Shame On You, Donald Trump …

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.Trump-rain-WWIIt 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 …Prince Harry rainAngela 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’. France WWI Centennial

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

Macron-MerkelHowever, 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 …trump-putinPerhaps 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.

65 thoughts on “Shame On You, Donald Trump …

    • It gives credence to that old saying that the truth is stranger than fiction, yes? The 25th amendment wouldn’t work so long as Pence and all Trump’s cabinet members are licking his boots. If they ever come to the point that they have had enough, then maybe, but I’m not seeing that as yet.

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        • I think it will take decades just to heal the divide that has occurred in this nation, and even then, I don’t think we’ll ever be quite the same. As for some of the abominable laws and ‘executive orders’ … most could be repealed fairly easily, but the ones that concern me the most are those rolling back environmental regulations, for we are losing ground every day that we ignore climate change. And then, of course, there is our credibility with the rest of the world, where we are pretty much the laughingstock today. That, too, will require time and patience. When Trump was elected I said that if we could impeach him within a year, we could easily enough repair the damage, but if he stayed for a full 4-year term, the damage would take decades to repair. I stand by that prediction. Sigh.

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      • Every time I think this is it, somehow he gets out of it. I’m afraid to get my Hope’s up. Pence should be on his knees saying, “God make me a bird so I can fly far, far away.”
        Nancy’s about to be sworn in. Let the Big dog run!

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  1. President Macron in good standing huh!? You seem like a vile and hateful NPC hooked up to mainstream media propaganda. How many times will you be proven wrong about your dreams of impeachment, tax returns, recession, and all other accusations/demands you & your ilk spew? I give you one thing, you leftits know how to become enraged over nothing and stay inflamed. Even with record low unemployment, a record high stock market, Isis nearly being wiped out, it does not matter. Anger, outrage, and resist is all I hear. Remember you are not just insulting this president, you insult the other 61 million Americans that voted him in.

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      • We aren’t required to respect the man, but you’d think as an American you would respect the office. It applied when Obama was restarting the race wars, lying about getting out of the Middle East and causing more debt with his welfare projects.

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        • I started out saying the same … that I might not respect Trump, but I respect the office. But he has quickly sullied it, and I’m not sure if I do any more. You and I must see Obama and his presidency from a different set of eyes. And … ‘welfare projects’? Are you referring to ACA, or helping the poor stay alive, helping to keep children from starving … little things like that? To me, those are much more worthy projects than increasing an already bloated military, or paying for the prez to travel to campaign rallies every weekend.

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          • Taking care of our own is terrific, but it seems we care more for other people and ignore ours. Our bloated military? Are you living in a cave some where? The same troops are trying to take care of the world and go into combat on more tours than any in history.

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            • Well … the way I look at it, who are ‘others’ and who are ‘our own’? We are all part of the human race, my friend, all on this earth together. If you saw a Muslim child and a lily-white child born in the U.S. both starving, would you feed only the one? To me, skin colour, ethnicity, religion, gender orientation, nationality … none of that matters. We are humans, meaning we are supposed to show humanity … toward all, not just those who match us. That’s just my opinion, but it is shared by the majority in this nation, only sadly not in our federal government.

              As to the military budget … the U.S. spends $610 BILLION per year on defense … more than the next 7 countries combined. Where is the justification? Where is the need? Trump wants to cut Social Security, wants to repeal ACA with no replacement plan as promised, has already made cuts to housing assistance and food stamp programs, but we can spend $610 billion on defense. Sigh. I find it unconscionable.

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              • That 610 billion is what accomplishes all those programs like building schools, etc in the Middle East for all those humans. When we go into a town, we feed and care for that entire town, plus rebuild it and then – we actually feed our soldiers. You are ignoring all the details involved and I’m a bit too busy to educate you.

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              • Here is exactly how I feel:
                Humanity today is far too divided. Plenty of folks are sad and scared and angry and there are sound bites being fed to us that seemed fueled by judgement, fear and even hatred. I refuse to be baited into a way that will further harm and already hurting world, this is OUR HOME.
                And a house divided can not stand, if there is any hope for all of us to move forward, to heal and to grow – we have got to learn to stand together as one nation.
                I have personal convictions. One of them is that I care about you for the simple fact that you are a person. It’s not about your skin color, how much money your make, your politics, sexual orientation, gender, nationality or faith. That’s all fascinating, but it can not add or take away from the reality that I’m already pulling for you. I am not about to get into that nasty business of throwing stones at any one.
                Rioting, looting vandals, those desecrating the flag – should NOT be anyone’s heroes!

