When folks are forced to defend behavior that’s indefensible, that’s when you’re going to hear a lot of outrageous, hypocritical, and outright comical defenses of said behavior. Not surprisingly, that’s exactly what we’ve seen and heard from Republicans, not just recently following Donald Trump’s increasingly deranged behavior, but ever since he launched his campaign two years ago. It’s created this existence many of us are currently living in where most human beings are experiencing actual reality — while millions of others seem to live in some sort of alternative reality that only exists in their own minds.
For the first time in my life I’m seeing people who are reaching to such desperate lengths to defend Trump they’re denying that his direct quotes are credible pieces of evidence to use against him.
I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve never seen anything like this.
Then there are those special brand of cowards who seem to want to pretend like Trump’s behavior doesn’t exist or doesn’t matter. Gutless bottom-feeders like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan who, just a few weeks ago, said “no one is disputing” that “Russia meddled in the election” the very day after Trump had tweeted that the stories about Russian hackers interfering in our election were “FAKE NEWS.”
A few weeks later, after Trump tweeted out a blatant threat to the former head of the FBI a few days after firing him, instead of condemning that tweet, Ryan played dumb and acted like he hadn’t seen it — as if anybody would truly believe that.
Another example of this cowardly behavior was perfectly put on display Sunday by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) who, following multiple days of Trump sending out tweets that were both disgusting and dangerous, decided to downplay the significance of the behavior of the “President” of the United States:
The president takes a unique approach, one that differs from many of his predecessors. It’s not going to do any good for me or anyone else to come in and just comment on things we might not like about his Twitter behavior. The best thing we can do when we want to elevate civil dialogue in our American political discourse is to do whatever we can to make sure that we treat others kindly, with dignity and respect. And that’s what I intend to do.
I know he’s not joking, but he has to be kidding.
That’s Sen. Lee effectively trying to act like Trump’s behavior is simply “unique” and that it won’t “do any good” for him to comment on the “President” of the United States issuing petty, personal attacks against members of the media while seemingly advocating violence against journalists.
This from the party that once said Barack Obama putting his feet on the desk in the White House disrespected the dignity of the office of the presidency.
Obviously Republican cowards like Lee don’t want to comment on Trump’s on-going Twitter meltdowns because there is no defense for them!
But this idea being pushed by some Republicans that Trump’s behavior seems shocking simply because it’s “unique” and “differs” from other presidents is total bullshit. I don’t care what position in life Trump held, his behavior isn’t normal for any human being — anywhere — period.
Imagine if a teacher attacked parents or students the way Trump has others on Twitter, do you think they’d still have a job?
Not. A. Chance.
This is not about Trump simply being “different” than those who came before him — it’s about Trump being a vile, bottom-feeding, revolting piece of sh*t who has absolutely no business being this nation’s “president.”
Mike Lee’s comments are exactly why I’ve said, repeatedly, when history looks back on this time with disgust and embarrassment that this actually happened, they better make certain to include all the people who defended and supported Donald Trump’s horrific behavior. Because without them, he would have never made it this far.
Watch his comments below via CBS News (comment begins around the 6:35 mark):