Trump cares only for NRA money

Updated 8/12/2019 10:57 AM

The front page of the Aug. 6 Daily Herald contained an article in which Donald Trump, following the recent senseless mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, was quoted as stating "Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger. Not the gun." This is exactly the type of demented thinking we have come to expect from Trump, unquestionably both the most divisive and unqualified occupant of the White House in the history of our nation.

Rather than being part of the solution to the unchained scourge of gun violence, Trump's statement that the gun is not the problem highlights not only his lack of clarity, but also evidences his love of the gun lobby and the millions of dollars they regularly dump into his coffers. Instead of recognizing that there will always be mentally ill and hateful people within our society who will use guns to inflict their demented ideas on the innocent, Trump deflects attention from the guns that are the products of the corporations and the NRA who support him.


This is because Trump cares more for the millions of dollars he receives from the gun manufacturers and the gun nuts of the NRA than he does for the lives of the citizens he is pledged to protect. He fails to realize or admit that weapons like an AK-47 are military weapons designed only for killing and not having anything whatsoever to do with hunting or self protection.

Instead of supporting legislation outlawing the possession of these instruments of death by anyone other than the police/military, Trump claims the cause of mass killings are solely mental illness and hatred. He often uses the words big and great when describing his thoughts and actions. However, neither of those words can be associated with either the mind, the heart, or the soul of the despicable Donald J. Trump.

Mark Anderson


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