Like all bullies, Donald Trump is a complete coward at heart. This craven streak is precisely why he finds it so appealing to insult and attack the dead since they obviously have no way of fighting back. This past month he reignited his feud with Senator John McCain with a series of cruel comments, this despite the fact the McCain passed away last year. It was a disgusting, petty move unbecoming of any man, let alone the President of the United.
Now, Trump has affixed his ire on another member of the dearly departed. In a new exclusive interview with The Washington Times Trump responded to the recent news that the late Barbara Bush disparaged him in her posthumously released book “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of a Dynasty.” She referred to him as a “symbol of greed” and said that she no longer considered herself a Republican because of Trump’s presidency.
“I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons,” Tump told The Washington Times.
Presumably, he is referring to his defeating of Jeb Bush during the Republican primaries, but it’s unclear why he chose the plural of “sons” since he hasn’t really done anything to George W. Bush beyond the occasional jab at his presidential record. Furthermore, Barbara Bush wasn’t “nasty” to him, but instead accurately described him in blunt but honest terms.
Regardless of what one thinks of the Bushs, there is no excuse for a sitting president going after a dead person or inflicting insults on those still grieving her passing. Trump has proven himself to be a petty little man driven by little more than hatred and spite. The fact that the GOP continues to support and shield him shows you just how corrupt and morally bankrupt the party has become.
Excited for the next iteration of Our President Feuds With a Dead Person https://t.co/9M3tEcHtRw
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 5, 2019