Donald Trump has taken a great deal of heat over his twitter attack on civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), and now former Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn has joined current lawmakers, telling CNN’s New Day that Trump’s tweets about Lewis were not ‘presidential.’
Trump, it will be remembered, said of Lewis, “All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!”
— New Day (@NewDay) January 16, 2017
“We’ve seen this pattern throughout his entire campaign to where he controls the talking points by using Twitter to counter someone’s assertion.
“I think it’s unfortunate that Congressman Lewis said that he’s not legitimate because there’s no basis in fact for that. The point is at some point in time the president is going to have to turn to become more presidential and that’s not presidential.”
One can agree to disagree with Coburn as to whether Lewis’ comments are backed up by fact, there is no disputing that Donald Trump, far from acting presidential, refuses to behave in even an adult manner when he picks up his smartphone and begins to tweet.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.