Yesterday, I read the *shocking* news story that ol’ 45, Donald Trump, has decided to address a group of evangelical Christians today at an annual rally of anti-abortion demonstrators in Washington, DC. Trump’s appearance at the annual March for Life would be a first for any sitting U.S. president in the event’s 47 year history. Naturally, Trump announced his surprise decision to attend this year’s March for Life on Twitter, since he can’t address anyone like a competent leader does.
A friend of mine, who is very Catholic and pro-life, also shared this piece from the “pro-life” Web site, Live Action. Apparently, Trump has declared January 22 as the National Sanctity of Human Life Day. That’s right. Trump, who once described himself as “very pro-choice”, is now shamelessly pandering to evangelicals in his insane bid to stay in power for the rest of his life by jumping on the pro-life bandwagon. From the White House’s Web site:
Every person — the born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value. Although each journey is different, no life is without worth or is inconsequential; the rights of all people must be defended. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death.
Those are very nice words, and I’m sure they were composed by a gifted professional writer with a command of English vocabulary, literary style, and grammar that far exceeds that of the orange demon. But I haven’t seen Mr. Trump match those pretty words with decisive actions that prove that he really is “pro-life” and sees inherent value in every person. In fact, I’ve seen and heard just the opposite, especially toward people with brown skin who come from impoverished, violent countries south of the U.S. border.
Every time I see Trump involved with some kind of pro-life activity designed simply to garner votes, I remember that devastating and sickening video I watched that was made before Trump was president. A woman talks about how, when she was thirteen, she was forced to give Trump hand jobs and eventually had her first sexual intercourse experience with him. And… she was just thirteen years old! When the young lady asked what she would do if she got pregnant, she was told in no uncertain terms that she would have an abortion. She was also called a “bitch” for good measure.
Mr. Trump has, up until now, only vaguely addressed people from the pro-life movement. But he’s now battling to stay in power, thanks to the impeachment proceedings and the ever growing population of people who no longer think he’s a good leader. So, instead of showing integrity, honesty, humanity, and decency, Trump is pandering and kissing ass… hoping that those pro-lifers will all vote for him. But if Donald Trump is pro-life, I am Simone Biles’ clone… and just to put this in perspective, below is a recent picture of me…
And this is Simone Biles…
Donald Trump doesn’t give a shit about unborn fetuses or the women who are carrying them. He doesn’t care about newborn babies, the elderly, fat people, thin people, people of color, or disabled people. He isn’t pro-life. He simply wants your vote, and will sweet talk you and blatantly make false statements to get it. He’s a liar, a fraud, and a disgrace, and it makes me sad that people are still falling for his tired old schtick. This is a man who once said that vaginas are akin to landmines and that dating in the 1980s was like his own personal Vietnam, due to the AIDS epidemic. I think Donald Trump was most truthful when he was on Howard Stern… that’s where he most often let his orange hair down.
From the Washington Post back in May 2019…
It’s understandable that religious voters would be wary of Trump, particularly on the issue of abortion. Not only was he an unusual representative of the concept of “family values,” having been married three times, once to a woman with whom he’d been carrying on an affair, but his stated position on abortion two decades ago was that he was pro-choice.
“I’m very pro-choice,” Trump said in an interview with Tim Russert in 1999. “I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still — I just believe in choice.”
At the time, he was a political independent, contemplating a 2000 presidential bid on the Reform Party ticket. By 2011, he was again thinking about running, but this time as a Republican. Appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference, he claimed to be pro-life. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper shortly after announcing his actual presidential bid in 2015, he repeated that claim — but only after accidentally describing himself as pro-choice.
And now, in 2020, with impeachment proceedings and a re-election campaign staring him in the face, he’s devoutly “pro-life”? Bullshit. That’s about as honest as my being Simone Biles’ clone, right down to my non-existent ability to do a simple cartwheel. It’s just not true.