Trump Continues To Take Major L’s in the Early Months of His Presidency

President Donald Trump is no stranger to failure. Prior to his run for the presidency, he was the head of various major failures. Notable amongst these losses are “Trump: The Game”, “Trump Magazine”, and “Trump University” which all failed miserably. Failure is essential in the business world, though, right? As inventor Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” This well-known quote definitely resonates with the commander-in-chief of the United States. Having already tried at least 10,000 ideas that didn’t work, he can add another to the extensively long list: the presidency.

The Muslim Ban

Only a week after being inaugurated, Trump issued an executive order widely known as “The Muslim Ban”, which barred incoming travel from seven middle eastern countries. This controversial decision sparked immediate outrage, igniting protests nationwide. Standing behind the discriminatory-based order, Trump and his cabinet defending the ban whilst claiming it was in the best interested of the people of the United States. This didn’t last long, though. On Feb. 3, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart blocked the ban nationwide, restoring and reallowing travel from all countries. Despite appeal attempts by Trump, the ban remains blocked.

Russia

Trump and his administration seem to have a real connection with Russia despite constantly claiming that there’s nothing going on. Aside from Trump’s supposed crush on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump’s administration has been under some serious heat for communications with Russia. For example, current Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed (under oath) to have never communicated with any Russian official, yet it has recently come to light that he did, in fact, correspond with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign period. Twice. And he isn’t the only one who lied about talking with Russia. Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn have also been exposed for the same crime. The fact that the Trump administration has been caught lying on multiple occasions raises an important question: what else have they been lying about?

Obamacare Repeal

Despite promising his supporters on various occasions that he would appeal Obamacare, he (along with a plethora of Republicans on Capitol Hill) failed miserably. Amidst the defeat, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated, “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” Thankful for the American people, Republicans were unable to repeal one of Obama’s biggest achievements. Now, thanks to Trump’s failure, millions will be able to keep health insurance.

Trump’s failures, for the most part, are wins for the American people. When he fails to pass ridiculous and unneeded policies, we win. There’s no telling what Trump and his administration will do in the future, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he continues to take major L’s like he already has.

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Alex Brown is a senior in high school from a small town in Kentucky. He has been a staff writer for Affinity since October of 2015 and senior editor since July of 2016. You can follow him on Twitter: @_alexb12 and Instagram: @alex.brown

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