It’s getting to the point where you hear an outrageous thing that Donald Trump has said or done, and you just shake your head and shrug. Nothing really surprises us anymore, and we’ve become desensitized to his obnoxious rhetoric and antics.
However, what if that’s what he wants? I mean, not to get all conspiracy theory on what Trump’s tactics may be, but what if he keeps being awful so that we just become accustomed to the awfulness. Then, eventually, we’re not going to care how awful he is.
Well, if that’s the case, don’t expect some of us to stop being outraged at how abhorrent he is, or stop pointing out every vile, racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic thing he says or does. Because we can’t stop being outraged by it. He is truly awful, and that needs to be pointed out every. single. time.
Being awful, yet again, and kinda weird, Trump just hugged the American flag at one of his rallies in Tampa, Florida. But what was truly awful, besides getting his taint on the flag, was the fact that, according to sources, he did it during the ever-racist chant of “Build the wall!”
And yes, it is racist. He literally wants to build a wall to keep brown people out. It’s f*cking racist. If you don’t believe me, scope out his plan to build a wall on the northern border. Oh wait, there isn’t one.
Here are some images of the moment:
Trump pauses during a "Build That Wall!" chant to hug one of the three American flags on stage behind him. pic.twitter.com/4LkYHdE0c8
— Shaquille Brewster (@shaqbrewster) June 11, 2016
… This is a crazy person
— John Rogers (@jonrog1) June 11, 2016
Weird, right? And as the old saying goes, “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag,” so the imagery is somewhat prophetic.
Of course, his faithful, blind followers probably ate it up like Chris Christie at a pie eating contest. They’re probably thinking, “he just loves America so much, he had to give it a hug.”
Well, guess what? America doesn’t love him back and that will be proven this November at the voting booth.
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