Ever since President Donald Trump took over the White House, America is losing its credibility at the world stage. Leaders around the world looked down upon our country and Trump became a laughing stock. His objective and action are dividing the country, creating hatred among the people for him. Foreign leaders disdain him, and citizens of foreign nations can’t understand why the most powerful nation in the world would elect an utter idiot to its highest office.
To explain further about the Trump administration, veteran political commentator and journalist Keith Olbermann televised two episodes of “The Resistance,” and they work very well together as tragic bookends to the same Trumpian stupidity and corruption.
On Monday’s installment, Olbermann started with, “And now we know exactly what Trump meant by “Make America great again.” Make it great for the racists, the white supremacists, the neo-Nazis. Make it great for the anti-Semites. Make it great for those entrusted to enforce the law who break the law and persecute Hispanics.”
Relating to Trump’s pardon of openly racist ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, Olbermann put forth his argument that our president is simply “making America great” for bigots, for people like himself. He is that person who wants to construct a wall to “keep Mexicans out” while Houston, a city whose population is nearly a third Latino, drowns: “Make America great again,” he said, which means, “Make America white again.”
While in an episode that was aired on Tuesday, Olbermann said that Trump’s trip to examine the destruction from Hurricane Harvey was nothing more than a self-serving exercise for a president who is reeling in the polls.
He said, “Trump’s self-serving, wasteful, exploitational, resource-draining ill-conceived plan to travel to Texas in the middle of the nightmare there was beneath contempt. But the tone-deafness, the disconnectedness, the cruelty, the inhumanity of Trump’s response to the situation in Houston and the entire area did not begin with this.”
When Olbermann has done describing the tragedy on the ground, he turned back to Trump saying, “It has become mind-numbingly clear that the man occupying the office of president of the United States has no human empathy to give, no understanding of tragedy, no concern for the lives of anybody in the nation except those he knows personally.”