Trump’s not root of divisive nation
Recently there was a letter to the editor complaining that our president was “tearing the country up.” The person apparently has a short memory and spoke in generalizations. I’ll refresh his memory and be specific concerning the Obama administration.
Barack Obama started with his infamous Apology Tour embarrassing Americans by bowing to Saudi kings and apologizing to the world for America’s greatness. In fact, he told the French, “America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe. This was an absolute insult to the thousands of brave American servicemen and women whose graves are all over Europe fighting in World Wars I and II.
Next, let’s go to the IRS targeting conservative political groups. Lois Lerner, head of the Exempt Organization Division, directed by unknown persons, saw to it that conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status were delayed. She never could be charged because when she went to testify before Congress her lawyers knew had her plead the 5th Amendment to avoid prosecution.
The Fast and Furious program under Attorney General Eric Holder sold guns to Mexican drug cartels by using the cover that they were tracking the guns to catch cartel members. They sold more than 2,000 guns but only received 700 back. Many congressional leaders felt it was an effort by Holder, directed by Obama, to discredit the American firearms industry. Obama in 2013 had said “Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico comes from the United States.”
It would have gone unnoticed but Border Agent Brian Terry was killed by one of those guns. Holder, claiming no knowledge of the program, refused to testify in Congress and was the first Cabinet member in the history of the U.S. to be charged with contempt of Congress. Obama, hiding the corruption, claimed executive privilege to avoid releasing investigative documents.
There’s more, including the shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, San Bernardino and Orlando but I think you see my point.
President Trump didn’t create the division in America. He exposed it.