Proving He’s Sick and Lacks the Ability to Feel Empathy, Trump Criticizes Paralympians: ‘Tough to Watch’ (Video)

In the past I’ve written and talked about how Donald Trump’s clear lack of the ability to feel empathy makes him a very dangerous individual. Someone in his position, with as much power as he has, needs to have the ability to understand what others who are different from them struggle with in order to effectively lead and represent a nation filled with millions of diverse citizens.

Heck, in my opinion, to even be considered an emotionally stable and decent human being requires the ability to empathize with others at least on some level.

As we’ve seen time after time, Trump doesn’t possess that ability.

When he visited Texas for the first time following Hurricane Harvey, he bragged about the size of the crowd of people desperately needing help who showed up to see him speak. During his visit to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, he tossed supplies to people like he was playing some sort of game. Even when he was tasked with nothing more than calling to console the grieving widow of a fallen soldier, he told her that her husband “knew what he signed up for” — then lied about saying that to her.

Donald Trump is a sick individual.

Another example of what a horrible person he is came Saturday when he managed to insult Paralympians, calling the Paralympics “tough to watch”:

What happened with the Paralympics was so incredible and so inspiring to me, and I watched – it’s a little tough to watch too much – but I watched as much as I could.

I’m not any sort of medical professional, but there’s absolutely no way a fully sane, emotionally sound individual says something like that. A person doesn’t even need to have much common sense to know that you don’t criticize disabled athletes! 

To be honest, I really don’t even know how to respond to this comment. If it were any other president, I’d give them the benefit of the doubt and say, “Oh, obviously they meant it’s tough to watch too much because of their busy schedule.” However, this is Donald J. Trump we’re talking about here; someone who not only has a history of mocking the disabled, but also has a history of mocking people at ceremonies meant to honor them (remember the Native American code talkers ceremony held in front of Andrew Jackson’s portrait where he had no problem using “Pocahontas” to mock Elizabeth Warren?)

So why should he get any sort of “benefit of the doubt”?

I’m sitting here dumbfounded at the reality that this blithering idiot couldn’t even give a simple speech honoring these amazing athletes without screwing it up and, once again, proving what a sick, disgusting lowlife he is. Although, as I said previously, I shouldn’t be dumbfounded at this point because it keeps happening.

I’ll tell you what’s actually tough to watch: Trump’s “presidency.”

It’s tough to watch this pathological-lying con artist embarrass this country on a daily basis, shame the office of the presidency, and represent this country as its leader while the rest of the world sits back and laughs at the fact that tens of millions of Americans were foolish enough to vote for this vile idiot.

That’s what’s hard to watch.

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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.