This post was submitted to Senator Todd Young, R-IN, and Trey Hollingsworth, R IN-09. Neither of whom will understand its content, but the effort had to be made.S
o yesterday Trump held a news conference on the White House lawn, and proceeded to lie his head off about just about everything happening at the moment, which with him is par for the course.
President Donald Trump was publicly upbraided by MSNBC anchor Katy Tur after his extraordinary impromptu press conference on the White House lawn.
“The president himself had a really tough time with the truth this morning,” Tur observed. “Let’s get to the facts.”
“In an unprecedented appearance on the White House lawn, the president spoke to reporters and Fox News for 58 minutes,” she reported. “In that time he lied or misled the American public at least 19 times.”
The anchor then proceeded to fact-check Trump over his attempts to distance himself from his campaign chairman, his misleading claims that the FBI Inspector General report exonerated him, his assertion Mike Flynn may not have lied, and his claim that Democrats are to blame for the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents. She also fact-checked which party controls Congress and the history of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
“So our big question is — why are Republican leaders okay with the President of the United States lying?”
But then Trump had to go where no United States President had has ever gone. He announces he wants to be worshiped like the autocratic dictator who rules North Korea.
When asked if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would visit the White House, President Donald Trump said that he likely would, complimented his “strong” leadership, and said he wished Americans would “sit up at attention” when he speaks like the North Koreans do for Kim.
“Hey, he is the head of a country and I mean he is the strong head,” Trump said of Kim to Fox News’ Steve Doocy on Friday. “Don’t let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.”
Anyone with any knowledge of life inside North Korea knows that the people of North Korea are indoctrinated with the concept of their leader as literally a deity. I have watched documentaries of North Korea, some with with video taken of the North Korean people in every day life constantly kowtowing and literally praying their thanks to their beloved leader, from whom all their blessings have flowed. It is the culture of worship and mindless obedience that is inculcated in them from birth. There is no concept of freedom of speech. Or movement. Or thought. Over 200,000 North Koreans live in brutal gulags, prison camps, from which most of them will never escape alive. It is one of the remaining cesspools of Stalinism as a form of totalitarian Communism on the planet.
And this is what Donald Trump is praising. This is what Donald Trump thinks we the American People should be emulating.
Every last member of the GOP who continues to keep their head and their mouth in the sand and not denounce this raving anti-American and anti-Democratic madman (and I mean Trump, not the leader of North Korea). is writing their place into the history books, as being among those who, through their inaction and refusal to speak out and resist this madness, threatened this nation and its system of Constitutional law, with destruction.
And of course he misses the entire point of the experiment that the United States has been. We are not “his people.” He is “our president,” elected to represent and speak for us. Not to be our king, or as he seems to wish, a demi-god whom we must worship like the poor citizens in North Korea, who live their lives in what for an average American would seem like the worst Hell they could imagine.