In a time of massacres and mass shootings, violent rhetoric and calls for a civil war between political factions, one thing that we can all thank our lucky stars for is the fact that MOST people still know the difference between right and wrong.
Unfortunately, that common sense doesn’t extend to Donald Trump and his supporters. They tend to hate liberals and anyone of any religion other than their own. Maybe people thought it was awful when a Michigan Trumper blasted “God Bless America” as he trolled grieving mourners at a memorial in Cleveland for the New Zealand anti-Muslim attack while driving his “Build The Wall” parade float up and down the street. But that wasn’t really anything new.
Even Trump himself has experience trying to parade through a city while people tried to process their grief after an anti-religious attack. And if the responses everywhere were like what Trump got from the people of Pittsburgh when he tried to roll his motorcade through their city after the Tree of Life Synagogue attack in October, the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history, maybe conservatives would take the hint and stop trying to harass people when they’re just trying to mourn.
When Trump came to the neighborhood, he was claiming at the time that the Mayor and other elected officials were planning on meeting him and helping him tour the site and meet with families. But the city issued a statement that no such meeting was EVER planned — and two large, last-minute protests organized by the people of Pittsburgh were actually enough to force the President’s motorcade to turn back and find an alternate route through the city.
In fact, the President had been specifically asked not to come to the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where the synagogue was located. And the people never let him in, despite him ignoring their wishes.
If that’s not standing strong for your beliefs and your freedom to grieve in peace, I don’t know what is.
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