Reality Check: Trump’s First Week

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REALITY CHECK TIME. Let’s take a look at what trump has done just in his first week in office:

Inauguration Day, Jan 20

He signed an executive order to “ease the burden of Obamacare,” the first step in the repeal of Obama’s signature health care mandate.

Big problem: the Republicans have nothing to replace it, so that means 20 million people lose their health insurance and things probably go back to the way they were – sky high premiums, if you have a pre-existing condition, well, sorry, we can’t cover you.

Weekend, Jan. 21 and Jan. 22

Millions of women and men worldwide took the streets for the Women’s March.

Alternative facts” became the buzzword when trump’s people( Keyllanne Conway) said the media downplayed the numbers at his inauguration. Trump even called the head of the National Park Service about finding aerial  photos that proved his inauguration crowd was larger than Obama’s.

Real fact: His crowd fell way short of Obama’s. It hurt trump’s ego.

Monday, Jan. 23

Good-bye TPP –from the platform of Bernie Sanders

Reinstated a gag order on government support for internaitonal aid groups that discuss and perform abortions. These aid groups also give advice on family planning and birth control.

This is, of course, a no-no in the trump/pense admin. For them, the unborn – an embryo – must be defended. But hey, once you’re born, kid, you’re on your own. No health care (unless your framily can afford it), no preschool, no childcare – unless your family can afford it. Yes, you love life until it actually becomes a living human being.

Build the wall and oh, sorry, but Mexico isn’t going to pay for it. You taxpayers are – not the wealthy, who are getting tax breaks, and not corporations, who are also getting more tax breaks, but you middle class chumps.

Withhold money for sanctuary cities.

Tuesday, January 24

For the EPA – Environmental Protection Agency – a freeze on all new contracts and grants.

Media blackout at the EPA and Department of Agriculture. You know, the agencies that are responsible for the air you breathe, the food you eat, the ones who provide data about CLIMATE CHANGE, that phrase that trump and his people claim is a hoax made up by the Chinese.

Defund International Planned Parenthood which provides family planning services, contraception, and women’s health care around the world. And yes, they provide abortions, too. That’s about three percent of what they do.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Trump’s ego needs to be fed, so today he ordered a major investigation into voter fraud. I mean, how did Clinton win the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes? It had to be VOTER FRAUD. But nothing about the Russian computer hacking.

But, in the voter fraud realm, several members of trump’s team were registered to vote in two states!

Trump gives his first prime-time interview as prez.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Trump proposes 20% import tax on Mexican imports. Mexico is our third largest trading partner. The only thing this tax does is raise the price of foods and goods for American consumers.

He also apparently thinks torture like waterboarding works and said he was in favor of bringing it back, along with black op prisons. He then supposedly deferred to his secretary of defense, who’s opposed to it.

The heated rhetoric between trump and the president of Mexico ratcheted upward.

Friday, Jan. 27

Trump creates chaos at American airports when he signs an executive order that blocks all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and added travel restrictions from Muslim countries – none of which have been responsible for terrorist acts in the U.S. since 9/11

This order caused unimagined chaos at airports, protests, and opened the door for mass deportations. A federal judge banned parts of it.

Oh – this too. On Inauguration day, four journalists covering the protests were arrested on federal riot charges – even though they weren’t involved in the riots – and that carries a ten year prison sentence and a fine of $25,000.

In short, trump’s first week in office has taken the U.S. several steps closer to Fascism.

Re-read 1984.

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If your beliefs are in line with everything trump is doing, then own them without resorting to “the bible says…” Or “god says…” Don’t use god as an excuse for your own hatred, racism, bigotry, misogyny, homophobia.



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9 Responses to Reality Check: Trump’s First Week

  1. c.j. says:

    Trish and Rob, you will understand what I’m saying: His DF is CURRENT.

  2. Laurence L. Zankowski says:

    This is unreal

    The Britissh press is reporting that the reason old man trump is holding hands with PM Theresa May is because he has a fear of slopes and stairs!

    WTF! WTF! WTF!

  3. Dale Dassel says:

    Donald Chump is an asshat. It’s going to be a *very* long 4 years, unless fate intervenes and spares us the downward spirl into Nazi oblivion. Fingers crossed! 🙂

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Hope it’s more than fate! If fate were in charge, we wouldn’t have gotten this guy in the first place!

  4. lauren raine says:

    The more resistance they get, the more their infantile leader throws a tantrum and pounds his chest and brings in the gestapo. Your image is appropriate. And I am infinately saddened to see America fall apart so quickly. And why don’t more of our elected congress people, Republicans with a conscience or even common sense (and I never in a million years thought I’d be proud of our Senator John McCain, but I am, and seeing he has real backbone) stand up for this?

    Living here in southern Arizona, I see the winter produce come up from Mexico – they, and California, provide the tomatoes, peppers, avocados, etc. that everyone eats in the winter. This has been a good relationship, and those tomato farms by no means are the cause of our economic problems (although sweat shops like Ivanka Trump has in China might be). Also, the apple pickers and maids and gardeners who risk their lives trying to come to America to do the jobs no one else wants to do aren’t the problem either. I know, because I live in the middle of it all.

    And I also have many times seen the wall in Nogales, a great ugly thing that has never done any good, because people make tunnels under it. If one tunnel is found another is made. All of this is insane, along with the American people being denied necessary things like education and health care to build the trump wall.

    We marched just a week ago in the millions. Where are the people we elected who are, like Bernie, standing up to this take over?

    • Rob and Trish says:

      I hope more democrats stand up against this dictator and his entire joke of an administration.

  5. Shadow says:

    I am nOt getting into this *grin* on the side of the just and the true may this fall