Dear Mr. VP,
Gasp. I actually gasped when I read an article, a bit ago, which noted that Trump just called Democrats treasonous — for not applauding during his State of the Union speech.
“And you have the other side even on positive news, really positive news like that, they were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said treasonous. I mean, yeah, I guess, why not. Can we call that treason? Why not. I mean they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.” – your boss
Treason is something very specific. It is defined in Article III, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, a document you might now take the time to review.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
Now, I’m no strict constructionist, but that sure as hell doesn’t say “Treason against the United States shall consist of people disagreeing with the President and refraining from clapping during his speech to Congress.”
Treason can be punishable by death. The president is suggesting Democrats in Congress should possibly be put to death because they didn’t clap during his speech.
Do you know where it’s considered treasonous to disagree with Our Dear Leader? Where maybe you could be shot for not applauding during his speech?
NORTH KOREA. That place you’d like to remind us about next week:
“The Vice President will remind the world that everything the North Koreans do at the Olympics is a charade to cover up the fact that they are the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet.”
If our president is seriously going to suggest that the opposing party is treasonous for visually demonstrating disagreement with his policies, I’d like to suggest you also get out your jacket and stand on the White House lawn and use this same freedom-loving stare down tactic to express what I hope is your sincere disapproval with this opinion. Because holy shit, is it terrifying. (His opinion. Your stare could use some work, honestly.)