New York Governor Calls Trump’s Tweet About a 75-Year-Old Buffalo Man “Reckless, Irresponsible, Mean and Crude”
“Those who think our unhinged president’s recent mania about a murder two decades ago that never happened represents his moral nadir have missed the lesson of his life: There is no such thing as rock bottom. So, assume that the worst is yet to come.”
– George Will, a veteran American newspaper columnist who left the Republican Party in 2016 over Trump’s nomination, from a June 1st, 2020 column in The Washington Post
A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted June 11th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
American columnist George Will wrote the above words in response to Trump firing out a number of disgusting tweets, charging Joe Scarborough, who has been highly critical of Trump’s presidency and who is a co-host of the MSNBC TV program ‘Morning Joe, of possibly murdering a female intern who died for reasons around what turned out to be a previously undiagnosed health condition while working for Scarborough two decades ago when he was still serving as a Republic congressman from Florida.
Although the charges were completely baseless and a widower of the deceased woman begged him in an open letter to stop making them because they were hurtful to him and his family, Trump kept making them anyway.
One of the key points that Will makes in his column, that there is “no such thing as rock bottom” when it comes to Trump’s vile behaviour and that it is only going to get worse, leading to Will’s conclusion that “Trump must be removed,” has proven to be true again and again.
On June 1st, the day Will’s column was published, Trump had uniformed thugs use clubs, shields, rubber bullets and chemical gases to clear an area of peaceful demonstrators so he could walk from the White House to a nearby church and have his picture taken holding a Bible upside down.
Then this June 9th, there was this outrageous tweet about a 75-year-old Buffalo peace activist who, days earlier, who fell so hard after being knocked down by police in front of Buffalo City Hall that he was seen on video, bleeding from the head.
The man, Martin Gugino, a long-time member of the Western New York Peace Center and known to many of his friends and neighbours as a gentle person who would never hurt anyone, was still in hospital where his condition had reportedly improved from “serious” to “fair” when the monster in the Oval Office sent out this tweet –
I will leave the rest of the commentary on the words in this disgraceful tweet to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo who called Trump out for it during a news conference, shortly after it appeared for tens of millions to see this June 9th –
To summarize other news that followed this awful incident in Buffalo, two of the officers involved were suspended and charged this past June 6th with second-degree assault, carrying possible jail terms of up to seven years if they are found guilty.
And this June 10th, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and his council unveiled plans for reforming policing in the city. You can read about those plans by clicking on – https://www.buffalony.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=670
To read a recent statement from the Western New York Peace Center about his disturbing incident, click on – http://wnypeace.org/wp/2020/06/06/martin-gugino-speakout-police-reform-cariols-law/
To read George Will’s full column, titled “Trump Must Be Removed,” click on – https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-one-should-want-four-more-years-of-this-taste-of-ashes/2020/06/01/1a80ecf4-a425-11ea-bb20-ebf0921f3bbd_story.html
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