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Subj: Re: The horrors of Donal Trump
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 at 01:19:59 pm EST (Viewed 802 times)
Reply Subj: What's bothering you about Trump?
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 04:40:35 pm EST (Viewed 772 times)

    I know the media is rather hysterical about him but has he actually done anything that's upset you?

Trump ignored Russian interference in the 2016 election (something attested to by all 17 intelligence agencies) while praising Putin (a despot who has murdered political opponents), and Trump has done little to prevent Russian interference from happening again in the 2018 elections.

Trump tried to undermine the Russia investigation by the FBI and Robert Mueller despite publically asking Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails during the campaign, which Russia followed through on.

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and said in an interview that he had Comey's Russian investigation on his mind when doing so. Trump had also asked Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn, which itself could be considered tampering with law enforcement. Trump also asked Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats, and Director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, to publicly deny any evidence of Russian collusion, and both refused.

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

Trump signed a tax bill that will increase inequality even more (and it was already a huge problem), add well over $1 trillion to the national debt, and will benefit himself financially.

Trump chooses to engage with foreign leaders and diplomats on property he owns thus benefiting himself financially.

Trump has eroded standards of propriety and decency expected from a national leader by behaving with a thin-skinned temperament, pettiness, demagoguery, and racism. He has no experience in government and often doesn't know what he's talking about so he bluffs. When he gets called on his bluff, he has to lie. When he is criticized for his lie, he goes on the attack, and he looks unseemly throughout this whole cycle that occurs over and over again.

Trump lies incessantly while simultaneously trying to discredit the press and calling the free press the enemy. Examples of fragrant lies include Trump making false claims that Mexico will pay for his wall, that no one on his campaign staff had contact with the Russians, that 3-5 millions illegals voting in the 2016 election, that the Obama administration wiretapped him, that he had bigger inauguration crowds than Obama, that it wasn't him on the Access Hollywood tape AFTER Trump already apologized for it, that an aircraft carrier was heading to Korea when it was actually going the opposite direction; Trump has told hundreds of outright lies, again demeaning his office:

Despite campaigning on hiring "the best people," Trump poorly chose advisors/cabinet members resulting in poor performance, controversy, resignations, and firings - here is a ridiculously long list of these people: Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, Steve Bannon, Tom Price, Steve Mnuchin, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, Omarosa Manigault, Ryan Zinke, David Shulkin, Scott Pruitt, Sebastian Gorka, Mike Dubke, Jeff Sessions, Rick Perry, David Friedman.

Trump has failed to provide much help to U.S. territory Puerto Rico after it was devastated by a hurricane; months later, Puerto Rico is still a mess.

Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and thus gave up a crucial bargaining chip in Middle East peace negotiations for absolutely nothing except riling up Palestinians who will trust the U.S. even less now. 128 countries including most of the United States' closest allies repudiated Trump for this move.

Trump has threatened to leave the Iran deal, which by all indications is working, but leaving the deal has no upside because Europe will not reinstitute sanctions since it wasn't Iran who broke the deal, and no longer having to honor the deal, Iran will be able to pursue nuclear weapons immediately.

Trump made the campaign promise, "You're going to end up with great healthcare for a fraction of the price, and that's going to take place immediately after we go in. Okay? Immediately. Fast. Quick." and Trump failed to get that done despite having Republican control of both houses of Congress, nevermind that the Republican bill was not going to achieve that promise anyway and was hated by the public. The CBO analysis of the bill showed that 23 million people would lose their health insurance under it and that it would raise premiums by 20% by 2019.

Trump ended the Affordable Care Act's mandate which will result in turmoil in health insurance markets starting in 2019 and result in the higher rates and millions losing their health coverage.

With help from the Republican Senate, Trump stole a Supreme Court nomination from the Democrats causing an even more dramatic increase in partisanship.

Trump has nominated numerous judges with literally no experience to the courts.

Trump broke federal guidelines and traditions on pardoning and pardoned Joe Arpaio for his racial profiling of suspects, making the country even more divisive.

Trump morally equivocated White Supremacists in Charlottesville and their protesters after a White Supremacist killed a protester there.

Trump promoted faked anti-Muslim videos from far right racist ultranationalist hate group Britain First.

Trump supported homophobic and racist extremist GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore who had allegations of sexual assault and relationships with underage girls.

Trump's juvenile trading of insults with Kim Jong Un degrades the dignity of his office.

Trump nominated someone who is not a scientist to be chief scientist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Trump set a precedent to undermine all of your predecessor's achievements; this could mean Republican and Democratic administrations might spend most of their time repealing what went before instead of traditionally respecting the will of the voters on keeping most of the legislation passed by those whom the voters elected.

Trump has played golf almost one third of the time he's been in office despite saying during the campaign that he wouldn't play golf at all while in office. This is two and a half times as much golf Obama played and for which Trump criticized Obama.

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