What a monster!

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Believe it or not, this week’s winner of the cruelest is not Donald Trump. Nope. That honor belongs to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves. Reeves (has no shame, insurrection party) is, unfortunately, the Governor of Mississippi.

And as you may have read, the state of Mississippi has had a lot to deal with lately regarding its water supply — or lack thereof. More than 150,000 residents of Jackson had no clean water in their homes, resulting in their having to boil water just to be assured of not coming into contact with contaminated water.

This story is painful. In today’s times, people should NOT have to worry about contaminated water. Yet they do. And this problem particularly impacts people of color.

So one would THINK the Governor of the state might be a bit sympathetic to the problems of his constituents. Nope. Not THIS Governor. In an event last Friday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Reeves brought up the water crisis — to laugh about it.

“I’ve got to tell you,” Reeves joked, “it’s a great day to be in Hattiesburg. It’s also, as always, a great day to NOT be in Jackson.” It left people stunned. And the backlash was swift.

Taking to Twitter, many expressed outrage at the callous Governor, and quite a few people called for him to resign. They’re not even trying to hide it anymore, people.

This is what Donald Trump did. He gave these people permission to be themselves. You know, there really was a time when a Governor wouldn’t have DARED to say something this shockingly evil out loud. But alas, those days are long gone. It’s the GOP Vortex of evil. It sucks up everything in its path.

So now we have the Governor of a state that has some of its people in serious danger, laughing about the danger — joking about water contamination and mocking his own people. I would definitely say Reeves wins the cruel award this week. It’s not even close.

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