The Fallout from Trump's Rhetoric

If one speaks from the ‘bully pulpit’ , one has to be careful about speech! Few parents would want a child to emulate Trump’s name-calling and snide remarks. Where is the First Lady and her campaign against bullying?

"Two kindergartners in Utah told a Latino boy that President Trump would send him back to Mexico, and teenagers in Maine sneered “Ban Muslims” at a classmate wearing a hijab. In Tennessee, a group of middle-schoolers linked arms, imitating the president’s proposed border wall as they refused to let nonwhite students pass. In Ohio, another group of middle-schoolers surrounded a mixed-race sixth-grader and, as she confided to her mother, told the girl: “This is Trump country.”

Since Trump’s rise to the nation’s highest office, his inflammatory language — often condemned as racist and xenophobic — has seeped into schools across America. Many bullies now target other children differently than they used to, with kids as young as 6 mimicking the president’s insults and the cruel way he delivers them."

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This is terrible, and the logical next step.

Germany in the 30s.

The kindergarten children are mimicking something gotten from someone else. They’re victims too.


No, alas, not original.

I can remember hearing deportation jokes and racial jokes in middle school during the bush administration. This isn’t anything new. And I went to 99.9% white catholic school where there weren’t even any colored kids to bully except for one adopted kid from Peru. But his dad was the principal so no one picked on him anyway.

Kids are mean, they have always found a way to tribalize and pick on people not in their group.


That kind of hyperbole and nonsense is why no one takes actual criticism of trump seriously.


A president stands as an exemplar for the nation. Trump is setting a bad example.

Melania is silent on it, too.


Especially since she chose bullying and internet bullying as her advocacy.

“Be (the) best”

President Donald Trump appeared Thursday to link his administration’s policies toward New York to a demand that the state drop investigations and lawsuits related to his administration as well as his personal business and finances.

Hours before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was set to meet the president at the White House, Trump tweeted that Cuomo “must understand” that National Security far exceeds politics,” a reference to his administration’s recent decision to halt New York’s access to the Global Entry and other “trusted traveler” programs that allow New Yorkers faster border crossings and shorter airport lines.

President Trump sets many good examples.


Prove it.

How do you know she has not said something to him ?

Are you demanding she do something no first lady has ever done ? Criticize her husband publicly ?

What about Clinton and his adultery ? Not a good example for youngsters, but Hilary didn’t criticize him in public.


Not good to see and neither is the sodomite culture liberals are trying to force into our classrooms.

The race card lost it’s point after Obama was elected twice. I know quite a few Republicans that voted for him.


She has a public program. Has she called him out on his bullying nastiness? Not that anyone has heard.

I claim she has been silent. It is up to you to show where this is inaccurate.

We are on Trump and his rhetoric now, folks. Please don’t bring up irrelevancies as to others. If you want to talk about other president’s statements, fine.

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Sure. And the EEOC went out of business due to lack of complaints about discrimination, right? (Racial discrimination is 60% of its caseload.)

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That’s still a far cry murdering 12 million people


Cite 5. His personal history? His depth of learning? His history of activism for the less fortunate?

Sorry, Trump does not set many good examples. The question was if his rhetoric set a bad example. It does.

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Who has murdered 12 million people?

Is that where the bar is set? Lol

The poster had compared trump to hitler, who had around 12 million people murdered during WWII. My response to that was that it was a ridiculous accusation and jumping to hitler comparisons is why actual criticisms of Trump get ignored.

It’s like when republicans were calling obama hitler. It’s a tired and wore out comparison because no one truly compares to Hitler, and it’s just a cheap way of demonizing ones opponents.


If you’d like to see what Hilary has had to said there’s a documentary for you.

From what I’ve seen she hasn’t had many public statements in general since getting criticized for that speech that had some overlap with a speech that Michelle Obama delivered. There have been some statements that have been put out by someone that is said to be speaking on her behalf.

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