With every passing day, Donald Trump's astounding incompetency to serve as President becomes more obvious.
His lies, blunders, and disrespect for the office he won with the aid of Russian meddling in the 2016 election make it perfectly clear that Trump is on track to be the worst president in our nation's history.
His dismal approval rating, 43% as of yesterday, is an accurate reflection of the low regard most Americans have for our Idiot In Chief. By comparison, Barack Obama had an 62% approval rating by March of his first term in office.
I proudly voted for Hillary Clinton. Her campaign arguments regarding Trump being unfit to serve as president are becoming more evidently true with every new Trump tweet.
So I'm wondering:
How many Trump voters here in Oregon, and particularly in my home town of Salem, are willing to publicly defend the guy they favored to lead our country?
Being a progressive, I mainly talk politics with people who share my liberal views. We detest Trump, for many excellent reasons. But 39% of Oregon voters cast their ballot for Trump; 38% of Salem voters did the same.
Thus there's a lot of people out there in my area of the country who thought Donald Trump would be a good president. At least, a better president than Hillary Clinton. I'd like to know if they still defend Trump.
I don't see many signs of this.
On my Facebook feed, conservative friends or acquaintances aren't standing up for Trump. Right-wingers in Oregon, or Salem, aren't making obvious statements of "I'm still a strong supporter of the man I voted to be president."
But maybe Trump-lovers will come out of the closet. If you're one of them, leave an I love Trump comment on this post with your real name. Show the world that you're still proud to have put him in the Oval Office.
Defend Trump's recent Tweet-accusations that Obama "wire-tapped" his phone before Election Day, despite the fact there is zero evidence to support this ridiculous claim.
Apparently the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, believes this crap because he read about it on some wacko right-wing media outlets.
WASHINGTON — It began at 6 p.m. Thursday as a conspiratorial rant on conservative talk radio: President Barack Obama had used the “instrumentalities of the federal government” to wiretap the Republican seeking to succeed him. This “is the big scandal,” Mark Levin, the host, told his listeners.
By Friday morning, the unsubstantiated allegation had been picked up by Breitbart News, the site once headed by President Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon. Less than 24 hours later, the president embraced the conspiracy in a series of Twitter posts accusing his predecessor of spying on him, setting in motion the latest head-spinning, did-he-really-say-that furor of Mr. Trump’s six-week-old presidency.
This is the latest, but certainly not the last, highly outrageous WTF action by the fool who was voted into office by a minority of Americans -- who still constituted a large proportion of the electorate, even here in liberal Oregon.
So Trump voters should either admit to the rest of us that you made a BIG MISTAKE, or publicly support the man who is now bringing disgrace on the highest office in the land.
It'll be interesting to see how many of you take me up on this offer to leave an I still love Trump comment with your real name. Maybe there are more people willing to go along with Trump's falsehoods and screw-ups than I suspect.
Which would be disturbing. Because the only way we're going to be able to get our country back on track is if citizens stand up to the demagoguery of the Man Who Would Be King, or even Dictator, rather than "merely" President.