This is my next to last article on Writer Beat. Here is my personal take on the controversy surrounding the NFL Players protesting in response to Donald Trump's speech last Friday in Mississippi. The players are in the right because Trump had insulted them and their protest was a response. This is a man who has basically waited 13 days to respond to the tragedy that has befallen Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria had hit it. As of this writing, people are suffering miserably while Trump plays politics with a personal issue that is a part of this democracy.
Trump is hypocritical because he didn't call the Alt-right and their ilk SOBs in Charlottesville, Virginia who had carried Tiki Torches and whose followers had brutally beaten a anti-racist protester Deandre Harris and hateful rhetoric was responsible for the death of Heather Heyer. He had no hesitation went to Texas and Florida following Hurricane Irene and Irma and is going next week to Puerto Rico 13 days after what happened.
Trump and his followers fail to learn from history and should read the Constitution. Trump has insulted people in the Military such as Senator John McCain who is a veteran. Trump hasn't served in combat at all and it is public knowledge. I am not a fan of Mr. McCain's politics, I respect the man for serving unlike Trump. For those who will respond, you will say that President Obama didn't serve. The reason is that Obama was a child during Vietnam and that is a legitimate excuse. End of story.
People who are criticizing the NFL Players and Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the National Anthem are in the right and doing a very patriotic thing. Soldiers of all the wars America has fought from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan have fought and died for that so that you and I, not just the veterans can say what is on our mind without criticism from the Government. Donald Trump fails to understand that a real leader accepts criticism and needs it to be a better leader plus respect isn't entitled to them, it has to be earned.
Donald J. Trump had all the opportunities to prove that he is a leader and he's failed miserably. Event after event since his presidency this year has proven that all he cares about is the status of being President, not the responsibility. Donald Trump is on his way to become a failed President because he prefers dealing with fantasy than reality plus insulting people from different backgrounds and with issues such as North Korea. Trading insults with Kim Jung will not make our nation safe. The only person to blame is not the critics and protesters; The real blame goes to Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump needs to look in the mirror and realize that. Its too little, too late.