Friday, August 3, 2018

He's One Sick Little Man




In 2011 President Obama made fun of Donald Trump at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, along with other politicians. He poked fun at Trump’s birth certificate conspiracy, the Celebrity Apprentice and Trump’s presidential ambitions. Unlike hundreds of normal politicians who have been roasted before him Trump was infuriated and vowed revenge. This moment was surely the moment Trump decided to run for president in 2016. So with considerable help from Russia and our country’s Nazis, white supremacists and heretofore hidden racists and bigots, Trump was elected President, although he lost the popular vote by a considerable margin. So began America’s nightmare.
Trump immediately started a campaign to obliterate Barack Obama from the history of the United States. Every since he came to office Trump has targeted our healthcare, only because Obama gave it to us and the Affordable Healthcare Act is commonly known as Obamacare. He promised to destroy Obamacare and replace it with and even better and cheaper plan, something he has failed to do. Even though Republicans control the House of Representatives they have so far failed to completely destroy Obamacare, but they have managed to chisel away some of the provisions of the program which have caused premiums to sore for most Americans. A few real Republicans with a heart listened to the American people and joined the Democrats in trying to save affordable healthcare. If, God forbid, the Democrats don’t take back control of the House, Obamacare will be dead and a majority of Americans will have no health insurance. Trump is willing to destroy the healthcare of all Americans, except for his super wealthy friends and family, as a matter of spite to kill Obama’s signature legacy.
Next, after promising the LGBTQ community that he would be the best friend they ever had, even better that Obama or Hillary, he attacked the community relentlessly. He named, as Attorney General, one of the most anti-gay, and best known racist politicians, Jeff Session, who lost no time in helping to destroy those rights earned by the the gay community over the past decades. First, at Trump’s insistence transgendered Americans were banned from serving their country in the military. Even though leaders of the military were against this move Sessions and Trump moved forward, until the ACLU and a federal judge stepped in. Most recently Sessions initiated the Religious Liberties Task Force, which is a blatant move to allow so called Christians to discriminate against gay people on the grounds that gay people violated their bigoted religious beliefs. With this move the time honored tradition of Separation of Church and State was tossed aside in favor of promoting the warped beliefs and behaviors of the Christian Right. Also Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, has rescinded protections that were designed to protect transgendered students in public schools.
With the help of corrupt and cowardly Republicans, like Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley and others, who undoubted have their own connections to Russia and the millions of dollars they have to offer, Trump has installed probably the richest Cabinet that has ever served our country. So much for draining the swamp! He has named a person who has vowed to destroy the Environmental Protection Agency, to be the head of that agency. Every common sense program or regulation that Obama had put into place to protect the environment and our natural parks and resources for our children and grand children have been rolled back or eliminated in favor of big oil or mining exploration. Trump has even rolled back the rules regarding emissions and fuel economy for American auto makers! The clean air we were once used to will soon be a memory of the past!
During Obama’s presidency the stature and reputation of the United States was restored after the Bush administration’s handling of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He rebuilt the trust in the United States held by our allies, which had diminished during the Bush years. Trump knew that Obama was popular with our allies, especially our European and North American allies, so he set out to destroy that too. Since Taking office Trump has managed to attack and insult our closest allies, including our closest and most faithful allies, Canada and the United Kingdom. He also has attacked France, Australia and Germany. His behavior in the summits with our allies has made the United States the laughing stock of the world. He even insulted the Queen! Instead of standing tall with our old and faithful allies, Trump has kissed up big time to Putin, Kim Jong Il, Philippine dictator Duterte and other totalitarian leaders. He’s definitely a dictator wannabe.
Trump has also been attacking the economic life of Americans. Because Obama was part of numerous international trade pacts, which definitely and positively affected our growing economy Trump has set out to kill the trade pacts. He has started a trade war with China and our European allies, which only after a few weeks has taken its toll on those least able to afford the higher cost of goods affected by foreign retaliation. Amazingly enough the ones most affected by Trump’s tariffs are Trump’s supporters. The cost of goods ranging from automobiles to beer is increasing for the average American. Even Trump’s beloved drink, Diet Coke, has increased in price. To Trump and his millionaire friends these costs mean nothing, but to those Americans struggling to pay housing costs, healthcare costs and the cost of food this can be devastating. Amazingly his ignorant base continue to support him, perhaps to the their own financial ruin. Through these disasters Trump has erroneously taken credit for a strong stock market and strong economy. His supporters think he has worked miracles with the economy, but he is only taking credit for what Obama has done and had started. Obama inherited a disastrous economy and steered us through a recovery, which is continuing today. Don’t forget that Trump’s business endeavors have failed. Among these are Trump Steaks, Trump Airlines, Trump Vodka, Trump Mortgage, Trump Magazine, and of course Trump University, and the list goes on in this article.
So far in his still young administration Trump’s policy has been to destroy our healthcare, our health, our environment, our economic livelihood, our global reputation and our and our children’s future. He doesn’t give a damn about the American people or anyone else for that concern. He is willing to continue with his scorched earth policy just to seek revenge on the one person whom he could never ever hold a candle to. Truly he’s a sick little man!

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