ACTUALLY MELANIA, IT’S BE WORST
I wonder how Melania Trump formulated the two recent statements she put out. One excoriated Pamela Karlan for using Barron Trump’s name in a pretty innocuous, although inappropriate sentence, which Ms. Karlan later apologized for. The other, put out by her press secretary Stephanie Grisham, essentially defended her husband’s attack on Greta Thunberg because the 16-year-old climate activist is a public figure, which according to Melania means she’s fair game. Did the First Lady think these up while strolling amongst her glittering Christmas trees festooned with ‘Be Best’ ornaments?
What exactly does she even mean by ‘Be Best?’ Perhaps she could ditch the I’m-so -mysterious-I-don’t-need-to-talk-to-you façade and describe what she thinks are the best qualities and characteristics that human beings should strive for.
Would it be Donald Trump Jr.’s recent trip to Mongolia where he killed a rare and endangered Argali sheep, then as an afterthought got permission from the government for the slaughter? His father doesn’t really need to put any more effort into gutting the Endangered Species Act; just send his two sons out to kill everything that’s endangered. It seems to be their favorite activity.
Or would being best apply to Ivanka, who has gotten a total of 34 trademarks from China since her father was elected, or Jared Kushner whose company received 90 million dollars from foreign investors, funneled through off-shore accounts?
And how about Donald Trump’s constant stream of insults and threats? Is that what it means to be best? I’m confused, because I always thought that was when people were at their worst. Name-calling, mocking people with disabilities, deriding women because of their appearance, pandering to white supremacists who the president thinks are “very fine people” even though one of those people murdered a young woman named Heather Heyer.
You see, Melania, this just needs some clarification.
Greta Thunberg, at 16, traveled across the ocean in a solar-powered boat to come to America and take a stand on climate change. Donald Trump is too ignorant to even accept that the planet is in serious trouble. He is relentlessly pushing us over an edge which will mean the destruction of life on earth as we know it. Greta Thunberg is being her best. Donald Trump could never catch up to her.
A few years ago, Melania Trump gave a rare interview and said that people shouldn’t feel sorry for her. The only appropriate reaction to that is, ‘Huh?’ No one feels sorry for you, Melania. You fit perfectly in that family, altering the truth, enabling cruelty, and stomping on the truth with your stilettos.
Many years from now, if the earth still has life on it, historians will look back at this period and conclude that the ‘Be Best’ gimmick should have been kicked into the gutter because at the highest levels of government, too many were being their worst.