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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:04 PM

Trump threatens all religions but his own

So another norm of public decency falls, like a historical building demolished to make way for one of Donald Trump’s tasteless towers.

When the president of the United States goes after an American Muslim — in this case Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, who came to the U.S. as a Somali refugee — using images of the 9/11 attacks, it is cruel, frightening and dangerous in new ways.

It is cruel because Trump essentially delivered his political rant while standing on desecrated graves. The images he employed not only included burning buildings but burning human beings, drafted into a sad and sordid political ploy. Is nothing sacred to Trump? When said aloud, the question sounds like an absurdity. Trump has never given the slightest indication of propriety, respect or reverence. His narcissism leaves no room to honor other people or to honor other gods. Both the living and the dead matter only as servants to the cause of Trump himself.

This cruelty extends to those who have fled war in Syria. Barack Obama did little to serve their interests. Now, the victims of violence are treated as villains in Trump’s fictional version of global threats. Syrian refugees, according to Trump, are “trying to take over our children and convince them how wonderful ISIS is, and how wonderful Islam is.” On the strength of such calumnies, Trump has essentially destroyed America’s asylum system.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/story/2019-04-16/michael-gerson-trump-threatens-all-religions-but-his-own-utak

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keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #2
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lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:30 PM

1. This hedonist has a religious belief?

He seems to me to worship money in his pocket and none of really knows how much he has and where it comes from.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:32 PM

2. Mammon

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:38 PM

3. Yep

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Response to gordianot (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:00 PM

4. He worships money. And pussy.

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