John Lewsis

Trumpian Respect


When asked if he would visit the United States Capitol to pay his respects to John Lewis, Donald Trump said no. But, an invite to visit Mr. Lewis’ body lying in state in the Capitol rotunda is probably like that invite from the Yankees. It didn’t happen.

Instead of visiting the Capitol and paying his respects to the late congressman and civil rights leader, who had his skull cracked while protesting on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday, 1965, Donald Trump chose to stage a photo-op in North Carolina where he continued his lies about the coronavirus pandemic.

The thing is, kids, it’s hard to pay your respects when you don’t have any. Donald Trump doesn’t respect anything. He doesn’t respect the people who work for him. He doesn’t respect the office of the presidency. He doesn’t respect the racist idiots who support him. While his cult respects him, it’s OK if he doesn’t return it because they don’t respect themselves. Anyone with any self-respect, pride, dignity, ethics, morals, principles, or standards, would NEVER support the likes of a racist troglodyte moronic conman.

With over 148,000 deaths from the coronavirus, Donald Trump’s lack of respect for the life of American citizens has made it the Trump Virus. The other thing Donald Trump doesn’t respect is the Constitution of the United States of America.

Donald Trump doesn’t respect the military or those who serve in it. If he did, he would have confronted Vladimir Putin during a recent phone call about the report he put bounties on the lives of U.S. military members in Afghanistan. At the very least, he should have said something about it by now.

Donald Trump doesn’t respect America. He doesn’t respect the civil rights movement. He doesn’t respect John Lewis or what he stood for.

John Lewis was attacked by riot police in 1965. The government sicced the police goons on him and others fighting for civil rights. People who fight for civil rights fight for America. Today, Donald Trump, the President (sic) of the United States is sending unidentified armed goons to start riots and beat up protesters in America’s cities. It’s a disrespect to our citizens, civil rights, and the Constitution. It’s a huge dis to America.

The people protesting for black lives and racial justice today are the equivalent of the Freedom Riders of 1961. Donald Trump is the racist equivalent of Bull Connor, George Wallace, and Ross Barnett (who still has a lake named after him in Mississippi).

John Lewis is gone, but what he fought and stood for isn’t. As we fight for racial justice today, we need to keep alive the spirit of John Lewis, who never stopped fighting.

We all need to be more like John Lewis if we are to defeat those who aspire to be more like Donald Trump.

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