Sometimes it’s important to go back in time to assess the character and statements made by an individual to better understand where he is today. The following article appeared in CMC Digest on August 11, 2016.
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president of the United States, proved again that he is absolutely unhinged when, on August 10 at a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he accused President Obama of being “the founder of ISIS” and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, as “the co-founder of ISIS.”
We have heard Trump belittle and lie about his Republican opponents on his way to the nomination, but he seems to have lost what little regard he had for the truth in his latest rant. He has no qualms about making the most outrageous statements about those he considers opponents — and his excuse has always been that "they started it." It's obvious that the mentality of this so-called successful businessman and multi-billionaire has never progressed beyond the school yard.
Trump, who never served a day in the military, has declared that Sen. John McCain "is not a hero" because his plane was shot down and he spent time as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. McCain, to his credit, had the decency during his presidential campaign against Obama to say his opponent is a good man and a good American, although McCain did not agree with Obama's positions.
Meanwhile, Trump continues to attack the character of the President and to lead the fringe in questioning Obama's legitimacy regarding his birth in America.
There is agreement among many Republican lawmakers and voters that Trump is unfit to serve as the president of the United States. The prospect of Donald Trump as the head of our government is beyond scary — not only for Americans, but for everyone who has ever looked up to the United States as a world leader.
Beau Weisman, Editor