If Trump still worked for NBC he would’ve been fired

While building walls, defending statues, banning immigrants, threatening countries, attacking football players, tweeting basketball fathers and name-calling his political opponents, our controversial “moron-in-chief” is masterfully hiding his dirty laundry and other unpleasant topics.

First of all are the 19 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. If he was still working for NBC he would have been fired already, like the dozens of other male celebrities who are now out of work, victims of the so-called “Harvey Weinstein Effect.”

It is clear that American politicians are not held to the same high standards; as Al Franken, John Conyers, Bill Clinton and even old George “Read My Lips” Bush have been given a free pass for years and still are today.

Secondly, this Roman Circus atmosphere provides a smokescreen for serious debate about the seemingly unfair tax plan being pushed by his fellow Republicans in Congress, where corporations and wealthy individuals benefit greatly and the rest of us not so much, or even at all. Meanwhile, despite his campaign promise to reduce it, the national debt keeps growing.

And lastly, it takes our collective mind off the newly released JFK assassination documents, which have been hidden from the American public since that terrible “Black Friday” in Dallas 54 years ago on Nov. 22, 1963.

God help us.

Mark Kanae Smith

Wailuku

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