Donald Trump is now learning, for what seems like the millionth time in his presidency, that he needs to clean up his act (and mouth).
Yesterday during a DACA meeting, Trump made an extremely racist remark about immigrants from “sh*thole countries.” Since that comment flew out of his mouth, Trump has been getting pummeled by everyone because he still hasn’t learned how to be presidential, or at least hide some of his most vile qualities.
As Trump’s presidency burns to the ground, a message from our last real president, Barack Obama, couldn’t come at a better time. Obama has a message for Trump, and it’s one that he desperately needs to hear: Pay attention to your behavior.
Obama made these comments to David Letterman during the first episode of his Netflix Show, which was released today. Obama said:
One of the things that Michelle figured out, in some ways faster than I did—was part of your ability to lead the country doesn’t have to do with legislation, doesn’t have to do with regulations, it has to do with shaping attitudes, shaping culture, increasing awareness.”
While Obama doesn’t mention Trump’s name specifically, it will be very clear to Trump that his predecessor was talking about him – and it’s going to destroy him. If there’s anything that Trump is more insecure about than the size of his “hands” or his “nuclear button,” it’s the fact that he will never measure up to Obama or be loved by America in the same way.
Even though Obama’s segment on Letterman had been recorded months ago, this message couldn’t be needed more than it is today after Trump’s racist “sh*thole” comment. And unfortunately, America must face the fact that no matter how disgusted the majority of us are with Trump, there are many racists who support him. CNN’s Brian Stelter showed just how accurate Obama’s message was by highlighting a clip that talks about how Trump’s influence has taken hold and spread throughout the country:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 11, 2018
Unfortunately, it’s highly doubtful that Trump will change his tune even if he hears Obama’s message. He’s racist to his very core, and he loves to connect with his supporters on this level. Until he’s kicked out of office, we can only expect more bigotry to poison our country.
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