In 2016 Donald Trump entered office as a newbie, with no previous political experience, but well versed in business and reality TV. A year later, as the President of the United States, he is widely labelled as a racist and many are already calling for his impeachment. Trump’s transition into politics has been far from smooth and is constantly populated with controversy.
Let me get this straight. The American president and the North Korean dictator are going to sit down across from one another in May. Until then, North Korea promises no more missile launches or nuclear tests. If ever there was an example of a KNOWN UNKNOWN, this meeting will definitely be one of them.
When covering President Trump, I usually try to remain fair to him. I have very strong opinions about him, and those thoughts aren't usually very pleasant, but I want to talk about his supporters today. The people that actively support Trump in what he does.
He's used the social media website for a host of tirades, from calling out Kim Jon Un and then nicknaming him "Rocket Man," to blundering over the concept of a hurricane, then he's even gone bashing writers like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. But, one thing President Donald Trump hasn't truly done while on the site is make America great again, as his slogan so adamantly read now two year's old. If you've ever wondered who Trump's been most annoyed with on the canals of social media, follow this lovely guide. It's almost like the exact opposite of his Fake News Awards, despite the fact that said viewing may actually be a comic riot. Someone, please get Trump out of the White House.
The president's first year in office can be described as tumultuous, at the very least. He faced strong resistance from the Democrats in the form of protests, congressional attacks, fake news, and having many of his executive orders held up in court. Nevertheless, Mr. Trump persevered and carried on without their support. Despite their efforts, the president still fulfilled numerous campaign promises to reinvigorate the economy, strip away government bureaucracy, and protect the nation.
I wish I could go back to a few weeks before the James Comey memo about the other pointless emails that came out weeks before the 2016 election. I'd like to think that I could just sit back today and still revolve around my liberal bubble of feeling safe and secure. Safe knowing that despite a republican congress, we still had the first Black president to have the final say over policies and legislation. It was a good run while we had him. However, now we are getting a taste of what it's like to not have that safe feeling anymore. I hate saying it but I am in a sensical way glad Trump won. Am I happy and proud of my president? HELL NO. But now that he's president and the way he's performing in office has set an example the country has been watching. He is a couch potato, who spends most of his time watching TV, playing golf and uses the US taxpayers as his personal ATM machine.
It has been a fascinating case study for a political science major like me. I have been involved in politics at all levels all since high school. The first campaign I worked on was Ronald Reagan's presidential run in 1980. As a high school senior I had the opportunity to see how presidential politics and local politicians blend together to build a winning team. Needless to say, the current occupant of the White House has stymied me.
Every generation sees the rebirth of a political party. Republicans ushered in the age of Ronald Reagan and a new confidence and pride in being conservative. Democrats enjoyed a resurgence of popularity with the election of Bill Clinton, who brought some of his party's ideals to the more moderate center of the political spectrum, all the while championing a new liberalism. Twenty years later, Barack Obama tweaked the democratic party further, but his attempt to redefine his party backfired, costing him control of Congress.
What is it about Trump that his followers find so enthralling and captivating? Because I, and the rest of society who didn’t vote for him, would certainly love to know that answer from one of his supporters A.K.A. “sheep.”
I have been a practitioner of the martial arts for twenty+ years. My very first exposure to what would later become a lifelong passion was the pilot episode of the short-live program called The Master starring Lee Van Cleef and the famous Sho Kosugi. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, the central plot was that of a war veteran named John Peter McAllister who stayed in Japan at the end of the war and became the first westerner initiated into the ways of the ninja. He later learns that he has a daughter in the United States and leaves the ninja clan to find her. As you can imagine, this didn’t go over to well with the clan so they send Okasa (Sho Kosugi) after him. Along the way, McAllister meets up with Max Keller, a young man with a strong sense of justice and a good heart but leaps before he thinks. McAllister takes on the young Max as an apprentice and together they search for the Master’s daughter while solving a new problem each week. Think Knight Rider, only with ninja instead of a talking car.
Michael Wolff is the author of an explosive new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. In this book, he describes the inner workings of the White House with main quotes from Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon. This book has brought about peoples' questioning of Trump's mental state and the capacity for his presidency.
President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address was being touted early on as a message of unity and bipartisanship. There were a few moments that President Trump received bipartisan ovations for Americans who had given their all and for his message about the strength of this great country.