Presidency is a joke
A recent letter asked how Christians could reconcile their support of Trump given his actions — adultery, deceit, vanity, obscenity, vulgarity, the list goes on and on. The couple of feeble attempts to answer that letter proved they can’t. Which is fine. Probably going back to Jimmy Carter — a truly decent man who proved a lackluster president — we haven’t had a person in the Oval Office who acted Christian in almost four decades.
So if you support Trump’s policies, good — but don’t attempt to make excuses for the man’s behavior. I especially loved Donald Cunningham who rolled out the ol’ “Judge not lest ye be judged” rebuttal. These same biblical cherry pickers such as he, Lloyd Hoffman and Mary Robinson, were screaming scriptures referring to adultery when it came to Bill Clinton. Anyone can pick up a Bible and find a rationale.
Back to Trump, though, and why it’s hard to take him serious and frightening when we admit we have to: This is a grown man, elected president of the United States, who gets up at 5 a.m. to begin tweeting against his real and sometime imaginary enemies, this week calling one a “slimeball” among other things. This is the level of intellect and maturity he has sunken this once noble office to.
Now his Stepford voters like Hoffman, Robinson and Cunningham will tell you that’s “being the most transparent” person to ever hold the office. No, transparency doesn’t mean how much or loud you talk (or tweet), it means telling the truth, something he’s failed at time and again. And in truth, his cabinet and staff turnover alone should tell (and frighten) all U.S. citizens that he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.
This week’s example: Loudly tweeting and boasting of an impending military strike against strategic targets in Syria. Folks, it doesn’t get any dumber than that. Let’s warn our enemy in advance we’re coming. That way they’ll have an opportunity to move weapons, troops, equipment, etc.
I offer a simple analogy for any supporter of Trump to respond to (they won’t be able): Would you support a strategy by our local drug task force of announcing in public upcoming and pending raids and arrests? Sound thinking? Anthony Lloyd Hot Springs