Has the news media and many Republicans such as John McCain and others over-reacted to the latest controversy surrounding President Donald Trump involving Russia?
On Tuesday, Trump announced during the middle of an Oval Office meeting and in front of the news media, that he called President Vladimir Putin and congratulated him on his election victory. Shortly afterwards, John McCain slammed the President for doing so. Others followed.
How did we get here? Can’t we stay on point and talk about the tax package, President Trump’s trip to Asia or at least, something safe that we can all agree upon, like the Trump-Russia, Clinton Dossier controversies?
On perhaps the very worst day of Donald Trump’s administration, in which two campaign volunteers, one happen to be his chief of staff, pleaded “not guilty” and a third volunteer, pled guilty to charges by Robert Mueller, the White House is being questioned about, what? Of course, slavery.
Army Sgt. La David Johnson was a brave hero who died protecting his country far from home. That his death has been politicized is an insult to his memory. The turmoil started with a condolence phone call from President Donald Trump to Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, relayed over a speakerphone. Thereafter, a verbal firefight started. Days of bad press followed, even ensnaring White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired 4-star Marine General. There’re a lot of things to complain about regarding the President, but this isn’t one of them.
My own heart is saddened over White House events this week.
General John Kelly, Donald Trump’s chief of staff, in his desire to help the president make this country great again, is making another decent person, corrupt, yet again.
Time magazine ran a front-page photo of a saint-like Jared Kushner the week of June 1, 2017, identifying him as “The Good Son.” When it published a cover with Donald Trump Jr., the identifier was “Caught Red Handed,” with a dark, moody, picture that resembled a mobster’s mug shot. The disparate treatment was extreme, though Kushner, so far, is unlikely to bring the Administration down.