Do You Despise Donald Trump?

Can you imagine the responses I’m going to get from this query?

The US is on a roller coaster ride with Donald Trump at the helm. Not a day goes by without drama emanating from the White House. The man has become a tweeting maniac.

Trump’s apologists led by Fox News continue to make excuses for their guy’s aberrant behavior. They say that his agenda is good for America, and the president’s self-aggrandizing, narcissistic, offensive and immature actions and perspectives are things we should let slide.

How did we ever elect a man so un-statesman like. What convinced voters to ignore Trump’s outlandish performance during the campaign and elect him to the most powerful office in the world? What the hell has Trump ever done to deserve four years in the White House? When you think of the scores of qualified politicians who were spurned by voters over the years, you have to wonder whether the neophyte Trump cast a spell on the electorate. Or maybe Hillary just sucked as a candidate, and America needed to make a change after the torturous Obama years.

On SNL, for the umpteenth time Alec Baldwin mocked Trump mercilessly. The venom and disdain Baldwin projects towards the president is remarkable. Perhaps this tired and trite gig is all the work Baldwin can find these days.

The press and the media led by journalists like Charles Blow (NY Times) and Joe Scarborough (Morning Joe) are outrageously disrespectful of the man and the office he occupies. Almost daily they call the president a bold-faced liar, a misogynist, an idiot and a fool. They say he’s going start World War III, and he’s going to take food out of the mouths of children to enrich the rich. They hate him so much that they twist the truth. They are famously part of “fake news” brigade.

Trump is even responsible for the rash of sexual abuses accusations, and the ousting of many powerful men who were incapable of treating women respectfully. Some Trump haters believe that the president encourages sexual abuse.

Every negative issue in the country is traced back to Trump. African Americans say he’s a racist and racism is flourishing because he wants tougher police enforcement. Mexicans think he’s a xenophobe because he wants to build a wall to stop the flow of illegal aliens. Poor people say he is stealing from them and giving their money to the wealthy. Educators are telling their students to protest against him and prevent all conservatives from speaking in open forums. Terrorism is on the rise because Trump wants to protect the country from radical religious elements.

How could one man, who has been in office for a year and has not succeeded in enacting one new substantive law, —— up so many things? Did you ever consider that maybe it’s not all Trump’s fault?

What about all the politicians in Washington and around the country who have made a mockery of our government, cannot pass budgets, increased welfare without conditions, granted trillion dollar entitlements that are bankrupting the country, allowed 12 million plus illegal aliens into the country (and now protect them in sanctuary cities) and destroyed US relations with virtually every country in the world with inane foreign policies.

Yes, we should stop being aggravated by Trump’s obnoxious personality and focus on what he’s attempting to accomplish.

Tax reform is supposed to benefit the middle class and businesses. It is also intended to increase economic growth.

Immigration reform and “the wall” will hopefully rein in illegal immigration into the country from Mexico.

Dismantling Obamacare is supposed to decrease health care costs for the federal government and lower insurance premiums paid by Americans.

Abrogating the Iran nuclear deal is an attempt to stop our worst enemy from building a nuclear weapon. Increasing sanctions against North Korea is part of an effort to force the rogue nation to give up its nuclear ambitions.

Decreasing cumbersome financial regulations has been a boon to the prospects of the banking industry. This has enabled these institutions to better serve the needs of borrowers.

The president has badgered corporations to keep jobs in the country. This has benefited American workers, as unemployment is the lowest level in years.

Trump’s agenda is sound. The items on his list are good for America. It would be wise for all of us to support the president in spite of all his warts.

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