by Donna on July 23, 2022 10:05 am
I agree, Curt.
Prior to Trump's nomination in 2016, I had read a lot about Trump. Much was written about him long before he ran for president as he has always led a very public life.
The following is an excerpt from an article by Conor Friedersdorf entitled "Donald Trump's Cruel Streak; For decades, the candidate has willfully inflicted pain and humiliation" that was published by The Atlantic on 9/26/16 (link at bottom). Excerpt:
In 1999, the family patriarch died, and 650 people, including many real estate executives and politicians, crowded his funeral at Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue. But the drama was hardly put to rest. Freddy’s son, Fred III, spoke at the funeral, and that night, his wife went into labor with their son, who developed seizures that led to cerebral palsy. The Trump family promised that it would take care of the medical bills.
Then came the unveiling of Fred Sr.’s will, which Donald had helped draft. It divided the bulk of the inheritance, at least $20 million, among his children and their descendants, “other than my son Fred C. Trump Jr.” Freddy’s children sued, claiming that an earlier version of the will had entitled them to their father’s share of the estate, but that Donald and his siblings had used “undue influence” over their grandfather, who had dementia, to cut them out. A week later, Mr. Trump retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits critical to his nephew’s infant child.
“I was angry because they sued,” he explained during last week’s interview.
I have to ask again.
What kind of billionaire withdraws the health insurance of an infant with cerebral palsy in a fit of pique? A person comfortable being cruel to others. “This was so shocking, so disappointing and so vindictive,” his niece Lisa Trump said at the time.
I could talk about Trump being cruel to others for another 20,000 words. But deep down, even many Trump supporters already know this truth about the man they’re supporting. They’re just so acclimated to his cruelty that they’ve stopped noticing it.
Enough. Wake up. Look at this man with fresh eyes.
People disagree about the ideal traits to have in a leader. But almost no one wants a president who has proven himself an addict to being cruel, mean-spirited, and spiteful. For decades, Trump has been deliberately cruel to others, often in the most public ways. He behaves this way flagrantly, showing no sign of shame or reflection.
What kind of person still acts that way at 70? A bad person.
It is that simple.
Giving a cruel man power and expecting that he won’t use it to inflict cruelty is madness. To vote for Trump, knowing all of this, is to knowingly empower cruelty.
Better to recoil in disgust.
by HatetheSwamp on July 24, 2022 7:56 am
Trump is despicable. pb's always said that. More lately, pbs refined his assessment to, Trump's an arrogant, narcissistic SOB.
I watched FOX NEWS SUNDAY earlier today. Newt was on the panel and he said something insightful when the conversation was on the J6 Committee (paraphrased roughly):
The fact that so many ignore the Committee has very little to do with Trump, but millions of people see the existence of a elite in this city (DC). They see this city as evil and the way this Committee operates is proof of that evil.
When pb couldn't register as pb on SS Post, he chose, HatetheSwamp, in a matter of seconds, with no careful thought but, looking back? As po'd say, WHAT EFFIN BRILLIANCE!
pb caught the spirit of the times.
It's becoming clear, to me anyway, that the Swamp, through your beloved J6 Committee, is herding cats.
Trump's crowds are larger and more boisterous than ever and, while pb thinks that Trump is an arrogant, narcissistic SOB, he's like millions: HatetheSwamp!