Is Donald Trump a racist? Yes. Is Donald Trump a sexist? Yes. Is Donald Trump an idiot who can’t keep his bullshit straight? Yes. Is he a failed business man? Yes. Is he actively violating the constitution? Yes. But is Donald Trump a traitor? NO. Is Donald Trump “Dangerous”? NO.
After Donald Trump’s thorough ass kissing and boot licking of Putin on Monday, as well as his repeated statements trashing his own country on foreign soil, Trump’s critics have taken to calling him “dangerous” and a traitor. The reality is he is neither.
For what is a traitor? Article 3, section 3 of the Constitution gives us the definition:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
Has Donald Trump levied war against the United States? No. Is Donald Trump giving aid and comfort to enemies of the United States? No. Is he giving aid and comfort to an adversary or competitor of the United States? Sure, by trashing our country and kissing up to the murderous Russian dictator and protecting Russia, he is giving aid to Russia, a foreign power. But we are not at war with Russia, and Russia is not our enemy. To throw around a word like “traitor” without evidence or proof waters it down and turns it into nothing but another partisan soundbite.
In 2003, President George W Bush started a war in Iraq that lead to the deaths of 4,000+ American military personnel, the wounding and maiming of thousands more, the deaths of 200,000+ Iraqis, including thousands of innocent people, and cost trillions of dollars. The war was based on a pure manufactured and intentional lie of WMDs, and has led to Iran extending its influence into Iraq and the creation of ISIS. That was dangerous. That got people killed and all for an evil lie of WMDs.
What dangerous activity has Trump engaged in? He had a useless meeting with a fat little slovenly dictator in North Korea and turned himself into a clown by saluting a North Korean military officer. He turned himself into a clown in front of our allies. He showed himself to be a brown-nosing kiss-ass to Putin and is probably on Putin’s payroll. But is any of that going to lead to the deaths of thousands of Americans?
Some may say fine, Trump has not engaged in treason or dangerous activity, but he is evil. What evil has Trump engaged in? He has put thousands of children in cages at the border and separated them from their parents for no reason other than to scare people away from lawfully claiming asylum or trying to come to the United States. That is, without a doubt, evil. He uses his office to enrich himself and his family. That is corrupt and evil. But it pales in comparison to the evils committed by Bush. Trump is an incompetent president, but he is better than Bush and less evil than Bush.
What Trump has done with Russia is corrupt and embarrassment. And his corruption and lies will be exposed for what they are–a part of a Trump scam where he is being paid off by Russia (and maybe China) to put in place policies that harm the United States’ national interest to Russia’s (and maybe China’s) benefit. Impeachable, if true? Yes. Criminal if true? Probably.