Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Height of Hypocrisy …

Monday, the 29th of May was Memorial Day and I watched as President Trump performed the sacred
act of placing the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  On Saturday and Sunday he'd spent his time tweeting hatred, ridicule and cruelty and yet there he was on Monday with a pious look on his face trying to look Presidential.

I am old enough to have watched 12 Presidents perform the same ceremony. Some are more memorable than others but I love what President George Bush said in 1992. “Memorial Day leaves few hearts unmoved. Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, or a spouse, friend and neighbor”.

Can you imagine Trump saying anything akin to that? It takes a person with empathy to understand those words and the feelings of others has never been a concern of his. He just stood there trying to look the part and then moved forward and put his hand on the wreath.  Then he stood back in line and a minute or two later he walked off … never having uttered a word.

I guess he couldn't wait to return to his true self. Once again he gave in to his Tweeter obsession and before the night was out he'd mocked and ridiculed Joe Biden and his wife Jill for being seen outside wearing face masks. Unlike Trump the couple had made a quiet and unannounced appearance at a Memorial Park in Delaware where they laid a wreath of white flowers in memory of Joe's son.  

Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America … a thoroughly cruel and despicable man.
   Unbelievable ... but sadly it's true.


Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

I can't help but feel that there are no feelings in the man except for himself. What an empty suit.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Despicable — I agree

9:29 AM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

It was better he didn’t say anything really.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Some people obviously don't believe in keeping their mouth shut and sadly he is one of them.

3:39 PM  

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