The deranged clown illegitimately occupying the office of President of the United States has become such a liability that every time he opens his mouth, the group he’s addressing ends up having to put out a statement disassociating itself from his inappropriate words. This week alone the head of the Boy Scouts, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the top leaders of the military have all had to publicly push back against him.
First Trump gave a speech to a group of Boy Scouts which was inappropriately partisan, disrespectful, profane, and seedy. In response, after parents around the nation threatened to remove their kids from the organization, the head of the Boy Scouts put out a statement condemning Trump’s speech. But as it turns out, Trump’s embarrassing week was just getting revved up.
Then Trump announced on Twitter that he’ll no longer allow transgender people in the military, without even bothering to specify if he was including those who are already in the military. This prompted military leaders to state that they have no intention of implementing a policy change based on a tweet unless Trump issues a formal order through proper procedures (source: Vanity Fair). This means that, in effect, the military is using a technicality to defy Trump’s wishes, because it doesn’t truly see Trump as the president. But then came the matter of the police.
Today Trump told a group of police officers in Long Island that they should make a point of using violence against suspects they’re arresting. That led the Suffolk County Police Department to announce via Twitter that “The SCPD has strict rules & procedures relating to the handling of prisoners. Violations of those rules are treated extremely seriously. As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners.” (source: Twitter). And then the International Association of Chiefs of Police told him to buzz off as well (source: Raw Story), sinking Trump to an all time low.
And so now, within the span of a week, the leaders of the military, the police and the Boy Scouts have each publicly told Donald Trump to buzz off in their own way. It’s difficult to figure how Trump could find a way to humiliate himself and America any further, but we all know that he will.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report