6/13/2016

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To Donald Trump,

I just read where you said that President Obama either doesn’t get it when it comes to the senseless murders of dozens of men and women yesterday in Orlando or he “doesn’t want to get it.” You clearly are intimating maybe he sympathizes with terrorists who are Muslims because he is a Muslim. You say, as usual, you aren’t necessarily saying that but “some people believe it.” That’s been one of your favorite ways to set up a straw man from an arm’s length — you aren’t saying it but “some” are.

Well, Mr. Trump, some people believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Some people believe there’s a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Some people believe most anything.

And, some people think you are a blithering idiot.

Count me in that category. There, I said it — I didn’t blame what I believe on others. I believe you are a blithering idiot. If you believe President Obama sympathizes with terrorists because he is a Muslim then just come out and say it.

You’re the one running for President so I’d prefer to hear what you believe rather than what these unidentified “some” believe. Stop being a cynical idiot (yes, many adjectives work with the word idiot) and tell us what you believe, Mr. Trump, because after a year of you running in the Republican primaries, I still have no idea what you believe other than building a wall between us and Mexico, banning Muslims from the United States, blowing up our alliances around the world, giving those who hate us nuclear weapons and starting a trade war that would sink our economy, much as I read that “some believe” you sank various of your companies and stockholders, but you still came out making a lot of money.

Some believe you have no morals or ethics because of that. Oh, sorry, make that I believe it, because I believe that you have made a lot of money (though not as much as you claim) in your life but much of it came while believers in you lost their investments, just as those suckers who signed up for your Trump University.

I know you believe the sum and substance of Sunday’s bloodbath is that you were right about terrorism in this country, I know this because you tweeted it and that seems to be how you prefer to communicate with the American people, in 140 characters. But I didn’t really fully digest that comment by you because I was horrified — still am and always will be, I suspect — at the bloodbath that killed at least 49 men and women.

I still can hear that mother in my head who was screaming for her lost son who presumably was killed by that American gunman. Yes, Mr. Idiot, that was an American who did the shooting. Oh, right, he had Afghan parents. I forgot. Therefore he is a first generation American who you say was a terrorist but, based on what we know so far, I’d say at best he was a wannabe terrorist. He was a wife beater who wanted to be known. Salt of the earth kind a guy.

So, Mr. Trump, quit making stuff up, claiming “some are saying it” and tell us what you believe. And then please provide an inkling of truth when you accuse the President of the United States of being a terrorist sympathizer.

You (censored) idiot.

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Former deputy White House press secretary (Reagan and Bush 41) and former head of communications at Republican Natl Committee. My blog: bjaycooper.com.

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