For those who don't already know, Trump tweeted a “
Many of his critics noted he attacked the protesters on Twitter on Easter Sunday of all days. More than a few accused him of ruining Easter. This is a silly assertion that undermines and distracts from the real issue — that he should be as open with the American people about his personal finances as every president since Richard for-gosh-sake
Trump's behavior was consistent with what happens the other 364 days of the year. That it occurred Easter Sunday is irrelevant. It did not affect the celebration of Easter in any way. Trump was disrespectful, but not toward Easter.
He was disrespectful toward the protesters and, frankly, toward all Americans, including those who voted for him and don't care that he hasn't released his tax returns. His tweets showed his continued rejection of the concept that he has a responsibility to earn the people's trust and to serve them rather than himself. This is not a partisan issue. Any president should feel, acknowledge and embrace the responsibility to serve rather than be served, like
But to seize upon the timing — Easter — and to attach a special significance as if the other 364 days didn't matter is disingenuous of Trump's critics. It's as bogus as the assertion that no Syrian refugees should be admitted to
If Trump is to be blamed for ruining Easter, it should not be because his inappropriate tweets were all the more inappropriate because he tweeted them on Easter Sunday. He can be blamed for stifling the flow of Mexican tourists who traditionally come to
They are attributed to Mexicans' reaction to anti-Mexican sentiment encouraged by Trump's campaign rhetoric and immigration policies. The
But even this doesn't equate to ruining Easter. Trump's disrespect toward
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