When during his campaign a President calls on Russia to find his opponent’s emails.
When he hires a campaign manager with connections with a pro-Russian Ukrainian leader and a history of overspending requiring foreign loans and a penchant for activities which seemed to involve money laundering, a man who is going to jail for at least seven years.
Is he going to be a bad President?
When a man who is running for the office of US President says he can grab women by their “lady parts” or just kiss them without permission because he is famous. When he pays off two women he slept with while his wife was pregnant. When his lawyer paid hush money so this wouldn’t derail his election campaign and then he paid his lawyer back for the payoff while he was a candidate and while he was the actual President.
Isn’t that what we would think of as a man who would be a bad President?
When the President exaggerates the crowd that shows up for his inauguration and spends twice as much on it as was spent on the previous President’s much-better-attended inauguration. When it has been demonstrated that is man lies all the time.
When a President of the United States gets his advice from white supremacists like Steven Bannon and Steven Miller.
Is he a bad President?
When a President appoints people to his Cabinet who intend to deconstruct the agencies they head, people who act like royalty and insist on being treated as such – when he puts someone who does not believe in climate change in charge of the EPA, and someone who had never been in a public school in charge of Education, and someone in charge of HUD who feathers his own nest with a $31,000 dining room set while lots of city tenants still put their children to bed in apartments full of lead paint.
Is that guy a bad President?
When a President separates mothers and children seeking asylum (or fathers and children) and puts them in cells. When this same President has ICE agents hunt down working people with families who happen to be here without papers, or checks documents of citizens on public transit hoping to catch someone who is undocumented, instead of racking up arrests of all the MS-13 gang members, criminals and thugs he is always warning us about. When a President refuses to accept a decision of Congress and vows to find any way, even one that oversteps accepted practice so he can build an unnecessary wall.
Is he a bad President yet?
When a President ignores sensible traditions of our democracy. When he will not keep his business interests in a separate trust while in office. When he won’t let us see his taxes. When he flaunts the law and the hotel agreement he made that he is violating every day. When he ignores taboos against nepotism which resulted from centuries of governing experience. When we have almost a family-run government which is not at all what our forefathers designed.
Does that make him a bad President?
When this man who is our President told his political base, the very people who elected him that he would turn the clock back to when America was a bustling industrial hub and then he says that rich CEO’s will make that happen. Then he gives those rich guys big tax breaks – except that when they get those tax breaks everyone finds out we can’t reboot that old Industrial Age. Time has moved on.
Are we there yet? Is that a bad President?
OK, maybe the jury is still out on the economy for some of you but what if those tax cuts are just an obscene bribe to powerful monied people to keep that President in power.
Is that a bad President?
When a President loves leaders who make their citizens fear them; who call themselves democratic but who are not, leaders who are actually dictators; or even when that President only flatters them to ingratiate himself with them (does he think these paranoid guys can’t see through this ploy?) When a President protects leaders who are murderers. When this same President attacks our friends and allies.
Is he a bad President yet?
When a President explodes the deficit to give rich people huge tax cuts and then cuts the social safety net (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Food Stamps) and our health care as Trump does in his newest budget.
Doesn’t all this (and much more) make 45 a bad President?
At what point does everyone realize that a bad President is in fact bad?
Everyone keeps saying we have no proof that Donald J. Trump is unworthy to be the President of America, but how much proof will it take?
How do you get rid of a bad President? We have put all our cards on the 2020 election. It’s a huge risk, a risk that could destroy our democracy. I hope we can ‘make it so’. Register to vote asap. Don’t forget. Pay attention to the election. We the people are a branch of the US government. Don’t forget to vote.
If your President threatens violence against Democrats vote anyway.
“You know, the left plays a tougher game. It’s very funny,” Trump claimed in the interview first published Wednesday. “I actually think the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher.”
“I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump. I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point. And then it would be very bad — very bad,” he continued. “But the left plays it cuter and tougher — like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress . . . with all this invest[igations]. That’s all they want to do is — you know, they do things that are nasty.”
“Republicans never played this,” the president concluded.
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