Donald Trump is the Epitome of the ‘Ugly American’

Donald Trump is the “Ugly American” on steroids, the coarse and vulgar putative “Leader of the Free World” treats our NATO allies with contempt, and exhibits an affinity for dictators the likes of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and Rodrigo Duterte.

Trump isn’t saddled with a George Bush type “Freedom Agenda” that foolishly attempts to make Jeffersonian democracies out of third world failed states like Iraq or Afghanistan.

Trump believes in American Exceptionalism, only he believes it’s our super-charged economy and our nuclear arsenal that makes us great, and not our democratic and humane values.

Trump has repeatedly stated that, after conquering Iraq, “we should have kept the oil.” This isn’t a gaffe or an inartful phrase, but a statement that reveals his mission statement: Make America Great domestically and internationally by exerting American power and dominance.

America was founded on the genocide of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans, and it’s this innately American ruthlessness that Trump cherishes. Trump has no desire to be the most popular leader in the world, he seeks only to be the most feared one, and towards that end he bullies our nearest allies Canada and Mexico, as well as our European friends.

Trump has no desire to see democracy thrive in Venezuela, North Korea, Iran or Syria, he wants only to see these authoritarian states cower under American might. He doesn’t want to plant the American flags in these hot spots, although he wouldn’t mind seeing Trump-branded properties in these faraway lands.

Unfortunately, for Trump he doesn’t instill fear in foreign lands, the world doesn’t see him as a Joseph Stalin like leader, but as a Ronald McDonald clown on crack.

Trump has miserably failed in making America the envy and fear of the world, he’s succeeded only in making us the laughingstock of the world.

For the sake of democracy in the homeland and our reputation abroad, we must elect a normal human being as president in 2020.

Thank God There’s a Few White Evangelicals Who Distance Themselves From Mike Pence

Jesus Christ didn’t limit his outreach only to the poor, social outcasts and the disenfranchised who would be receptive to his message of love, understanding and redemption.

He also sought out the Pharisees and Sadducees, and berated them for their hypocrisy, self-righteousness and pride.

Vice President Mike Pence, an evangelical Christian, has agreed to be a commencement speaker only at Christian colleges and military academies who he feels would be receptive to his brand of conservative evangelical philosophy.  

But there’s light shining even in the darkest citadels of white evangelicalism, when Taylor University, an evangelical school in rural Indiana, announced that Pence would speak at the commencement ceremony on May 18 hundreds of students immediately protested. Surely Pence thought that a white evangelical university in his home state of Indiana would be a safe place for his religious bigotry.

Alex Hoekstra the author of an online petition asking the university to disinvite Pence wrote:

“Inviting Vice President Pence to Taylor University and giving him a coveted platform for his political views makes our alumni, faculty, staff and current students complicit in the Trump-Pence Administration’s policies, which we believe are not consistent with the Christian ethic of love we hold dear.”

Indeed, any university, college or military academy that invites Pence to speak is complicit with the anti-Christian and anti-democratic views of Donald Trump.

Taylor University should honor Christ, disinvite Pence, and extend an invitation to Mayor Pete, a man who truly embodies the loving and humanitarian spirit of Jesus Christ.

Donald Trump Indulging in ‘God Talk’ to Pander to White Evangelicals

Donald Trump is consumed with expanding his business empire and burnishing his brand, and demeaning and ridiculing any perceived threats to his financial dynasty or his political power.

There is simply no room in Trump’s consciousness for God, a belief in a Creator isn’t congruent with his business model of winning by any means necessary. Although expressing a belief in the Biblical God is necessary to hold onto his evangelical base.

I give Trump credit for not pretending to be a devout Christian, he almost never mentions God, and he famously declared that he’s never asked the Supreme Being for forgiveness, because he’s never done anything wrong. Never mind that he commits the Seven Deadly Sins on an almost daily basis, and by all accounts he’s a moral degenerate.

Trump has never attended church regularly in his adult life, in fact the only time he darkens the doors of a church are on Christmas and Easter. Maybe if a white evangelical congregation names their church after Trump, he might attend church more regularly.

Recently Trump has started to invoke the name of God, religious rhetoric is creeping into his stump speeches that are still dominated by xenophobia, misogyny, racist dog whistles and just plain buffoonery.

