No other person who has sat in the White House in our lifetimes has acted so recklessly, and has been so removed from common sense and decency, as Donald Trump.
The fact that it is no longer surprising to read of the latest national embarrassment from Trump does not make it any less disturbing. Think about that line. We are no longer shocked not to be shocked over the type of display that was front and center with Donald Trump tonight.
After Trump assailed Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a North Carolina rally Wednesday night, his crowd of supporters broke into a chant, shouting in unison, “SEND HER BACK!” Then Trump “paused a moment to let that chant grow some momentum.”
The reactions were swift. Former Obama speechwriter and “Pod Save America” host Jon Favreau called it “one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.” And former Jeb Bush aide Tim Miller tweeted, “I’d say to my friends in DC going along with Trump. Imagine how this video of the President leading a white mob in a ‘Send Her Back’ chant targeting a black refugee is going to look in your kids’ high school government/history classes.”
At the end of his program, Chris Cuomo summed things up succinctly: “Trump says he wants to ‘make America great again.’ But what he means is ‘make America hate again.'”
I know that my parents would never have wanted me to be friends with anyone like Trump who continually exhibits such un-American behavior. My dad, after all was a WWII veteran. The lack of decorum and the common-sense niceties that most of us live by, and want to see in our kids and family members, is absent from the most foul and least respected man in the nation.