This is why Trump is crit­i­cized by many

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - TOWN SQUARE - Ge­orge J. Mot­say

A re­cent col­umn, “The me­dia still doesn’t un­der­stand Trump Coun­try,” lamented Trump vot­ers are ig­nored or dis­re­spected by crit­ics. These vot­ers also be­lieve they are con­sid­ered racists. The truth is not all Trump vot­ers are racists but they did vote for one.

As for dis­re­spect, Pres­i­dent Trump has dis­re­spected many, in­clud­ing in­sti­tu­tions. He dis­re­spected Sen. McCain by stat­ing he was not a war hero be­cause he was cap­tured. He dis­re­spected the Gold Star Kahn fam­ily whose son was killed in Iraq. He dis­re­spected Pres­i­dent Obama with his birther ploy, and he dis­re­spected women, Mus­lims and other mi­nori­ties.

His dis­re­spect for peo­ple who worked for him, like Jeff Ses­sions, Rex Tiller­son and Jim Mat­tis, is al­most crude. His dis­re­spect for the FBI and in­tel­li­gence agen­cies is al­most Lud­dite in be­hav­ior. And his ex­plicit dis­re­spect for for­eign lead­ers is child­ish.

The au­thor of the col­umn, and oth­ers who com­plain they are dis­re­spected by Trump crit­ics, might just be feel­ing guilty for not crit­i­ciz­ing their hero’s de­plorable be­hav­ior. It’s dif­fi­cult to have a feel­ing of re­spectabil­ity if you con­tinue to sup­port some­one with dis­re­spect­ful be­hav­ior.

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