Bad behavior

My friend Robert writes the blog Etiquetteer, and although I know he is no supporter of Donald Trump and his administration, I sorely wish he would be hired by them to offer some basic lessons in civility and manners.

Last week President Trump made disparaging remarks about Federal Justices who ruled against his temporary immigration ban and proceeded to attack them via social media, knowing that by law judges cannot respond. These actions are now becoming business as usual, and it makes me wonder how long it will take before this becomes how everyone in Washington, D.C. deals with each other. Common decency is no longer all that common, but we seem to have entered a new phase in American politics where the rude are championed – even admired – as long as you agree with their politics.

I do realize that some of my blog posts are guilty of the same rude behavior I’m decrying, but it is extremely disheartening to think that this is being encouraged by our President. I naively thought once sworn into office that President Trump might actually start to act presidential, but that hasn’t been the case. Quite the opposite seems to have happened in my opinion. It seems as if rude behavior is rewarded and this makes me wonder how this will influence society?  To quote the snooty maitre d’ from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “I weep for the future.”

3 responses to “Bad behavior

  1. Trump is an aristocrat that now thinks of himself like a King and is yet so crass. The founders of our country who worked and fought so hard to declare the colonies a separate country and truly pledged from their deep hearts: their fortunes, their lives and their sacred honor deliberately tried to avoid such a center of power. They meant it and they showed it. Trump lacks any sense of duty to this country or any other person. He has said he is the smartest person he has ever met and he therefore can never learn because he has nothing to learn from anyone else – he knows it all and only cares to listen when he sniffs something to be gained. Adams and Jefferson et al are poorly honored by such a man.

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  2. I was hoping for a Julius Ceaser but I think we got a Nero

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  3. He would never be hired. He has too much class.

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