On Thursday, Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer at the White House, and he said the Almighty had helped him persevere through the ordeal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Trump doesn’t drink or take illicit drugs, I imagine that what really helped him persevere through the ordeal of the Mueller investigation was hookers and hamburgers.

In that same speech Trump also said:

“One of the things that Mike and I were discussing just a little while ago—people are so proud to be using that beautiful word, God, and they’re using the word God again, and they’re not hiding from it. They’re not being told to take it down, and they’re not saying we can’t honor God. In God we trust. So important.”

Yeah, Right. It will be a cold day in hell when Trump discusses the Almighty with Pence. In fact, the only context in which Trump would discuss God with Pence is when he is admonishing on how to look at him when he is delivering a speech:

Listen Pence you holy rolling piece of shit! You’d better gaze at me adoringly while I’m speaking. Just pretend I’m your daddy or you’re freaking God!

So what’s up with Trump employing more God talk? Let’s just say that God didn’t help him persevere through the ordeal of the Mueller investigation, but invoking God is helping him deal with its aftermath. Throw in a few God is beautiful comments, and his evangelical base might be distracted from the finding of the Special Counsel’s report, namely that he obstructed justice and that his administration is a shit show.

Outrage: LPGA Star Lexi Thompson Golfs With Racist Donald Trump

Hey everybody, just want to say I will be taking a break from social media. If I post it will be from my management team for me. I’m too involved with it, and to read some of the hurtful things being said to me lately isn’t fair and I’m not dealing with it. Thank you to my true fans out there I will be back on but I’m going to be focusing on me right now and my life. Thanks for understanding.

Instagram Post by LPGA star Lexi Thompson

Sorry, but I don’t understand.

Lexi Thompson posted this statement on Instagram after getting negative feedback on social media for spending the Easter weekend golfing with blatant racist Donald Trump and right-wing pundit Rush Limbaugh.

Many politicians and diplomats meet with Trump even though they deplore his racist statements and policies because their occupation makes it necessary and unavoidable that they interact with him.

It’s a horse of a different color when a prominent person socializes with the racist buffoon. Thompson didn’t golf with Trump because he’s such a great golfer, she thought that the publicity would improve her brand, and she probably doesn’t mind his racist inclinations.

Thompson must have figured that most golfers are conservatives and they would be envious if anything, for golfing with the Leader of the Free World. The backlash from social media caught her be surprise, and so she’s taking a timeout from the virtual world.

To which I say: What a freaking coward! If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, or in this case the Internet, on a permanent basis. If I get criticized for bashing Lexi, believe me, I’m not going to take a break from social media. Bring it on!

Lexi’s Twitter feed is filled with posts promoting products and services, contact her sponsors and let them know what you think about this cowardly golfer who enjoys socializing with racists.

Congratulations Donald Trump: 10,000 Lies and Counting

The Post’s Fact Checker database has been updated with President Trump’s weekend remarks. He has surpassed 10,000 false claims during his presidency. https://wapo.st/2ZRGM3U

The Washington Post

Congrats, #DerangedDonald!! An amazing accomplishment!! No one but you could have achieved this. Not just the number. Covering all topics, never shying from even the most brazen, disprovable lies, you’ve even managed to tell multiple lies on same subject, lying even about lying!!

George Conway

White House spokesperson and liar extraordinaire Kellyanne Conway’s truth-telling husband.

I’ve written several essays about Trump’s predilection for telling lies, but I can’t allow Trump’s monumental achievement to pass without reminding everyone that this is not normal, and it’s incumbent upon us to call him out every time he lies.

Trump’s fabrications have a snowball effect, he’s personally told over 10,000 falsehoods, and his aides have told 100,000 more to spin, explain and justify his deceptions. Trump’s followers have told millions in defense of their Savior. The biggest whopper is the one they tell to themselves, namely that Trump has been anointed by God to Make America Great Again.

George Conway isn’t afraid to speak truth to power and criticize Trump for his prodigious ability to spit out lies at a rapid fire pace, even though he is married to one of the president’s most trusted aides.

There are less than a handful of Republican leaders with the courage and integrity to call out Trump on his lies, therefore it falls upon reporters, bloggers and voters to blast him every time he lies.

