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.”