Trump uses slurs against poor, non-white nations – time for impeachment

Trump uses slurs against poor, non-white nations

By Roger Straw, January 12, 2018
Editorial Comment

President Trump has repeatedly used crude language and now has used unacceptable trash talk to describe the nations of Haiti and El Salvador, and “Africans.”  His language betrays him and exposes a heart and mind that is ignorant, bigoted and racist.

Here in a small town on the west coast, we may think that our voices are insignificant in the wider picture of U.S. policy and politics.  But, as Chris Carson, President of the League of Women Voters put it, “We can and we must do better to be vigilant about speaking out against racism. We must stand up as a nation and say this is unacceptable.”

My outrage and passion tempt me to make vile comments about our President.  But like the Obamas, and as a person of faith, I will try to take a higher road.

Every single one of us must speak up to confront the ugly head of racism when it surfaces, whether in a school or grocery store or bar in Benicia or in a magnificent meeting room in a white house in Washington, D.C.

When will it be time for American legislators to begin serious conversations about impeachment?

Roger Straw
Benicia, California, USA

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