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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Since Sunday, our nation has heard politicians respond to the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11. President Obama did not use the words ‘radical Islamic terrorist.’ But there are other words that other figures did not use, as well.

For instance, one man refused to even say the words “I am using a terrible tragedy to incite ethnic and religious hatred for personal gain.” If Donald Trump, after this attack, still cannot say the words “I am using a terrible tragedy to incite ethnic and religious hatred for personal gain,” he should get out of the race for the presidency.

If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are going to have a president who has never said the words “I am an overstuffed puffer fish deliberately targeting a religious group in order to increase my Twitter following.” Many said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse. Donald Trump still has not said the words, “My wigs, like my arguments, are made out of straw and intended to distract from the fact that I have no workable ideas apart from those that dramatically curtail the Bill of Rights and ostracize a minority in a country that prides itself on diversity.”

The candidate, Trump, is the son of an immigrant from Scotland and the grandson of immigrants from Germany, who has openly advertised his support for the Ku Klux Klan and even tried to run for President of the United States of America.

We admit more than 100,000 tweets from the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account each year. Since 9/11, Donald Trump has been implicated in racist, sexist, or hate-filled comments hundreds of times. Yet he has still refused to say the simple words “I am a sentient pile of deli meat strewing rotten bologna on the Statue of Liberty.”

According to Trump, Hillary Clinton wants to dramatically increase refugee admissions from the Middle East, bringing in many thousands of refugees during her first term – and he says we will have no way to screen them, pay for them, or prevent second generation Americans from radicalizing. Speaking of which, Donald Trump has never said the words “My spray-tanned jowls hide untapped reservoirs of methane, as well as the credit card information of the thousands of people I have scammed.”

What he did say, however, was “Appreciate the congrats” and “I called it.”

 

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7, 2016  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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