No one was thanking Donald Trump for his act of cowardice on Monday when he ordered peaceful protesters cleared from the front of the White House with rubber bullets and tear gas, so he took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to just go ahead and thank himself.
Actually, there were problems in D.C. on Monday. The problem was that a frightened, self-absorbed wanna-be dictator needed a photo op for his evangelical base, so he committed an act of war against the American people so he could walk over to a burned church and hold up a Bible for the cameras. That’s a significant problem, indeed.
For video of the incident, see below:
It’s even more significant considering the stakes involved. No one so far has sent in the National Guard or any other members of the military to protect the black lives taken by police without accountability. Black communities cannot call up the Secret Service to protect them. Instead, they suffer the losses of their children, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, and friends to both police brutality and mass incarceration. People of color in America are fighting for their lives and the president wants a photo-op and a tough guy script to inflame the ever-growing problem.
What the country needs is a healing, what it’s getting is a scourge for a leader. We need empathy and unification, what we’re getting is an angry, rich, old white man with a long history of bigotry and a love for division. We need to come together as one voice, what we’re getting is more “us versus them” political strategy from Donald Trump.
Twitter was quick to respond to Trump’s Tuesday morning tweet. Read some of their comments below:
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