No, Trump Is Not My President

I really want to ignore Trump’s incoherent babbling as much as possible these days, but some things he said last night at his small rally in Phoenix, Arizona, stirred my ire to the point that I could not simply ignore them.  Okay, we know he lies, lies, and then lies some more, but the mischaracterization of people in the Democratic Party was just so far off base that, even though I am an independent, not a registered Democrat, I was incensed by the falsehood, and more incensed that the audience cheered him.  Take a look at just a few, with my own comments in blue

 “We’re here today to declare that we will never cave to the left wing and the left-wing intolerance.” Intolerance?  Intolerance of what?  Democrats are not the racists, not the homophobes who would deny the LGBT community the right to choose their own life partners, not the ones who would force everyone to follow the values of one, single religion!  Democrats are the ones who promote inclusion and diversity!

“They hate our history, they hate our values, and they hate everything we prize as Americans. Our country didn’t grow great with them. It grew great with you and your thought process and your ideology. The left-wing mob is trying to demolish our heritage, so they can replace it with a new oppressive regime that they alone control.”  Democrats don’t share your values if, in fact, your values include praising those who fought to own other human beings, if your values include denying women the right to make their own decisions, and if your values include any form of bigotry.  The ‘oppressive regime’ you speak of is your own.

About the coronavirus, which has sharply increased in Arizona in recent weeks, and which he refers to in his usual xenophobic way as the “Kung Flu”, he said …

“It’s going away. What a job we’re doing with testing. We did ventilators. We’re going to have a vaccine very soon.”  It’s not going away anytime soon … yesterday, in a single day, there were 36,000 new cases in the U.S., 163,000 worldwide.  You’re trying to stop or slow down testing because the number of new cases makes you look bad and might just interfere with your re-election.  YOU didn’t “do ventilators”.  And there will be no safe and properly tested vaccine before next year.

“This is the choice of two futures. The left’s vision of disunity and discord, or our vision of equal opportunity and equal justice.”  You and your henchmen have increased the divisiveness in this country far beyond what it was when you took office.  Equal opportunity and equal justice???  What a joke.  What about the thousands of immigrants you denigrate on a daily basis, and whose right to be in this country and have a job you have done your level best to take away?  What about the Dreamers you’ve tried to deport?  What about … what about those kids in cages?

“Our country didn’t grow great with them. It grew great with you and your thought process and your ideology. The left-wing mob is trying to demolish our heritage, so they can replace it with a new oppressive regime that they alone control.”  What ideology?  The ‘heritage’ he speaks of is that of the pre-Civil War south, of slavery.  It happened … we cannot change that.  But we do not need to, nor should we, embrace and praise it!  It was one of the major shames of this nation that we would like to rise above, but we cannot if we continue to praise those who believed black lives didn’t matter.

Additionally, he declared the students in the audience as the ‘cultural defenders’ of not only his movement but also of American values as a whole, portraying Democrats as intolerant and “totalitarian.” He applauded the student activists in the crowd “who stand up for America and refuse to kneel to the radical left,” bashing the mainstream media and accusing “vicious” Democrats of stifling dissent but — and without evidence — accusing them of letting anyone vote, “even if they’re not citizens.”  From the synopsis I read, it would appear that Trump outdid himself in lies told, and I did not see a single word of truth.  And yet, people will listen and believe his every lying word.

The United States has a population of approximately 330 million people.  The president is elected to represent all of those people … every single one.  And yet, it seems that he only represents about 102 million, the 31% who are Republicans.  If you are a Democrat, or liberal independent, Trump considers you his enemy, or as he would have it, the “enemy of the people”.  But wait … we ARE the people … or a large portion of them!

When some of us say that ‘Trump is not my president’, we are mocked by republicans who say that he is the president of everyone.  But how can that be true if he calls us ‘radical’, ‘vicious’, ‘intolerant’, and worse?  No other president in history has so denigrated more than half of the people in this nation.  So no, Trump is not my president, for he hates me, hates what I stand for, hates my values.  In my book, the United States has no president, only an ignorant demagogue.

27 thoughts on “No, Trump Is Not My President

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    In total agreement … Another desperate rally for hate!! …”Trump is not my president, for he hates me, hates what I stand for, hates my values. In my book, the United States has no president, only an ignorant demagogue.” — he never was and never will!!

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  2. Jill, what you told me of Trump’s rants above are what I read in a conservative blog the other day. The guy who wrote it, an evangelical preacher, was either in Trump’s head, or Trump was in his head, the content was so similar. The Dem are the racists, the terrorists, the ones out to turn the republic into a dictatorship. I left him a message, but he will never let it be printed, let alone respond to it. If it weren’t for him and Trump, there would be no christians in America, they would all be killed or decapitated or something evil like that. As Jerry said above, they actually believe that. Trump is holding America together, while the Dems want to destroy it.
    When both sides use the same language against the other, no one can win. The Yellow Brick Road no longer leads to Oz, Dorothy, or to Kansas. The paint is wearing off. I think the colour being exposed is red, blood red…

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    • The democrats are the evil ones, yet they are the ones defending programs that help the poor, equal opportunities, affordable health care and education. I wonder how they reconcile this in their minds? You’re so right … we are no longer in Kansas … I’m not even sure we’re still in the universe! Sigh.

