Even though Mr. Trump attempted to celebrate his "brilliant" negotiation skills with the North Korean Strongman (see: www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-korth-korea-no-longer-a-nuclear-threat-as-he-returns-to-washington/2018/06/13/b1d69566-6ef0-11e8-bf86-a2351b5ece99_story.html?utm_term=.f950ecc996ee), his "glory" was somewhat muted when the much anticipated Inspector General's report on the conduct of the FBI in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails was released to the public. The report? It didn't quite come out as well as hoped by Trump. In fact, the IG concluded exactly the opposite of what Mr. Trump has been publicly claiming since the days of the election (and continues to wrongfully claim). (See: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/6/15/17467706/trump-inspector-general-fox-news).
Despite finding there was no breach of ethics or influence of political bias in the investigation, the President went on to insist the IG Report exonerated him from Mr. Mueller's investigation into possible collusion, conspiracy or direct treason by himself and his campaign team.
“I did nothing wrong, there was no collusion, there was no obstruction. The IG report
yesterday went a long way to show that,” Trump said. “I think that the Mueller
investigation has been totally discredited.”
Except there is one big problem with Mr. Trump's statement. The IG Report did not review anything relating to the Russian involvement in our elections - not.a.thing! But not to be to caught up in this round of lies by Mr. Trump, his simmering decision to have border control separate parents from their children (some taken from their mothers while breastfeeding), has finally caught the American public's attention. Typical for Mr. Trump, he tweeted repeatedly that the law under which the jailing of children in fenced off sections of a former Wallmart is somehow the Democrats' fault since it was "their law" that required separation. (See: www.nytimes.com/2018/06/16/us/politics/trump-democrats-separation-policy.html). Except, there is NO SUCH LAW IN EXISTENCE. When pressed further, Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that enforcing border protection laws are based upon "the Bible!" When asked about this statement and policy, White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders reinforced that statement by claiming they were abiding by the terms of "the Bible." We now know this may work for his followers/Trumplings, but the "Bible" does not govern our government or our laws, the CONSTITUTION does! Once again, Trump and his minions are damaging the fabric of America. I don't know which is sadder - them doing it out of ignorance or by design. Either way, it doesn't work for our great nation to conduct ourselves like an immoral banana republic. I guess Trump thought Kim Jung Un would approve so it was worth his effort?
But that did not stop Trumplings from posting on social media congratulating themselves by pointing out that folks that come here illegally deserve to have their children taken from them. "Why would a parent bring them here to begin with? Punishing them all will make them think twice about attempting to enter America Illegally". Except, most of these folks are refugees to gang violence in their home countries. They weighed their options and decided to risk the month long rigorous travel to America. (See: www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/06/15/sessions-says-the-bible-justifies-separating-immigrant-families-the-verses-he-cited-are-infamous/?utm_term=.c289a0802e84). When asked about this issue earlier last week, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan actually claimed he didn't "know enough about the matter" to give us an opinion. Now this week, with the matter front and center in our media, Mr. Ryan did change his mind but only said; "We don't want kids to be separated from their parents!"
To those supporting the president, (formally known as a human being) claiming these people deserve this treatment, I say this - you are just the same as the people that supported the return of runaway slaves (because running away was "illegal"). You would also probably revel at turning the St. Louis away from American shores because you know, those Jewish Children will grow up one day and then what do we do with them? (See: www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005267). You would also enjoy watching the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII because you know, they don't "look like us!"
As President James Madison once wrote; "America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts." This is the diversity that made and makes America great, not those that support a president that lies incessantly, refuses to appreciate the role of the presidency, and seems hell-bent on destructing America's moral high ground, one precious piece after another. Try to have a great week!