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14 February 2020

Yesterday, I ended my non-entry by saying "I am sad when I think of what young children in grammar school are learning about their President."  Then I found the following from The Washington Post:

Two kindergartners in Utah told a Latino boy that President Trump would send him back to Mexico, and teenagers in Maine sneered "Ban Muslims" at a classmate wearing a hijab. In Tennessee, a group of middle-schoolers linked arms, imitating the president's proposed border wall as they refused to let nonwhite students pass. In Ohio, another group of middle-schoolers surrounded a mixed-race sixth-grader and, as she confided to her mother, told the girl: "This is Trump country."

Since Trumpís rise to the nationís highest office, his inflammatory language ó often condemned as racist and xenophobic ó has seeped into schools across America. Many bullies now target other children differently than they used to, with kids as young as 6 mimicking the presidentís insults and the cruel way he delivers them.

Trumpís words, those chanted by his followers at campaign rallies and even his last name have been wielded by students and school staff members to harass children more than 300 times since the start of 2016, a Washington Post review of 28,000 news stories found. At least three-quarters of the attacks were directed at kids who are Hispanic, black or Muslim, according to the analysis....

..."Itís gotten way worse since Trump got elected," said Ashanty Bonilla, 17, a Mexican American high school junior in Idaho who faced so much ridicule from classmates last year that she transferred. "They hear it. They think itís okay. The president says it. . . . Why canít they?"

Someone stated under comments of this article that "Trump's influence will live long beyond his presidency."  I'm afraid that is true and it makes me very, very sad.

Out of curiosity, I went and copied every headline on my Facebook timeline today:

For third year in a row, Trumpís budget plan eliminates arts, public TV, and library funding.

Trump proposes 16% cut to CDC as global number of Coronovirus infections and death rise.

Barr blasts Trumpís tweets on Stone case: "Impossible for me to do my job."

U.S. farm bankruptcies hit an eight year high.

Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states.

Trump Administration diverts $3.8 billion from military funding to border wall.

Trump suggested that the military might take disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Alex Vindman after he was kicked off the NSC

Trump hits back at John Kelly: "canít keep his mouth shut."

Farmers Union vice president says farmers have "pretty much lost all our markets since Trump took over.

Mitch McConnell calls to cut Social Security, Medicare.

Trump nominates man whose firm tripled the price of insulin to regulate drug companies.

Trump vows not to cut Social Security and Medicare Ė hours before proposing just that.

U.N. human rights chief deeply shocked by migrant detention center conditions in Texas.

GOP leader apologizes for tweeting "time for another Kent State."

Trumpís rhetoric has changed the way hundreds of kids are bullied in classrooms.

The great dismantling of Americaís national parks is under way.

Yes, FOX did air a graphic showing Donald Trump as Ďgreatest threat to world peace."

President Trump told Leslie Stahl he bashes press "to demean you and discredit you" so...no one will believe negative stories about him.

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made more than $82 million while working in the White House.

Has he made America great again yet?



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