Donald Trump has made it a habit of saying one thing, then turning around and saying something else, contradicting himself. And when he does, he tends to blame others, specifically the news media. But recently, Trump tweeted out something that just made people scratch their heads.
On April 16, Trump said via Twitter, “Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!” This drew immediate backlash from the media, and rightfully so. The President of the United States had made a promise to the American people, in fact, prior to being elected, candidate Donald Trump made a contract with the people of the United States that in his first 100 days, there were a number of things that he would get done. One of these things, listed on a contract to the American people, signed by Donald Trump was to label China a currency manipulator. This is why his Tweet from April 16 drew fire.
On April 28, Trump did something no president since Ronald Reagan had done, and spoke at the National Rifle Association (NRA). While there is nothing specifically negative or positive speaking to a group like the NRA, how he addressed the crowd was questioned. The president was less than presidential. He acted more like when he was on campaign, and in a way was talking to the crowd like they were uneducated children. Talking down to them. When he would say something that would get cheers, he would get a grateful smirk on his face, and keep going with promises, most of which he had made during the campaign, to get completed in his first 100 days, but some were new, and some were just plain uncalled for jabs at the Democrats. Particularly Elizabeth Warren. While on stage for his speech, he referred to Warren as Pocahontas.
First Lady Melania Trump, according to her White House profile, wants to take on Cyberbullying and bring it to an end. This appears ironic as her husband shows the appearance of being a bully. Saying something, then denying it, making fun of other people, blaming others for his wrong doings, and taking credit for others work. If anyone says something negative about him, it is fake news and they are a failing publication. Lets put this into perspective for everyone. Trump calls the National Enquirer a good publication. The National Enquirer. The same grocery store tabloid that will repeatedly say Michael Jackson and Elvis are still alive, that the government is conducting alien autopsies on a regular basis, and other stories that are so far from the truth it is laughable. But President Donald Trump views them as a credible news outlet. How did this man pass the vetting to become president?
At one time, while President Obama was in office, Trump complained about him playing golf when there was so much work for him to do. In his first 100 days, it appears that President Trump has played more golf than Obama did in eight years. Trump has also stated that he thought being president would be easy, but he is finding that he is not the last or only word that must be followed. There are two other branches of government and with issues foreign and domestic, the job of President of the United States is a very busy one, yet he still finds the time to go play golf more than most non-Pro Golfers.
In his first 100 days, he feels he has done more than any other president before him. However, The only thing that he has gotten done was to appoint a Supreme Court Justice, something the Republicans had to change the rules to actually complete. He has failed with two travel ban attempts, he failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, he has threatened a Government Shutdown, although he says it is the Democrats that would be shutting down the government.
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Opinion by Cletus Dillwood