With all the recent natural disasters the United States has been dealing with, Donald Trump has shown his true colors on how he feels about certain Americans.
Trump may have campaigned as a populist but in recent months, he’s done nothing but prove that to be wrong. He shows no sympathy or at least any that seems realistic. He makes inappropriate comments on sensitive topics,tries to play them off as a joke and also makes remarks about Vice President Mike Pence’s strong dislike towards the LGBTQ community.
After Puerto Rico dealt with one of the most destructive storms to ever hit land, Trump made a remark I watched with my mouth agape. “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack because we’ve spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico,” he said.
That statement is a slap in their face. Have some supplies and try to get back on your feet but really I dislike you for making us spend money. The way he acts when he’s trying to persuade his supporters and his non supporters that he’s for everyone makes no sense. In reality, he’s not for everyone and I hope people can see that now.
The New Yorker posted their piece about how it’d be dangerous to have Mike Pence as president and included a quote from Trump, in which he was ‘joking’ about how Pence would handle gay rights. “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all,” said Trump.
I was shocked but not surprised. Since the campaigns began for the run of president, the outrageous things Trump says in a way have become normal.
Since Trump took office in January, he’s been in the news every week, for the stupidest reasons. Just this week he was in the news for disrespecting a widow who lost her husband, a soldier, in Niger.
In a phone call he had with Myeshia Johnson, the wife of the fallen soldier, Trump said that her husband, “knew what he signed up for.” That personally wouldn’t make me feel any better, especially if the call was supposed to be Trump sending his condolences for my loss.
Maybe Trump has a certain way of thinking about things or not thinking things through before speaking, which would make more sense because of all the stupid things he’s said. However, it doesn’t excuse how he acts. It’s not how a president who says he’s got respect for everyone should behave at all. This is the most absurd behavior I’ve seen of someone in office thus far in my life.