Donald Trump loves everyone…
at least until you disagree with him. Then he is irrational in his resolve for revenge. Trump and Bob Corker have made it clear that there is no love in their relationship. Now another Senator joins the group headed by Corker, being Republicans who are willing to speak out against Donald Trump. Jeff Flake,the Senator from Arizona, gave an important speech. He said:
- “The notion that one should stay silent as the norms and values that keep America strong are undermined and as the alliances and agreements that ensure the stability of the entire world are routinely threatened by the level of thought that goes into 140 characters — the notion that one should say and do nothing in the face of such mercurial behavior is ahistoric and, I believe, profoundly misguided.”
- “Leadership knows that most often a good place to start in assigning blame is to first look somewhat closer to home. Leadership knows where the buck stops. Humility helps. Character counts. Leadership does not knowingly encourage or feed ugly and debased appetites in us.”
It is important to note that both Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Foreign Relations is perhaps the ares that is most frightening. Donald Trump is a threat to the safety and security of America, and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. While resignation are a powerful tool, they remove the Senators who are willing to openly oppose Trump from the voting process. We need outspoken Senators in Congress. We need powerful Republicans who are willing to say what they think about Donald Trump.
In response to Flake and Corker, Trump tweeted, not about tax reform, health care, the wall, infrastructure, global warming, but on the amount of “Love” that people have for him. He is the first President to describe his followers as having a “Love Fest.”
Trump was on Capitol Hill yesterday for a lunch with GOP senators about tax reform, then tweeted:
“The meeting with Republican Senators yesterday, outside of Flake and Corker, was a love fest with standing ovations and great ideas for USA!” Later, he added: “Jeff Flake, with an 18% approval rating in Arizona, said ‘a lot of my colleagues have spoken out.’ Really, they just gave me a standing O!”
Who does that? What President in history has described his supporters as having a “Love Fest?” Even if a President earned a standing ovation, what President bragged about it?
It’s clear that Trump surrounds himself with only people who are willing to sell their souls to the devil, and pretend they love him.