Heaven help us. Something...something has to be done to stop this. Our national leader does not seem to care about this. Mass shootings are becoming as American as apple pie, yet he remains loyal to the NRA.
About our leader -- did you see yesterday's press conference? He mocked Republicans who lost in the midterms, claiming that they lost because they were not loyal enough to him. He verbally insulted and bullied reporters. The White House pulled the press pass of CNN reporter, Jim Acosta. A black female reporter asked Trump about declaring himself to be a "nationalist," which he did in a rally. She asked the important question about the racist undertone that being white and calling one's self a "nationalist" may have. He interrupted and accused her of asking him a "racist question." Remember that he's the man who called Mexicans "rapists and murderers."
Donald Trump seems to have the same regard for our Constitution that he would have for a fast food restaurant napkin. Yesterday's press conference was him wiping his greasy fingers on the First Amendment. The Marvel Comics characters have made enough money. See something about non-caped characters. Real life people at work, in journalism, who did the hard work even when threated with imprisonment. They stood up for Freedom of the Press. They stood up for the Constitution.
See Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep as newspaper co-workers who realized they had to set aside the fluff celebrity pieces and acknowledge that American liberties were at stake. Watch THE POST, a very fine and very important film that did not get nearly that amount of moviegoer love that it should have.
After you watch THE POST, see Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford in Alan J. Pakula's 1976 classic, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN. This movie opens where THE POST ends.
THE POST and ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN. These films are relevant and timely. They remind you that our freedom of the press is vital and that it is at stake. Yesterday's White House press conference alone was visual proof of that.