — no doubt with his full pleading approval — roughly cleared away peaceful protestors from his path.

He’s a disgusting, shameful, lying and incompetent coward. But then, let’s not dwell on his best qualities. He’s also a deceitful, narcissistic, anti-democratic embarrassment.

And we could go on.

But why waste the space….

No Grown-Ups in This Group

Richard Nixon is looking better than ever these days. And frankly, so is James Buchanan.

And all because of a lying, manhood-impaired and very scared president named Donald and Trump. Yep, the same Trump who scrambled to a bunker deep inside the White House for protection after peaceful protesters showed up in numbers outside. This is the same Donald Trump who says he’s a “dominator.”

Later, after he emerged unscathed from hiding, he ordered his military to clear the protestors — using tear glass and rubber bullets — so he, accompanied by some of his uniformed authorities, could safely a few blocks to a nearby Episcopal Church.

And once there, he of course went inside to pray for this nation.

Oops, you didn’t really believe that, did you? If your name isn’t Mitch McConnell of Lindsay Graham, you probably did. But no, Trump wanted to hold up a Holy Bible outside the church for a photo op. Was the Bible his? Nope. Did he read from it? Nope (we’re not positive he can read from anything).

No, and he never asked the Bishop of that church is he could come and use it as backdrop. That’s morally repugnant and shameless, but those are good descriptions of Donald Trump regardless of the circumstances.

The result of this attempt to show himself as a strong man backfired in a big way. Religious leaders here and abroad condemned him (including, somehow, Pat Robertson, who once made headlines for claiming gay people caused hurricanes. Trump’s attempt to be a man simply showed him as a weakling.

So why would he did all that and go to that much trouble? Well, remember his was a draft dodger, claiming his had a foot injury that would keep him from going to war. So ever since he’s been trying to prove he’s a man not a coward. Didn’t;t work out very well, however. No matter how many military and police he calls out, he’s still a frightened little boy tying to be a grown-up.

And sure enough, he’s a grown-up now. An incompetent, malignant, mentally unstable buffoon of a grown-up.

A Time to Remember – Unless…

One of the late H.L. Mencken’s quotes widely circulated since Donald Trump’s 2016 election is from a column he wrote 96 years ago predicting that, “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

How in the world did he know Trump was coming?

We have arrived at the Memorial Day weekend with remembrances of and tributes to the men and women who have served and are serving in the armed forces. but it is also a timer we must remember those Americans who have died of the coronavirus in 2020. The numbers of heartbreaking: nearly 100,000 (and more than 3,600 people in Connecticut).

And they all have this in common: Donald Trump could care less about any of them. And yes, that sounds cruel, doesn’t it? But try to think of a moment of empathy and sincerity to come out of his mouth about the victims of the pandemic. Sincerity? Ha, there is no such thing from him unless it concerns the honesty of a payoff to a porn star but keeping quiet about his infidelity.

So how did Trump acknowledge Memorial Day? Well, let’s see: he played golf several times. He moaned about how he’s not getting enough credit for getting America back on its economic feet. Can you feel the empathy? Empathy? For the dead, for anyone?

There’s really not not much more to be said. It’s a sad Memorial Day, a time of grieving and remembrance. Unless your name is Donald Trump, and you just don’t give a shit.