In case you’ve been living with your head buried deep in the dirt — and given the current condition of the country, what with all of the division, hate, and anger popping everywhere, who could blame you? — you’ve likely noticed that not everyone is a big fan of our current commander-in-chief.
I guess that’s a bit of an understatement, isn’t it? It’s safe to say that a large portion of the population, particularly those on the left seem to hate the ground President Trump walks on, and to be honest, it’s easy to see why.
He’s a controversial figure who speaks his mind in the most literal sense, with absolutely no filter, and often uses unconventional means to spread his message to his base, like Twitter for example.
This, plus his no nonsense approach to dealing with foreign leaders — among many other things — has made him a favorite target for the hatred of the left, and they have not at all been shy about displaying that fiery passion every chance they get.
Not only are there constant mean jokes being made about the president, but there are pop culture figures who are actually hoping the man dies. Like Kathy Griffin.
Remember the snafu that unfolded when she posted a picture of a fake Trump severed head covered in blood? That didn’t end too well for her, as she lost all of her gigs for the year due to the controversy. Even most moderate liberals thought that was way, way over the line.
Or how about the Missouri Democratic state senator who said she hoped Trump would be assassinated? This also backfired.
via Washington Examiner:
The Missouri Democratic Party called for the resignation of the state senator who said she hoped President Trump is assassinated.
“State Senator [Maria] Chappelle-Nadal’s comments are indefensible,” Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber wrote in a statement on Sunday. “All sides need to agree that there is no room for suggestions of political violence in America – and the Missouri Democratic Party will absolutely not tolerate calls for the assassination of the President.”
“I believe she should resign,” Webber added.
Earlier, in a now-deleted comment in a thread on her private Facebook page, Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, said she wished Trump would be killed to put an end to his presidency.
Chappelle-Nadal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch she wrote the remark in response to her and another commenter’s pent-up frustration with Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville, Va., violence.
Well, as chilling as all of this is, it’s not nearly as disturbing as what one of Trump’s pastors claims to have discovered happening in Washington.
According to him, there’s an active plot going on to give Chappelle-Nadal her wish: the assassination of the president.
Here’s a video of what he had to say.
Now, whether or not this is true, we cannot know. I certainly hope it isn’t, or that if it is, the Secret Service does their job well to protect Trump and his family.
You don’t have to be a Trump supporter to pray for his success as a good leader and to certainly hope for his safety and security. It’s just simple human decency.
The left will likely throw up the whole “Obama effigy” thing into the mix when discussing how messed up it is to talk of murdering a president, and honestly, they have a valid point.
The individuals who put up those effigies — featuring Obama being hung — are atrocious, disgusting people, regardless of their confessed political ideology. It’s never okay to support the murder of an image bearer of God, regardless of whether he’s Republican or Democrat.
Christians and conservatives should have been praying for Obama and his safety, and many were. It’s simply the God glorifying thing to do.
Sadly, the left is not returning the sentiment, often hoping for the president’s demise, either physically or politically.
It’s a sad commentary on our current political climate, a testimony to just how far divided we’ve allowed the media and politicians to make us, to separate us from our shared humanity.
The level of hate being spewed toward Trump would not have been tolerated when Obama was office, and rightfully so. It should not be tolerated period. The question to ask is why progressives aren’t practicing what they preach, why they aren’t living by the standards they claim others should live by?
At the end of the day, let’s hope this is just an example of the rumor mill running a muck in Washington and not a legitimate threat against our president.
Love him or hate him, he’s still a human being made in the image of God, and yes, that makes his life just as precious as anyone else’s.