Donald Trump claimed he could shoot someone in “the middle of Fifth Avenue” and not “lose any voters.” Maybe. Yet, when he started ripping toddlers from the arms of asylum-seeking mothers and putting them in cages, he went way too far.
It was as if Trump saw nothing wrong with what he did. Indeed, he seemed surprised that his tactic backfired.
The commander-in-chief clearly enjoyed hanging out with the murderous, cruel dictator North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Yet, just one day prior, he insulted the nation’s longtime allies, who share America’s values, because he thought those values made them weak.
POTUS has not been known for having compassion, empathy, or even sympathy. He has been this way a long time.
In his memoir The Art of the Deal, Trump wrote that when he was in the second grade, he gave his music teacher a black eye. He told a biographer, The Washington Post reported:
‘When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, I’m basically the same. The temperament is not that different.’
When Trump’s childhood neighbor, Dennis Burnham, was in a playpen in his own backyard, Burnham’s mother returned to find a much older Donald throwing rocks at her toddler, using him for target practice:
‘Donald was known to be a bully. I was a little kid, and my parents didn’t want me beaten up.’
Biographer Michael D’Antonio said that when 45 was 13-year- old, his father suddenly sent him to a military boarding school:
‘He was essentially banished from the family home. He hadn’t known anything but living with his family in a luxurious setting, and all of a sudden he’s sent away. That’s a rough way to start out in life.’
Trump has not changed. He ordered his people to take the children of immigrants seeking refuge for “a bath” then removed them to separate detention centers. Some parents have yet to find them, because Trump’s implementation was rash and ill-thought-out. Plus, many children have been shifted to other states.
Distressed journalists have viewed the sites where Trump’s people keeps up to 2000 young children and reported seeing four- and five-year-olds wandering around with no one to supervise them. The man sitting in the Oval Office has ordered his people to not even comfort sobbing children. One mother’s four-month-old infant was taken from her arms while she was nursing.
Retired national security advisor, retired Major General Paul Eaton, is the Director of Vet Voice Found and a “proud family man” of a Gold Star family. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was in command of operations to train the Iraqi troops.
He commanded untold numbers of soldiers and faced some of the worst situations in the U.S.’s history. Yet, this soldiers’ soldier could not take Trump’s cruel and soulless actions against people legally seeking a safe harbor. He tweeted:
‘Your policy to separate children from parents seeking asylum at our border is jarringly immoral and harkens back to the dark days of WWII in Germany and our own Japanese internment policy. And your incompetence in execution stunning.’
Major General Eaton is just the latest person to add a voice to the wall of resistance against this president, this man who was so cold and so callous that he saw nothing wrong with traumatizing babies. What does it say about members of Congress who allow Trump to go unchecked?
The U.S. will not let Donald Trump beat up on infants, toddlers, and children. We are better than this.
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