Yesterday’s performance by El Pendejo Presidente was without doubt one of the most brilliant exhibitions of self obsessed narcissism I’ve ever seen. Like a kid playing Dungeons and Dragons, Trump envisions himself in his head as a steely eyed tough guy, and then he turns around and tries to act out that impulse. And by his own design, there is no longer anyone around him who can tell him what a terrible idea this is.
If Trump is going to get a photo op, he figures he may as well make a twofer out of it. Yes, he wanted that photo op of himself walking across the street to that church, and holding that bible over his head like a cat walking into the house with a dead muskrat in his mouth. But he also wanted the photo op of federal police agencies, in full riot gear clearing Lafayette Park for Trump’s little stroll, as an example to various Governors and Mayors on how he wants these protests handled in their own cities and states.
Well, Mission Accomplished dipshit, but just like another cranially challenged GOP President, not with the results he was looking for. I find it almost inconceivable that even a brain dead troll like Trump can’t understand what the image of a bunch of uniformed dudes with gas canisters, clubs, and guns riding horses through the middle of a peaceful, unarmed crowd does to the American memory banks, especially when put into a racial context, but there you have it. He really is that fucking stupid and unfeeling. All trump did with that particular photo op was to harden state opposition to his proposed interference into concrete.
But as difficult as it is to believe, the optics of his must have photo op on the steps of the church with the bible in his hand was even worse! Let’s face it, even the most moronic RWNJ, MAGA topped Evangelical already knows that His Lowness is no Christian. Other than family funerals and his phony ass wedding vows, Trump has never seen the inside of a church. And the only time Trump would open a bible would be to sign the damn thing, the way Hitler did. I just can’t get the soul food kitchen scene from The Blues Brothers out of my mind;
Jake: Ma’am, would it make you feel any better to tell you that what we’re asking Matt here to do is a holy thing? Elwood: We’re on a mission from God. Mrs Matt: Don’t you blaspheme in here! Don’t you blaspheme in here!!!
That’s just the way I see this playing out in the Evangelical community. They were more than willing to forgive-and-forget Trump being a Godless scumbag, just so long as he had Moscow Mitch keep pumping unqualified conservative asshole judges to the bench that would outlast all of them. But when Trumpenstein starts using their churches like backdrops of his boardroom in The Apprentice, and starts waving their holy bible around over his head like one of his fatty Trump steaks, well, he may have just crossed over a rather personal line. Especially since it was an Episcopal church, and bishops pf most if not all denominations are branding him seven different kinds of pig.
As badly as Trump may have just screwed up with the largely white Evangelical community, he really buggered the bow-wow when it comes to the black community. The tone deaf and indifferent attitude of Trump and his Department of Selective Justice have been apparent all along. But this time, Trump is messing with the one unshakable bedrock of African American life, their faith. If Joe Biden has a weak spot in the black vote, it’s among younger voters, especially younger black males. But I’m willing to bet that a lot of those younger men and women still listen to their Mama’s. Especially where matters of churchin’ up are concerned. Why do I keep having these visions of a whole lotta Come to Jesus conversations taking place around the dinner table between now and November? Oh, and angel on top of the tree? Hasn’t anybody in the Trump administration ever heard of souls to the polls for God’s sake?!?
The scope is almost inconceivable. On less than 48 hours, Trump has threatened to shoot looters, evoked the painful memories of 1950’s Selma with police riding horses through peaceful protesting crowds, threatened the use of military force against citizens of the United States, and made a mockery of the faith of his own supporters. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. It is scientifically impossible to genetically engineer this kind of stupid in a laboratory. This kind of stupid is a one time freak of nature. But if it dooms Trump in November, then it will finally have served its ultimate purpose.
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