Friday, August 02, 2019


 I may have missed it, but I have not heard or seen Donald Trump, the supposed "leader of the free world", speak out against the brutal crack-down in Russia on people protesting for fair elections.

I've seen and heard Trump this week attack the city of Baltimore, attack Robert Mueller, attack various prominant black and brown people (Elijah Cummings, Don Lemon, Al Sharpton, the four Congresswomen, Barack Obama), attack Nancy Pelosi, attack Bernie Sanders, attack Joe Biden, attack Democrats in general, attack Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski, attack the media in general, attack the leadership of the Federal Reserve, etc.

I've seen and heard Trump this week boast that he's doing a great job, and claim that the Mueller investigation exonerated him (it didn't), and promote his rallys and say nice things about his "friend" who "has a great and beautiful vision for his country" the murderous dictator Kim Jong Un. 

But I haven't seen or heard Trump express solidarity with the tens of thousands of people taking to the streets in Russia demanding fair elections. And I haven't seen or heard Trump express concern about the thousands of average Russians being beaten and arrested by security forces for protesting against Putin brazenly interfering with local elections. 

But maybe I just missed it amongst Trump's constant flurry of attacks on Americans.


Anonymous Jim said...

Danny, Thanks for your posts today. Many of us are in agreement with you. I don't believe that any white person in the USA can claim to be free of racism. There is no way to know what the black experience or, for that matter, the experience of any minority race in this country is if one hasn't lived that reality. The best we can do is to listen and try to understand. Trump and his ilk are fomenting hatreds and divisions in this country that can only be brought to an end by all of us working together to better understand one another.

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