by Reggie Fullwood
Look, I totally understand. Donald Trump is the smartest, most brilliant person he knows. He is the best president and billionaire businessman that we have ever seen. Here’s the problem – The Donald is not living in the realm of reality.
The man exists in an alternate universe while the rest of us mere mortals are dwelling on lowly planet Earth. Time after time we are subjected to his genius, but we fail to comprehend the magnitude of his greatness because we again are mere mortal beings.
If Trump says it – it must be right or true. Let’s suspend logic or even facts. Hell, let’s suspend basic math – remember this is the guy that claimed that his inauguration crowd was bigger than Obama’s. Of course, anyone with decent sight and a little commonsense knows better.
Last week, the man actually took the Presidency to another all time low.
Trump suggested that the United States should seek immigrants from countries such as Norway instead of African and Latin American “shithole” nations. Hmmm… basic translation – Norway is full of white people and of course Africa is full of blacks and Latin America is full of Hispanics or undesirables in Trump’s eyes.
Wow! A sitting U.S. president actually used those words in a meeting in the White House. Every week there is something new, and this bad reality show called “Donald Trump for President” needs to be canceled because the ratings are abysmal.
The outlandish comments came out when Trump became frustrated at the White House meeting on immigration reform last Thursday. The President had expressed some support over figuring out a way to keep “Dreamers” here in America, but he clearly didn’t like it when certain Congressmen brought up the need to protect immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan deal.
Sources from the meeting state the President said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
Of course, outrage has followed after such ludicrous and outright racist comments.
In a similar way that a middle school kid would communicate, in a tweet Friday, Trump basically denied using the term “shithole” to refer to some countries, but acknowledged he used “tough” language during the negotiations.
Sources from the meeting also said that Trump stated, “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.”
Yeah, I am with you Donald. Who needs those lowly dark-skinned Haitians anyway? So what their country was devastated by a massive earthquake that killed hundreds and further ruined their economy – those are minor details. The Haitians must go back because they are not making America great again.
However, if we let more of those blonde-haired, blued eyed, pale skinned Swiss in to America then this country would clearly become a better place. Like I said before, while Trump’s comments may seem racist to most of the world, he is clearly not a bigot – he is simply on a level of brilliance that none of us can fathom.
Last November, the Trump administration rescinded deportation protection granted to some 60,000 Haitians after the 2010 earthquake and told them to return home by July 2019.
Oh by the way Mr. Trump, countries like Ireland were once considered “shithole” nations as well, but how many great Americans come from Irish ancestry?
I love columnist Eugene Robinson from The Washington Post. He started one of his recent articles saying, “If ignorance is bliss, then Trump must be very happy.”
In one week, the man further turned the American Presidency on its head. He attacked the judicial system – again. Basically saying that the courts were corrupt for blocking his plan to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This is the initiative created to protect “dreamers” from deportation.
I am no big fan of the justice system, but you can’t be all in when your side wins and overly critical when your side looses.
But it gets better. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week, Trump accused an FBI agent of treason because he sent inappropriate and unprofessional texts to his girlfriend about the presidential race prior to the election. I’m so confused about how that equates to treason.
And let’s not forget about his tweet declaring that Congressional Republicans should take over the Russia investigation. Seems like he was asking for a lifeline to me. Please save me from Mr. Mueller – my dear Congressional cronies. He might actually be serious about interviewing to me.
Enough is enough people. My fellow Americans, whether you voted for the man or not, by not speaking out against his foolishness you are showing tacit support for narrow-mindedness and lunacy.
Is Donald Trump mentally fit to serve as President? Bye Felicia!
Signing off from the community garden at in the New Town Success Zone on this MLK Service Day,