I did not watch the Apprentice. In fact, until campaigning in 2016, I barely ever heard the name Donald Trump. I saw him on television touting the “Birther” claims and thought of it as a circus. Barack Obama could have been born in a plane flying over Germany. His mom was still a natural born U.S. Citizen which according to federal law, makes him a United States citizen. In other words, I paid little attention to that nonsense.
Yes, I heard that he owned some casinos and hotels. Not being a New Yorker, I had not heard of Trump Tower until 2016. Back around1998, I knew that Trump attempted to team with Jessie Ventura who was then governor of the State of Minnesota, and that he was considering a run for the presidency. I didn’t pay that much attention.
With the recent news about Omarosa, I didn’t pay it much attention at first. I can’t keep up with the names of the people who have gone through the revolving door of Trump’s administration. What did peek my interest however, were Trump’s recent tweets about Omarosa.
Yes, I find his arrogant and condescending name-calling as signs of immaturity, insecurity, inadequacy, and completely unprofessional. There are people who find Trump’s name calling of Omarosa as an offense to all women. I don’t disagree. What I do see however, is something that goes much deeper. It goes into Trump’s attitude about citizens. Here’s an analogy …
Let’s imagine that parents did not support Trump for president. Their interests in parenting, whether it be custody issues, education, health, nutrition, capture and prosecution of child sex abusers, are all packed under the one category of “parental rights”. Trump wants to try to win parents over to support him. Read the rest of this entry