The Trump Administration has only been in business officially for the past week. In that time, they have taught us new words, alternate facts, have belittled a million participants in a rally against the administration, “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly,” and taught us all that size does matter, “I had the biggest crowd in the history of inaugural speeches.”
Donald Trump did not change just because he put his hand on the Bible and affirmed to preserve the Constitution. A fact that he must have missed because one of his first duties was to order a media blackout for agencies that are funded by the American taxpayers, such as the EPA, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior. The offenses of the Interior Department were to tweet a photo which shown side by side the crowd size at the Obama inauguration and the Trump inauguration. Doubters threw a fit accusing the agency of using different time stamps, but in fact they were both within the same time frame. Trump threw a gasket, the photo was removed and he then took away the abilities of these agencies to post to social media. See size does matter, to some.
This week we also learned that when it comes to banning Muslims from foreign countries, some countries are better than others. Such as ones that house Trump hotels and towers. Trump determined that Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen immigrants were Muslim enough to ban. The thing is he forgot a few countries. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan were deemed not Muslim enough to ban oh, but wait, that’s right Trump has millions of dollars tied up in those counties. Guess that means not all Muslims are bad Muslims, huh?
Trump wasn’t done with immigration control, or complaining about size or insulting women. He also decided that the Native Americans have it too good so let’s get that pipeline up and running. The Dakota Access Pipeline would travel underneath the Missouri River, the primary drinking water source for the Standing Rock Sioux, a tribe of around 10,000 with a reservation in the central part of North and South Dakota, so Trump thinks, let’s get this thing rolling. Who cares if the drinking water gets polluted or can’t be used by the Natives, they can buy bottled water. Once again, the pocketbook of Trump is involved in the decision. There is evidence that Trump owns up to $250,000 in stock with Phillips 66, which has a one-quarter share of Dakota Access. Trump has said he sold his shares, but has not offered any proof.
The education of the American public is ongoing and there are those who will say that mentioning the mere fact that Trump used alternate facts is unfair and un-American. That we as good citizens, need to go with the flow. Just ask Steve Bannon, counsel to the President. He made sure he put the press in its place telling a New York Times reporter that the media just needs to shut up and listen.
Well Mr. Bannon, we are listening. That is a good sign for democracy but not for you. Your reaction to the press telling the truth and asking tough question is to slap them on the wrists and tell them to sit in the corner. Sorry to tell you Mr. Bannon, like Patrick Swayze said, nobody puts us in the corner. We are here to stay. (ok, it was no one puts baby in a corner but you get my drift)
The Trump education is ongoing. It will continue as President Trump and his administration create an America that is scaring a lot of people, hurting a lot of people but the administration is also creating a rally of people to will stand up for the rights their forefathers instilled in that piece of paper the administration swore to protect. Next week more executive orders will be signed, more speeches will be made and our education will continue, so here’s to next week.