The Presidential Bully, but who cares?
As I sit here looking out of the window of my 6th floor hotel room, I am constantly reminded that God has to have the biggest sense of humor. Why? …Because he allowed Donald J. Trump to take the office of the Presidency. My reminder comes in the form of a 64 story golden glass tower called the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. Now before I decided to write about the 45 child and his tweets where he picked on and bullied Lebron James, I enjoyed the view and didn’t give the structure any attention. However, the thought of making money off of the 45 child just set a smile on my face and I emphatically said, “Won’t He Do It!”
As we send and prepare to send our children to school this school year, I can’t help but to think that we are hurting them dearly by our silence on many crucial matters. In recent years, we have found ourselves battling against bullying in schools. From simple peer pressure, cyber bullying, physical acts of bullying and the unfortunate detrimental bullying that leads to a child or teenager taking their life, we have anti bullying campaigns. We teach educators how to identify and intervene in bullying. We lecture students about not bullying and who to go to if you are being bullied. We also have a myriad of websites by the government designed to curtail bullying, one called Stop Bullying. Which is an official website of the United States government. One would think that with all of these resources to prevent bullying that the most support and show of leadership on the matter would be our President, The Commander in Chief and so called most powerful man in the world. Sad, that is not the case.
In his latest temper tantrum and act of bullying, yours truly Donald J. Trump, chose to Twitter beef with Lebron James. Lebron James the basketball player recently opened a school for at risk youth in Akron, Ohio. Lebron was keeping a promise he made to open a school in his hometown. On the opening day of such a wondrous occasion, Lebron James was interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon about the monumental opening when he said a few interesting words about our presidents use of sports to divide us,
“We are in a position in America right now more importantly where this race thing is taking over and one because our President is trying to divide us. And what I noticed over the past few months is that he is kinda using sports to divide us,” says Lebron James.
Lebron James sports experience transcends race,
I know that sport was the sports was the first time I was ever around someone white and it got the opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got the opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends. I was like wow this is all because of sports and sports has never been something to divide people. It’s always been something to bring people together.
In my opinion, I don’t see anything wrong with what Lebron said. The President has used the NFL kneeling and turned it into something it was never intended by claiming that kneeling is unpatriotic, bashing owners for not having strength for demanding players not kneel, and praising owners who violate on their players right. 45 child has used a normally galvanizing force and made it into his own piece of dividing distraction.
Mr. President took exception to Lebron James’ remarks and also Don Lemon the CNN Anchorman who interviewed him,
“Lebron (sic) James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump tweeted. “He made Lebron (sic) look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”
Now keep in mind, this is the President of the United States responding to citizens of his country who have a problem with his action. This is just another example of rude, offensive and bullying words, actions and tactics from this president. So I ask you, are we talking the talk and not walking the walk when it comes down to our students? As we go into this new school year how can we expect our children not to bully when one is being supported and uplifted in the White House? Do we never expect to get backlash from our children when we stay silent about the biggest hypocrite in America’s biggest office. Here’s hoping that our children know better than the President and quite frankly it isn’t hard to do!