So, the President of the United States of America, the so-called "Leader of the Free World," just posted a video of himself at a professional wrestling event tackling and punching a man whose face has been replaced by the logo of CNN, the cable news network.
Let that sink in for a minute.
The President of the United States of America posted a video that showed him punching a man in the face at a professional wrestling event. In the video the man's face has been superimposed by the logo for CNN. (It turns out the man whose face has been blotted out by the CNN logo is none other than professional wrestler owner/overlord Vince McMahon, so in President Trump's defense this is a very punchable man.)
Some people think this is appalling. Some people think this is funny. Some people think this is shocking. Some people find it hard to be shocked anymore.
Can the President of the United States of America post a juvenile video of himself beating someone up at a professional wrestling match? Of course he can! This is America, and we have freedoms here! This is what our brave armed forces have fought for over the years! (Well, maybe not specifically this freedom, but freedoms in general.)
Should the President of the United States of America post a juvenile video of himself beating someone up at a professional wrestling match? I'm going to say probably not. I would like to think that the President's time would be better spent working with senators and congressmen to institute the policies he was elected to institute, or talking with his advisers to see how best he could serve the American people, or even playing golf. Spending time posting videos of yourself beating someone else up is something that should really be left to 8th grade kids.
And speaking of 8th grade behavior, the President of the United States of America also spends much of his time insulting people he doesn't like. He likes to call people names. He's like a 13 year-old bully who finds a person's biggest flaw and then chides them by calling them names based on that flaw.
Is it true that some of these people said bad things about him first? Yes. But, the President of the United States of America should be above taunting people and calling them names, no matter who started it.
Think about this: if you, your spouse, or your children got on President Trump's bad side, what would he call you? What would he call your wife? What would he call your children? Maybe, just maybe, it would be better if he didn't insult anyone at all, right?
There are a lot of people who dislike President Trump.There are a lot of people who support President Trump. Let's put the politics aside for a moment. Can't we all agree that the President of the United States of America shouldn't be behaving like an 8th grade bully?
I'm starting to worry that for his next trick he'll start giving people wedgies. (And no one wants to see Nancy Pelosi with a wedgie!)