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By: Darwin Campbell
Author of column series “The Black Whisperer”

Cussing and swearing have been around since the dawn of the ages.

While there has been no recorded history of the first cuss words, cursing has come full circle when public officials use the foul language out in the open and publicly in front of babies, youth, elderly grandmothers and those with sensitive Christian ears.
President Donald Trump has reduced the presidency to a new all-time low with his frequent and flagrant public use of profanity.

His use of a bucketful of low vocabulary curse words he reserves for low information audiences at the peak of speeches during political appearances and fundraisers is truly shocking to say the least.

In his recent cussing burp, the president was in Alabama and chose to use some offensive, unacceptable and belligerent words to describe Black mothers and Black men.

Playing the Dozens Card

In his latest rant, Trump to an Alabama audience saying that any NFL player who takes a knee during the National Anthem should be fired — and referred to them as follows:

Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘get that son of a bitch off the field now. Out. Out. He’s fired!

Sons of b*$tches.” Such an endearing term that suggests their mothers are female dogs.

It is a controversy unfolding that has had a ripple effect throughout the Black community and brings back memories of the old days of “playing the dirty dozens” and all the schoolyard brawls that resulted after school from talking about somebody’s “mamma”.

Presidential Profanity

However, Trump is not the first president to ever spit curse words from his high profile influential status.

Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson and even Harry S. Truman all have recorded history revealing public displays of foul mouth syndrome.

U.S. Presidents who have often used profanity and “colorful language” and history tells the stories.

Perhaps at the top of the list of “potty mouthed” past leaders of the free world include Texan and President Lyndon B. Johnson. He had a dirty mouth.

Johnson once chided Canada’s Lester Pearson for his anti-Vietnam stance by saying, “You pissed on my rug,” and likened the difference between a Senator and a Representative to “the difference between chicken salad and chicken shit.” Another Johnson quote, referring to a Kennedy aide: “He wouldn’t know how to pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel.” Once when asked what he thought of Gerald Ford, Johnson said, “He can’t fart and chew gum at the same time” – and that is only a few.

Next to Trump, Richard Nixon may hold the unofficial record for being the most openly profane U.S. President — probably because he recorded much of what he said in the Oval Office.

In a taped 1971 conversation between the President and two of his aides, Nixon called Mexicans “dishonest,” said that blacks lived “like a bunch of dogs” and that San Francisco was full of “fags” and “decorators.”
Another Texan, President George W. Bush is also on record with some colorful use of words.

He once called New York Times reporter Adam Clymer a “major league asshole” over a hot mic, to which vice-presidential nominee Dick Cheney agreed.

In 1999, during an interview with Tucker Carlson for Talk Magazine, George W. Bush dropped the F-bomb several times.

Several Other Also Make the List

In 1983, President Reagan got into a shouting match with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre-Elliott Trudeau at a London economic summit.
Assailed for not more aggressively promoting détente with the Soviet Union, Reagan pounded the table and shouted, “God Damn it, Pierre.President President Harry S. Truman was quoted as calling General MacArthur a “dumb son of a bitch.” and Obama’s once made a comment about Mitt Romney calling him a “bulls*****r”.

America Deserves More Than Schoolyard Talk and Kindergarten Vocabularies

It not the cursing so much as it is the timing, the exposure, the use and the meaning.

Except for the schoolyard, I grew up hearing lots of these words, but none of those cuss words were targeted in a way to paint a negative and broad brush stroke against someone’s mother, gender, race or ethnic slur.

Trump is unapologetic and using profanity recklessly and directing it at the very people who help make this country great – MOTHERS.
Many of us would not be here without the nurturing care of our mothers and women have certainly had to endure much disrespect at the hands of bad men and a society that just won’t give them a break.
Trump probably never saw the schoolyard brawls I witnessed behind being derogatory about somebody’s mother.
Calling out working moms, men and women – Americans- call people SOB’s are clear fighting words and the president need to be taken to the school yard and taught a lesson or he needs a large bar of Ivory soap and should take a moment to wash his mouth out clean and reboot.
Remember that we will be held accountable for all we say… “By thy words will thy be justified and by thy words will thou be condemned.

Words Do Hurt, Mr. President!!!

The president need to and should apologize to all the mothers and children and good faithful church folk who find his descriptive word choices and use of cuss words offensive.
However, this situation begs an even deeper question – What else is in that puny little mind of Donald Trump just waiting to come forth.

The Good Book (Bible) clearly states “Out of the abundance of the heart – THE MOUTH SPEAKS…

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