“If the National Football League players want to take a knee, they should take a knee at night, every night, and thank God in heaven Donald J. Trump is president of the United States… He’s done such a tremendous job…” – Steve Bannon, former W.H. chief strategist, current Trump “wingman”
Okay, let’s put this into context.
Trump returns to the White House after giving a speech at the U.N. where he threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.”
Great words for his base, but I doubt that base is fully aware of the millions of innocent civilians – North and South Koreans, as well as U.S. citizens – who are at risk of being totally destroyed, as well.
Saturday evening (Sept. 23), Trump tweeted, yet another threat to North Korea:
“Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”
On Monday, N. Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho responded in a press statement:
“Last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn’t be around much longer. He declared a war on our country.”
“We have not declared war on North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to explain during a Monday afternoon briefing. “Our goal is still the same. We continue to seek the peaceful de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
Someone needs to explain to Huckabee Sanders that a threat to “destroy” a country is not working toward a “peaceful” solution.
“Since the United States declared war on our country,” North Korea’s Yong-ho added, “we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country.”
Over the weekend, between the Trump-induced rising tensions with N. Korea, the massive struggles facing Texas and Florida after the recent devastation from two hurricanes, Trump takes no time updating relief efforts to citizens of those two states. He does, however, have time to attend a campaign rally Friday in Alabama for a Senate candidate to replace Jeff Sessions, and uses that opportunity to attack NFL players who peacefully protest.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,” Trump said, “when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’ ”
Trump must’ve been out of the country when protestors burned the flag condemning the war in Vietnam. He must’ve been absent the day in 1989 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. Johnson that such protests were legal under the First Amendment.
From Friday to Monday morning, Trump tweeted 17 times about NFL protesters. Not one personal message of support or relief from the president for 3.5 million Americans living on Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, that endured Hurricane Irma-level wind devastation from Hurricane Maria. (At 5:45 pm Monday evening, Trump finally tweets an update about Texas and Florida. However, the same message criticizes, rather than offers support and hope for Puerto Rico’s residents.)
Within hours of Trump’s indignant NFL comments, NBA Warrior Stephen Curry respectfully responded to a potential White House visit: “I don’t want to go. That’s really it. That’s the nucleus of my belief.”
True to form, Trump tweeted his response to Curry at 5:45am Saturday morning – once again – without a single thought of concern or relief effort for Puerto Rico:
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating; therefore, invitation is withdrawn!”
At Monday’s afternoon White House press briefing, Huckabee Sanders tried to explain Trump’s statements criticizing NFL protesters:
“This is about the president being for respect in our country…”
Excuse me, Sara?
I better get my Miracle Ear checked, because it just sounded like you used the words “president” and “respect” in the same sentence after Trump called any NFL player protesting a “son of a bitch!”
Is there any other high-profile public figure on the planet who excels MORE than Donald Trump in willfully attacking others?
… wait… there’s Kim Jong-un. However, the North Korean dictator usually sticks to one country and one president.
To date, Trump has attacked 372 (and counting) people, places and things on Twitter, except Vladimir Putin and… ME!
What’s wrong with me?
Hey, Donald, if you’re tuning in, you might consider something like this:
Jim Litcthtmann? Nobody knows who he is! Total liberal clown; dummy writer; doesn’t have a clue; Dim Jim; quotes fake news; totally biased loser; was bleeding badly from a face lift when he showed up at Mar-a-Lago; treated Ivanka so unfairly in totally biased story; dishonest; failing website; has one of the lowest ratings on Amazon, #FAKE ETHICS! Sad.