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By Margaret Mulvihill
Monday, August 22, 2016
Donald J. Trump, Republican Party Presidential Nominee can be described in one hyphenated word. Un-American. Donald Trump is Un-American.
The hatred he has brought to the forefront of the presidential campaign of 2016 is without parallel. We can try to excuse Trump by saying that he is suffering from a mental illness, some people say maybe even multiple mental illnesses. We can try to excuse Trump as his surrogates are doing by saying that we should not listen to his words, the actual words that come out of his mouth, we should listen to the “real” message hidden in the words. What idiocy is this?
Let us accept the premise of mental illness. Many people in the United States of America suffer from mental illness and yet they love their country. While Trump most likely does suffer from several mental illnesses, that alone does not explain his hatred. This candidate, simply put, is a hateful person, who has deliberately, mentally ill or not, attempted to split the United States of America into two camps. Trump’s two camps can be boiled down to the age-old racial stereotype of Black v. White. By using an existing, if healing split in American society, he shows himself for who he is. Trump the Un-American.
Do we want to elect as President of the United States of America, the presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump, universally acknowledged sociopathic narcissist, and admirer of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation? When Trump’s ties to Russia were first hinted at, few if any of us in the media had any inkling of just how deep and wide those ties were. When Trump dug deep to pull Paul Manafort out of political retirement, it was tauntingly easy to uncover the very real and overt links between the Donald Trump Campaign Chair and Vladimir Putin. Spread the net a little wider, and the truly ugly spectacle of Boris Epshteyn appears. Close advisor to the Trump Campaign and trusted Trump Surrogate.
Donald Trump, to be clear, is all about Donald Trump. Despite the best investigative journalism at the New York Times and the Washington Post, the real truth about Trump’s close ties to Russia may not be uncovered in time to save our country. From what we do know, we can surmise that at best, Trump is owned by the Russian Federation. See the New York Times story “Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief”
As angry and crazy as he is, he has used the network and cable television stations as advertising for his message of hate. It is now rumored that should he fail to win the Presidency of the United States, he will join with the disgraced Roger Ailes in creating an Alt-Right news network. All about Trump, indeed. See this story from the Christian Science Monitor “Trump hands his campaign to the ‘alt-right’ movement” http://fw.to/86UH8ae
The upcoming election is a major cross-roads for this country. For our and this country’s ongoing civil rights struggle. Your vote counts this year like never before. Use it, please.
Don’t let us be the generation that handed the United States of America to the Russian Federation.
Margaret Mulvihill is Director of Communications at Lawson Mulvihill Public Relations in Washington, DC. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/political_pr