Bigot Boy is at it again, dangling black boogeymen in another of his pathetic attempts to distract attention from his most recent public disaster.
President Trump, America’s Twitter-N-Chief, lashed out again at the NFL for not harshly cracking down on [black] players who do not stand for the national anthem. Trump oozed that tweet recently while reeling from rare bi-partisan criticisms of his pusillanimous performance during that Helsinki press conference with Russian President Putin.
Trump disguised his distract-attention tweet as a reaction to the announcement that the NFL and the NFL players union would negotiate on a policy regarding the national anthem. That announced negotiation suspended the NFL’s previously announced ban on protests during the national anthem…a ban that made Trump beam.
Trump again demanded ejection of any NFL players that protested during the national anthem. He cast the announced negotiations between NFL owners and players as owners’ caving-in to players. Yet, Trump has defended his carven cozy-up to Putin as the need for the two nuclear-armed adversaries to engage in negotiations to improve relations. Trump preens himself as a master negotiator.
The rancorous racism inherent in Trump’s tirades against black NFL players for exercising their First Amendment rights to raise concerns about police brutality assumed absurd dimensions during his post-Putin press conference antic to exploit the national anthem controversy.
The same Trump that extols the national anthem as a seemingly sacrosanct ritual for football games, when he verbally bludgeons black pro-football players, is the same Trump that trashed both the presidency and patriotism in Helsinki when he refused to publicly condemn Putin for the documented Russian interference in the 2016 election. Those Russian cyber onslaughts struck at the heart of America’s democracy: voting.
Rather Putin ‘punked’ Trump or Trump is just a punk when it comes to Putin, Trump’s constant denigration of America’s top law enforcement and intelligence agencies regarding their findings on Russian onslaughts borders on the legal definition of treason.
Federal law (18 U.S.C. Section 2381) defines treason, in part, as giving enemies of the United States “aid and comfort within the United States and elsewhere.”
Trump arguably gave ‘aid and comfort’ to an enemy by his all but licking Putin’s shoes on an international stage literally days after America’s top intelligence officer warned about Russia’s continuing strategy to undermine U.S. democracy and the Special Counsel’s issued indictments against 12 Russian military agents for hacking the Democratic National Committee in 2016.
During that press conference Trump embraced Putin’s denial of election interference. After that press conference Trump continued to discount mushrooming evidence of Russian election interference. Trump gives more aid to Russia through failing to order a comprehensive campaign of counter-measures to protect election integrity.
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