It’s time to say farewell to the acronym Donald Trump made famous.
He said he would “Make America Great Again.” It transformed into MAGA. It offended me greatly, given that I long have known that America has always been “great” and that it didn’t need a carnival barker/con man/reality TV host/real estate mogul to make the country great.
So, Trump is running for re-election in 2020 on another mantra. It is to “Keep America Great.” I doubt that slogan will be morphed into an acronym the way MAGA emerged from the 2016 campaign slogan.
Frankly, I find the Keep America Great much less offensive than the first one. Except that Trump is going to take credit he doesn’t deserve for making America great in the first place.
You see, the U.S. military has remained the strongest in world history. Trump inherited an economy that had recovered significantly from the Great Recession that crippled it in 2008. Our international alliances were strong when Trump took office; indeed, his “America first” policy has weakened those alliances in the 1,000 days of his presidency.
None of that will be on display when Donald Trump takes the podium Thursday night in Dallas for his next KAG Rally. He’ll stand among the faithful inside the American Airlines Center and spout lie after lie. He’ll hurl insults and innuendo at Democrats and the media. Yes, I’ll be there listening to this blather. I’ll just take it quietly. Then I’ll leave.
The president didn’t “Make America Great Again.” Moreover, the best way to “Keep America Great” is to kick this guy’s sorry backside out of the White House.
Good riddance, MAGA. As for KAG, well … I can’t go there, either.