Swallow your coffee or munchies prior to reading this post. I do not want to lose any readers from choking.
Donald Trump declared this “National Character Counts Week,” issuing a statement saying that “Throughout this week, we recommit to being more kind, loving, understanding, and virtuous.”
There is no way to make this up! It is almost as if the White House is no longer even attempting to be serious. For the rest of us, we only need to look at any day during the past four years to see that there is no credible way to apply the word character to Trump, if we aim to use it in a positive and uplifting manner.
Rather we are left with the record that historians will use to make sure future generations never forget this stain in the White House.
If you think I need to use years-old material to make my case I present the statements from only the past few days to underscore why Trump fails at the character test.
Consider the words used against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert: “People are tired of hearing Fauci and these idiots, all these idiots who got it wrong. He’s been here for 500 years. This guy’s a disaster.”
Regarding CNN: “You turn on CNN, that’s all they cover: COVID, COVID, pandemic, COVID, COVID … People are not buying it CNN, you dumb bastards.”
Commenting on 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, who apparently asked Trump tough questions he didn’t like: “A FAKE and BIASED interview.”
On Kristen Welker, the NBC News White House correspondent who is moderating tonight’s debate between Trump and Joe Biden: “She’s been screaming questions at me for a long time … and has always been terrible and unfair.”
And so it goes.
But soon to end as the nation votes.