By Roger Caldwell
President Trump has been in office for 585 days depending when you read this article. Many conservatives and Republicans believe that he is doing a good job, and in an interview he gave himself a grade of “A+.” With 40% of Americans supporting the president’s policies and talking points, America is extremely divided, so he may be right to them.
When Americans wait hours to listen to Trump at his political rallies, his base is all in, and they trust his leadership and his decisions. Many Americans cannot believe that this kind of thinking could exist in 2018, but the Republicans and conservatives want their country back.
Wanting your country back has something to do with making America great again, and these code slogans activate the base of the Republican base. From the president’s point of view, there is no room for improvement and he can do no wrong. But the majority of news reporters and media companies have a different perspective, and they are out to destroy his presidency.
“For Mr. Trump every day is an hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation. He still relitigates last year’s election, convinced that the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel into Russia’s interference, is a plot to delegitimize him,” says Maggie Haberman, reporter of the New York Times.
So Trump only sees and believes what is in his mind, and he shuts down anything that is not in his reality, or does not support his ideology. With almost 28 million twitter followers, it is easy for Trump to believe his fabrications and lies are truth, and the Mueller investigation is a witch hunt.
As the divide grows larger, with months of legislative failures, and spreading international chaos with our friends around the world, Trump’s presidency has been a terrible failure. Every time Trumps opens his mouth, he embarrasses America locally, nationally, and internationally.
“Similarly, Trump’s managing of the border has yielded miserable results. The recent humanitarian crisis, in which thousands of immigrant children were being separated from their families, has been a PR nightmare for the administration. Polls show that two-thirds of Americans opposed the zero-tolerance policy, which looks like another misstep in his administration’s immigration policy,” says Jared Yates Sexton of Salon.com-News & Politics.
By all accounts, Mueller’s (witch hunt) investigation has been extremely successful finding many key players in Trump’s orbit of breaking the law. Maybe Trump has forgotten that his ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight felony counts, and Michael Cohen, the president’s lawyer plead guilty on the same day Manafort was found guilty on eight felony charges. Two of Cohen’s charges were felony campaign-finance violations and directly implicated the president.
As more of Trump’s business associates are given immunity and others admit to breaking the law, it appears that corruption is running wild during the president’s time in office. When the president gave himself an A+, he was lying again. Many are starting to believe that our president is an international criminal, who has been lying and cheating his entire life and now he is trying to get away with lying and cheating to Americans.
When a worker is caught lying, cheating, and stealing, they are fired; so why is Trump allowed to remain in office, when he is caught lying, cheating, and stealing.
It is time for all Americans-Democrats, Republicans, liberals, and conservatives to stand together and refuse to be embarrassed by our president any longer. We must stand up for American rights and stop his unlawful attacks on ACA, speak out against locking children in cages, and reject his trampling of civil rights.
From America’s point of view, the only grade Trump should get is an “F” and citizens must fight for the soul and values of our nation, and remove our president from office, by any means necessary.