Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Believe it or not, despite my Herculean efforts to make nice with all politicians and their followers, I do get occasional hate mail.
Over the years, it’s mostly been from clueless liberals who simply cannot tolerate the slightest criticism of their political heroes.
But lately, it comes from what I call Trump zombies, not just conservatives or fans of the president, but far-gone acolytes who mindlessly parrot the talking points of the far-right netherworld as they attack.
Then again, maybe I’m wrong about these folks.
Maybe they do retain the ability to see their hero’s faults and understand where the lines of appropriate conduct are.
Let’s find out with this challenge: yesterday, in defense of his widely-criticized decision to pull back US support for the Kurds and allow what could be their slaughter by the Turks, Mr. Trump tweeted this reassurance, that “if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey.”
Keep in mind, that’s quite the threat against a NATO ally.
But what I’m challenging the Trump groupies to do is email me an explanation of why it’s OK for any leader to refer to his own “great and unmatched wisdom.”
Even right-wing Trump sycophants like the British pundit Piers Morgan couldn’t tolerate that one, writing that the tweet was “off limits…. You’re the president of the United States, not some tinpot dictator.”
But go ahead, Trump lovers. Justify it if you can.
If you can’t, explain why you can’t.
Because to me it looks and sounds like the rantings of a very troubled mind.
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