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I would love to tell you a joke or try to make you laugh, but it has heen hard for me to laugh since Friday. There’s always time for a joke, but not tonight.

Trump’s order from Friday states that, “in order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country” don’t bear “hostile attitudes” to our nation’s “founding principles.”

The order also says,

“The United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including…other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.”

Although Trump now insists this is not a Muslim ban, I remember as my family watched him proclaim a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States. How can this be viewed as anything other than “persecution of a religion different than their own?”

The poetic irony is that his order would preclude Trump himself from stepping foot on our soil. He is the very definition of a “hostile attitude” toward America’s “founding principles” of religious freedom.

The disgrace is that Trump, who has spread so much hate, fear, bigotry and sexism, is the one attempting to define our “American values” for the purposes of determining who may live here.

Using the same words from his own order, would Trump himself pass the vetting of these questions?

  • Hostile attitude?
  • Acts of bigotry or hatred?
  • Violence against women?
  • Persecution of those who practice religions different from their own?
  • Oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation?


2 thoughts on “Irony”

  1. Well, he’s likely to be coming to the UK for a state visit, where he’ll probably do something typical of Trump and end up being arrested for assulting Her Majesty the Queen, thumped by Prince Philip/Charles/William/Harry/all four, sent back in disgrace, and then with a bit of luck, held at the airport based on the above specifications…

    Or maybe, there’ll be a miracle and Her Majesty the Queen will somehow manage to talk some sense into him. Unlikely, although it might happen, especially if she lets Prince Philip hold him at sword point!

  2. If the new President keeps going like this, he might accomplish a great thing: the people will unite and step up together, and that unity might be the beginning of a really, mutually prosperous era.


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