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America Is Not Full: Donald’s Betrayal of America’s Boundless Greatness

The absurdity of Donald Trump’s latest cryptoracist tagline—”the country is full!”—is patently obvious to any South Dakotan driving out past I-229:

We don’t have enough workers for our dairies, our campgrounds, our steel builders, our burger joints, our daycares, or our nursing homes. Our country is not full.

But worse than the bald-faced falsehood of Trump’s words is the ignorant selfishness of his claim. It’s as if we are at the biggest, best potluck in the world. The tables are piled with more hotdish and fruit salad than you and I and all of our friends can eat. Knocking at the door are some people with more hotdish, different hotdish, good hotdish. Those newcomers will come in and share and make the potlcuk even better, just as our newcomer parents and grandparents and nth-great-grandparents did (with apologies here to the Lakota who might differ with that assessment). And Donald Trump is standing at the door wheezing, No, we don’t have enough hotdish to share.

The President of the United States is telling the world that America is too weak to grow, to weak to help, to weak to be the beacon of freedom and opportunity that every President before this one said we could be and which our astronomical wealth per person say we can be. America’s willingness to open its doors wider to more people from more places than any other nation made America great. Donald Trump is saying that greatness is done.

Only a man with an ego as inflated as his vision is pinched could think that America can’t make room for more Americans. The American ideal is that anyone who chooses can be an American. That’s the ideal that keeps America strong. That’s the great American ideal that Donald Trump wants to kill.

Donald Trump thinks America is his private buffet at Mar-a-Lago, an array of wealth for him to dole out to his chosen minions for his own aggrandizement. But America is a potluck, always with more room at the table. We’ve got extra hotdish; come on in!


  1. Buckobear 2019-04-08 22:04

    Falsehood ?? From trump ?? ridiculous.

  2. SDBlue 2019-04-08 22:43

    Recently read a story of volunteers cleaning up flood damaged Sioux Falls parks. Thinking to myself, our city has money for a River Greenway Project along the most polluted stretch of river possible, but we don’t have money to actually pay people to clean up our parks following a flood. I also hear employers complain good help is hard to find. It would appear we have plenty of room, we just don’t have the will to pay for the help.

  3. Debbo 2019-04-08 23:31

    Great analogy Cory.

    The US is one of the only countries founded on an idea, rather than a bloodline, skin color, religion, name, ethnicity, language, etc. It’s an idea of a democratic government and lives built on the Bill of Rights, governed by laws enshrined in the constitution.

    Back to the food– You don’t hear of many Polish restaurants, though there are a few, or Danish, or Russian. Never British! But American restaurants are everywhere because our food is Polish and Danish and Mexican and Czech and Chinese and Italian and Brazilian and African and German and Japanese and EVERYTHING! That’s because we did and still do have room for all those people to make this country the glorious smorgasbord it is.

    Let’s not let Frantic Flaccid Fool diminish us any further. I love this country. 💓💓💓

  4. cibvet 2019-04-09 00:12

    2020 slogan
    Make America Great Again
    Dump Trump!

  5. leslie 2019-04-09 09:44

    Sadly we are giving the life-time grifter and his con-families 4 years of gluttony. To have lived through 3 impeachments. Says something about our democratic republic as republicans like to call it. I call it naiveté. Imagine Baron. President Trump is a POS in every way.

  6. Rorschach 2019-04-09 10:23

    If America is full, then why did Trump hire undocumented workers to clean his apartment and to work at his golf courses? No citizens to fill those jobs?

  7. David 2019-04-09 13:42

    I think what he meant was the US is full for people with a darker skin color than his. But if the US is full, what are we going to do about all the pregnant women?

  8. Buckobear 2019-04-09 14:53

    If America is “Full,” trump and his spawn could always leave to make room, eh ?

  9. Rorschach 2019-04-09 15:13

    If Trump’s father was born in Germany – as he says – that would make Trump a German citizen. How do we know that Rotten Donny wasn’t actually born in Germany. Where’s his birth certificate?

  10. leslie 2019-04-09 18:29

    Trey Gowdy, shifty eyed punk/militia indecisive spiked haircut/ bald to the ears, is seated directly behind AG Barr (or maybe his younger brother) while grilled by congressional committee in ever-evolving damage control of mueller’s actual report “not summarizing” a summary of the principal conclusions using DOJ principles not indicting a president sitting in front of the TV ( i.e. report will be available for everyone, well not the public; well not congress in non-redacted form; well maybe never as long as Trump can fight it out in SCOTUS where Obama’s Scalia nomination was ignored by McConnell and given to Federalist Society’s choices of the golden boy whose mommy hated DOI, Gorsuch, and then “supplemented” by liar/rapist denier Lindsey Graham’s boy-toy Kavanaugh).

  11. Rorschach 2019-04-09 21:40

    Mike, that’s rotten! Rotten Donny.

  12. Adam 2019-04-10 00:17

    Let us never forget exactly who his voters really are – as people, as individuals. Feral souls trying half assed to fit in with the humans. Their shortcomings seem to lay within the soul.

    Leave it to the average Trumptard to parrot, “our country is full.”

    When is medicine going to diagnose the mental illness?

  13. Adam 2019-04-10 00:22

    I need to know more about the oranges of this mental illness epidemic.

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