Welcome to #First100Days!
The #First100Days series will “bear witness” to the next 13 weeks of the Trump administration and the climate in America and then respond openly in writing, dialogue, and debate in the hopes of fostering better communication among writers and partisans alike (although the essays and pieces do not have to be political in nature). We’re looking to help give voice to honest and thematic essays from all layers of the political spectrum and across all GMP sections.
All opinions are those of the author and not necessarily of Good Men Media, The Good Men Project, or our editors.
Ugh. Did he just say ______________?
Yes, he did.
It was a choose-your-own-presidency kind of week here in America.
When President Trump sounds more like Noam Chomsky than his predecessors on how immoral America has been (“You think our country is so innocent?” to Bill O’Reilly), we have a new twist on the “crazy train” that is this new administration and country environment.
But we keep forgetting that Trump tapped into the 9/11 Truther and Birther faction of the American electorate to gain momentum toward his “mandate” that he treat every politician, news outlet, respectable institution, honored legislator, and voter in-between like the target of an angry Tea Party meme or Right Wing call-in show.
To paraphrase Bill Maher and his panel, there are only so many egos you can bruise before the punches start coming back, and this past week we saw his own Supreme Court nominee defending judges against him, his own counselor getting counseled on how to speak about business and intertwining political interests, and senators starting to take legal action against him while plenty of pundits and writers continue to call for impeachment.
The President’s tenure so far has been an entertaining if not panic-inducing (shall we call it great!) show, but does it make for a powerful legacy we can be proud of?
Watch, comment, and share!
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