The bad? Pretty much everything aside from the fact that he hasn’t started World War III. Some key moments…
The introduction of Alternative Facts
Just a few days after taking office, Trump’s first obsession — and first major post-election lie — was the size of his Inauguration crowd, which paled in comparison to the crowds Barack Obama drew in 2009 and 2013.
Trump had press secretary Sean Spicer echo his lies, even enlarging images to attempt to back them up. This led to Trump staffer Kellyanne Conway backing up Spicer by saying he chose to use ‘Alternative Facts,’ which are by definition…lies. This should’ve surprised no one, since Trump lied his way into office and has been doing the same truth-twisting since entering the Oval Office.
The racist and failed travel ban
Eight days into his presidency, Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning those from seven predominantly Muslim nations, including many Syrian refugees, from entering the United States.
The order led to nationwide protests, the firing of the active Attorney General (for doing her job), and — after the ban was struck down — to Trump referring to a Judge as a ‘so-called Judge.’
The whole thing on Trump’s end (like most things) was an absolute disaster. But the response from those who were against it and on the right side of history was powerful and inspiring.
Trump goes to war with the media
After spending large portions of his campaign having his staffers mistreat certain news agencies, Trump waged an all-out war with the media about 100 days into his presidency. This included referring to outlets such as CNN as “fake news” and basically threatening retribution for legal reporting.
Spicer also prevented certain news agencies from attending a private press gathering — something that was unprecedented and drew ire from both sides of the aisle. His fact-denial and slamming of the media is just one way Trump acts as a dictator. And it’s up to the electorate to keep him in check.
Trump’s healthcare bill suffers a spectacular failure
The bill that the Trump administration drew up in an attempt to replace Obamacare was such a disaster that it was pulled from the floor before it was voted on.
Instead of owning the failure, Trump said he was “surprised” that such an incredibly flawed bill failed and attacked his fellow republicans for helping to kill the bill.
The potential tearing apart of the Paris Climate Agreement
Trump is taking steps to ruin the Paris Climate Agreement, which 132 countries had accepted in the largest effort to prevent the most damaging effects of global warming.
Trump, a climate change denier, clearly doesn’t care if the world is left in shambles. And that’s why, as is noted above, we need to fight back and continue to take this to the streets in peaceful protest.
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