Today Trump tweeted:
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came……to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
Am I the only one who is embarrassed by this? Am I the only one who is angered by this? This isn’t just some rich douchebag tweeting – this is the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!! This guy is turning us into the laughingstock of the world.
I thought I understood political correctness and its evils. Some of the stuff I see happening in our universities – kid’s safe spaces, trigger warnings, and this sense of entitlement, that they should only have to listen to things they agree with – sickens me. Some of the teachers on the left are teaching an intolerance of conservative ideas that is just as wrong as the right wing intolerance of liberal ideas. Political correctness, in that context, is bad for our democracy. But, it seems as if anti-political-correctness has morphed into a license to be a rude asshole. And, occasionally our president is just that – certainly in this latest tweet.
I’m sick of it and it embarrasses me. It’s not about his policies or the ideas about health insurance or taxation – it’s about his coarseness and license to be a jerk that I think makes us less great over time. It emboldens the worst among us to crawl out from under their rocks and do despicable, hateful things.
My mom was right: if you have nothing nice to say, just shut your frickin’ mouth. Of course I’m paraphrasing, since my mom was far more polite, and had far more class than I do – she would have gotten the point across politely.