Donald Trump

The Outrageous Nature of Donald Trump

Author: #NAMB Guest Author, Current Events/Politics

President Donald Trump (that will never not make me shudder) has made a habit of saying and doing ridiculous things. One of the most recent is his refusal to attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which is a tradition.

Along with that ridiculous bit of behavior, let’s take a look at some of President Trump’s lowlights…

Refusal to attend the Correspondents’ Dinner
This is a rite of passage for new Presidents and a tradition for established ones. As someone who isn’t fit for the presidency, it shouldn’t be a surprise that President Trump isn’t attending. But what’s his reason?

“I think it’s … kind of naive of us to think that we can all walk into a room for a couple of hours and pretend that some of that tension isn’t there,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said about the tension between President Trump and the media.

President Trump has made baseless claims against the media and some agencies have been frozen out. It’s a mess. The Correspondents’ dinner is a time for levity and fun.

Instead of attending and attempting to mend this fence (pun intended), President Trump will widen the divide. Sad!

 

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Claimed his inauguration crowd was bigger than Former President Obama’s, doubled-down despite photographic evidence to the contrary
This one can get lost in President Trump’s seemingly never-ending web of lies and deceit, but it’s one that is incredibly alarming.

Not only did President Trump lie about his crowd size despite photographic evidence proving he was lying, he took it a few steps further.

First, he had his flunkies enlarge images and revolve a press conference around the lie. Then, he attacked the media for allegedly working in tandem with one another to make his inauguration crowd seem smaller.

Led the birther movement against Former President Barack Obama
In 2012, President Trump tweeted that a “credible source” had told him then President Obama was not born in the United States.

President Trump then spent the next four years perpetuating this lie, which was of course disproved by official records.

He finally let go of his crusade last September, announcing during a ridiculous press conference what the rest of the world already knew: the then President was born in the United States.

The sickening thing about this is the number of President Trump’s followers who actually believe this lie. And as we saw with the election results, his supporters can be gullible and/or ignore facts that are placed right in front of them.

 

Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog. 

Donald Trump and Neil Gorsuch

Trump’s Supreme Measures for Supreme Court: Why Gorsuch Isn’t a Good Fit

Author: #NAMB Guest Author, Current Events/Politics

Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court isn’t as radical or absurd as the majority of his Cabinet picks, but it’s a nomination that should be fought tooth-and-nail to the bitter end by progressives.

Gorsuch, who attended Harvard Law School with former President Barack Obama, isn’t a monster. And he isn’t a terrible judge. But many of his positions are archaic. And his presence on the Supreme Court would tilt it much further to the right.

Additionally, while the hope is that 83-year-old Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outlasts President Trump’s first (and hopefully only) term as President, the Supreme Court could be in peril if she passes away and is replaced by another staunch conservative — with Gorsuch already confirmed.

Here are three reasons why Gorsuch would be a bad fit for the highest court in the land:

He’s twice ruled in favor of Christian organizations who didn’t want to provide birth control to employees
Gorsuch sided with Hobby Lobby, who refused to provide birth control to its employees as part of their health coverage as it pertained to Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

In his opinion, Gorsuch wrote that forcing Hobby Lobby to provide the birth control would’ve made them “violate their religious faith.”

That’s deeply troubling, and a sign that Gorsuch could be swayed when it comes to other matters regarding birth control and women’s reproductive rights.

 

He believes in the Constitution… as it was originally written
Gorsuch is an Originalist, which — as Antonin Scalia put it — means that the Constitution is interpreted as it should’ve been “when it was adopted.”

Gorsuch has also stressed that judges need to “look backward.”

There was still slavery when the Constitution was written. Women didn’t have the right to vote. There were no rights for gays or lesbians — and this is of paramount importance on the heels of the Trump Administration’s recent decision to withdraw protection for transgender students as it pertained to the bathrooms they use. There was no such thing as birth control or legal abortions. The right to bear arms was written based on guns that weren’t automatic, and on and on it goes.

This is not a document that should be interpreted as it was originally written. And those who do so will bring is in not only the wrong direction, but a scary one.

 

He hasn’t said much about abortion rights
It’s long been the dream of the Republicans to overturn Roe v. Wade. And if Gorsuch is confirmed and/or Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away during President Trump’s first term, they might be able to do it.

And that would bring this country back over a half century, to a time where abortions were performed illegally and dangerously.

Even though President Trump isn’t religious at all, he ran on a platform that touted his non-existent Christian values. And for many Christians, there’s not much they would rather do than overturn Roe v. Wade.

Judges who potentially share that mindset need to be kept far away from the bench.

 

Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.

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Donald Trump is a Contradiction, Just Like His Tweets

Author: #NAMB Guest Author, Current Events/Politics

Calling Donald Trump a contradiction would be one of the nicer ways to describe someone whose existence, not to mention current standing as President of the United States, makes many people emotionally distraught.

