Posted by: maboulette | April 4, 2017

This Is the Pot Calling the Kettle Black


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It’s been just a few months into his new role as the leader of the free world and President Donald Trump has officially eclipsed the honeymoon period.

GALLUP POLLS

The latest Gallup tracking polls released in late-March revealed the new president’s approval ratings were plummeting, falling below 40 percent, while several of the campaign promises he made during the 2016 presidential election failed to take shape immediately after assuming the Oval Office.

10 FULL WEEKS

To be fair, Trump has only been in the White House for a full 10 weeks. He was also a newcomer to D.C. politics altogether. Some of his supporters argued a learning curve for any new president should be expected. Still, on the campaign trail leading up the Election Day, Trump said at least the following five vows would have already been cemented by this point into his White House tenure. 

MUSLIM BAN

  • The federal government would implement a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S. “until our country can figure out what the hell is going on.”

In fact, Trump was not able to successfully implement not one, but two executive orders limiting travel from several Muslim-majority nations. Both demands have been halted by courts nationwide, as the first attempt was rejected by the 9th circuit court of appeals Feb. 9. The White House vowed to take the battle all the way to the Supreme Court, but, at least for now, Trump has failed in his campaign promise of banning all Muslims from entering the U.S. – and declined to ever officially withdraw the vow to his supporters. 

THE WALL

  • Mexico would pay for a wall sprawling nearly 2,000 miles across the southern border.

Trump’s first budget plan to Congress included a $2 billion down payment to start construction of a “big, beautiful” wall that is being paid completely  by taxpayers and federal funding, not the Mexican government.

MEXICO PRESIDENT

Meanwhile, former Mexico President Vicente Fox scoffed at the statement his country would ever pay for a border wall, saying it’s “not going to pay for that fucking wall.”

REPEAL AND REPLACE

  • The new administration would “immediately” repeal and replace Obamacare. 

Trump often hyped along the campaign trail that no other GOP presidential nominee would be able to successfully repeal and replace former President Obama’s landmark health care legislation, the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare.

The then-candidate even tweeted “We will immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare – and nobody can do that like me” in February last year.   Well, the repeal didn’t happen because after 7 years, no one had a plan for replacement. 

TWEETING

  • Speaking of Twitter, Trump said he’d stop using the social platform after becoming president.

“I tweeted today, at ‘RealDonaldTrump,’ I tweet, you know it,” Trump said during a campaign rally in April 2016. “Don’t worry, I’ll give it up after I’m president.”

“We won’t tweet anymore, I don’t think,” Trump continued. “Not presidential.”

ADDICTION – (word for the day)

Of course, Trump has used Twitter almost each day of his presidency, because he has an addiction, and typically is set off with a ‘twitter storm’ in combination with the issues Fox News was covering during its morning broadcasts.

GOLF

  • No vacations, no leaving the White House, and definitely no golf. 

Trump, one of his predecessor’s most avid critics, slammed former President Obama for spending time over the course of his eight years in the White House taking vacations and occasionally golfing.

“We pay for Obama’s travel so he can fundraise millions so Democrats can run on lies,” Trump wrote on Twitter during Obama’s presidency. “Then we pay for his golf.”

TRUMP

The president vowed he’d have no time to vacation or play golf, and wouldn’t be leaving the White House much during his presidency. Instead, Trump has nicknamed Mar-A-Lago in West Palm, Florida the “winter White House,” spending the majority of his weekends at his private luxury estate – and golfing an immeasurable amount more than Obama had at this stage of his presidency. 

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