[Ed. – Teaching children to hate. Good idea.]
Kids tossing bean bags at a mock tombstone for President Trump at a public school was a “despicable” display of dirty politics the adults forced on the unwitting children, a Gloucester Republican official said, as the furor continued to grow.
School officials have apologized for a parent teacher organization fundraiser last week at West Parish Elementary School — but one GOP official fears the damage is already done.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to put the sitting president’s name on a tombstone. It’s disrespectful to the office of the president, no matter who he is,” said Amanda Kesterson, who heads the Gloucester Republican City Committee.
“Unfortunately,” she told the Herald, “in Massachusetts in particular, where Republicans are the minority party and the president is unpopular, I think there is a belief that joking about the president is acceptable — and it’s not.”