Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #73
EDITORIAL | 6/21/2018, midnight
We knew it was only a matter of time before Trump would descend to a level of absolutely unconscionable abomination, which he has with detaining children of migrants as hostages in order to get that wall built.
He has attempted to cover this despicable action by pointing the blame at Democrats and insisting that what he’s doing is a law. This is just another deplorable example of Trump’s lunacy, his autocratic behavior and policy that allows him to make up things as he goes along.
But this version of Trump’s law is beginning to arouse the nation, and it’s encouraging to see so many Republicans opposed to separating families at the Mexican border, though we agree with Sen. Chuck Schumer in denouncing a bill endorsed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
It is also encouraging to learn that First Lady Melania Trump has voiced her concern about detaining the children, believing, “We need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”
Well, dear first lady, apparently your husband is following all laws—his own and ones that stand in stark contradiction to your second concern about governance “with heart.”
When the nation has a leader who applauds dictators, salutes mass murderers and claims a right to pardon himself of any crime or humiliation, then you have a leader without heart. Your husband, with each edict and impulse from his tweet, is pushing us further and further from our so-called democratic imperatives, and closer and closer to his rule of law, making it detrimental to our personal and national well-being.
Melania, he is a heartless companion, and it’s good to see that even some members of his base, which for the most part remains unmoved by his reprehensible polices and tweets, are showing signs of disgust.
With such an unrepentant, intolerant regard for those who disagree with him and his administration, his decision—and it’s his decision—to use children as hostages reaches a new low for a leader with a seemingly bottomless iniquity.
Tearing families apart, endangering the future mental and physical welfare of children, is the epitome of immorality. In a current play on Broadway, a character during the slave era says that the only thing worse than the destruction of the family is lynching.
Murder and child molestation were lines we believed that even a most malevolent leader would not cross. But we never imagined such a grotesque president as Trump. What we have is a despot who will go to no end to impose his will and power.
And we should go to no end in our demand that to Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go!