November 22, 2017

Trump in Transition (v24)

The president had the opportunity this week to lead the nation in its first big holiday since the inauguration. 

Oh sure, there was Valentine's Day, and Good Friday, and Memorial Day; Independence Day and Flag Day (his birthday, I think I read somewhere); Labor Day, and Columbus Day and even Veteran's Day - but this is the first bigly darn deal holiday for Donald Trump, and he has done everything in his power to rise to the occasion.  Take a look:
As we gather together with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our many blessings, we are reminded of the national family to which we all belong as citizens of this incredible country. This Thursday, as we give thanks for our cherished loved ones, let us also renew our bonds of trust, loyalty and affection between our fellow citizens as members of a proud national family of Americans.
This is not the first time Trump has echoed the desire that we renew our affection for each other. For example, here's one set of his comments in response to Charlottesville:
And as I have said many times before: No matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.
Here's another example, again from his Charlottesville comments:
...We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection - really, I say this so strongly, true affection for each other. 
The problem is, no matter how hard he tells us that we have to have true affection for each other, he simply cannot find a way to do this himself. 

Ask Jeff Flake:

Or Al Franken:

Or Hillary Clinton:

There are more, of course - the examples come almost daily, sometimes more than once a day, from the president of the United States.

My Thanksgiving wish for him is that he find true affection, - I cannot state it strongly enough - true affection for his fellow man while he's at his Winter White House and that he come back refreshed and fully transitioned into presidential mode after his holiday.

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