Whom You Like and Defend Says a Lot About You

Have you noticed how fond our president is of autocrats, dictators,* grifters, crooks, and other criminals**? And how he either ignores their atrocities and criminal acts or covers up for them, often while casting aspersions at law enforcement? Of course you have (unless you’re out to lunch).

The latest example was today, when the president had this to say. 

Just a few hours later, the U.S. District Court judge had this to say about General Flynn.

This is a very serious offense. A high ranking senior official of the government making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation while on the physical premises of the White House.

The judge added:

All along you were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the national security adviser of the president of the United States…Arguably that undermines everything that flag over here stands for. Arguably, you sold your country out.

There are various ways to assess a person’s character, Vera. By their own actions. And also by the company they keep. And defend.

I’m hoping you keep better company than the likes of Donald J. Trump.

*Including the ruthless dictator of North Korea, who has tortured and slaughtered countless of his own people. President Trump said he “fell in love” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

**Including Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, and others.


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