On January 20th, 2017, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the President of The United States. Yeah, it’s only been about a month since and so far it has felt like a four year term. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, here are five problems I have with the Trump Administration.
1. Kellyanne Conway
I don’t even know where to start.
Kellyanne Conway is currently serving as the Counselor to the President for Donald Trump. Now Kellyanne sure does have her strategies when it comes to interviews, don’t think so? Let’s take a look.
Yes, I know, it’s very painful to watch. Although I do respect her for becoming the first ever female campaign manager to win a major election, here is the problem I have with her. As you saw in the video, she does not connect with reality. She seems to find a way to some how defend Donald Trump even when there is nothing to defend. Kellyanne, I know it’s your job to basically defend Donald’s every action and word, but for once, please just simply come to par with reality and realize when this man makes a mistake. If you want to make your team look smart and organized for once, quit believing in “alternative facts”, don’t randomly bring up Hillary Clinton’s emails or Meryl Streep and oh yeah, stop making up fake massacres.
Right off the bat, Vladimir Putin is not someone you want your president to be best friends with. Numerous allegations have been flying around since the general election about Russia being behind the leaks of the DNC emails. Now no matter what party you are apart of, if you cheer for the cyber attacks against the United States, you are part of the problem and you can go ahead and throw your so called patriotism right out the window. On December 29th, 2016, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a thirteen page report providing clear evidence that Russia was behind the hacking based on tools and infrastructure that was used by Russian civilians and military intelligence services. Of course, Donald Trump denied that Russia was behind the cyber attacks even when there was evidence right in front of his face. Why? Who knows, maybe him and his campaign knew about the hackings. In under a month, his administration has lost three top officials due to connections with Russia even before Trump became president, one of them being Michael Flynn. It’s come to the point to where The Senate Intelligence Committee has agreed to move forward into investigating the Russian hackings. Currently, there are three separate probes being investigated right now by the FBI. While our top intelligence agencies continue to investigate, our President instead chooses to release his anger by tweeting like a child and call any media/evidence on Russia being behind the attacks “fake news” and continues to show his strong love for Fox News, who would never do such a thing to disappoint their master.
The problem I have with most Republicans on this topic is that they’re very hypocritical. It’s like they always use their “patriotism” card and start their “USA” chants when really, siding with this administration on their stance on Russia is not patriotic at all. Donald, I remember you chose “America First” as the theme for the Republican National Convention, because choosing to ignore evidence of Russia cyber attacking the United States is putting America first, right? What exactly are you trying to hide?
3. Steve Bannon
Steven King “Steve” Bannon currently serves as Donald Trump’s puppet master. I’m sorry, I meant to say White House Chief Strategist. Bannon, since the start, has been one of the most controversial picks for the Trump administration. I mean, I don’t blame his critics. He is the former chief executive of the top alt-right news source, Breitbart News for crying out loud. If you are not familiar on what and how Breitbart produces their news, here are a few headlines from them.
Brietbart has been known for posting very anti-semitic, women, LGBTQ, black and Muslim articles since it first took off in 2007 and the disturbing part of this is that the current Chief Strategist, the top advisor for our president, was one of the founding members of this website. It’s scary to me knowing that a man like this is giving tips and advice for future policies to our president and it should bother everyone.
There was a time when him and his ex-wife, Mary Louise Piccard, were deciding wether to send their daughter to The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, California. Here is what she said in 2007,
“The biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend… He said that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be ‘whiny brats’ and that he didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews.”
Donald, you can not claim to be the “least racist” and “least anti-semitic guy” we’ll ever meet when you decided to choose someone like this to be your top advisor.
4. “Alternative Facts”
Ah yes, the famous “alternative facts” interview.
Alternative facts has been a huge topic since then and continues to be and it is basically what this administration is built on. Examples? Kellyane Conway falsely making up The Bowling Green Massacre, Donald Trump making up the fake Sweden crisis, Donald Trump lying about him having the highest number of electoral votes of any President, Donald Trump lying about the murder rate going up under President Obama, when clearly it went down, the list goes on and on and on. I mean come on, this is simples things that you can look up on Google but instead chooses to go by what “he was told” and by watching Fox News.
One big lie that bothers me is when he said that he inherited a mess created by President Obama. Donald, you didn’t. And if you think for one second that President Obama just sat around and did nothing for our economy, social issues, etc… you can see for yourself.
5. Donald Trump, Himself
I’m going to make this fifth and final point simple and personal. We have a president who continues to lie and lie right out of his mouth and who we must hold accountable, who undermines the press of the United States and the intelligence of our military agencies, who probably hasn’t even read one section of The Constitution (obviously his travel ban didn’t work out too good), who calls any source of news or evidence that goes against what he thinks, “fake news”, who wants to take away healthcare from over 20 million Americans, who continues to ignore the scientific facts from scientists all across the globe on climate change and who is straight up racist, anti-semitic, anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim. His policies and appointees have proven and shown that and it is times like these where we must put country over party.