But along with President Trump’s contradictory and often gibberish-filled verbal remarks are his tweets.

Here are some of the most galling…

Trump bashes protesters and then praises them

 

First, the contradiction. Trump’s first tweet suggested that the protests were offensive because no one has the right to speak out over the results of an election. His next tweet, less than two hours later, said peaceful protests are a “hallmark” of our democracy — the same democracy he had just criticized.

Just as scary as the tweets is the fact that Trump seemingly has two personalities or someone physically taking his phone and correcting his mistakes. Which is worse?

No one has more respect for women?

Here’s a lovely tweet from Trump from 2012:

After many sexist remarks while campaigning, including comments made toward reporter Megyn Kelly claiming her period impacting her demeanor, Trump said no one has more respect for women than he does. Really? It would seem that someone who uses a tweet to criticize a woman’s appearance (not to mention all of the other horrific comments he’s made about women) has a lot of work to do when it comes to respect for women. And that brings us to…

Perverts shouldn’t hold office

Trump’s campaign was thought to be done in when video emerged of him saying he would forcibly touch women, going as far as to say he would “grab ’em by the pussy.” He was also accused of rape by his ex-wife, accused of statutory rape by another woman and accused of walking through dressing rooms filled with teenage girls during his beauty pageants and staring at them in various states of undress. Trump also reportedly once cornered a reporter and propositioned her for sex. But he thinks sexual perverts shouldn’t be able to hold public office.

Anthony Weiner disgraced himself by sexting multiple women while married. Trump? He’s done far worse. But thanks for the wisdom, Donald!

Anyway, this list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Trump’s VP, Mike Pence.

Speaking of that Muslim Ban

Hey, Mike Pence, what do you think of potentially banning Muslims from entering the country?

Wow. What a level-headed and firm statement. Wait. What’s that? The Trump administration, with the full support of Pence, attempted to implement a travel ban that would target Muslims based solely on their religion?

I’m shocked.

 

Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.

The First Week

Author: Mary Grace Donaldson, Current Events/Politics

Before I go any further… this post is not meant to advocate for or argue against any of the policies President Trump put in place during his first week in office. What it is meant to do is to make certain that millennials are well-informed on what’s going on in the Oval Office.

Some of President Trump’s first orders of business, in terms of both Executive Orders and Executive Actions, include the following:

In addition to ensuring that you are aware of all of the above that has been happening, this post serves another purpose. After reading and researching the facts, we want to hear from you.

We want to know what you think, how you feel and what you believe. If you support President Trump or you don’t. Even if you have your own idea of how certain policies should be handled, we want to hear about it. That’s what #NAMB is about, and you should be proud that you are staying informed (regardless of your political affiliation) instead of turning a blind eye to policy changes.

So, millennials…what do you think of President Trump’s first week in office, so far? How do you think it will affect millennials? Tweet us, email us and of course, let us know in the comment section below.

Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.

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What to Expect at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Author: #NAMB Guest Author, Current Events/Politics

That feeling you get when you take a shot at the bar and it starts coming back up on you? I got that while typing the headline of this article. And now without further ado, what can we expect when Donald Trump becomes the 45th President later today?

Lots of Democrats will not be there
As of the middle of this week, there were more than 60 Democratic lawmakers who planned to boycott the inauguration.

Chief among them is John Lewis of Atlanta, who referred to Trump’s election as illegitimate and received a fierce rebuke from Trump, who said Lewis — who was brutally beaten while marching for Civil Rights over 50 years ago and has always let his actions speak — was all talk.

Other Democrats who won’t be there include Alma Adams of North Carolina, who released a statement noting the “fears and concerns” many have over Trump and Karen Bass of California, who left her decision to attend up to her constituents. 84% voted “no.”

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There will be protests going on all over the place
There are always protests, but the ones taking place near the inauguration of Trump will almost certainly be unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

Writes Nicholas Fandos in the New York Times:

“Officials from federal, state and local agencies are preparing this year for what they say could be large-scale protests aimed at disrupting the ceremony and registering disapproval of Donald J. Trump’s presidency at the moment the world is watching his ascension to office. A march planned for Saturday could attract as many as half a million people, one official said, putting additional stress on law enforcement.”

The thought of the inauguration disgusts me, but the thought of nearly a half million people marching the next day fills me with hope. This is the beginning of the fight, not the end.

The official transition of power will happen
When Trump is sworn in (shudders) and gives his induction speech (which he said he’ll be writing himself), the official transition of power will happen. Barack Obama, a brilliant, humble, decent, caring, passionate, resolute man, will be replaced by someone who is his opposite — a man who isn’t worthy of being called a man, much less President.

And as has been the case throughout much of this country’s history, those who reject the appalling attributes that got Trump elected — with a big assist from our own FBI Director and Russia — will band together and start the movement that will ensure the Democrats pummel the Republicans in the midterm elections in 2018 and take back the White House two years later.

Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.