Trump steps onto the stage clapping for himself, he is speaking to conservative voters… he likes people who speak well of him. He is at the Values Voters Summit… I am going to vomit… we are a nation sustained by the values of prayer. He quotes scripture…’The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’. His promise is to never leave the survivors’ side. Mentioning the fires in California and Puerto Rico he stayed on script… we love those American’s and what they are going through…. it is hard to listen to his ramblings even when he stays on script. His words are hollow, empty of understanding and true compassion.
He knows his audience. An ovation for saying ‘We support our American Flag’. He thanks the crowd. He gives a history lesson saying that our forefathers invoked the name of ‘Our Creator’ in the Declaration of Independence four times… Trump claims Ben Franklin wanted people to bow their heads in prayer, it is interesting to note that Franklin was arguably an atheist. That will be one for the fact checkers.
His mostly white audience cheered for him being ahead of schedule in coming through on his campaign promises… protecting the unborn, protecting religious organizations, making a day of prayer official, tightening immigration restrictions, promising not to target religious groups, stopping the attacks on Judeo-Christian values… We’re saying Merry Christmas again… the room of Christians cheer.
He is proud of his kept promises: Getting out of the TPP and the Paris Accord, pushing through the Dakota XL Pipeline, our new Supreme Court Justice, and the recent EPA protection cancellations. This is a list of thoughtless actions that will hurt people, our Earth, and our position of respect in the world… add to that his backing out of the Iran deal and the US just looks less and less reliable as a partner in global concerns. So glad we can all say Merry Christmas again.
Trump is bringing back religion… and from the cheers of the crowd, they are thrilled to have him as their spokesman.
Trump is arguably the least informed voice in a conversation about anything: politics, race relations, international concerns, scientific findings and religion. It continues to baffle me that so many are still cheering. At least he is proud of himself… hence the clapping….