Trump: A Cancer On The Presidency

January 14th, 2018

Watching Meet The Press this morning, I actually cringed for Rand Paul as he tried to defend Trump over his racist comments. Echoing Paul Ryan, McConnell, Cruz and all of FOX news, they continue to characterize Trump as “inappropriate, unfortunate, and unhelpful.”  FOX’s Hannity, Waters, and Kilmeade say he speaks for the average American.

Oh. My. God. You spineless pricks.

Calling Haiti and Africa shitholes, while inviting whites from Norway, is just the latest racist diatribe from Trump, whose dark history dates back to the 70’s, where he and his father were fined by the Justice Dept. for discriminating against black renters by putting the letter “C” on their applications. “C” for colored.

But we know who Trump is. The rest of the GOP is a sad surprise. The Trump reckoning will happen, either this fall, in 2020, or at the sharp end of a federal indictment. But the Republicans who keep silent as Trump attacks black Americans, Africans, Mexicans, Salvadorans, gays, transgenders, women, and even the disabled, will not be forgotten.

By using Trump’s dark popularity to further legislative agendas, and by extension their own wallets, Americans who support this president are, in my book, still Americans in the same way a tumor is still a part of my body. Their fear is as dark and toxic as Trump’s words. And both must be removed.

Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. In addition, Chip is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting, and numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN. He has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities and more than a hundred Fortune 1000 companies as a speaker, comedian, and media consultant. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post says, “Chip adds irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” He is however, a mediocre dancer.
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