As is typical for Donald Trump, whenever someone tells the truth about him, he “doesn’t know” the person. Such is the case with Cassidy Hutchinson, who laid all Trump’s dirty laundry to bare in her testimony to the House Select Committee. It is shocking to think what would have happened had Trump won reelection. He had no business in the White House to begin with, and he did nothing but create trouble. Yet, he’s still out there, being adored by his “fans” regardless of what he did and continues to do. He cannot, however, hide from Hutchinson’s testimony, which has been backed up by various staffers.
ABC News reported on what some had to say. Likely, one of the most surprising was Mick Mulvaney, who tweeted: “This is explosive stuff. If Cassidy is making this up, they will need to say that. If she isn’t they will have to corroborate. I know her. I don’t think she is lying.” And why would she lie? For 15 minutes of fame? Please. No one wants this kind of fame. If you can even call it that. Mulvaney went on to say: “This is a very, very bad day for Trump.” Mulvaney wasn’t the only former Trump staffer to come to Hutchinson’s defense. Sarah Matthews, former deputy press secretary who resigned after the riot, tweeted: “Anyone downplaying Cassidy Hutchinson’s role or her access in the West Wing either doesn’t understand how the Trump WH worked or is attempting to discredit her because they’re scared of how damning this testimony is.” If people truly believe Hutchinson’s testimony should be classified as hearsay, they will have to do as Matthews suggested and come forward and speak under oath themselves. They won’t do that because they know it’s all true.
Instead, as ABC News reported, Trump’s staunchest supporters are either remaining silent or trying to point fingers elsewhere. They believe voters “don’t care” about what’s happening in these hearings, as if they are psychic. They have no idea what people are thinking or how many of them may be watching the proceedings in horror. To think this man was running our government while his main concern was himself is astonishing. Throwing food at walls, trying to grab the steering wheel of a moving vehicle, and being nonchalant about people carrying weapons with intent to harm merely signals that this man must never have another place in our government again. As the news of this damaging testimony continues to gain steam, Trump has gone from “not knowing her” to calling her a “phony former low-level aide.” He also claimed to be reading her body language, which, to him, indicated she was lying. Trump can’t read anything, let alone body language.
Trump’s pull on his fans is blatantly obvious. They love the trouble he stirs up, and they wish they could be him. They all share their racism and hate, and they see themselves as one. One they are, but we want not one of them around. We need to be able to live in peace and tolerance, and Donald Trump is the anesthetist of both.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years