Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Pardon Moi

When our "President" stands up in front of a crowd and chooses to whoop it up about how great our Second Amendment is, even though he is just a couple months removed from the events of Parkland, Florida and his mild promises to look into the causes of gun violence, it just kind of figures. We don't expect much else from this flip-flopping Cheeto with no real sense of right and wrong. He is, after all, the American "President" touting those things that are quintessentially American. Like owning guns and talking about owning guns. And sometimes talking about using them to protect us from other Americans who happen to be exercising their Second Amendment rights. But it's probably not a good idea to call out other countries and their gun laws.
That's what Chester the Cheeto did last week in Dallas, when he addressed the National Rifle Association. Instead of going after homegrown topics like the Waffle House or Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, he picked the massacre at Paris' Bataclan concert hall to pump up his bullet riddled agenda. Ninety people were killed, and another forty were injured. "They took their time and gunned them down one by one. Boom! Come over here. Boom! Come over here. Boom!," Chester said, using his hands in a gun gesture. And as become his familiar refrain, he insisted that if civilians had been armed "it would have been a whole different story."
Okay, nimrod. We are used to hearing from those who prefer their possible pasts as better because of more gunfire. It's so quintessentially American. But how about keeping your mitts off the tragedies of the rest of the world. Our allies, in particular. This wasn't an Alaska congressman spouting off about how the Holocaust could have been prevented: "How many Jews were put in the ovens because they were unarmed?" This was the "President" of these United States using another country's horror to pump up the masses who don't really need to be pumped up in the first place. 
How did France react? The way we might expect them to: "France expresses its firm disapproval of President Trump's comments about the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015 and demands that the memory of the victims be respected." And, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped Mister Cheeto "would come back on his words and express regret. His comments are shocking and not worthy of the president of the world's greatest superpower."
As an American citizen, I apologize. We currently have a guy in the White House who is not worthy of being the president of the world's greatest superpower. 

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