Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 22 Share on Twitter 2 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H4'ed 6/7/19

Time to end Trump's terror campaign to destroy America

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   1 comment
Author 85
Message Doug Thompson
Become a Fan
  (2 fans)

From Capitol Hill Blue

Trump went to Britain and Europe this week, not to remember the Americans and allies that fought and died on D-Day but to enrich his businesses, use taxpayer money to give his children a lavish vacation and tout accomplishments that don't exist and a presidency laid low by lies and dishonor.

Orange Donald Trump, Evil
Orange Donald Trump, Evil
(Image by YouTube, Channel: Nate)
  Details   DMCA

Many things written about the current president who desecrates his office and the honor of what America once was are what they should be: Denigrating. Trump is an unfathomable mistake foisted on a country controlled by a corrupt political system.

Roger Cohen of The New York Times says it best:

"How small he is! Small in spirit, in valor, in dignity, in statecraft, this American president who knows nothing of history and cares still less and now bestrides Europe with his family in tow like some tin-pot dictator with a terrified entourage.

"To have Donald Trump the bone-spur evader of the Vietnam draft, the coddler of autocrats, the would-be destroyer of the European Union, the pay-up-now denigrator of NATO, the apologist for the white supremacists of Charlottesville, commemorate the boys from Kansas City and St. Paul who gave their lives for freedom is to understand the word impostor. You can't make a sculpture from rotten wood."

Trump went to Britain and Europe this week not to remember the Americans and allies that fought and died on D-Day but to enrich his businesses, use taxpayer money to give his children a lavish vacation and tout accomplishments that don't exist and a presidency laid low by lies and dishonor.

Adds Cohen:

"Trump understands nothing. Therefore he cannot comprehend the sacrifice at Omaha Beach 75 years ago. He cannot see that the postwar trans-Atlantic achievement under-girded by the institutions and alliances he tramples upon with such crass truculence was in fact the vindication of those young men who gave everything.

"The American moral collapse personified by Trump is not 'beautiful' or 'phenomenal' or 'incredible' or any of the president's other clunky two-a-penny superlatives. It's sickening and dangerous.

"Before arriving in London, Trump set the tone. He mocked the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan, as short. It was a tweet in keeping with the president's signature stunt as schoolyard bully. Khan, who had criticized 'rolling out the red carpet' for Trump, responded by comparing the president to an 11-year-old.

"This was generous. Most 8-year-olds know better."

Ted Gap, an American author, and journalist who lives in Altamont, NY, says he now has a long sought-after visa from Great Britain to apply for settlement there. He has worked for the past three years at Durham University at Britain and feels obtaining approval to settle in Britain permanently gives him a chance to leave an America he no longer knows.

He writes:

"It represents an option to exit a United States I now barely recognize one that almost daily distresses me with its xenophobia, its saber-rattling, its theocratic leanings, its denial of facts and science, its tribalism, and its petty and boorish president. I think of that visa as my 'Trump card.' Come 2020, if the nation chooses to continue on this toxic path, it may well be my way out."

I have family members who feel the same way. My family immigrated to America from Scotland in the late 1700s.

A Gallup Poll from January says 16 percent of Americans say they would leave America if they could -- a 50 percent increase from those who felt the same during the administrations of either George W. Bush or Barack Obama.

Adds Gap:

"I have not made up my mind what my own course will be nor can I until the United States again has the opportunity to voice its priorities and chart its future. As long as I am here, I pledge to promote American values. But at 68, I feel the need to live where I am at peace with the government and the people. I will vote at the ballot box, and then I may vote with my feet."

The presidential and congressional elections of 2020 are pivotal for the future of America. They can reverse a mistake from four years ago and allow the people to take back control of this nation.

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

 

Well Said 2   Funny 2   Supported 2  
Rate It | View Ratings

Doug Thompson Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Doug Thompson published his first story and photo at age 11 -- a newspaper article about racism and the Klan in Prince Edward County, VA, in 1958. From that point on, he decided to become a newspaperman and did just that -- reporting news and (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Donald Trump: Racist, bigot, hater and crook

John Boehner: When drunks lead Congress, disaster is the only option

Michele Bachmann: Suffering from diarrhea of the mouth

Americans say they've had enough of Trump's lies

Time to end Trump's terror campaign to destroy America

Can, or should, America be saved?

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: