The President of the United States has historically served as an ex officio role model for younger generations. Donald Trump is a man who has shown by actions and words that he is unfit to be held in such esteem.
We hopefully try to raise our children to understand right from wrong and be respectful of others, whether you agree with them or not. Donald Trump is a child President who never learned that his perverse use of public profanity and crude remarks about women continue to demean the office he holds. As the leader of our country, Trump's public vulgarity is the antithesis of a role model for children, let along anyone else.
Trump first showed us his ability to publicly take the crude to a new level during the 2016 presidential campaign. His cursing during rallies broke all norms of presidential candidate behavior. And he got away with it.
After the first presidential debate, Trump criticized Megyn Kelly for her questions on his previous misogynistic comments. His criticism of her moved to uncontrollable anger that went on to stun the country with the following words:
"... she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever."
He crossed the line then, and continued to cross it this morning during MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. He took his punching bag mentality to Twitter to criticize the show's hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski - but especially Ms Brzezinski: His words sink to the lowest level of bullying, and were done in two Tweets:
I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..
...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
Donald Trump's obsession with women and blood is beyond comprehension. His mouth is an unfiltered instrument used indiscriminately, especially when it comes to women. His "Access Hollywood" comments about his treatment of women were disgusting, but they took place before he became President. And he got away with it.
On June 29, 2017 Donald Trump opened his mouth as President of the United States and talked in critical terms about a female journalist bleeding. This is not just a boys club remark. This is the leader of the free world speaking, and I feel sorry for all of us.
Unfit for office has taken on a new meaning.