While speaking to some members at his Bedminster golf club, Trump explained that he golfs at his own properties so much because the White House is a dump.
Chatting with some members before a recent round of golf, he explained his frequent appearances: “That White House is a real dump.” Trump is often at his most unguarded among the people who pay for their proximity to him.
Is there any doubt that a man who would call the White House a dump would give a second thought to colluding with Russia to win a presidential election? Trump is incapable of comprehending, much less being overwhelmed, by the living history that he is a part of in the White House. The same White House where he plops his ample backside down and watches Fox News is also where Ronald Reagan met the 52 American hostages who were held in Iran. It is where Lincoln fought to save the Union, where FDR brought America back from the Great Depression. The White House is where John F. Kennedy pulled America back from the brink during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and yes, it where Obama gave the go signal for Seal Team Six to take out Osama Bin Laden.
The White House is a symbol of America, and when Donald Trump calls the place that every president has occupied since 1800 a dump, he is showing his ignorance and contempt for America itself.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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