Stephen Petegorsky: Trump has blood on his hands

  • President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. AP

Published: 1/7/2021 3:38:41 PM
Modified: 1/7/2021 3:38:29 PM

There is no polite way to say this, but it must be said. President Trump has blood on his hands, literally and figuratively: the blood of tens of thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 whose deaths might well have been avoided had Trump not ignored science and mocked the wearing of masks; the blood of immigrant children brutally separated from their parents and housed in cages; the blood of those injured in violence that he encouraged; the blood of our democracy that he has so badly wounded.

Now we see the ultimate display of his deranged state in his incitement of the seditious attack on the Capitol, and on his baseless claims that the election was “stolen” from him. If you have supported him, you have blood on your hands as well.

I hope that you will now understand what many of us have known for years — that he is a liar, a cheater, a sexist, a misogynist, a bigot, a racist, a phony, and dangerous, delusional traitor — and that you will repudiate him. If you don’t, you are complicit in his crimes against decency and democracy, and you will share in his responsibility for the damage he continues to do to our country.

Stephen Petegorsky

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