What I find amazing is how a president can be so cold, empty and clueless about his responsibilities, decency and basic human empathy.
So, 14 bombs were sent to prominent Americans including TWO former presidents. And 11 Jews were shot do death in their synagogue. And Trump tweets about not grasping baseball.
Then again, this is the same man who earlier in the day told a crowd -- "This wicked act of mass murder is pure evil, hard to believe, and frankly, something that is unimaginable.," adding that "This was an anti-Semitic act. You wouldn’t think this would be possible in this day and age.”
Which brings us back to the whole "clueless" thing. After all, when Trump said after Charlottesville that there were "many fine people" among the neo-Nazis and didn't condemn them, OF COURSE this was imaginable, if not inevitable.
Just like the 14 bombs.
And to be clear, this is all on the elected officials of the Republican Party who have enabled Trump for the past two years.
A quick side note for a moment, if I may. This to the gun manufacturer corporate-owned NRA fringe terrorist organization -- In case you were having a staff meeting and wondering, yes, it is too early for you to say that if only the people in the synagogue who had been praying and attending a baby-naming ceremony all had guns this wouldn't have happened. Mind you, if perhaps they prayed for strong gun laws and fewer available bullets...that's another matter entirely.
Okay, we return to the "thoughts and prayers" division of the Republican Party.
I wish I could say more about Trump's comments yesterday, but when I saw he decided to get to yet another rally for himself, and was talking about the police, the mean-old news media, and himself, while making up a lie about how the New York Stock Exchange opened the day after the 9/11 attacks (Reality Check: it didn't. It was closed for a full week) and blaming the synagogue -- yes, you read that right -- actually blaming the synagogue for not having armed guards (yes, this sick man did go there...), I turned it off because there is a limit to how much I can take in the name of being informed. After a while, when you fill a glass with information, it's full, and if you keep pouring in more of the same information, it will just overflow and remain just as full as before.
The good news is that we haven't yet had a tweet from Lou Dobbs wondering if the synagogue massacre was a fake shooting or a false flag that maybe the Jews did to themselves...
And again, to repeat: this is not about Trump. We know who he is. We get it. We expect this, and the horrors he brings forth. This is about the elected officials of the Republican Party who enable it.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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