“American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the fascists, toppled the communists, saved American values, upheld American principles and chased down the terrorists to the very ends of the earth,” Trump said. “We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing.”https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/04/politics/trump-july-fourth-remarks/index.html
America’s worst president uttered this attack on the majority of Americans who decry racism in America, support BLM, and oppose police brutality. Why would anyone running for reelection attack his constituents? To distract is one certain answer but another answer is that Donald Trump reeks of fear. Trump remains shuttered in a mental bunker terrified of the people who drove him into the physical bunker.
For his entire life, Trump was sheltered from the repercussions of his mistakes, large and small. Money and the illusion of power always worked to smooth things out. Not this time. The bully who is Trump met his match with the tens of thousands of outraged citizens who appeared outside his home and across the nation. We, the people, have had enough. This frightened Trump to his core. On June 1, he ordered the vicious attack on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square but only after Donald had an army to hide behind.
That attack and use of military force allowed many Americans to see the essential weakness that lie behind Trump’s bully facade. Senator Duckworth labeled Trump well when she called him Cadet Bone Spurs, a moniker now well used by our military. Trump’s bluster is only exceeded by his cowardice. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker Pelosi, countless mayors and other leaders recognized the reasons for the peoples’ rage and actually went out on the streets to meet and speak with them. Meanwhile, Donald Trump remained near his bunker hurling threats and invective while hiding behind his army.
In spite of a pandemic and in a desperate attempt to reclaim his momentum, Trump and his campaign decided to stage a massive Trump rally in Oklahoma, the very heartland of his base. Ever the salesman, Trump hyped his rally continually. In yet another massive failure, Trump’s much hyped hundreds of thousands of attendees never exceeded 7,000 people. Underneath all this action, abuse, and failure lie the never far away pandemic Trump tries to ignore.
The disastrously mishandled COVID-19 pandemic resulting in over 132,000 dead Americans with thousands more sure to follow all but shuttered the American economy. While other nations, addressed COVID-19 with varying degrees of success, Trump appeared unable to effectively act and opposed his scientists and healthcare advisors at nearly every turn while appealing for magical intervention. Other nations succeeded where the United States failed on a scale certain to be studied far into the future.
More Trump bluster:
“Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities,” Trump said. “They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive.”https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/04/trump-mount-rushmore-speech-348618?cid=apn
With some exceptions, the protesters are peaceful and, as well documented by domestic and foreign press, Trump attacked the very peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square with federal forces. Yet, Trump calls them mobs and looters because he greatly fears them, for they are a majority and they are not “weak and soft and submissive”.
As shown in the introductory quotation, a desperate Trump seeks any cause and tells any lie in a desperate attempt to avoid responsibility. His regime has stifled achievement, discovery, and progress in America while plunging millions into deadly disease, poverty, and unprecedented food lines. As with most demagogues, the accusations Trump hurls at others reflect his own dark soul. He is the barbarian and he is inside the gates.