As of today, April 29th, Donald Trump will have served 100 days as President of the United States. It has been surreal, to say the least.
Last week at a rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Trump told the crowd “No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.” (He also mentioned that Wisconsin is on the Canadian border, which would be disputed by every 3rd grader in America.) His Administration has accomplished many things, but none of them have been positive. In fact, it’s been a downright train wreck.
While chugging down the campaign trail, Donald Trump offered a series of bigoted, unrealistic proposals to an electorate that was divided and distracted by his noisy rhetoric. Now 100 days into his Administration, the country has been thrown into a chaotic tailspin of false information, FBI investigations, bogus wiretapping claims, political flip-flops on everything from China as a currency manipulator to Mexico paying for “The Wall”, financial self-dealing, historically low approval ratings, and a possible government shutdown. Up next: a possible war with North Korea and a tax reform bill that will reduce revenue by $2 trillion over the next ten years while providing massive tax breaks to billionaires and corporations.
On top of the sheer incompetence of this Administration, it is also riddled with dishonesty and chaos. “Trump lied his way into the White House, so it’s no surprise that his first 100 days have been filled with broken promises to the American people,” said Casey Steinau, Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party. “He lied about draining the swamp, delivering better health care, fighting for working Americans, and proposing infrastructure projects. Instead, he’s gone out of his way to hurt hardworking American families by trying to take away health care, making it harder to buy a home or pay back college loans, and proposed cutting services to pay for tax cuts for the rich. If Americans want their government to focus on an agenda that actually works for middle-class and working people – we need to resist Trump and elect a lot more Democrats.”
Executive Director Jay Parmley agrees. “In President Trump’s first 100 days, he has not only failed to improve life for America’s working families; he has made things worse. He campaigned like an anti-establishment populist, but he has governed from the hard-right, giving sweetheart deals to the special interests and making the middle class—and those trying to get there—pay for it. President Trump has broken his promises on the economy, on health care, on draining the swamp, and has proposed a budget that fundamentally breaks his promise to improve the lives of millions of Americans. Combined with his administration’s many blunders, President Trump has spent his first 100 days hurting families across the country.”
Clearly the Trump train has jumped the tracks and is smoldering in a ditch somewhere in Middle America. Hopefully America will elect more Democrats to Congress in 2018 and begin to salvage our government from the wreckage of this disastrous Administration.
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