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Just picture it: Donald Trump in the White House raiding the treasury, while the Snow Queen intones in one of her many languages, “Let them eat cake.”This picture has been trapped in my brain since last night when I watched Melania Trump sit down for an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper to defend her husband’s “boy talk.”
My initial reaction to the Melania Trump interview was one of understanding. I was married for thirty (30) years. A marriage that produced two wonderful children, before imploding and exploding in divorce court. I understand what a wife will do to support her husband, what a mother will do to protect her child, what a woman will do to protect her family.
Melania is doing what she thinks is best for her son, herself & her husband, just as Hilary did many years ago. In the end, Bill was impeached. (Here, I could try to explain the difference between Bill Clinton’s behavior and the behavior that Donald Trump bragged about while on the bus with Billy Bush; but, deep down, I think that even ardent Trump defenders know the difference.) So, it appears to me that if Trump is elected president, the country will go through impeachment proceedings again. All because Donald Trump admitted that he, habitually, assaults women; and, according to his words, he will not be able to stop himself from doing it again. Also, once the genie is out of the box, you cannot put it back. The investigation and digging will not stop simply because Melania Trump said her husband is a “gentleman.”
So, while those in the Trump camp tell us that Melania is a private person who did not ask for nor expect to be in the spotlight, and who does not deserve public scrutiny; her marital struggles are no longer private struggles. Perhaps, if Melania had followed the Pat Nixon model (stand silently, stoically by one’s husband) rather than a variation of the Hillary Clinton model, she and her son could expect to weather the storm in private. But, Melanie chose to take a more modern approach in trying to protect her family. Unfortunately, she is at war with the wrong enemies. As I see it the enemies are not the outsiders — the left-wing media, the Clintons, nor those forward women who slip their telephone numbers to Donald right in front of her. It appears, based on Donald Trump’s words, that the enemy is Donald Trump.
The video of Donald engaging in “boy talk” with Billy Bush of Access Hollywood and, more recently, The Today Show (from which he was fired for participating in “boy talk”) can be found here.
After a good night’s sleep, my view of the Melania Trump interview has changed, somewhat.
Now that I’ve slept on it, I wonder if it took Melania Trump so long to come forward in support of her husband because she was busy memorizing the “speech” that she wrote herself, much like the speech she delivered at the Republican National Convention. Perhaps, like many Miss Universe contestants, Melania Trump is an aspiring actress. Last night, it appeared as if she was reading for the role of First Lady of the United States. Last night, Mrs. Trump told us that if we select her as the next First Lady of the United States; she will work to protect our children from the evils of the internet. Perhaps, she could start by forbidding one of the “boys” in her household from tweeting when he should be sleeping.
I cannot wait to see what SNL does with the Snow Queen, whose nudie pictures are “art work” and whose husband (at age 59) was egged on to engage in “boy talk” with Billy Bush.
It’s been more than 8 hours since the 2nd presidential debate ended, and I still feel shell-shocked. I feel like Donald Trump assaulted Hillary Clinton on live TV, while we watched.
For me, it boils down to this: Trump was exposed making repugnant statements about how he treats women. Rather than apologizing and taking responsibility for his offensive words, he went on the offense by pointing out a man (Bill Clinton) whose behavior he considers worse than his. Compounding this, Trump assembled a group of women who hate Hillary Clinton and let them loose in an arena where Hillary was, for all intents and purposes, held hostage. Trump used these women to do his dirty work — torment Hillary Clinton in full view of mesmerized spectators, including her daughter. I am embarrassed that I watched.
All of this was done because Donald Trump wanted to win a debate and, ultimately, become president of the United States. Trump’s actions proved once and for all that the content of his character is not what we need in a United States President. He simply does not understand that “just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should.”
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