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  2. In your blind hatred of our president, which I mostly understand, did you happen to see this video where he gave a speech and was not simply hiding out in a hotel room tweeting while watching television?

    If you’re going to blog about the faults of the president on a daily basis, and I agree there are many, at least, please be objective and fair minded about it and report the positive, when it does happen, which, I grant you isn’t much, but it still does.

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    • Actually yes, I did see that, but frankly felt it was a case of ‘too little, too late’. It is difficult to be objective about Trump, and whether it is, as you say, my rage for all that he has done, or whether others saw it too I don’t know, but the speech was obviously written by others and I did not detect any sincerity whatsoever. I think, right or wrong, there comes a point where a person has been so vile for so long that a few crumbs tossed out every now and again simply doesn’t get it. He has burned his bridges with so many of us, I think.

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  3. In fairness though, when I spend time to make my hair look presentable for a special occasion I try to avoid the rain too. It’s all about the visual. I don’t think his getting his hair wet would present a good photo-op, especially if he was going to see his man crush that day. Seriously though, to all the men and women who served, my gratitude.

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      • I’m sorry lately my “tongue in cheek” is not even funny. His obession with his hair, his appearance and image is incredible. He didn’t get the memo that its what’s inside that counts. No matter how much I fight it, this whole situation brings out the worse in me. As I’ve said before, what gets me the most is that he’s just the tip of the iceberg. Who are my neighbors, my friends and family who support him? I feel betrayed by all of them! Anyway…. deep breath… Carry on…

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        • No no … it was probably me who missed your ‘tongue in cheek’ humour, for if you notice the time of my comment, it was after 4:00 a.m., and I was pretty much brain dead by then!

          Even if he got the memo, I strongly suspect that there is nothing inside. I’ve said before that I might wish for him to have a heart attack and die in his sleep, ‘cept he has no heart! And yes, that is cruel of me, but he brings out the very worst in me. Sigh. I’m like you … I feel a sense of betrayal by those who not only voted for him … that, I could overlook … but continue to cheer and support him. Unconscionable!

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  4. Jill, it would have been more surprising if Trump had risen to the occasion or if he had comported himself with some measure of decorum that the presidency should represent. I was not in the least surprised by this latest fiasco and I sincerely doubt that the rest of the watching world was either. He is a clown in his own little circus, watched by many but applauded by few. I applaud Emmanuel Macron’s words and add a few from Winston Churchill : “Nationalism is the last refuge of scoundrels.” Last night I finished reading Greg Sargent’s book “An Uncivil War – Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics.” I, of course, read a hardcover edition but it is available on Kindle and Nook too. Tonight, I am going to begin reading it again…it is a candle in the darkness that is so needed. Thank-you!

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    • P.S. You might want to swallow some Zantac or a handful of Tums before searching for the Trumpy Bear advertisement that was shown today on Fox News. It is a real product…has comb over hair and a secret zip pocket that holds an American Flag blanket. The concept of a cuddly Trump Bear is nauseating enough, but the advertisement video is hurl worthy!

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      • A nice glass of wine should do quite well I think! 😉 OHHHHH … NOOOO … 🤣🤣🤣 … I poured the cup of wine, then went in search of ‘Trumpy Bear’, found it and watched the entire 2 minute clip. At first, I was cracking up, thinking surely this was a joke … and then, when the people started bragging … praising … BLECH!!! I need another cup o’ wine!!! BLECH. I have got to put this on my blog … thank you for letting me know about it! This is royal!

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    • You are so right … it would have been a shock if he had behaved as other leaders did, or as past presidents did. I guess we just keep hoping. Thanks for the ‘heads up’ on Sargent’s book … I wasn’t aware of it, but just requested a reviewer’s sample and will check it out tonight. Hang in, my friend … we’re all in this together and we WILL weather this storm!

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  5. Jill, when he travels abroad and interacts with other leaders, I wince. What will he do or say that may cause international harm moreso than he already has? He is like the crazy uncle at Thanksgiving who only listens to Rush Limbaugh and reads the tweets of an uninformed and inflammatory president. Oh, that is him. Keith

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  6. How dare Mother Nature to rain on Trump’s motorcade! The poor sot! Probanly drowned on the inside, but nice and dry on the outside. Not one orange hair out of place. Isn’t he the most perfect of gentle…
    Barf! Vomit! Diarrhea attack! Wash my mouth out with lye…s

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