Trump Hits New Low for Cruelty in Comments about John Dingell

Trump Hits New Low for Cruelty in Comments about John Dingell December 20, 2019

It seems everyday Trump manages to best even himself when it comes to cruel and vicious words aimed at a political opponent. He attacked the late Democatic Congressman from Michigan, John Dingell, during a campaign rally, implying very clearly that Dingell, who died in February, is in hell. His widow Debbie, who now holds his seat in the House, responded.

Less than an hour after being impeached, President Trump suggested during a campaign rally that the late Michigan congressman John Dingell might be “looking up” from hell — remarks that Dingell’s widow said “really hurt.”

“Mr. President, let’s set politics aside,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), whose husband, a World War II veteran and the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, died in February at age 92. “My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service. I’m preparing for the first holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.”

Dingell appeared Thursday morning on CNN, and host Alisyn Camerota queued a clip of Trump’s incendiary remarks with Dingell on a split screen. Her face remained stoic through Trump mimicking her voice in a phone call he made to Dingell after her husband died…

“John Dingell loved this country. He believed in bringing everybody together. He believed in our democracy. And my family’s still hurting,” she said.

I should be numb to it by now, but the sheer inhumanity of Trump continues to shock me. There appears to be no limit to how cruel and vindictive the man can be. His attacks on Dingell, and previously on John McCain after both have died, tells you that this man has no moral compass whatsoever. And if anyone will be going to hell, if the Christian version is correct, its Trump himself.


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