Once again, I find myself wanting to apologize for our ignorant, crude, ignominious, arrogant, brash, narcissistic so-called ‘president’ after he made a fool of not only himself, but of us all, when he was mistakenly allowed to travel to the EU over the weekend. To all my friends & family across the pond … please forgive us for sending him, for we knew not what we were doing.
The occasion, for any who may not know, was to honour those who died in World War I on the 100th anniversary of the end of that war. It was a solemn occasion, a time to set aside differences and come together to remember …
Trump started his trail of terror before even leaving Air Force One, when he tweeted an attempted insult toward Emmanuel Macron, President (in good standing) of France. But it got worse. His alleged purpose for traveling to Paris on Friday was to attend ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The reality, as is always the case with Trump, was something else altogether, but that was his stated purpose. But guess what? It rained.It rained. Trump was afraid of a little bit of water. I’ve often said I don’t think he bathes regularly, and this proves it! All the other leaders who had gathered in Paris for the occasion attended …Angela Merkel braved the elements, as did Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Prince Harry, Spain’s King Felipe VI … even Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia’s Vladimir Putin found time to attend, despite the rain. Trump later claimed that the only reason he didn’t attend was that his motorcade would have disrupted roads. SO WALK, YOU F***ING MORON!!!
General John Kelly and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Joe Dunford attended instead – apparently they didn’t need a ‘motorcade’.
Representative Don Beyer of Virginia hit the nail on the head:
“Millions died to protect the free world during WWI, and Trump can’t be bothered to honor their memories. Instead, he’s chosen to sit in a hotel and live-tweet Fox News. Just imagine if President Obama sat out a Veterans Day ceremony because of the rain …”
Just imagine, indeed. But then, President Obama was … well, you know … African-American, and thus his every move was placed under a strong microscope and picked apart like the Christmas turkey. Trump, on the other hand, is ugly white with layers of fat, acne, and a bad toupee, so he can do no wrong! (Yeah, I’m pissed – what tipped you off?)
“It’s incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary — and then remain in his hotel room watching TV rather than pay in person his respects to the Americans who gave their lives in France for the victory gained 100 years ago tomorrow.” – David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush
Even Winston Churchill’s grandson, British Conservative MP Nicholas Soames, joined in the rebuke, saying, “They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen,” and adding that Trump is “not fit to represent his great country.”
“President@realDonaldTrump a no-show because of raindrops? Those veterans the president didn’t bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow — & many died in trenches for the cause of freedom. Rain didn’t stop them & it shouldn’t have stopped an American president.” – John Kerry, Vietnam War veteran and former Secretary of State
However, the best rebuke came from none other than French President Emmanuel Macron in this one sentence that is bound to become iconic …
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by saying ‘our interests first, who cares about the others’, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it great and what is essential: its moral values.”
Ooooohhhh … good one, Mr. Macron!!! And then he went on …
“I do defend my country. I do believe that we have a strong identity. But I’m a strong believer in cooperation between the different peoples, and I’m a strong believer of the fact that this cooperation is good for everybody, where the nationalists are sometimes much more based on a unilateral approach and the law of the strongest, which is not my case.”
But at the end of the day, Trump did manage to find time for one world leader … his ol’ buddy …Perhaps this, then, was his sole reason for spending millions of taxpayer dollars to travel abroad for the weekend? Or perhaps it was to seek a relief from the heat of last week’s mid-term elections? Either way, he once again wasted huge amounts of our money in order to do nothing more than embarrass us. Shame on you, Donald Trump … Shame on you.