Last week was a very bad week for President Trump.
His disgraceful new policy of separating migrant children from their parents rightly blew up in flames of hellish vitriol and scorn.
There was no defence for such a vile, heartless action and Trump fully deserves all the criticism that has since rained down on his head – including from his own wife and daughter, and senior Republicans.
You can tell just how bad it was by the way he performed an almost unprecedented, panicky U-turn within days of the scandal being exposed.
Yet when America’s liberals had their No. 1 enemy right where they want him – a wounded object of widespread revulsion even from within his own party and family – they still conspired to get it horribly wrong and allow Trump to regain the high moral ground.
Fonda told his Twitter followers that President Trump's 12-year-old son Barron should be ripped from his mother's arms and put 'in a cage with pedophiles' in this expletive-laden rant.
First, actor Peter Fonda tweeted: ‘We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against the massive giant a**hole she is married to.’
I read this disgusting post with a mixture of shock, horror and head-scratching bemusement.
What on earth possessed Fonda to write such a thing about an innocent young 12-year-old boy who must already be suffering considerable angst from being the son of such a divisive president?
And how did Fonda not realise it would instantly backfire, force him into an inevitable grovelling apology, and damn nearly wreck what’s left of his career – just as Roseanne Barr’s ‘ape’ tweet has destroyed hers?
On Thursday, Melania wore a jacket saying ‘I really don’t care, do U?’ which was, according to her husband, a poke at the ‘fake news’ media.
I thought it was a misguided and jarring thing to do during a trip to see some of the separated migrant children, and I still don’t really understand the point she was trying to make.
But after all the Stormy Daniels revelations and her own health issues, can any of us blame Melania for reaching the end of her remarkably serene, uncomplaining tether?
Liberal celebrities, none of whom know her motive for the jacket’s message, DID blame her.
Designer Zac Posen called Melania ‘cheap, shameless, stupid’.
‘It’s endless with these morons,’ sniped actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Kathy Griffin, who recently posed with a mocked-up photo of Trump’s severed head, spat: ‘F**k these people and f**k anyone who says we should be polite to them or maintain decorum.’
In this very spirit, the owner of a Red Hen restaurant in Virginia threw out Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend – simply because she works for Trump.
‘Her actions say far more about her than me,’ Sanders tweeted. ‘I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.’
This incident came a few days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was interrupted by protesters in a Mexican restaurant in Washington DC, and after Trump adviser Stephen Miller was branded a ‘fascist’ while dining in another Mexican restaurant.
Predictably, Sanders was promptly abused and mocked on Twitter by high profile liberals.
‘Didn’t you morons get your panties in a wad defending the baker that didn’t want to make cakes for gay couples?’ scoffed Chrissy Teigen, an insufferably smug C-list ‘celebrity’ famous solely because she married musician John Legend.
It’s true that Sanders, on behalf of President Trump, supported a recent Supreme Court ruling that a Colorado baker was entitled under the First Amendment not to be discriminated against on the basis of religious beliefs and was not therefore obliged to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
I personally think that baker is a bigoted fool, just as I think the Red Hen restaurant owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, is a bigoted fool.
But the wider point is surely that you can’t support one boycott and not the other without being guilty of rank hypocrisy?
‘There are moments in time when people need to live their convictions,’ she said. ‘This appeared to be one.’
However, Ms Wilkinson is said to have cited Trump’s ban on transgenders in the military as one of the reasons for banning Sarah Sanders, so it’s safe to assume she also opposed the baker’s decision not to make a wedding cake for two gay people.
By her own logic then, isn’t the baker too merely living his conviction?
In March, 2016, Ms Wilkinson’s restaurant’s Facebook page offered free cake to anyone who came in wearing an ‘I Voted” sticker during the presidential primaries.
‘Democracy is sweet, ‘ the post said. ‘Savour every bite.’
It turns out that only a one-sided kind of democracy is sweet in Ms Wilkinson’s world.
Regardless of what you think of Trump, it’s absolutely pathetic that a White House employee like Sarah Sanders cannot eat with her family in an American restaurant without being humiliated in such a way.
It’s even more pathetic that U.S. politicians are now demanding more of this kind of nonsense.
Yesterday, Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters openly called for more Trump staffers to be targeted in public.
‘If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station,’ she yelled at a rally, ‘you get out and you create a crowd and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.’
This is a member of Congress actively encouraging crowd disorder against anyone in the Trump administration, regardless of whether they are out in a private capacity, perhaps with young family.
It’s hard to think of a more intolerant, or dangerous, command from someone who professes to want more tolerance.
Has Waters forgotten that numerous politicians in America have been assassinated, or seriously wounded, by people who don’t want them ‘welcome anymore, anywhere’?
This kind of rhetoric is as unhinged as it is ultimately self-defeating: instead of focusing on the ongoing child separation scandal, everyone’s been diverted to restaurant bans and Cabinet threats.
Ever since Trump was elected, I’ve urged my fellow liberals to desist with their perpetual outrage machine towards him.
If you’re outraged by everything he does, even when it’s a good thing or an obvious joke, then you diminish the value of outrage when it is justified, as with the child separation policy.
But liberal outrage against the President has now reached such levels of hysteria that many of them have forgotten what it actually means to BE a liberal.
It’s not liberal to ban Trump staff from restaurants, or threaten to put his son in a cage with pedophiles, or viciously abuse his wife for wearing a jacket, or demand that all his Cabinet be harassed from public view.
In fact, it’s the complete opposite.
This kind of horribly intolerant behaviour only serves to further strengthen Trump’s support, especially amongst those who voted for him, and thus further increases his chances of winning another term in 2020.
So ironically, and inexplicably, liberals are currently doing everything in their power to help get Trump re-elected.
And if he is, don’t come crying to me with your panties in a wad.
SOURCE: Daily Mail – Piers Morgan