I have been pretty silent and flying under the radar in regards to #45 (I have a hard time even saying his name…) and what is happening in the White House, but after what happened in Charlottesville, I have to say something.
I was never a fan of Trump even before he decided to make a run for President. I admit I watched The Apprentice and would especially relish watching the finalists have to pull off an event for their final challenge…something that I do everyday for my career…and watch them fumble and sweat about all the details and logistics. It made me feel even better about what I do for a living and would reaffirm that it is not an easy job.
I used to be a Republican, but changed teams back during the George Bush Jr years. I watched all the debates with the “cast of characters” that were all competing for the nomination. Even then, he would say something on that stage and when asked about it afterwards by a reporter, would deny that he even said it. If is was still the day of the tape recorder, I’m sure several reporters would have had the tape all cued up and ready to play for him…at least I would! That was a foreshadowing of what was to come.
His campaign slogan was to Make America Great Again. I wonder what that really means to him? Because as I see today, this country has taken a big step backwards…by about 100 years or so. He has reignited racism and hate and enabled those groups to resurface and act out towards those people that don’t agree with their narrow minded ideals. Not making America great again, but instead making a statement similar to some other ideals of ‘who’ should be considered the stronger and ideal in our society. Sound familiar? And what is frightening, is that no one in Washington from the Republican Party is standing up to him. Which makes me think that many of those people are in agreement with him.
To me, it is heartbreaking to see this happening when our country was pretty darn great before. Not “the” greatest place, but pretty darn good. There is always room for improvement. But sadly, now we are reverting back to a day that I thought we had left behind us long ago. A country can’t be strong if there is so much hate and our leader does nothing to stop or condemn it, but instead support it by his silence. God help us.