that “you’re known by the company you keep.” My Dad used to say, “if you lie down with dogs, you’ll get fleas.”
While both are sort of old fashioned and cliché, they unfortunately apply to President Trump.
And that’s why it is apparent, to me at least, that President Trump is a White Supremacist.
It seems that almost everyone is tippy-toeing around, pretending that President Trump is really a nice guy, inside. Some people, usually Republicans, casually pass off his behavior say it’s because he’s “new to politics,” “still learning,” “has to adjust.”
That’s a bunch of crap, as my Dad would also say, on occasion. The real reason for his behavior is because he’s a psychopathic White Supremacist.
There, I wrote it, again. And if anyone wanted, I’d say it, out loud.
He would, of course, deny it.
But who does he hang out with? White Supremacists. Who are his closest advisors? White Supremacists.
And his behavior confirms it. The most obvious are:
✦ He initiated and promoted the birther controversy regarding former President Obama’s birth place. There was no factual basis for his claim, but his repetition of the allegation prompted many people, primarily racists and White Supremacists to believe it.
✦ During his campaign, he retweeted many White Supremacist’s anti-Semitic images.
✦ He appointed Steve Bannon, a known White Supremacist, as his chief advisor.
✦ As a candidate, as President Elect and now as President, he quotes and appears to believe White Supremacist versions of the news and agrees with the opinions of White Supremacist writers and broadcasters.
✦ He attempted to ban Muslims, some of whom are people of color, from entering the country.
✦ He now accuses former President Obama of wiretapping his phones at the Trump Tower. And, as with the birther controversy, he has no proof to support his claim.
Fact is, White Supremacists and racists just can’t stand the fact that a Black man became President, and actually, in spite of their efforts, did a really good job.
While most of Trump’s supporters are not White Supremacists, many are racist. Trump has tapped into that prejudice and has used it to promote himself into a position of power — power, if he is allowed to use it by Congress, that will strip people of color, gays, lesbians, transgender and non-right wing fundamentalist Christians, of basic human rights.
It won’t happen all at once. But it has already begun. So far, the majority of the American people, not Congress, is to a degree, thwarting those attempts.
In our system of government, Congress is charged with controlling Presidential overreach. However, few have dared to challenge him. There are a variety of reasons for this. One is, they want to take advantage of the fact that there is a President who is unlikely to veto their legislation. They have power. They like it.
For Republican members of Congress to continue giving excuses for the President’s behavior, tweets and unfounded claims, indicates they are either incredibly stupid (which they aren’t), agree with his White Supremacist views (which most don’t), have a personal agenda they hope to promote or are afraid of retaliation when they come up for re-election. Nowhere are the American people a consideration.
Thus it is obvious that all of us ordinary people, of all political parties, need to continue to work together to uphold the Constitution to preserve everyone’s “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
And we do that by recognizing we are dealing with a White Supremacist.
Remind the Senators and Representatives we don’t want them getting fleas.
Flea ridden Congressional dogs sure won’t get my vote.