Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, I have really tried to find aspects of Trump’s leadership and character that I can admire. Yes, there are some, but his judgment is so skewed to the economic and he is so tempted to minimize what is really serious, that I often feel exasperated. He is obsessively self-referential and self-promoting. I often mute his voice whenever I hear it. I now find myself complaining to the television about him.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, I find him so utterly offensive.
Today, he signed the legislative package addressing the economic aspects of the pandemic. Even though he speaks often about the need for national unity and the priority of effective governance over mere politics, not one Democrat was at the signing ceremony. (He hasn’t spoken to the Speaker of the House for five months.) He criticizes Democratic governors for their appeals for medical supplies and their local leadership. Today, a Republican governor, who by the way gets everything he wants from the White House, could not bring himself to criticize the President for his offensive polemics. (Probably, because Trump has him by the gonads due to the medical and economic support his state desperately needs.)
So, if you are an Evangelical (or not) who agrees with me, SPEAK UP! Contribute supportive comments. Write your own posts.
(But, if you are an always or mostly Trump supporter, READ THIS: Please do not post blasé comments like this: “Trump is not worse than many Presidents we’ve had,” “If not Trump, than who?!,” “Just wait, you’ll see that he will heroically lead our country through this crisis,” “Who are you to judge?” and “Don’t cast the first stone” rhetoric, “Trump is just a ‘baby Christian’,” or even worse, “Trump is God’s anointed and appointed leader for this time.” If you really believe any of this, you can still express moral outrage for his character deficits. Do so! SPEAK UP!)