The "President's" response to the van attack in London: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" And, "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!" And, "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse." Those were the tweets from The Twit in Chief, in reverse order, in the hours after pedestrians were run down then set upon by three men with knives. "Get smart before it gets worse. We are with you. We need to be tough." And we need to keep bad guys out. This is our right.
He's looking at you, Muslims.
He's not saying it. But he is.
He's also not saying in what we we are with the folks in London. Are we sending aid and comfort? Or are we simply closing our ranks and using the suffering of others as justification for our own fear?
I don't really mean "we." Like when King Louie tweets that we need to stop being politically correct and get down the business of security for our people, I have no idea what "we" he is referencing. Donald Trump does not speak for me. Nor, I would imagine, does he speak for Muslims in this country and around the world. The terror unleashed at London Bridge cries out for some kind of human response other than more terror. Like the Prime Minister of Israel tweeted: "These terrorists worship death. They murder indiscriminately, but they will not frighten us. They will not terrorize us."
How about, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." That's the kind of thing that Londoners expect from their leaders. And themselves. Or, how about, "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
Back in the White House, where one of its occupants once suggested "that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." The current "Resident" of that address seems to have missed that point. He seems committed to the ideal that fear is the only thing, and that is what we have to share with the rest of hte world. This is not the first time that Orangeina has used a tragedy to accelerate his agenda: Isolation. Hatred. More fear.
I have a message for the rest of the world: Don't listen to the man behind the curtain.