Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
Donald Trump gave his first address before a joint address of congress.
The T-Rump received a lot of praise in the hours afterward in for most of the next day. Many of his critics in the media revealed that they were extremely willing to forgive him for his dark, destructive, and bombastic rhetoric, that they would forget, it if he were to simply change his tone, they would move on.
I will not move on.
There was a gentler tone to his speech. However, the policies he articulated are dangerous for the American people, and the world. Enacting them will hurt us:
Billions more in spending for a bloated military
A drastic expansion in nuclear weapons programs
Tax cuts that target the wealthiest people
Cuts to everything else; the State Department, Education, Health Care, everything.
While his performance received high praise, both the speech and its delivery were mediocre. He gave no details on any specific policies, and merely promised “great results.”
He singled out the widow of a Navy Seal, whose husband died in the first covert military action that T-Rump authorized. He repeated his lies about the success of that mission. Earlier in the day he blamed the Obama administration for planning the mission, and he blamed his generals for the loss of life.
He revealed, once again, what a coward he is.
He grossly attempted to bathe in the adulations given to the widow, he suggested that her husband was looking down from heaven, and very happy that she received two minutes of applause from congress.
I am guessing he would rather be with his family.
The speech was another example of bad policy, and worse politics. Just as the pundits were shifting into their praise mode, another story broke about members of his administration colluding with the Russians during the campaign in 2016. This time it was his Attorney General who met with the Russian Ambassador twice, and when asked about contact with the Russians at his confirmation hearing, he did not answer truthfully, he misdirected, prevaricated, lied.
Two days later he formally recused himself from any investigation concerning the T-Rump administration and the Russians.
One day ago he committed to revising the testimony he gave the Senate.
More revelations about more meetings between the T-Rump campaign and the Russians have come out since. Revelations about the Russian Ambassador meeting with disgraced National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn, and T-Rumps son-in-law at Trump Tower.
The ambassador came in through the back door to avoid the press.
The news about T-Rumps crimes, it drips steadily, day by day. The man is a criminal, his campaign was a criminal operation, and there is a criminal conspiracy underway to cover it up.
He is a Fake President.
Today T-Rump is attempting to distract the American people with stories about his phones being tapped by the Obama Administration.
I am sorry T-Rump, if your phones were tapped it is because you have been the target of a criminal probe.