Donald John Trump continues to prove that he has a very small brain and is not an educated man. Early in 2015 his lies were more humorous than dangerous. However, millions of uninformed Americans chose to believe those lies and America is suffering from their mistake.
I have searched for a man or woman with less intelligence than DJT. My effort forced me to consider several men and women who constantly display a level of idiocy which is unforgivable considering their positions in our government. Included in my search were Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence, Laura Ingraham, Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson. They were eliminated because they are all paid liars, and I doubt that many of them believe most of the lies they tell. Then I considered John Kennedy, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Moscow Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley, and Lindsey Graham, but their rhetoric is all based on a mixture of hate and personal ambition. Naturally I considered Donny Jr. and Eric. Although they display extreme levels of stupidity, they are simply mimicking their father. It took a long time, but I eventually found one man whose lack of intelligence surpasses DJT.
He is the President of Liberty University, and another man who continues to kiss Trump’s humongous derriere: Jerry Falwell Jr.
Below is his most recent statement, and it reveals why I claim that he is suffering from an extreme level of ignorance.
“It’s just strange to me how so many are overreacting. The H1N1 virus of 2009 killed 17,000 people. It was the flu also I think. And there was not the same hype. It was — you just didn’t see it on the news 24/7. And it makes you wonder if there’s a political reason for that. It’s, uh. You know, impeachment didn’t work. And the Mueller Report didn’t work. And Article 25 didn’t work, so maybe now this is their next — their next attempt to get Trump. But, I had the owner of a restaurant ask me last night, he said do you remember the North Korean leader promised a Christmas present? For America. Back in December. Could it be they got together with China and this is that present? I don’t know, but it really is something strange going on.”
I couldn’t have made up such a ridiculous statement, and I write novels where I create characters and situations constantly.
Falwell has been criticized by other evangelical leaders for his hypocrisy and failure to adhere to Christian principles.
A final note about Falwell’s ignorance and his support of sexism at Liberty University. Statements made from several young women who attended the Christian school are extremely upsetting. When they charged male students with sexual assault, the young men were always defended by the university. The women were accused of ‘dressing provocatively,’ being intoxicated, or acting in a flirtatious manner.
I believe historians will describe Trump’s illegitimate presidency as the “dumbing down of America.” Anyone who believes Trump’s lies should not be allowed to walk among us, and certainly not be allowed to vote.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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