A Witch Hunt??? Hardly.

You will remember that on Saturday, the Whiner-in-Chief complained during his commencement address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, that “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.”  But it doesn’t stop there.  This morning his stubby little fingers were back on his twitting machine with this:

“With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel [sic] appointed!”

“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

This comes as a result of the news that Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, has been named to investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Yesterday, hoping to adopt a conciliatory tone, White House aides drafted the following statement for Trump to release:

“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.”

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That was probably the most appropriate thing to say, even though nobody believed the words were Trump’s own creation.  In fact, most of us don’t believe the words, period. But this morning, Trump simply could not resist digging his grave just a bit deeper, and as it was early, apparently none of his handlers were around yet to stop him.

I don’t want to dwell on this, because there are more important things to be concerned with than the rantings of a temperamental child in a man’s body, but I feel I must take a moment to briefly refute his statements.

President Barack Obama took the inaugural oath on 20 January 2009, and from that day forward suffered silently the criticisms of the Republican Party … AND of Donald Trump.  Not once do I recall President Obama responding with Twitter rants or any form of anger to his tormenters.  Let us not forget the ridiculous, trumped up (pun intended) ‘birther issue’ that Trump himself initiated in 2011 and did not let die until nearing the end of the 2016 election campaign.  A few of his most outrageous statements on this:

  • “I have people that have been studying [Obama’s birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they’re finding … I would like to have him show his birth certificate, and can I be honest with you, I hope he can. Because if he can’t, if he can’t, if he wasn’t born in this country, which is a real possibility … then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics.” Speaking of cons …

  • “His grandmother in Kenya said, ‘Oh, no, he was born in Kenya and I was there and I witnessed the birth.’ She’s on tape. I think that tape’s going to be produced fairly soon. Somebody is coming out with a book in two weeks, it will be very interesting.”

  • “Who knows about Obama? … Who knows, who knows? Who cares right now?… I have my own theory on Obama. Someday I will write a book, I will do another book, and I will do very successfully.”

And for at least the last few years of his presidency, President Obama fought an uphill, often losing battle against a republican Congress who claimed to have a mandate from the people to block all legislation favourable to the president’s policies.

Donald Trump regularly assailed President Obama for playing golf, yet has spent nearly every weekend of his own presidency doing just that. He attacked Obama for using Air Force One to campaign, and yet has done the same himself, the first time just a month into the job. He mocked Obama for heading out of Washington at taxpayer expense, but appears to have no qualms about doing so himself. In a word, he is perhaps the biggest hypocrite I have ever seen.

And then there was Hillary Clinton and the abuse she took during the 2016 election, most of it from Trump and his minions.  The two key issues Trump continually expounded on were Benghazi and Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.  Lengthy and numerous investigations into each showed no criminal activity whatsoever on Ms. Clinton’s part, but like the birther issue, he never let them stray from the mind of the public.  And yet now he thinks he is being treated horribly?  Wait just a cotton-pickin’ minute …

When he said that “no other politician in history … has been treated worse …” I must ask … what about Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and other presidents who were assassinated?  What about Julius Caesar?  Nelson Mandela? Mahatma Gandhi?  The list is endless … and Trump thinks he’s got troubles?

Every single president has had to put up with being criticized and ridiculed by public and press … it goes along with the territory.  Remember President Bill Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky debacle?  Remember President Gerald Ford and the press’ portrayal of him as a clown and a klutz? If thin-skinned Trump cannot take the heat, then perhaps it is time for him to get out of the kitchen before he burns the whole house down.

Donald Trump has made his own bed, so to speak.  There is strong evidence of collusion between certain of his staff members, most notably Rex Tillerson and Jeff Sessions, but also members of his own family, including Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka and Jared Kushner.  Where there is so much smoke, there is a fire burning somewhere, and it may well be that the source of the fire leads straight back to Trump himself.  Whatever the result, We The People have a right to know … we need to know.  This is not a witch hunt … it is the field of manure that Donald Trump himself sowed and continues to expand with his ridiculous rants.  Let the chips fall where they may, and let Donald Trump reap what he has sown.

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39 thoughts on “A Witch Hunt??? Hardly.

  1. I saw a post on Facebook today about how Trump is the most criticized person ever and how we all need to shut up and support him. I had to click *unfollow* and just move along. There is no reasoning with anyone who truly believes that.

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    • I agree with you! I am sick and tired of being told to “get over it” and “support him” and “move on”. As long as he is continuing to destroy this country, I will keep speaking my mind! (Or what’s left of it 🙂 )

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  2. Dear Jill,
    President Trump needs to read some history books. Have you noticed that he is the first president who doesn’t like to read a lot?
    His character flaw of needing lots of praise etc make him the wrong person for the WH. Taking in criticisms is part of the job description for being a US president.
    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Yes, I noticed that back during the campaign when somebody asked him and he commented that he doesn’t much like to read. I knew then he was not intelligent … and he has since confirmed my opinion many times over! And yes, if one cannot take criticism, politics is NOT the place for them!!! Even the most popular of politicians get roasted from time to time.

