I’m scratching my head — and not because it itches.
I am wondering something about Donald Trump’s two-hour tirade today at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting.
He stood before the faithful and laid out a profanity-laced harangue against the media, Democrats, special counsel Robert Mueller, socialists.
The word “sh**” and certain variations of it were on full display today.
My wonderment? A big part of the president’s “base” includes the evangelical Christian movement. They like Trump’s judicial appointments; they support his statements about prayer in school; they adhere to his newly found pro-life stance on abortion. They don’t mind that he mocks individuals’ speech, such as what he did today in mimicking former AG Jeff Sessions’ Southern drawl.
They give him a pass on his serial philandering on all three of his wives. They say every person is entitled to God’s grace.
But wait. Do they really like a president who spews filthy language in public? Is that the tone and tenor of a Godly man?
Please don’t remind me that other presidents have salted their language. Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all were known to utter profanity in private. Heck, “W” did so in my presence, to me, about five years before he was elected president.
But I don’t ever remember any of those men lacing their language with the profanity that flies out of Trump’s pie hole during public speeches, such as what he did today.
I don’t get it.
Is that how he “tells it like it is”?