I know that our President- elect will turn out to be a disaster for the country, and I know that I am going to have a lot to write about as a blogger over the next four years, but I did not now that the material would start coming in so early.
What a first few days it's been for Mr. trump.
First, he appoints a white nationalist, an unapologetic xenophobe, and a a man who has tried everything in his power to destroy voting rights to three of the most powerful positions in his administration.
Recently he agreed to pay $25 million to the poor people he defrauded with his phony Trump University. If you will recall, he said that he would never agree to a settlement because he did nothing wrong. We now see how that all worked out.
Then there is the story of his Indian business partners rolling into New York and him meeting with them in spite of all of his promises to set up a blind trust to avoid such conflicts with the presidency and his business interests. This is almost as bad (almost) as having his daughter sit in with him when he met with Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. That woman sitting almost right next to the Japanese leader is not some diplomat or state department representative, it is the daughter of the president who has a controlling interest in his businesses.
All of the above is troubling, and I thought that what I mentioned above would be the extent of my issues with our president elect for now. But alas, it is not.
Unfortunately president trump went on a tweet storm last night and expressed his displeasure with the SNL crew and the members of the cast of the play Hamilton. I think it's important that America's president keeps his focus on more important things than what the cast of Saturday Night Live is saying about him.
As for Hamilton, it would seem that his VP was booed when he went to see the play, and one of the cast members hurt his feelings by telling him that he hopes that the trump administration will be fair to everybody. Oh the horror! Imagine a politrickster being booed in a public space. Not in Fuhrer trump's world. Now, even satire is offensive, and actors performing in a play do not have First Amendment rights in his America.
"Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!"
Wrong! This should happen. And the moment it stops happening we will be in trouble, because the Donald trumps of the world will have won.
I wonder where some of these same right-wingnuts who are outraged that Pence was booed were when president Obama was being called a liar (by an elected official no less) in the middle of his state of the union address? No calls for safe spaces because the president's feelings had been hurt. No calls for that scumbag to apologize? (Although we know that was all about.)
How discouraging is it that we have a president who chooses to engage in a twitter meltdown over the actions of a theater audience and actors? He is demanding an apology for his VP because folks exercised their right to free speech, but he refuses to apologize for all the horrific things that he has said and done. Mr. President- elect, that is not how this democracy thing works. Time to put on your big boy pants and stop being so thin- skinned.
"We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us — our planet, our children, our parents — or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir.... “But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us.”
Donald, you should be memorizing that statement, not asking him to apologize for it.
*Pic from cbsnews.com