Trump’s speech last night was disgusting. His agenda of white nationalism was abundantly clear. He painted immigrants as the enemy and as the sole threat to national security, and, of course, that only he can solve the problem.
Hi, authoritarianism squared:
- Fear mongering: Check
- Loosening rules for ICE applicants: Check
- Scapegoating a religion: Check
- Scapegoating all immigrants: Check
Coverage about Trump’s speech has been mixed. I’ve read that he came off as presidential. So, he gets a pass for behaving like a measured human-being? Bullshit.He read from a teleprompter. Wow, should we applaud his ability to do so? His body language was calm. Clap, clap, clap. Fuck no!
Trump’s agenda was abundantly clear last night: Come across as normal to slow the resistance down and give the appearance of unity. Donald Trump is abnormal, period. Additionally, he has shown us, pathologically so, exactly who he is and what his intentions are. Look at his agenda, his cabinet, his executive orders, and the horrifying hate he spews.
Over the past few days, Trump also said that we’re becoming a one-party system because the democrats are weak. He also accused Jews of desecrating their own graves. He attacked the press by saying that anonymous sources shouldn’t be used.
We cannot afford to normalize Trump — EVER. We cannot afford to think that Trump isn’t a dictator upending democracy — EVER. We cannot afford to keep Trump in the White House. He must be impeached, period.
Please watch Olbermann’s latest video about what Trump’s really doing with his Muslim ban and immigrants.
What did you think of Trump’s speech last night? Provided you had the stomach for it.