Trump Undermines Hurricane Harvey
Written by: Colin Bruce Munro Wood - 08/26/2017 - 12:09 PM EST
An altruistic day from the President of the United States, while our brethren in Texas began to suffer through the worst storm to hit there in over a decade. Trump, while heading to his helicopter at the White House, simply said, "good luck", and gave a thumbs up to everyone in the path of Harvey. Little did we know what he was about to accomplish during the crux of the storm in Camp David.
Once again, Trump has taken America during a tumultuous time, and stomped out years of accomplishments against hate and bigotry. Just as his Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka flew the coop, according to him, stating on the way out, "It is clear to me that forces that do not support the (make America great again) promise are - for now - ascendant within the White House", scathing the Trump administration, Trump slipped through two bigoted decisions.
Trump pardoned the racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and signed the demand that all transgender leave the military.
I'm sorry, but have we caught some sort of quantum realm capsule to the 1800's?
While hundreds of thousands are suffering through a horrendous storm, Trump decided to wound America even further, and set even more blemishes upon The Statue Of Liberty. At this point, I would suggest that maybe we even take that statue down too, as it doesn't seem to represent the America most of us admire.
I continue to feel flabbergasted that this man is still in power, and even came to power. What did we do to ourselves America?
At what point in his mind does a human being stop being a human being to the point that they have no rights, and can't serve our country due to sexual preferences? Could he possibly explain his position if properly challenged by someone in the press.
Reporters need to step up their game and start putting direct pressure on Donald J. Trump, and get him to explain his positions, and why he continues to make horrific choices for America, and our history.
It is very true, as I have discovered travelling in Europe, that most Europeans love America, and what we are supposed to represent, and many of them would love to live here. However, it is not only the 67% of Americans who disapprove of our leader, but just about as many Europeans, if not more dread him. In fact, as recent survey showed that across 37 countries, only 22% supported Trump. (http://www.newsweek.com/trump-approval-rating-putin-global-629195) This is lower than the support he receives in America.
So, what is it with the 33% who still support Trump. What kind of people are we looking at? Last year, a recent study showed that 45% of Trump supporters were racist. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/clinton-wasnt-wrong-about-the-deplorables-among-trumps-supporters/2016/09/12/93720264-7932-11e6-beac-57a4a412e93a_story.html?utm_term=.83b19bce7555)
So, that's about 16.5 % of America? Maybe that's reaching a bit, but let's do the math, and that is 326.8 million Americans according to the current ticking clock (http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/), divided by 16.9 percent, gives us 19,339,622 racists in America, with more being born every day, due to their upbringings.
That's a lot of racists folks. No matter how you slice it.
It seems that it's time for a National gathering of leaders should occur, and discover a way to combat this, and rid America of this 400 year old scar. The KKK, Neo-Nazis, and racist militias must be stopped.
Unfortunately, it seems that due to the continuing teachings of racism to children, it will never end. However, can we hope? Can we somehow work towards acceptance of all. LGBTQ, Mexicans, Blacks, Jews, and all minorities. Keep in mind, that soon minorities will outnumber whites. "Looking to the future, Pew expects these trends to continue, so that by 2055 these onetime minority groups will collectively represent a majority of the US population. The Census Bureau says that will happen by 2044." (https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/02/26/when-will-minorities-majority/9v5m1Jj8hdGcXvpXtbQT5I/story.html)
I for one love the mix that makes America so amazing. What a country we are, so lucky to have such a mixed pool of individuals enriching our culture. America, would be a stale, white bread country without minorities, and I guarantee that would not be a great America!
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