Hopes for enlightened Trump supporters

Published: 3/13/2019 9:42:00 AM
Hopes for enlightened Trump supporters

I am a veteran and a member of a generation who learned that the nation’s flag is an enduring symbol of the hard-won rights that we enjoy. I am moved every time I see it.

When I saw that flag captured in the leering embrace of a dictator-loving demagogue to the cheers of his benighted audience, I found my self wondering if there is any bottom to it all.

Donald Trump famously boasted during his first campaign for the presidency that he could “shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue” and not lose any votes. We shook our heads and walked on. But now I fear that his boast true, and that we have become numb to the sheer outrageousness of all that has followed.

He has debased the presidency. He is playing his slavering admirers as fools, who will one day realize too late what he means for America. I pray that honest, intelligent Trump supporters will take a moment to ask themselves if they truly are willing to trust Donald Trump with their future.

Dyson Shultz


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