Amazingly (and perhaps for the first time) Mr. Trump may have been too modest in his boasts. The shots he’s been firing since 12:00 PM, January 20, 2017 have hardly been limited to Fifth Avenue!
Among the first in an almost daily barrage of Trumpian bullets was the Muslim travel ban hastily implemented only a few days after his inauguration and now 546 days later we are still constantly caught off guard.
Anyone who might possibly affect Trump’s financial interests or ego driven goals winds up in his crosshairs. His refusal to take any action that might offend his base, which includes white nationalists, neo Nazi’s and the alt-right, places American values in his crosshairs as well.
As noted in my last post however, the guns were put away and the cannons rolled out when Mr. Trump summarily changed our immigration policy charging everyone crossing the border with illegal entry. How could a President of the United States order border guards to snatch infants and children out of their parent’s arms? Where were the outraged voices of the other two equal branches of government? The vision of those terrified families countered by the smirking, bible quoting Attorney General attempting to justify his boss’s actions went beyond the pale. This border hell is still reverberating and will be for months if not years to come and should strike fear in the hearts of us all.
Shocking us on a different level, next we saw the Trump cannons aimed at our allies in Brussels followed by a deafening silence in Helsinki.
Isn’t it time for Congress remember their oath to “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”? They have the power to remove Mr. Trump’s firearms debunking his eerily prophetic words that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not “lose any voters.” But we too have power and November is only a few short months away!