So, here we are. The Age of Trump™.
But how, exactly? Does American democracy have an expiration date or something? Seriously. How in the hell did a vain, bloated, know-nothing, orange game show host from Queens become the President of the United States?
No doubt we’ll dive into that in the future. For now, though, I want to say something to Trump’s supporters, and I’m going to be as plain as I can. After all, many if not most of you voted for Trump—at least in part—because you liked how he was anti-PC, how he says what he thinks, how he tells it like it is.
Well, since Trumpers appreciate that kind of straight talk, I’ll oblige:
If you didn’t like Hillary Clinton, I understand. Really, I do. I believe that she would have made an excellent President, but I can admit she was a deeply flawed candidate and a terrible campaigner. But disliking Hillary is one thing. Supporting Trump is another entirely.
So, if you looked at Trump—a documented racist, xenophobe, narcissist, sociopath, misogynist, con artist, and sexual predator; a man who has promised to ban an entire religion from America; a man who supports using nuclear weapons; a man who mocked a handicapped reporter; a man who claimed a female journalist (from Fox News no less!) was on her period after she asked him tough questions; a man who threatened to jail his political opponent; a man who wants to deport fifteen million men, women, and children and build a wall to keep them out; a man who openly insults China and embraces Russia—indeed, whose associates are under FBI investigation for coordinating with Russia during the campaign; a man who led the easily debunked, race-based conspiracy that President Obama wasn’t born in America; a man who has promised tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires while taking health insurance away from 20 million people; a man who has been sued over 3,500 times and, in a recent instance, claimed he could not get a fair trial because the judge was “Mexican;” a man who boasted about the (alleged) size of his penis in a presidential debate (read that one again); a man who cheated on all three of his wives, agreed his daughter is “a hot piece of ass” and that if she wasn’t his daughter he’d be dating her; a man who bragged on video about getting away with sexual assault because he’s a “star;” a man whose every utterance has been lie after lie after lie; a man who refused to disavow the endorsement of David Duke, embraced the alt-right and was FUCKING ENDORSED BY THE KKK!…
If you looked at THAT guy and said, “that’s my champion, that guy speaks for me, that’s who I want leading our country, representing us on the world stage and setting the example for the next generation.” If you did that, then you are deserving of nothing but shame, shunning, and scorn, which I can and will gladly provide by showing you and your President the same respect and cooperation that the Republicans have shown President Obama these past eight years.
Indeed, you are worse than Trump himself: you are an enabler. Trump is addicted to himself, and you are his pusher.
As a wise man once said, “Who’s the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?”
I think you know. So do I. And I’ll be here to remind you of it for the next four years.