Wednesday, August 23, 2017

TRUMP'S PHONY PRAISE OF THE MILITARY

Don't believe Trump's bullshit praise of men and women who serve in the military. Trump showed his disrespect for members of the military who have put their lives on the line to serve their country back in June when he blocked the the VoteVets.org group on Twitter. For the small-minded president to attempt to silence a progressive veterans group to preserve his fragile ego shows once again his complete lack of principles and moral core.


Trump's policy-by-tweet banning transgender people from serving in the military, which surprised even the Pentagon, is one more example of his disdain. What are the tens of thousands of transgender members now faithfully serving to think? What will happen to them?


From Trump's speech on the way forward in Afghanistan.

Trump: The soldier understands what we as a nation too often forget, that a wound inflicted upon a single member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all.

(Especially when the wound is inflicted by the president)

Trump: When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate.

(Except for transgender people)

Trump: Our actions, and in months to come, all of them will honor the sacrifice of every fallen hero, every family who lost a loved one, and every wounded warrior who shed their blood in defense of our great nation. 

(Except for Capt. Humayan Khan and his family and wounded warriors in VoteVets)

Trump: We will push onward to victory with power in our hearts, courage in our souls, and everlasting pride in each and every one of you. 

(Who do you mean "we", Mr President?)

I could go on and on about Trump's nothing speech, delivered in prime TV time, but I won't. I simply want to make my point about his lack of respect for those who serve or who have served in the military.

As far as I can tell, the purpose of the speech was to distract from the fallout from Trump's words about the "very fine people" in the neo-Nazi, white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Mueller's Russian investigation, and various other "challenges" that the president faces.

6 comments:

Susan Gray said...

another great post, June.

Rmj said...

Well, and the families of Muslim soldiers who disagree publicly with Trump.

"Love" and "unity" to Trump mean love directed at him, and unity around whatever he says whenever he says it, even if he says something else in 10 minutes.

June Butler said...

Thanks, Susan.

JCF said...

OT: Mimi, how are you vis-a-vis Harvey? High&dry (and/or out of the way), I hope?

June Butler said...

We're fine, JCF. It's been raining hard off and on, but we have spells when the sun breaks out, and the water drains. Some parts of town are flooded, but not where we are. We have a generator and lots of bottled water, so I think we will be okay.

Thanks for asking.

JCF said...

Good to hear. Take care!