Donald John Trump provided plenty of commentary material during his record-setting soliloquy in front of the Conservative Political Action Conference this past weekend.
Let’s look briefly at this tidbit: He said that many in Congress — namely Democrats — “hate this country.”
There you go. That is an example of the height — or the depth — of cynicism rarely, if ever, heard from the president of the United States.
Trump’s foes “hate” the country they serve. They “hate” what the country stands for. They “hate” the nation’s values.
They take the same oath that the president takes. They pledge to defend the U.S. Constitution and to protect the nation against our enemies. They swear allegiance to the United States of America, just like Trump did.
“Hate” is such an ugly four-letter word. Don’t you think?
When it flies out of the mouth of the president of the United States and is aimed at his foes, then it falls into the category of dangerous rhetoric.
This is Trump at his worst. He is talking only to his base. He doesn’t give a sh** about the rest of the country’s citizens, its voters. The president is relying on his base to shore up his faltering status as the nation’s head of state/commander in chief.
The CPAC crowd gave him plenty of whoops and hollers as he railed on and on for 122 minutes, setting a personal record for longwinded speechmaking. They don’t care about the cynicism, let alone the lies that continue to spew forth from POTUS’s pie hole.
Then he says his opponents “hate” the United States. The CPAC faithful cheered.
So help me, this guy is a disgrace to his high office.