Trump Loves the Poorly Educated
President Trump, who claims great affection for the “poorly educated,” brought his act to Louisville Monday. Seeing the thousands lined up to see their President reminded me of a quote often, and mistakenly some say, attributed to P.T. Barnum, “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute.”
The President delivered a familiar rant. He’s going to “drain” the political swamp in Washington. He’s going to build a “great wall” between the U.S. and Mexico. He’s going to bring coal jobs back to Appalachia and repeal “Obamacare.” The Kentucky crowd cheered, stomped and whistled when their President renewed his pledge to “make America great again,” and to do so apparently whether or not his proposals violate common decency and the Constitution, which I doubt that he’s ever read.
Whilst Trump was burning gas aboard the Presidential jet flying to Kentucky, intelligence officials were up on Capitol Hill testifying they’d found nothing to corroborate the President’s tweet alleging that his predecessor illegally ordered wiretaps of Trump’s New York offices during the campaign. But they are, and have been since last summer, investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
For all his trash talking tweets attacking U.S. allies, U.S. intelligence agencies, U.S. judges who rule against his immigration policies, rappers, actors, “Saturday Night Live” skits and members of the media and Congress who aren’t buying his bull, the President persists in his bromance with Russian President Putin. No horrible tweets about Putin.
Trump will be impeached, say some. Others are praying for impeachment, but in the meantime 45 can do plenty of damage. He’s proposed a federal budget, for example, that would eviscerate many of the nutrition, educational, health, arts and social programs that I suspect benefit many of the very people, the poor people, who piled into Freedom Hall Monday. “He’s doing what he said he would,” one woman gushed after listening to Trump Monday. My suggestion to that lady and others who’ve embraced Trump as their messiah is that you rush out and stock up on K-Y gel, the intense kind, because you’re being hoodwinked, bamboozled and royally screwed.