Pres. Trump is becoming more depressing to me than anything else.
I've actually had a headache for most of the day thinking about his comments, here...his past comments.
I still don't believe he's racist - nor many of the GOP.
BUT - the single most depressing (and alarming) thing for ME is that for someone who is as intelligent as he claims to be (and I believe he is intelligent and bright) - why / how can he be so racially ignorant?
How can someone as well-traveled and in the public spotlight as he has been for what? 50 years or so - be racially ignorant?
This man is close friends with Oprah...has been in a Bobby Brown video (LOL - didn't believe it at first but it's true and I don't think it's photoshopped or anything).
He's been ALL OVER THE WORLD....talked to LOTS of people - even before his presidency.
I am certain that if me or my family were to ever meet him he'd come across as a decent man.
So why these comments? Why the GOP SILENCE?
When I was in the Navy good order and discipline were the rules of the day. If you said the stuff that Pres. Trump has said you'd be pulled aside, counseled, and then monitored for any regressions.
Such comments would raise alarms that would get your peers / shipmates upset, and you would get reported.
If you STILL didn't get your act right then you'd be processed out of the Navy - after being counseled by The Chief's Mess and THEN sent to Captain's Mast....
Speaking of which - I served with some Native Haitians and Africans while in the NAVY. They were smart, hardworking, and CONTRIBUTED to their Nation and Country. They made the Navy STRONGER.
I even roomed for several years with one who is a Christian. Former Navy, from Haiti. Smart man, hardworking, kept his nose clean, family man. He had a funny (but rich) accent and LOVED to eat...
NOT someone I'd recommend keeping out of my country.
While on the cusp of Martin Luther King's Birthday I'd pray that Pres. Trump finds his way and starts to understand that his comments hurt and that he is making the Nation weaker.
So far he is NOT bringing this country TOGETHER - as he PROMISED.