On the Death of My Beloved Dog Mandy

When I adopted Mandy from the Lynchburg Humane Society about 13 years ago, she meekly followed me to my car and promptly wet herself on the ride home. But her quiet and fearful persona didn’t last for long, after a couple of days she revealed her rambunctious personality. I had an older dog, Midnite, at the time, and I used to take both of them walking at the same time. Mandy was so full of vim and vigor that she would always run circles around Midnite, getting their leashes hopelessly entangled.

Mandy escaped from my backyard by squeezing through an impossible small opening in my chain link gate. Mandy wasn’t displeased with her home life, for I pampered her to death, she just felt compelled to explore the world outside my backyard. Fortunately, a neighbor returned her to me, and I made my yard escape proof. This was the puppy stage of Mandy’s life, and Midnite, myself and my cats survived this stage with our nerves on edge, but our love for the mischievous puppy undiminished.

The next stage in Mandy’s life young adulthood was illustrated by the way she would run ahead of me when I took her walking. My neighbors would always greet me by saying: I see that your dog is taking you out for a walk again. By this time Midnite had passed away, and he wasn’t there to slow down Mandy as she propelled me forward during our daily walks.

The last stage in Mandy’s life adulthood, she matched my slow gait, as I am no longer a spring chicken. We would take leisurely strolls around the neighborhood, and the little kids would never fail to greet Mandy my name, for they all knew her and loved her.

Mandy was diagnosed with terminal cancer a couple of months ago, and when I took her for her daily walk, I would periodically stop to give her a chance to catch her breath.

Today Mandy took her final breath, and I took my first walk in years without her. Man wasn’t meant to walk alone, and in a couple of months I will adopt another puppy, but I will forever treasure the memories of our daily walks.

Joe Biden’s Horrendous Makeover

When a septuagenarian wants to make himself look spiffy for an important function, like attending his great-granddaughter’s wedding, he might buy new suspenders or change to a more discreet-looking pair of adult diapers.

But the stark reality is that when your most important meeting in the near future may be with the Grim Reaper, there’s not really much you can do to enhance your appearance.

Pray tell, what kind of a make-over can you get when you’re freaking 76-years-old and running for president, not of the Bingo club at your nursing home, but of the United States?

Well, if you’re Joe Biden, you go the cosmetic surgery route, like it’s going out of style. Biden has Botox, hair plugs, veneers and cosmetic surgery up the wazoo. No wonder it took him forever and a day to announce his candidacy, it takes time to make a septuagenarian, soon to be an octogenarian, look halfway presentable.

Biden was almost completely bald in his 20’s and he had hair plugs surgery in the 80’s when it was a new surgery procedure, and he looked like he had hair from his butt implanted into his scalp. Recently he filled in his frontal hairline to camouflage the god-awful 80 hair transplant, and now he looks less like Frankenstein and more like just a silly old man who is to vain to age gracefully.

Biden underwent a severe face lift that makes him look at best like a Cheshire Cat when he grins and at worst like a clown who just escaped from the pit of hell. Can you imagine the terror of an underage girl when Biden, sporting his rictus grin, approaches to give her an inappropriate hug?

Hillary Clinton was endlessly scrutinized for her appearance during the 2016 presidential election, so Biden should man up and put his big boy adult diapers on, and weather the ridicule of his appearance.

Melania’s White House Birthday Pic is Disturbing

A photo tweeted by the White House on First Lady Melania Trump’s birthday has raised many an eyebrow on social media.

The tweet that has generated more than 8,000 comments, simply says “Happy Birthday, @FLOTUS!” and is accompanied by a photo of Mrs. Trump sitting alone on the far end of a couch and staring into the distance, surrounded by an army of photographers and reporters in the Oval Office. Mrs. Trump turned 49 on Friday.

NBC News

Melania Trump is a beautiful and photogenic woman, and the White House has access to hundreds of photos where the first lady is smiling, many of them with her husband. Why on Earth did the administration choose a picture of an unsmiling Mrs. Trump sitting alone to mark her birthday?

That mystery may never be solved, but the controversial photograph perfectly captures Melania’s essence.

In her long career trajectory from glorified escort to supermodel to gold-digger spouse of the President of the United States Melania lost her transparency, empathy and dare I say, her soul?

