I’m not exaggerating. At this point, saying that one supports Donald Trump as President—or that one even “likes” such a destructive and despicable jackass—is signature significance. Such a person rejects responsible citizenship, basic decency, and civilized values. Such a person is warped and a misanthrope, or so stupid that their ability to function at all is a medical miracle.
The ethics tipping point even for the most jaded and alienated American who tolerated this juvenile delinquent in billionaire’s clothing (my tipping point was years ago, I am proud to say) should have been the combined impact of Trump’s outrageous comment to CNN, as he attacked Fox journalist Megyn Kelly for her questioning him on his uncivil public rhetoric, and his lie about it afterwards.
The man is a thug and a boor with money, the political equivalent of a four-year-old with an AK-47. His vaunted “candor” (as in “lack of couth, taste, civility, prudence, decency and restraint), caused him to say, in essence, “this woman must have been on the rag” on national television. Is this worse than calling a tortured prisoner of war like John McCain less than a hero because he was captured? Sure it is: the earlier comment was stupid and disrespectful, but if that’s what Trump thinks, great: Out with it. The attack on Kelly is misogyny and gutter-level rudeness that must not be tolerated at the dinner table, in the workplace, or in polite company, much less in national politics. It transforms the whole nation into a cheap saloon, and tears down a wall that once gone, will eventually permit tossing feces like apes and aimed projectile vomiting before the entire civilization collapses in the stench of its own corruption.
This isn’t just a “war on women,” it’s war on dignity, decency and civilized discourse. You like that? You support that?
You’re a moron.
Then came the lie. Trump put out a statement yesterday saying that when he said about Kelly that “blood was coming out of her eyes and whatever” he meant “nose,” and that “only a deviant would think anything else.”
Because everyone uses a euphemism for “nose” to avoid saying it. And never mind that a nose is a whatever, not a wherever.
Law professor/blogger Ann Althouse immediately wrote that Trump “went menstrual” on Kelly. I thought the same thing, exactly. We both must be deviants.
I can maintain a modicum of respect—just barely—for someone who still supports Hillary Clinton for President, though I doubt this broad mindedness will last much longer. Such people have an insufficient understanding of the importance of trustworthiness in leaders, but that is a virulent malady that has been spread by the news media for decades. If you genuinely support Trump, however, I want nothing to do with you. You have an insufficient understanding of the importance of human respect and decency.
Get out of my sight.
Don’t make me projectile vomit on you.