On a weekend when patriotic American presidents traditionally place wreaths on the graves of fallen military heroes, our president was in Japan on a golf outing and handing out trophies to sumo wrestling champions. He also tweeted out praise for a murderous North Korean dictator who had criticized one of the president’s political foes. And this was on foreign soil.
While I’m still waiting for his political party to publicly show a spine and offer up guidance on what it means to be and act “presidential,” all I hear are crickets. It’s kind of like middle school all over again; the ‘fraidy cats cozy up to the schoolyard bully to avoid getting pounded in exchange for self-respect.
In closing, to everyone who has served our country and to their families who have sacrificed so much, I offer a sincere and heartfelt thank-you. Because of your service and sacrifice, I still have First Amendment freedoms. And that is not fake.