      Hugs, my friend!!!

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  3. I think the only way this whinging hypocrite has retained any followers is because he’s concentrated their minds elsewhere. If they ever come out of their trance I’m sure some will hate themselves but the division between them and the non-Trump voters may not heal easily since many of his followers will be seen as racist. The next President (please, let it be soon) will have a job on his/her hands uniting the Country again and proving an ongoing commitment to America’s allies.
    xxx Cwtch Mawr xxx

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    • Agreed. That is one of my biggest concerns, apart from the day-to-day hate here, is that we are proving ourselves untrustworthy and unreliable to our allies. These are alliances that have taken decades to build, levels of trust that, once breached, will take decades longer to re-establish. I’m with you … let it happen soon that we get a ‘next president’, though if that turns out to be Pence, I’m not sure how much better things will be … he is also a divider, not a healer.

      Cwtch Mawr, dear friend!!!

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  4. Indeed – let those cow-chips fall where they may in the enormous field of manure that continues to be spread by Drumpf and his twits…er, tweets. And if he begins to worry about “the leak” in the WH again, I will suggest he step into the nearest bathroom and take a look at that reflective object hanging on the wall!! Let’s hope this is the beginning of the end…finally.

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    • I DO love your way of phrasing things! You always make me smile. Yes, I think this will be the beginning of the end, however … it will be a long, long road, with many a winding curve … and tons of rocks. I look for … and this is my own personal opinion, so don’t take it too seriously … I look for him to be gone by the end of 2018. If it happens sooner, that would be great, but we need to remember that he is the master at getting out of legal entanglements and he will challenge everything, so i don’t think it will be a rapid process. Sigh. Thank God for Kitten Thursdays! 🙂

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    • Yeah … I read an interview with him a while back where he whined that the job is much harder than he anticipated. Now … can we think on this for a minute? He spends every weekend at his estate in Florida, enjoying ‘fine dining’ and playing golf (dumb game anyway). He obviously eats very well, all meals served to him, and his meat likely cut into bite-sized pieces for him. His laundry is done for him. He has chauffeurs wherever he goes. All he has to do … all he is expected to do … is make decisions that benefit our nation. And he cannot even do that right??? Thus far, all he has done is destroy things by signing utterly inane ‘executive orders’! And whine. And tweet. I suspect this man has never known a day of hardship in his entire life … which is part of the problem … he cannot relate to those of us who live in slightly different circumstances. You want to know what’s really scary? His son Eric, just as much of a jerk as daddy, is going to be a father. Oh please, couldn’t somebody have put birth control in their drinking water? These people should NOT be allowed to reproduce! 🙃

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  5. I think we are all really interested in what they dig up … Here the newspapers/news sites watch closely. Parallels to Nixon of course have been drawn. And it is very much noted that even the Trumpet’s Republican friends do not defend him very loudly any more. It is said that unrest is growing, but also that a lot has to happen before a Republican Congress will start a procedure to remove a Republican president from office. – I wonder how much has to happen?

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    • I don’t know … I just don’t know the answer to that. According to some, the idea of impeachment is already being discussed … behind closed doors, of course. But then others caution that it may not happen at all, as the republicans in Congress believe their constituents still support Trump. Personally, I don’t see how anybody can still support him, but I know that they do … I’ve had a few contentious conversations lately that have proven that point. Sigh. I don’t know what will happen in the coming weeks/months, but one thing for sure … ours is becoming a more divided nation every day and I wonder if, even once Trump is gone, we will ever repair the damage. I do think he will be gone, one way or another, by the end of 2018. Impeachment is a long, slow process. Who else will go? I hope the whole den of vipers, but I’m fairly certain at least a few others are going to be found guilty. Such interesting, yet stressful times. 🙂

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      • But even if they manage to get rid of him – won’t it be the Vice President’s turn then? I remember you writing once that he was not really a good alternative … but then probably even a hardliner Republican would be better, if at least he would show some reason and responsibility and would in general behave like an adult, not a 2 year old stuck in the longest temper tantrum ever!

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        • Aye, Pence is not a good choice either. Briefly, he wants to abolish Roe v Wade, would like to shut down Planned Parenthood, and is a homophobe who, as governor of Indiana, promoted legislation to discriminate severely against the LGBT community. Two things, though. One, I believe that Pence will go down in flames if the Russian-Trump investigations are completed with integrity, for he is guilty of at least knowing a great deal, if not having participated in conversations with Russia. Second, if he does end up in the Oval Office, the one positive thing is that at least he is of a more even temperament than Trump (even most 2-year-olds are!!!) and would be less likely to fire off a nuke just because somebody didn’t like his tie! If Pence goes, next in line would be Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House. Ryan used to have a conscience … perhaps he could find it again?

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