It’s not that I’m a prude, a “goody two shoes.”
It’s not that I didn’t know that presidents may curse and use vulgarity when talking to their close associates in private. Just listen to Richard Nixon in the Oval office railing against “those Jews.”
It’s the combination of the vulgarity and the aggressive racism that this pathetic human being used before members of Congress assembled in the White House on a mission of bringing clarity and humanity to our broken Immigration policy that I find so repugnant that I can’t bring myself to repeat it.
I shrink from even accepting it let alone repeating it.
So I’ll take the coward’s way out and let the Washington Post’s report tell the story:
“The president’s comments occurred as he grew frustrated with lawmakers in the Thursday meeting in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan deal over young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” who were brought to the United States illegally as children, according to several people briefed on the meeting.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” (bolding added) Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.”
Well, as the G I (s) of World War Two used to say when things suddenly turned tough…The (you know what) has hit the fan.
How many people for whatever their reason who were still clinging to Donald J Trump said to themselves upon hearing the news, “That does it, I can’t take him any more, I’m off the Trump Train?”
Ten? Ten Thousand? One Million? I don’t know but I do know that there is a new revulsion abroad in the land (and World), a new and sharp slap of reality hitting us all in the face.
He is a vulgar, disgusting racist who is President of the United States? The ability to pretend otherwise is no longer a tenable option.
And I do believe that the “peeling away” process from his so-called “Base” has been accelerated.
Once again, Trump proves to be his own worst enemy (and please don’t reply with the old joke “not as long as I’m alive” – this is my blog and I get to be first in line with that one). And this time with this angry, revealing curse thrown at much of the non-white world, he has hastened the day of a return to national sanity.
Yes, the “you know what” has hit the fan. And the wind that blows must surely help blow Donald J Trump away.