In a blistering commentary posted on Fb Tuesday night time, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore highlighted the eerie parallels between an simply distracted Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush whose inattentiveness to every day intelligence briefings paved the best way for the Sep 11 assaults.
In accordance with Moore, Trump is just too busy tweeting assaults at TV exhibits and personal residents when he ought to be knee deep in intelligence briefings as the longer term commander-in-chief.
“Our minds have been so boggled so many occasions prior to now yr by this silly man nobody appears that stunned or involved,” Moore writes. ” He can rise up at 5 within the morning and ship indignant, infantile tweets about how he’s being portrayed on SNL (“Not humorous! Unwatchable!”), or belittling the native elected union chief in Indiana, however he doesn’t have time to listen to concerning the threats to our nationwide safety.”
“So, my fellow People,” he continues, “When the subsequent terrorist assault occurs — and it’ll occur, everyone knows that — and after the tragedy is over, amidst the dying and destruction which may have been prevented, you will notice Donald Trump appearing shortly in charge everybody however himself. He’ll droop constitutional rights. He’ll spherical up anybody he deems a menace. He’ll declare warfare, and his Republican Congress will again him.”
Moore than started to attract parallels to Bush
“Nobody will keep in mind that he wasn’t listening to the rising menace. Wasn’t attending the day by day nationwide safety briefings. Was enjoying golf as an alternative or assembly with celebrities or staying up til 3am tweeting about how unfair CNN is. He stated he didn’t have to be briefed. ‘You realize, I feel I’m sensible. I don’t want to listen to the identical factor time and again every day for eight years.’ That’s what he informed Fox Information on December eleventh when requested why he wasn’t attending the safety briefings. Don’t overlook that date and his hubris as we bury the lifeless subsequent yr.”
“We had a president like him earlier than. He, too, misplaced the favored vote, a majority of People saying they didn’t need him within the Oval Workplace,” he wrote. “On August 6, 2001, he was on a month-lengthy trip at his ranch in Texas. That morning, the White Home Counsel handed him his every day nationwide safety briefing. He glanced at it, set it apart after which went fishing for the remainder of the day. Under is the photograph of that second which I confirmed the world in “Fahrenheit September 11″. The headline on the safety briefing reads: BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO STRIKE INSIDE U.S. On the highest web page it tells how bin Laden will do that: with planes. George W. Bush didn’t depart the ranch to return to work for the subsequent 4 weeks. Within the fifth week, bin Laden attacked the US with planes on September eleventh.”
“It’s one factor to have a president who was asleep on the wheel,” Moore continued “However, my buddies, it’s an entire different factor to now have a president-elect who REFUSES TO EVEN GET BEHIND THE WHEEL! This utter neglect of obligation, a day by day snub on the individuals who work to guard us, the primary Commander-in-Chief to actually be AWOL and saying proudly he isn’t going to vary — this, I guarantee you, goes to get a variety of harmless individuals killed.”
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