While we’re in the neighborhood, a man who claims he’s innocent of rape has a chance to score a huge victory to prove his innocence in a court of law. All he needs for exoneration is to provide the court with a sample of his own DNA. His lawyers are fighting tooth and nail to delay his giving said DNA sample — at least until after November. The man, of course, is Donald Trump.
While we’re in the neighborhood, a man who promised to stop taking children from their parents and throwing them in cages is still, two years later, taking children from their parents and throwing them in cages. Now there’s a new twist. Those children are also confined in crowded conditions during a deadly pandemic. The man, of course, is Donald Trump.
While we’re in the neighborhood, a man who dismissed the notion that Vladimir Putin is paying Taliban terrorists to murder American soldiers in Afghanistan as a hoax had, as it turns out, been given credible intelligence proving it’s true. But the man is too busy to think about it right now because he’s dealing night and day with a problem that hasn’t happened yet and almost certainly never will: nationwide election fraud. The man insists the potential nationwide election fraud stems from the fact that there’s an important difference between absentee ballots and mail-in voting. There isn’t. That man, of course, is Donald Trump.
While we’re in the neighborhood, the man who claimed he was supposed to throw out the first pitch at the Yankees game Saturday night in New York but canceled because of his “strong focus on the China Virus [sic], including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else,” spent most of Saturday playing golf. He attended no meetings on vaccines, the economy or anything else of critical importance. He did make a lot of hateful tweets. That man, of course, is Donald Trump.
So when that man went to visit his critically ill brother Robert in the hospital on Friday, and he said, “I hope he’s okay, he has a tough time. He’s having a tough time.” Then he added, “I have a wonderful brother. We’ve had a great relationship for a long time. From day one. Long time. And he’s in the hospital right now. Hopefully, he’ll be all right, but he’s having a hard time,” do we have any reason at all to believe his sincerity? Again, that man, of course, is Donald Trump.
The foregoing narrative about how Donald Trump had a “great relationship for a long time. From day one,” was contradicted by Mary L. Trump’s new book, “Too Much and Never Enough.” In it she said that from the time they were small Donald cruelly tormented his younger brother Robert every chance he got. He did it mercilessly and without any regard for their mother’s attempts to intervene. Indeed, as a child Donald Trump’s contempt for his mother and her authority was so complete that there was no effective difference between how he misbehaved when she wasn’t around and how he misbehaved when she was. In any event, Robert Trump died Saturday night.
From these ignominious roots grew the monster who rapes women, betrays his nation’s soldiers to a murderous dictator, cages children, invents falsehood to subvert the democratic process and has told over 20,000 lies. Meanwhile, since I last wrote to you, another thousand Americans have died from a pandemic he has virtually ignored.
This is a monster who is, believe it or not, actually fighting to look his best between now and November in order to trick us into keeping him in power. Try to imagine how he will behave if he wins and he has no more elections to worry about. Perhaps there won’t be that much difference. Perhaps, in the end, he has just as much contempt for you and me as he did for his mother.
There are a million reasons why Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States, this has been another of them. And, as ever, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades and friends, stay safe.
Robert Harrington is an American expat living in Britain. He is a portrait painter.