It’s easy to laugh while Trump posts ridiculous tweets bragging about his “writing ability” and fills it with misspellings and grammatical errors, but the laughs stop when we realize that the same idiot posting those tweets has the ability to take our country to war or deny people constitutional rights.
The New York Daily News, Trump’s hometown newspaper, hit just the right note to express that feeling on its Independence Day cover.
Happy Birthday, America! https://t.co/4dPHLNrb9y
An early look at Wednesday's front… pic.twitter.com/3I4mt72Xoh
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 4, 2018
As Trump bumbles his way through an authoritarian presidency, children wait in detention centers and foster homes to be reunited with the families they were needlessly taken from. While Trump laughably says ridiculously inaccurate things at campaign rallies, the Supreme Court waits to be filled by a majority of judges willing to strip women of long and hard fought-for bodily autonomy rights. Trump is a clown, for sure, but a dangerous one.
This unprecedented period in the history of democracy will end someday and only the American people can bring the country back to the symbol of freedom and progress it used to be. It isn’t as if the United States has never done worse things than Trump is doing today, but our march toward becoming a more perfect union will begin again, just far behind the line we thought we had reached. A failed clown king cannot undo all of the things that made this country great, only the lack of participation in our government and democratic processes can do that.
Twitter was quick to respond to the Fourth of July cover. See some of their comments below:
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