President Trump Delivers Address At Lincoln Memorial On Independence Day

President Donald Trump speaks at the “Salute to America” ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. The presentation features armored vehicles on display, a flyover by Air Force One, and several flyovers by other military aircraft. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

It was in 1963 when Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was during this speech that he spoke so eloquently about having a “Dream” and, in doing so, inspired countless Americans to have that same dream. It has been, since that day, remembered as the “I Have a Dream” speech.

Now, some 56 years later, another speech, actually quite another speech, was delivered on those very same Lincoln Memorial steps.

This time around, however, rather than an address inspiring America to have a “Dream,” the current president of the United States of America (Donald Trump) delivered a speech that can much more appropriately be remembered as the “I Am A Nightmare” speech.

Trump demonstrated on July 4, 2019, a day that will forever be remembered as the antithesis of everything July 4, 1776 has stood for in our history, the full extent of his “huge” ignorance, no, make that stupidity, and just how dangerous he is to the well-being of our country.

I do not use these derogatory terms loosely.

This president well earns them. You can add idiotic and moronic to the list as did both John Kelly, H.R. McMaster and Rex Tillerson.

Regardless of your political affiliation, you cannot ignore what a blithering idiot this man is as he so clearly revealed in his speech.

He is not just the stupidest president in our history; he has demonstrated time and time again that he has got to be one of the dumbest individuals in our history.

How absolutely disheartening and embarrassing it is on the day we commemorate our independence and our democratic ideals to have the entire world witness our president at his dumbest?

To prove my point here is an excerpt from his July 4 campaign rally speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial courtesy of avid Sentinel reader Paul Bessel:

“In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified Army out of the Revolutionary Forces encamped around Boston and New York, and named after the great George Washington, commander in chief. The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown.

“Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant.”

This is straight from his speech. No, this is not taken from a Sacha Baron Cohen movie in which he plays Borat as the President of the United States.

No, this is reality. This is your president.

As Mr. Bessel points out:

  1. The Continental Army was never named after George Washington.
  2. Cornwallis was never called “Cornwallis of Yorktown.”
  3. Our Army did not man the air. There were no airports in the 1700s.
  4. Fort McHenry was famous during the War of 1812, not the Revolutionary War.

For an individual who boasts that he is a “stable genius,” “knows the best words,” is “a very smart person” and went to the “best schools,” his understanding of historical events somewhat lacks, to say the least.

I have to give him credit for doing one truly “smart” thing, though; threatening the schools that he attended with a lawsuit if they revealed his school transcripts was the right thing to do…for him. The only thing that gives any credibility to his boast of being a “stable genius” is that a stable is precisely the place where you will find “horses asses.”

Trump, when questioned about his “mistakes,” blamed it on the rain and the teleprompters.

You know, the same teleprompters that he complained incessantly about when used by former President of the United States of America Barack Obama.

In other words, he basically admitted that he spoke freely as a result of the teleprompter malfunction, thereby revealing that his miscues were all his own and not those of a less than capable speechwriter.

In other words, this president of the United States believes, as Mr. Bessel pointed out, that the Continental Army was named after George Washington even though neither the words George nor Washington appear in the words of the Continental Army.

In other words, this president never heard of the Wright Brothers and Kitty Hawk and what occurred in 1903. In other words, this president is too full of himself to seek guidance from those with more knowledge on a particular issue prior to going out before the world to expose his ignorance. That is exactly the problem that should concern every American.

The problem is not ignorance nor, even, stupidity.

Neither ignorance nor stupidity is something to be ashamed of…the problem is that, when a president of the United States is both ignorant and stupid and chooses to “fake” his intelligence, he is also prone to follow the same path when making more critical decisions.

What makes him so dangerous is that if he is too lazy to seek input from those with particular experience and knowledge in writing a speech on the history of our nation to deliver before the entire nation and the world, then the likelihood is that his decisions on more significant issues such as addressing Iran or North Korea or any other threat would be handled similarly…with ignorance.

An individual who places more importance on showing he knows everything than actually learning to know everything is an individual with whom decisions of importance should not be placed. Remember that in November 2020.

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