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Monday, May 29, 2017

Can Jarod Kushner advise Donald Trump about Memorial Day?

Jarod Kushner is Donald Trump's son in law and, supposedly, his adviser. It's a mystery, therefore, why Kushner couldn't advise Donald Trump about what a US President is supposed to do and say on Memorial Day.  Is it possible that the "back channel" of secret communication discussed between the White House and Russia was so that Jarod could have a private place where someone could advise him about what to "advise" his father in law? 

Convoluted logic, to be sure, but at least it postulates a reason for such clandestine shenanigans. 

Nevertheless, patriotic ceremonies like those held on Memorial Day, hold no purpose for Donald Trump, unless they are an adulation to himself. In spite of losing the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump continues to believe he is the center of the universe.  Unfortunately, Donald Trump has abdicated his responsibilities as the American President, choosing instead, to create a new paradigm for "leadership by ego". In other words, rather than pleasing the people he leads, they have become the flocks who mush pay him homage.

This has been strikingly obvious on Memorial Day in 2017, when the nation tributes all veterans, especially remembering those who have died.  Donald Trump is not a veteran, so the ceremonies are, clearly, never about him. Therefore, he just goes thru robotic motions because his advisers have tried to convince him to at least pretend he cares about the people who are honored on Memorial Day, even if he isn't the focus of the attention.

Coincidentally, on Memorial Day 2017, there happens to be a mourning for two American martyrs, resulting from a terrible incident on a train, in Portland Oregon. Two brave men are dead, killed while trying to defend a Muslim who was attacked by a crazed murderer, with a knife, on a train. Unbelievably, the defenders of the victim of the attack were, themselves, killed. Donald Trump has not personally responded to this tragedy. (Somebody posted on the @POTUS "Twitter" handle.) 

In facr, Trump's silence was especially hypocritical, in spite of the fact that it was about a week or so ago when he was the center of attention in a group of flowing Saudi Arabian sheikhs. He played to the media by participating in a saber dance, handling a glowing orb and accepting an award from the nation where 14 of the 19 September 11, 2001 terrorists held passports. 

But, there was no mention of the two men killed while defending a Muslim in Portland Oregon, less that two weeks after the made for TV Saudi performance in Riyadh.

After public criticism was expresed about this glaring omission, some unidentified Donald Trump social media surrogate took to the @POTUS handle on Twitter, to post a response. It was not posted from the @realDonaldTrump handle, the one used for personal messages to his minions, but obviously by a person with the ability to write complete sentances. In fact, @realDonaldTrump only "tweets" about himself. He hardly ever "tweets" about others unless doing so reflects equally positively on himself.  

This is what @POTUS surrogate, a White Hosue social media guru, posted:

@POTUS "The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them."


In my opinion, the above "tweet" is unacceptable.  First of all, Donald Trump doesn't pray, because, frankly, he doesn't know how to do it.  Secondly, the statement is two complete sentances and Donald Trump is incapable of articulating dual thoughts in 140 characters.

Moreover, the @POTUS "tweet" was posted only following intense criticism and not with genuine concern for the horrendous situation that caused the deaths of two innocent people,who were trying to do what was right.

It's entirely possible the reason Donald Trump waited too long to comment on the Portland Oregon tragedy was because he has a difficult time understanding the the concept of "doing what's right".  
Indeed, a man who must be reminded by his immigrant wife to cover his heart with his hand during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, obviously can't understand the right response to a tragic killing of innocent men, in Portland Oregon.

Instead of a rogue "tweet" Jarod Kushner could have at least posted a picture on the @POTUS handle taken of this grave in Arlington Cemetery:


In my own Memorial Day message, in response to @POTUS, the 140 characters I will post include a tribute to the names of the two men who were killed in Oregon.   #RickyJohnBest #TaliesinMyrddinNamkaiMeche and I will hashtag #JarodKushner and use the @realDonaldTrump handle

There's no need to set up a secret back channel communication with me for this purpose. Instead, I'm glad to offer my services to do what's right.  I was raised that way.

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