“A man who was shot in the leg during the Las Vegas mass shooting didnt let his injury hold him back from standing up to greet President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
Thomas Gunderson was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night when he was horrifically injured when Stephen Paddock, 64, sprayed bullets on more than 20,000 concertgoers.
Gunderson, of California, said he was running toward Mandalay Bay when a bullet pierced his leg.
`There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president and my flag. Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves!` Gunderson wrote.”
If I were in the same circumstances as Gunderson I would have stood up to greet the orderly who changed my bedpan, the surgeon who repaired my shattered leg, and any of the first responders.
But I would have endured the excruciating pain of standing up for Trump only to piss on his shiny shoes.
Tragedies tend to unite us, they blur our political and religious differences, and bring us together as Americans facing off against a common foe, be it a natural disaster or terrorism.
But not even the Apocalypse could narrow the chasm that exists between an imperial racist president and most of the American people.
I wish Gunderson a speedy recovery, but he`s dead wrong in his belief that Trump deserves our respect.
By his words and behavior Trump has earned the undying disdain of any American who values liberty, equality and racial harmony.
By standing up for Trump Gunderson is enabling Trump`s racist agenda! Shame on Trump and shame on Gunderson!
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