We know who he is now, we know he will never become presidential. We know who his base is, and we know he will do whatever it takes to keep them stimulated. But he represents all Americans. He is the most powerful person in the world and a word from him can shake governments and stock markets. We deserve more than lies and bigotry from our president.
We also know that he is supposed to work for the entire United States. Whether he acknowledges it or not, or whether we like it or not, he is supposed to speak for all of us.
From that first escalator ride, to Charlottesville, and recently, his inability to acknowledge domestic terrorism, plainly, he is not concerned about the consequences he provokes. His only concern about the recent attacks are the effects on his “campaign”. He is trapped in a zero-sum mindset where allowing access to healthcare or freedom or diversity for some subtracts somehow from his own interests. Placing trust in such a con artist can only lead to bad outcomes.
Without much resistance, his party followed him down this path. They make excuses for inexcusable behavior. Consequently, we see hate crimes have dramatically increased.
This election season we must investigate the contrast between the party of Trump and the Democratic Party. Democrats have emerged as the party of healthcare for all, wider opportunities for those who want them, and personal freedom. The Democrats do not need to lie about their support for expansion of medical care, environmental safety and a more just society.
The choices could not be clearer this November. The Democratic Party has a vision that includes instead of rejects. Working for the best outcomes for everyone creates positive change. If you want to progress beyond a 19th century outlook, look to the Democratic candidates for new ideas and options.