So let me get this straight: the far right thinks that the patriots who lead us should be tax cheats who do not pay taxes (Trump) or a non-tax paying patriot (Kushner). One a billionaire and the other a multi-millionaire should show how patriotic they are by not helping pay for the services our government provides. Trump who boasts how much he loves our military does not help to financially support them. He was reneging on a promise to donate money to a veteran’s organization until a reporter followed up the promise to see if he carried through with it. Trump apparently wanted the props for helping veterans without the actual deed of helping veterans. Furthermore, they have both had to pay large fines for illegal rental practices. Trump, for refusing to rent to blacks and Kushner who broke rental protection laws to make even more money.
As the myth of Trump’s projected image of the self-made man crumbles at the feet or the fact he was a millionaire at age eight and his father gave him at least 463 million dollars, we are to appreciate his business acumen. Kushner, whose father actually spent time in jail for avoiding taxes, gave his son his multi-million dollar business. There may actually be a self-made man but we should have been looking at Fred Trump and no further.
But maybe Trump has chosen not to funnel his money through the government and wants the freedom to use his hard won expertise to give to society through a charity or foundation. But wait that can not be true: his disbanded charity is being sued for using the charitable money for business expenses, donations to politicians (some say bribe), and purchasing pictures of his beautiful mug.
Well maybe these fine men joined the Peace Corps or military to give back to their country. But no point; in fact Trump was deferred from serving in the military three times by bone spurs. So what is it that makes him patriotic? Is it his snuggling up with America’s enemies such as Russia and North Korea? Or is it his campaign slogan that implies America is no longer great? Or is it his inability to appreciate our military heroes such as John McCain?
Here is the truth--Trump only has loyalty to one thing: himself. So why does a certain small portion insist he should be our leader? I would like to say it is actually because they are not patriots. So they can not be one to see one. Their loyalty is not to a country which they often threaten to overthrow but to a way of life that gives them advantages over other people in the country. This is it pure and simple. They are patriots in words only and not in deeds.