Donald John Trump Sr. just cannot stop getting angry with institutions, people and anything or anyone else.
He’s now declaring a new culture war. He’s stirring up conflict where little — if any of it — exists in the moment.
The president went to the Values Voter Conference and declared his intention to get retail employees to say “Merry Christmas” to customers; he doesn’t like the “Happy Holidays” greeting that some retail outlets deliver to their customers.
Good ever-lovin’ grief, dude! Get a bleeping grip!
As The Hill reports, Trump’s intent to persuade Americans that there exists some elite class that denigrates their values. He believes they care more about diversity and political correctness than anything else.
What utter crap!
He continues to play to the base that stands with him. He continues to divide Americans along more lines than many of us even knew existed. Now he’s seeking to divide Americans based on whether they insist on receiving Christmas greetings.
This angry message runs directly counter to the president’s pledge to unify the country. He won an Electoral College victory while garnering nearly 3 million fewer votes than Hillary Rodham Clinton. He became president with zero political capital to spend. Trump needed to build up that capital by working with Democrats and moderate Republicans on a whole host of legislative priorities.
He chose instead to lob bombs at them.
He’s now heaving political ordnance at Americans while firing the initial shots of this culture war that, in my humble view, is a figment of this guy’s imagination.
It all leaves me wondering whether Donald Trump seems somehow angry that he won the election. How in the world can that be?