I’m a bit annoyed.
I listened to President Trump this week as he spoke on Long Island, NY. He was there to discuss what he calls an administration priority — combatting gang violence using the scourge of the violent gang, MS-13, as the example.
Don’t get me wrong. I am all for ridding people of the fear and violence this gang brings…and has brought to Long Island. Several teens have been brutally murdered by members of the gang.
At one point during the President’s speech, he strayed onto the topic of another crime: human trafficking. it is a horrible act. But what the president said about it is what troubles me…and makes me wonder if President Trump really has a grasp on the atrocities of America’s history.
Here’s what he said:
At its core..what do you think SLAVERY was? Africans being brought across an ocean against their will to endure a life of servitude. That was about as bad as it got.
There are times I wonder if there is anyone in the White House who can..or will..let Mr. Trump know whether what he’s saying is either factual or..purely and simply..makes sense.
Unfortunately, it has become — to use the golf term — par for the course for this administration.
Is it too much to ask to have the so-called “leader of the free world” ditch the bravado and be the diplomat that we need him to be — not only abroad but at home as well?
Maybe I’m asking too much.