I was disgusted, as I usually am, by trump’s* speech given on October 27, 2019, regarding the death of terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. I figured the speech would be a happy dance for his base since it involved more verbiage than his tweets containing predictable self-praise and excruciatingly poor grammar.
I was about to turn the television off when my disgust was raised as he described the death of the terrorist.
“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.”
The rest of his speech was punctuated with the reiteration of how Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died:
“The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread — terrified of the American forces bearing down on him.”
“Baghdadi was vicious and violent, and he died in a vicious and violent way, as a coward, running and crying.”
And who the heck is trump to tell us of the final judgment of God? Apparently, he is:
“These savage monsters will not escape their fate — and they will not escape the final judgment of God.”
And finally, before uttering the words, “God bless America,” came trump’s final cruel victory words:
“He died like a dog. He died like a coward. “
While the death of a terrorist may be justified—the horror of beheadings and terror that have been inflicted on those captured by organizations such as ISIS has certainly chilled me—there should be no victory lap in the death of anyone. To gloat over one’s suffering in death is barbaric, just like the barbarism that was conducted by terrorists towards others.
However, I expect nothing less of trump, and I imagine that the Koolaid- drinking faithful base will be uttering his barbaric words along with others they love to chant, such as “Lock her up,” and “Send her back”.
*Lower case intended