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Trump “Tweets”

When I was a kid one of the popular legends was that crossing your fingers would excuse you from a lie or invalidate a promise being made.  “Yeah. I washed my hands”, “the dog did it”, “my homework’s done” …!  Even though I knew that if I crossed my fingers in time I received immunity for my minor league lies, it freaked me out that I was some sort of destined-to-hell liar.  Like most people, I was born with that honesty gene that prevented me from over-using the magical hand sign to absolve myself of a lie.  Things may be changing!

Now the crossed finger thing has been replaced with, per President 45, “tweets within quotation marks”.  Apparently if you tweet total made up crap you can deny anything within the quotes or label it as a valid “alternative fact”.Trump tweet cartoon

Fingers crossed lies or made up crap within quotations—what’s the difference?  This comes down to the “no harm, no foul” doctrine”.  My fingers crossed thing was countering inconsequential white lies but President 45’s quotation marked, baseless rants have the potential to create a national or world crisis.  I hope the President soon realizes his most important asset is trust.  There will be times of national disasters and conflict where the President must unite the country and lead, but if he destroys his credibility his rallying cries will be treated like Pinocchio’s.  Quotes or no quotes, when our President addresses major issues he should be totally transparent and honest without any disclaimers.

President 45 has already shaken the trust thing with his tweets, often sourced from slanted news stories and shock jocks, that become the foundation for his policies.  We may be entering an era of Trump-speak–“What’s true is false and what’s false is true”–all in quotes.

Our only recourse to Trump’s Twitter world is by reporting the fact-checked truth.  Thankfully there has been a ground swell of responsible reporting by journalist and some very funny commentators.  Check out entertainers who have challenged the tweets and the Trump world like: Bill Maher, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, and the SNL cast.  I acknowledge that most are anti-Trump, but they seem to get their facts right, although irreverent in their presentation, and will keep us laughing until the next election.  If you don’t laugh, you’d cry–no quotes!

Donald “the torch” Trump

WTF–Donald Trump is leading the pack of Presidential candidates.  How could that be? He’s insulted every other candidate, most of our serving lawmakers, and anyone that doesn’t fit onto his “make America great again” world–“loser, dumb, rapist, look at that face, lightweight, low energy, stiff…”!  I feel like I’m back in Junior High.  His fiery language has put him front and center with all media.  How can this guy be number one and why haven’t his advisers muzzled him? MAYBE he’s smarter than the short angry news bits reveal.

On Immigration: “The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists,”

On Sen. Lindsey Graham: “What a stiff, what a stiff, Lindsey Graham. By the way he has registered zero in the polls.”donald trump cartoon

I think that Donald Trump is the right guy at the right time separating himself from the other rich, old, white guys running our country—am I nuts?  Not sure about some of his solutions on the issues nor do I really care if he thinks that a big wall will repel immigrants. I am a fan because he is calling out our do nothing, lobbyist-controlled Congress. Washington insiders deserve any verbal torches they get and the Donald’s ball-busting quotes are media jewels. Mr Trump may not choose the most politically correct approach but if you get past some of his bravado he does have a talent for generating conversation on solving our countries problems–some of his proposals make sense and some are out there. If you visit his MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN campaign site he has outlined his positions on:

  1. Tax reform https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/tax-reform
  2. Second amendment rights https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/second-amendment-rights
  3. Immigration https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform

The Donald may single-handedly eliminate voter apathy since all the people who are scared as hell that he might be elected and all of those who are fed up with the dysfunctional, status quo government will rush to the polls. So pick your candidate, char-broiled or not and vote.

In fairness to the other leading candidates, links to their sites below. The only thing that will make this country better is an educated electorate who vote in people respecting “for the people, by the people” and vote out the dysfunctional “stiffs”.

Republicans

Ben Carson https://www.bencarson.com/meet-ben

Marco Rubio https://marcorubio.com/

Democrats

Hillary Clinton https://www.hillaryclinton.com/

Bernie Sanders https://berniesanders.com/