I fell behind in my accounting of the Days of the Trump Tyranny but don’t worry DT has been busy and there is plenty to report and I plan on ending with some HOPE.
Trump addressed Congress Wednesday Night, February 28th; this was in place of a State of the Union address. Here is a recap by Colbert of the “Surprisingly Presidential” Speech. It seemed that a lot of people were pleasantly surprised stating DT was more optimistic and used better tone than he typically does but those of us familiar with this buffoon were not fooled by his polished well read speech. One tweeter commenter called the speech, “Nationalism with an indoor voice” and I could not agree more. Don’t be fooled people, a leopard does not change his spots. He has done this before and the REAL tyranny will shine through soon enough. Check out Colberts recap below.
Day 40, I spent the day after his speech contemplating how I felt about everything. The bar was set so low, how could one mediocre speech where he did not really say anything make so many people excited. How could people not feel disgusted over the obvious exploitation of the widow whose husband died in the botched Yemen raid. The death most likely due to incompetence; the raid DT did not watch from the situation room because he was busy tweeting (yes, there is evidence of this)–the raid where Owens’ father is calling for an investigation. I am terribly sorry for Carryn Owens and her family. Her husband died a hero’s death but he deserves respect and his death requires an investigation even if it only helps to identify how to avoid tragedies like this in the future. In the field of medicine we call this Grand Rounds, where we use real life cases to help improve patient outcomes.
A friend shared the following film clip with me and it is still resonating with me. Please take a few minutes to watch this–I promise it is worth it. This woman, this mother, clearly outlines the concerns of many. She describes the troubles and the worries, that people face everyday. She describes how lately it feels like we are no longer moving forward, that instead we are regressing and she is fearful. Fearful for her son, fearful for all others, stating “I am leaving my son a world more dangerous than the one I was given.” I feel it too, hate is on the rise—but it is the end of the clip, the end that fills me with hope.
What if the darkness is a womb. “What if our America is a country that is not dead but a country that is waiting to be born…What if this is our nation’s Great Transition….Breath and then PUSH!” If her words do not leave you teary eyed or filled with hope–you may not have a heart.
Today, Day 41, I awoke to news that the Russian story will not be easily swept under the carpet. That Obama and his team tried to preserve information and scatter it before DT came into office in an effort to make sure it was not destroyed. That we have video footage of Jess Sessions lying under oath during his confirmation hearing for Attorney General. The stories broke in NYT and the Washington Post late last night–aka DT’s fake news–LOVE it!
Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, 2 times during the election in July/September. One meeting was a private meeting in September (2 months before the election and well after the US got wind about Russian interference). Why did they meet? What did they discuss? If the US was worried about Russian interference and Sessions came onboard with DT back in February, why didn’t Sessions realize this was inappropriate? If the discussion was related to his Senate role (which will be difficult to prove support of this), why did he LIE?
I hope we find out soon. PUSH, people.
Mother of 3
Colts Neck, NJ
Trump’s Congress speech: Live updates, http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/politics/trump-congress-speech-live/
Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-spoke-twice-with-russian-ambassador-during-trumps-presidential-campaign-justice-officials-say/2017/03/01/77205eda-feac-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?utm_term=.f92d3381d6ab