On Friday, Trump Reminded Everyone What a Shameful Disgrace He is to This Country

I don’t feel like you need to be a doctor or any sort of medical professional to realize something isn’t right with Donald Trump. Whether you want to call him a psychopath, sociopath, narcissist, or all three — or possibly even worse — I don’t feel people are wrong when they say the current “president” could be suffering from some fairly severe forms of mental illness.

Personally, I’ve never witnessed another human being behave the way Trump does. To lie, contradict himself, and incessantly play the victim whenever things aren’t going his way is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. What scares me even more about his behavior is that I really do question if Trump can tell what is and isn’t actually real. It’s hard for me to believe that a person can lie and contradict himself as often as Trump does while realizing that’s what they’re doing.

For example, in a testament to what a shameful and dishonest bottom feeder he is, Trump declared September 15th National POW/MIA Recognition Day, writing on Twitter, “NEVER forget our HEROES held prisoner or who have gone missing in action while serving their country.”

Funny, just over two years ago, this is what Donald Trump had to say about Sen. John McCain and POWs, in general:

He’s [McCain] a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.

Not only did he also say that he didn’t consider the Arizona senator a war hero, but he defended his disgusting mocking of POWs by saying too much attention is paid to them and not enough to those who weren’t captured:

People that were not captured that went in and fought, nobody talks about them. Those are heroes also.

After all, Trump never admits he’s wrong about anything — so why would he start by apologizing to a legitimate American hero and all POWs for belittling the sacrifices they made for this country?

Yet despite the fact that Trump literally said he doesn’t consider POWs war heroes because he likes “people that weren’t captured,” he has the nerve to declare September 15th National POW/MIA Recognition Day, then praised the very people he degraded just over two years ago.

That takes gall on a level I can’t fathom. To have known you said that about POWs, yet have the nerve to declare a day to honor them, while also acting as if you have any respect for them after saying — in regards to an actual American hero and former POW — that you don’t consider him a hero because you “like people that weren’t captured,” is appalling and an absolute disgrace.

This is another prime example showing that Donald Trump truly has no conscience or ethics, and damn sure doesn’t have any shame.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Linda

    I’m confused. I thought this was already established. Is DT trying to take credit for it?

  • Linda

    I’m confused. I thought this was already established. Is DT trying to take credit for this? https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/pow-mia-recognition-day

    • Laurel

      From the article you linked:”The United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed on July 18, 1979. It was observed on the same date in 1980 and was held on July 17 in 1981 and 1982. It was then observed on April 9 in 1983 and … from 1986 onwards the date moved to the third Friday of September. **The United States president each year proclaims National POW/MIA Recognition Day**. ” So, you are right twice. Yes it was. And yes he’s taking credit for it.


    The maddening thing is…….Trump has always acted this way. What did people think was going to happen? Only fools believed he was capable of morphing into a responsible adult.