Our bone spurred buffoon of a president showed his real colors these last couple of days. Friday the color was yellow when he went to hide from the protesters in the White House basement bunker. After being criticized for this cowardly behavior (where were the Secret Service?), he saw red on Monday and ordered Lafayette Square cleared of peaceful protesters who only exercised their 1st Amendment right of free speech. Military police and federal officers from different agencies were called in. They dispersed a gas similar to tear gas and shot at the protesters with rubber bullets. Mounted Park Police also scared away protesters with their horses. The whole scene was like a page stolen from a banana republic’s playbook.
The bone spurred buffoon then proceeded across Lafayette Square with his retinue of Secretary of Defense Mr. Esper, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley and others to the boarded up historic St. John’s Episcopal Church. The bone spurred buffoon then held a bible high. Nothing was said. This was just a photo op without protesters.
The regions Episcopal Bishop, Mariann Budde, was furious and delivered a televised speech saying that her church should not be part of a photo op without warning by a President who probably never opened a bible.
Many former military officials, some of whom served in the bone spurred buffoon’s administration, condemned bringing in the military to DC. General Mattis who served as the first Secretary of Defense wrote a very damning letter in the Atlantic Magazine. Many military officials pointed out that the US military is there to protect us from foreign enemies, not from peaceful American protesters.
The Mayor of DC tried to evict all military and federal police from DC. She may not have succeeded to do that yet, but she allowed 16th street leading away from the White House to be painted in gigantic, yellow letters across the double carriageway and running for several blocks: BLACK LIVES MATTER.