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Donald Trump’s Crippling Presidency: One Month Later

Molly Stephen, Maroon Tribune Editor

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Just 24 days after he was confirmed as the 25th National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn resigned from his position. Flynn left his position in the cabinet of 45th president Donald Trump because of recent allegations that had come to light about communications with Russian officials and “miscommunications” (lies) between him and Vice President Mike Pence.

Then, Wednesday, nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, a fastfood executive withdrew his nomination because of allegations of employing an undocumented immigrants, shady business records, and “spousal abuse accusations that made some Republican senators uncomfortable.”

The cabinet of President Trump seems to be falling apart before it even really gets going. Less than one month into his four year term as president, Mr. Trump seems to be running into issue after issue and facing the epidemic of “fake news” outlets, like CNN, while Mr. Trump continues to spew “alternative facts,” a term coined by Sr. Trump Adviser, Kellyanne Conway.

Although Mr. Trump continues his crusade against fake news and constant smear campaigns by Democratic politicians, he still manages to conduct his own smear campaigns, broadcast fake news, and run this great country! Mr. Trump continues to assert falsehoods that can be easily proven wrong, a tactic used by many politicians in the past, but they arguably used it in a better fashion, asserting more ambiguous topics as opposed to Trump who continues the petty arguments about the attendance of his January 20th inauguration. He continues to try and prove that the crowd was “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globes.” Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary stated at a White House Press Conference that “these attempts to lessen the enthusiasm for the inauguration are shameful and wrong.”

Obviously to this administration, the crowd present at the inauguration is more important than serious grievances that people have in this country. The truth is that there were around 250,000 people in attendance and experts estimate there were at least three times more people at the Women’s March in Washington the very next day.

The issues Mr. Trump made a priority during his campaign seem to have fallen into disregard as he continues to focus all his energy and most of his staff on issue that have no truth to them or issues that no one really cares about besides him. It is his job as the president of this divided country to try and bring people together and to make the people who voted for him happy, but as far as anyone can tell that is not on his agenda at the moment. It is time for Trump to start doing what he promised, although democrats and his opposition have a right to be upset, his own party and supporters during the election do as well. He has done little to make action on his promises made during the election, done nothing but complain about his treatment by the media and condemned CNN and other new services as “fake” and has worsened our relations with many countries we worked well with under other administrations.

It is time for Mr. Trump to step up to the plate and make a difference, not only for his opposers, but also for his supporters.

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