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Trump Making America More Racist & Misogynistic Again

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Donald J. Trump, after only one year in the office of President of the United States, has demonstrated a lack of leadership previously unprecedented in our country. He has violated and remade the old ultra-conservative adage “That government is best which governs least.” to “That government is best which governs not at all.”

He has slashed agency budgets and staffing, and placed greater emphasis on militarism than on diplomacy. Trump taped the least qualified and least demographically diverse staff advisors and cabinet secretaries in modern history, many who have clear conflicts of interest.

He has shown an utter contempt for the rule of law and for the constitutional separation of powers. He is on his way to abolishing most civil and human rights protections; dividing families; snatching healthcare benefits from an estimated 13 million people; delivering massive tax cuts to industry and the uber-rich while sticking it (the sword and not tax relief) to everyone else. He has destroyed necessary regulations to protect the environment, safe driving standards, business and banking practices, children’s health, Dreamers, and so many more.

He has conducted a campaign of attack, innuendo, name-calling, character assassination, and misrepresentation toward anyone from all stations of life who fail to bow down and kiss his ring or who challenge him on any level no matter who they are, including Gold Star families of color, black athletes, the cast of a Broadway musical, and former political allies.

He continually assaults the First Amendment’s “free speech” clause by going after the media, and he persistently calls them “liars” claiming “fake news” whenever they write stories unflattering to him and his administration.

Trump has no love or need for knowledge or preparation, and, therefore, he has no apparent understanding of history or of science, and even less use for either.

Born apparently without the character software responsible for empathy, which is installed standard in most human operating systems, conditions causing human suffering don’t move him.

Trump has virtually no international relations experience other than business, and he has made policy proposals and placed into office key officials, some who themselves have limited credentials for the positions they hold. He sucks up to maniacal dictators while alienating our closest long-term allies.

He pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, the latter action now opens wide the door for China to control trade throughout Asia.

By failing to divest his vast business holdings worldwide, Donald Trump not only faces valid charges of conflicts of interest, money laundering, and covering up Russian influences in our elections, but in addition, he possibly has violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

He is unstable in character, ignorant in mind, unfocused in action, which he alters from one minute to the next and after talking with each person he meets. He employed the bait-and-switch tactic throughout his campaign slogans of “America First” and “Make America Great Again,” transforming these in operation into “Me First,” “Make America More Racist, Xenophobic, and Misogynistic Again,” plus “Make Donald Trump Even Richer and More Powerful Again.”

From what Trump proposes and his manner of presentation, he has continued his radical descent from his golden escalator to the lowest bowels of rhetoric and hurtful policy positions. Donald J. Trump imperials the entire world and brings us closer to horrors previously only imagined in science fiction (which is the only science he believes).

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld is author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice (Purple Press); editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon Press), and co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge) and Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Sense), and co-author of Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life (Beacon Press).

Written by Warren Blumenfeld

January 20th, 2018 at 1:15 pm

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