Evasive Actions

Evasive Actions1

It’s likely you’ve heard recently about Christopher Paul Hasson, a Coast Guard Lieutenant and a certifiable nutjob.  The guy was arrested and caught planning a full scale killing spree.  And his hit list was basically Donald Trump’s s*** list.  It included basically every politician, pundit and academic who has made a name for themselves in recent years by standing against the guy.  That’s not to say that Hasson was just a die hard Trump fanatic wanting to protect his President.  More like Hasson was a fervent consumer of the fanatical Kool-Aid that Trump has cultivated his ideology around.  So after days of silence surrounding the breaking of this news, Trump finally chose to speak on the incident.  Not by condemning the actions and any who would act on such ambitions.  Instead he just through out a few useless platitudes like “it’s a shame” and then refused to accept any kind of responsibility for how his rhetoric might have empowered someone like Hasson.  In fact, he didn’t even ACTUALLY condemn the man or his plans.  Again, he just vaguely talked about how much of a “shame” it all is.  A shame WHAT is?  Hasson’s actions? The environment that allowed that rhetoric to fester?  The fact that he didn’t succeed?  What?  Instead, Trump evades any kind of direct denunciation of people who might think like Hasson, because as he well knows, he still has a second term to win.

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