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    • It seems that some portion of the population have become pretty darn stupid, my friend. Yes, it boggles the mind … I still think someone put something in the drinking water. Do as I do and stick to bottled water!

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  3. The president is elected to represent all of those people … every single one.

    This is the thing. Past presidents, no matter what their party politics were, didn’t deride, insult, condemn, disrespect, etc., etc., etc. the people of this nation. They often put policies and procedures into place that members of the opposite party didn’t like or agree with BUT … they didn’t attack the people that made up that party.

    As has been said many times before, Trump never grew out of grammar school mentality. He figuratively stamps his feet every time something doesn’t go the way he wants … and then screams at the people who stopped him.

    And to think that several million people approve of these actions boggles the mind.

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    • Exactly! No president has ever called 2/3 of the nation names just because they don’t agree with him. Can you imagine if President Obama had done so??? Heck, he was almost crucified for wearing a tan suit one time, and for forgetting his flag lapel pin another! Oh how I long for the good ol’ days! Yes, my mind is constantly boggled when I hear someone praise him, or see people cheering him on. WHY??? HOW??? Sigh.

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  4. Jill, paying attention to what the incumbent president says or tweets is a waste of time. I look for summaries of what he said, as he is not worth the effort to read verbatim or much less watch him. My strong advice to the president is if cannot add value, please stop talking or tweeting. His misinformation on COVID-19 has abetted people catching the virus and some dying. The misinformation started in January and continues to this day.

    He also does not have the ability or interest in bringing Americans together. As conservative David Brooks says often, Trump lacks a “sense of decency and empathy.” Everything is about The Donald. There are few, if any exceptions. So, he has badly handled the racial injustice issues. Rather than calm the waters, he stokes the fires.

    I will be posting in a moment, the words of Mark Cuban to Sean Hannity on the latter’s show. Given where Cuban said them is as impactful as what he said.

    Keith

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    • It is true that we cannot believe a word he says, and listening to him is largely a waste of time, but I also think that we cannot afford to stop listening to what he says, for to do so might well be to miss a clue as to what he is planning next. Sigh. It’s a balancing act.

      No, he has no interest in uniting this nation, for it isn’t in his own best interest. As I’ve often said, his motto is “Divide and Conquer”, and we should pay attention to that other saying, “United we stand, divided we fall”, but far too many seem to relish the hatred and divisions in this country today.

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  5. I agree with you, Jill. But I can tell you–having been steeped in that culture for decades–Trump’s speech hit all the right notes for them.
    “Left-wing intolerance”: Evangelicals see liberals as being tolerant of everyone but them, evangelical Christians. In their view, you hate them and everything they stand for. I don’t agree with that, but that’s their view.
    “They hate our history, they hate our values, and they hate everything we prize as Americans.”: Most of them have been heavily influenced by David Barton’s “Wall Builders”–and many similar teachings–which teaches that America truly was founded as a Christian nation and that liberals want to alter the nation’s past so they can transform its future into an ungodly socialistic regime.
    “This is the choice of two futures. The left’s vision of disunity and discord, or our vision of equal opportunity and equal justice”: This ties back to the first statement about “left-wing intolerance.” They believe liberals are tolerant of and want justice for everyone but them. Evangelicals tend to have an unrealistic persecution complex. You might remember that I wrote about this in an On The Fence Voters post back in March. https://onthefencevoters.com/2020/03/08/beware-evangelicals-of-self-fulfilling-prophecy/
    Their belief in this stuff–most of it utter nonsense–is so deep, so ingrained, it really is cultish.
    As a former evangelical, I still believe in the Bible–properly interpreted–but evangelicals have, generally, abandoned the Bible in favor of a cultural religion intimately tied to the Trumpist wing–the majority–of the Republican Party.

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    • Thanks once again for helping me in my effort to try to understand the mentality of the evangelicals. I cannot understand it, but I do accept that they think as you say they do. In truth, while I don’t hate the evangelicals, don’t even dislike the few I know, I am very much put off by their bigotry (anti-LGBT, calling themselves ‘pro-life’ while supporting the death penalty, Islamophobic, etc) and more put off by the fact that they believe theirs is the one and only right belief. There is no room, it seems, for considering other points of view on any issue. That said, I have a couple of friends who are evangelicals but they respect my views and in general, we simply don’t discuss religion or any of the hot button issues. The ones I know, also do not support Trump … so perhaps they are more moderate in their thinking. Sigh. Such a complex world … nothing is simple, is it?

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