Nothing like the current “President” of the United States promoting violence against women to get the day started.
This morning, Trump retweeted a video someone made depicting him hitting a golf ball off a tee, only to hit Hillary Clinton in the back:
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017
Once again, this is the current “President” of the United States, the man who sits in the highest office in our land, retweeting out disgusting garbage such as this.
Normally I would say that this is “stunning” or “shocking,” but it’s not — this is who Donald J. Trump is. He’s a disgusting, vile, horrible human being.
This retweet is inexcusable for several reasons, most of which should be plainly obvious to anybody with a few functioning brain cells.
First, he’s the “president,” a position that usually demands that the person calling themselves that conduct themselves with some level of class and professionalism. Oh, but not Trump. This 71-year-old husband, father, and grandfather is nothing but a mental infant with the cognitive skills and behavioral traits of a lumbering, ill ape.
Then there’s always the fact that he’s essentially endorsing violence against another person. Much in the same way his rhetoric has inspired white nationalists, Trump retweeting garbage like this is essentially his endorsement that this type of behavior is acceptable.
Don’t forget, back in July, Trump promoted violence against CNN in a similar tweet.
We also can’t ignore that this video depicts Trump (a male) committing an act of violence against Clinton (a woman).
While I’m sure most of his supporters will simply see this as a joke, dismissing criticism from people like myself as people who are “uptight, too PC, or overly-sensitive,” in doing so, they’ll only further prove their own ignorance and hypocrisy.
Just imagine the right-wing outrage if Barack Obama had retweeted a video someone made of him committing an act of violence against Trump or any member of the Republican Party. Donald Trump, Fox News, the GOP, and the rest of the conservative media would have gone absolutely ballistic.
The bottom line is, this type of reprehensible behavior isn’t acceptable for anyone and it damn sure isn’t befitting someone calling themselves the “president.” I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican, progressive, conservative, or whatever the heck you want to call yourselves, if there’s one thing we should all agree on it’s that a “president” should never act like this.
Words cannot fully express my disdain for Donald Trump. I cannot wait until the day this revolting orange jackass is no longer allowed to call himself our “president,” that way we can all begin doing our best to move on and act like his time in office was all a really bad nightmare.