Sunday, September 24, 2017

Trump Times: Update

I've been consumed by school and family these days, and less on top of Trump Times, and can say after a bit of review that President Trump continues to disappoint and worry me as the leader of the United States.

It seems that Trump is much more concerned with his popularity than any other aspect of his work or endeavor. In what ever way possible, his main aim is to get his name out there in sensational ways so no one forgets who he is.

His childish behavior continues as he wages word wars with the leader of North Korea. Their word fight is something very akin to what you may see now and then on an elementary school playground. His retweet of the golf ball hitting Hillary Clinton is also similar to the kinds of cyberbullying we have to deal with now and then at elementary school, the kind of cyberbullying his wife, Melania, spoke against this week. I wonder if she gave Trump a time-out. His willingness to speak out against NFL players' non-violent, peaceful advocacy for human rights, once again demonstrates his willfulness against human rights and freedom of expression (unless it's freedom of expression by those who he agrees with such as those who will to end equal rights, health care, good education, and all else that is right and good for humanity.)

So what are Americans to do about such an offensive President?

First, I am grateful for all who put Mueller in charge of an investigation of Russia's influence over the election. This matters greatly, and it seems there is mounting evidence of Russia's impact on the election. This information will help us to better our electoral system and rid our government of those who work with foreign leaders to undermine our United States laws, government, and individuals' right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Next, I am grateful to all the political leaders who are standing up to Trump's willfulness when it comes to getting rid of good health care for average Americans. It seems that Trump's main reason for getting rid of equitable health care is to put his name on a new health plan, and to help wealthy Americans become more wealthy. Rarely to never does Trump stand up for what is right and good for average Americans, and that's why I'm so surprised that many average Americans continue to support him.

Third, I am grateful to all the leaders from all fields of study, work, and location who are willing to stand up to Trump and his cronies' unfair, elitist policies and speak. Their leadership is challenging who we are as Americans, and those who speak up position themselves for Trump's relentless and childlike name calling, put-downs, and disrespect. Trump, again similar to what we see on playgrounds here and there, uses public shaming, name calling, and seemingly untruths whenever he feels threatened or disagrees with people.

We have a very child-like President who is creating havoc in our country. It is a real problem for our country and all the people in it. As for my part, I'll continue to work for equity in my professional field, community, and nation. I'll read up, and do what I can to support a better America, one that embraces our wonderful diversity and one that works with the rest of the world to forward the potential that our humanity holds for what is right and good.