Melania isn’t facing the camera, she’s looking into the distance lost in her own thoughts. She has no interest in the photographers surrounding her, she’s probably debating which high-end boutique she will visit next.

Even though she isn’t in the center of the frame, our focus is on her, and not just because she’s dressed in green and everyone else in black and white. The ex-model is always the center of attention, we always wonder what statement is the Be Best spokesperson making with her latest wardrobe ensemble?

This image of Melania sitting alone at the far end of the couch, also focuses attention on who isn’t sitting next to her, her husband Donald Trump. Melania is always surrounded by Secret Service agents and personal assistants, but’s she’s a very lonely woman married to a physically repulsive and morally decrepit buffoon.

But I don’t have an ounce of sympathy for Melania, she made her own bed and she can sleep in it next to the old and ugly toad with a mushroom-shaped pecker.

Happy Birthday Melania, may your bulging bank accounts provide you with the peace and comfort that you will never receive from your narcissistic spouse.  

Read More: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/white-house-celebrates-melania-trump-s-birthday-bizarre-photo-n999141

Franklin Graham Tells Mayor Pete to Repent, Not Flaunt Being Gay

“One of the country’s most well-known evangelical Christians, Franklin Graham, said Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay 2020 presidential candidate, should repent. Graham called homosexuality a ‘sin’ and ‘something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized,’ in a tweet Wednesday. ‘Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women,’ Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, tweeted.”

The Charlotte Observer

Jesus Christ had volumes to say about the sins of pride, self-righteousness, greed and envy, but he didn’t have a single word to say about homosexuality.

The Old Testament prohibits many behaviors including wearing clothing made from mixed fabrics, letting your hair become unkempt, sleeping with another man’s slave ( I guess it’s kosher to sleep with your own slaves), getting tattoos, trimming your beard (lots of heathen millennials walking around), and men having sex with men and women having sex with women.

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

I don’t lose any sleep over my neighbors having unkempt hair, tattoos, or neatly trimmed beards, and I don’t give a rat’s as if they sleep with same sex partners. My duty as a Christian is to mind my own business, worry about the beam that’s in my eye, and show them the love of Christ.

The hypocrisy of Franklin Graham knows no bounds, he praises Donald Trump, who openly and brazenly flaunts the seven deadly sins, but goes ballistic over Pete Buttigieg because he’s a proud gay man.

Mayor Pete is a practicing Episcopalian who’s imbued with the Spirit of Christ, and his policies of universal health care, respect for immigrants, and support for welfare programs embody the teachings of Christ. Trump, on the other hand is the antitheses of everything Jesus taught.

Memo to Franklin Graham: A prophet should speak truth to power, you should be condemning Trump for demonizing immigrants, sexually assaulting women, marginalizing minorities and lying his fool head off.

If Graham makes it to heaven, by the skin of his teeth, he may discover that there’ a rainbow flag next to the throne of God.   Read More: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article229629454.html

Donald Trump’s Twitter Feed Gives Us a Glimpse Into His Sick Mind


“It’s hard to even imagine President Donald Trump’s Twitter addiction getting worse, but we may be living through just that right now. Consider that over the past 24 hours, Trump has tweeted (and retweeted) 52 things. In a 30-minute span on Monday night, he retweeted 24 items — about nine different topics and from 15 people.”

CNN

I tweet almost as much as Donald Trump, but I’m not the Leader of the Free World with a pile of existential threats to society in my in box.

The stable genius has to answer to the American public for wasting his time posting mean-spirited and deceitful tweets, while I have to answer only to my employer since I do most of my tweeting during my work hours.

Trump’s Twitter feed is a window into the fuc*ing moron’s warped mind, and reading his tweets on a daily basis gives us an indication if it’s finally time to put him in a straightjacket or at least bind his tiny fingers.

What did Trump tweet about over the past 24 hours? Who gives a rat’s ass, it’s just the typical rantings of a diseased mind!

Although it’s noteworthy that that many of Trump’s posts are retweets, he’s too lazy to come up with original content. You’d be well advised to unfollow Trump on Twitter, why not follow me instead @robertpaulreyes Read More:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/23/politics/donald-trump-twitter/index.html