Bearing Witness to Trump Week 19

Week of May 28 – June 3, 2017

It comes out that earlier this year Trump in another slip of the tongue disclosed the location of nuclear submarines to the president of the Philippines.

In Europe, Trump charms his peers, who sit stone faced, by chastising them over their NATO dues, an organization he once said was obsolete. Later in a photo shoot he strong arms his way to the front and center.

A report by the CBO predicts that 23 million Americans will lose health care coverage due to the new proposed Republican plan. Mostly because of preexisting conditions will make policies too expensive to afford, especially for the elderly or poor. But that is ok, as rich people will get a huge tax break.

The President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was reported to have after the election ask the Russians to set up a secret and secure line of communication using Russian equipment. Was he naive, crazy, or just full of himself thinking that he is above the law like the rest of the family? Can you only imagine if a Democrat or Hillary would have done this. There would be howls of treason and sedition.

In Montana, a Republican senator assaults a reporter, and conservatives reward him with reelection because we all know from Trump that the press is evil and can’t be trusted.

Back home from his trip, Trump launches a tirade against Germany for having an economy that works.

Immigrants all across the country are being deported for minor reasons, such as failing to pay a transit fair. A whole section of our population and economy is going further underground to avoid the Trump ICE dragnet.

And as if things could get no worse, Trump gives notice that he will pull the U.S. out of the international Paris Climate Accord. We join only two other countries, Syria and Nicaragua, who have not signed on. The rest of the world erupts in disbelief, and many Americans weep for the planet and their children.  Even conservatives comment that most of Trump’s reasons and assertions for exiting the agreement are wrong, inaccurate, lies, immoral, and just bad politics and economics. There is so much to say, I am exhausted and don’t know where to start.  Forgive us Lord, we do not know what we do to this garden of Eden.

The above news items have been taken from a number of international, national, regional, and local news media sources, both print and digital. Additional editorial opinions and comments about these news items are those of this author.

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