Trump Is a Huge Hypocrite for Calling the Outgunned Douglas High Officer a 'Coward'
The occupier of the Oval Office is really on a roll today. He's spent enough time being solemn and serious and acting like a human being, and is letting his true self back out. Here's what he had to say about the out-gunned school resource officer who did not run into the fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
"When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn't have the courage or something happened, but he certainly did a poor job. There's no question about that," Trump said of Scot Peterson on the White House South Lawn before leaving to speak at CPAC.
"But that's a case where somebody was outside, they're trained, they didn't react properly under pressure or they were coward," Trump added. "It was a real shot to the police department."
That's rich coming from the draft-dodger who got five deferments for his "bone spurs" rather than serve in the military in Vietnam, who in 1997 told radio shock-jock Howard Stern that sleeping around and not getting a sexually transmitted disease was his "personal Vietnam."
"I've been so lucky in terms of that whole world," he said. "It is a dangerous world out there. It's scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam-era. […] It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier." That's Trump's definition of brave. Now he's piling on more awfulness to a man whose life has been ruined. Mocking a man who made the decision to serve and protect, something Trump avoided at all costs. This man has to live the rest of his life under the weight of this tragedy. He doesn't need the president, a draft-dodging bully and monster, making it even worse.
It's worth mentioning as well that this officer's inability to offer himself and his handgun up in sacrifice to the AR-15-wielding killer is further evidence of the absurdity of Trump's parroting the NRA's "arm the teachers" obsession. In the critical moment, even a trained law enforcement officer buckled.