Trump Must Own ISIS Suicide Bomber

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Donald J. Trump must own the Suicide bomber that killed four Americans in the first suicide bombing incident in three years in Syria. Trump must own these tragic deaths because of his abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and for his fake declaration that ISIS has been defeated.

A fake declaration that could only anger a foe, who unlike Trump’s Republican enablers, can decipher bullshit when they see it and can throw the mess back into the face of the bully who falsely proclaimed their demise.

It was only a matter of time before the inept bombastic foolery of President Trump would cause harm to innocent Americans. It was bound to happen and it happened today. This blood is on Trump's hands. It is blood that did not have to be spilled. It is blood that but for Trump’s unthinkable willingness to please Russian strong man Putin would not have flooded the streets.

Foolishness like elections has consequences. Chickens do come home to roost. Chicken Little can only claim the sky is falling for so long before the world turns their backs on him.

Just like Trump must own the partial shut down of the government, he must own the deaths of these four Americans. He alone is to blame for what happened in Syria today. Only the President of the United States could have prevented this from happening. All he had to do was to keep his mouth shut.

For the sake of the country, its military personnel and its federal workers, something must be done and done in a hurry about the callous neophyte leadership in the White House.

Leadership that pouts and cusses is not worthy of the red, white and blue. Now, more than ever before, it is time for good men, women, and children to come to the aid of their country.

Seize the time while you still have a country! Hold Trump accountable for the deaths of these brave Americans. Don’t allow Trump to blame the Generals or anyone else for these deaths. Trump’s forked tongue is the proximate cause of these deaths and he should be held liable for them.

Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist. He is a Contributor at The Hill, SCLC National Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine, Medium, and Black College Nines. He can be contacted at

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Harvey is Living Now Book Awards 2020 Bronze Medalist for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. Available at

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