Former Secretary of State John Kerry had a total hissy fit over Donald Trump’s Presidency. He explained how his Presidency wasn’t “normal”. He went on to explain that even though he supports the First Amendment he is against President Trump’s version of it.
“Distinct from the hurly burly of any presidential visit, my travel to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East these past few months has informed me that the global community is watching and unsettled about the leading nation in the free world,” said Kerry.
“And in this last year, our discourse, if you can dare to call it that, rose to a new level of the outrageous, coarse, and ugly. The public dialogue has become no dialogue at all. It is a shouting match that alienates citizens who disparately yearn for more from their leaders,” said Kerry.
“We seem trapped in a political pinball machine where we careen from flipper to flipper, bouncing off walls of insults and contradictions, outright lies and broken promises, where up is down, and words don’t mean anything anymore,” said Kerry.
“Democracy relies on free speech. Yes, say anything you want. But it relies more on the speech being truthful. It is truth, after all, that sets us free. And the truth is no, this is not a normal time. It’s not normal to see a president of the United States decrying so-called judges. It’s not normal for the leader of the country that invented the First Amendment to routinely degrade and even threaten journalists,” whined Kerry. Many Americans agree with President Trump. We were tired of the type of President that Kerry would call “normal”.