Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on National Character Counts Week

Great American presidents are defined by eloquent speeches that were delivered at critical junctures in our history, these addresses have stood the test of time and continue to comfort and inspire future generations. Think of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address, Dwight Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” speech to the United Nations, Lyndon B, Johnson’s “Great Society” speech at the University of Michigan, John F. Kennedy’s speech on the space effort and Ronald Reagan’s address on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Not all of our presidents have been great and not all of them have delivered great speeches, but their ceremonial duties require all presidents to issue declarations and proclamations intended to inspire us to heed our better angels. These presidential proclamations rarely make the news, but when an amoral businessman and sociopath who happens to be president issues a proclamation declaring “National Character Matters Week” we take notice.

I doubt that the moron has read the proclamation that was written in his name, but if he did he would be oblivious to the irony of the most immoral president in history writing a treatise on character.

Trump’s proclamation emphasizes the importance of inspiring future leaders to “lead lives of virtue and integrity,” and providing them with a strong “moral compass.” Trump has the unmitigated gall to issue this proclamation on character at the same time that he betrayed the Kurds and left them to be massacred by the Turks.

If Trump really believed that character matters he would confess that he has filed to live a life of virtue and integrity and resign in disgrace.

Link to Presidential Proclamation on National Character Counts Week, 2019: