“I am … an ally of all peaceful protesters.” Trump from Rose Garden June 1
“now, be gone with you with tear gas and rubber bullets so I can take a disingenuous, shameless and awkward photo with a bible that somehow didn’t burn my fingers in front of a church that I’ve almost never visited even though it’s right across the way from the house and then build a 30 second campaign like video of my imagined strength and triumtrumphantyness (that’s a word right? well, it is now … I’ve got the best words)”
So there is this opinion piece attached below which is spot on concerning this, with also some really on point observations of Ivanka, and one that saves me from writing my own as she says everything I’m thinking just more eloquently, but there is also this statement in the middle of another article on this same embarrassing moment, a statement from a Trump spokesperson, Judd Deere …
“At a time when President Trump has called on all Americans to join him in prayer for the Floyd family and for our Nation, it’s cowardly and disgusting to question the President’s deeply-held faith or motives for paying his respects to one of our oldest and historic churches,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement. “President Trump believes in God, he believes in this country, and he believes in her people, and under his leadership we will come together and emerge stronger than before.”
Now how about we break this down Judd? Trump asking us to join him in prayer is just an empty, standard appeal as this is a man who doesn’t pray Judd, or if he does it’s only “As Seen On TV” and Christianity to him is just a voting bloc to pander to though I’m sure he absolutely loves the messianic proclamations of he from some of his overly zealous disciples.
He has no ability or care for compassion or empathy, the concept of being selfless and doing charitable things or simply helping out the other guy is completely foreign to him unless it comes with a reward and public approval, he sees truth only as something to manipulate for his own ends, all things very un-Christian like Judd so don’t you DARE call any of us “cowardly or disgusting” (channeling Donnie or not completely inappropriate words that make no sense in the context by the way) to question the President’s faith when we see a complete lack of it on a daily basis and to question his motives is something we have to do with everything Trump, to steel and prepare ourselves for the worst just in case, not just these obvious photo-ops where he is simply and so very transparently and disturbingly using religion/bible as a political prop.
And as to “under his leadership we will come together and emerge stronger than before”? Yeh, how’s that workin’ out for ya so far Judd and please, whatever you’re drinking to come to a conclusion like that, in the land of the Trump intentional divide, has gotta be some pretty potent, mind altering shit. Careful though, it’s most probably highly addictive.
Trump’s photo with his loyalists was a vulgar mess. And Ivanka brought a handbag.