Regardless of what political party you support, it’s no surprise that our political system is in a mess right now. Our current leader of the country, Donald Trump, has added many things to his presidential resume in just a short matter of 9 months. So far he has managed to have “70 percent of Americans say their own financial opportunities have yet to improve, & nearly six out of 10 Americans say Trump has yet to make good on his promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States” (CBS NEWS POLL). Also, since firing Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer, the White House has gained some enemies. “His opponents now include not only the Democrats, but the elites of both political parties. Trump has made no secret of his dislike of the capital. He ignores pleas to ratchet back his Twitter feed, rails against the inability of Congress to advance his agenda, bashes the press, accuses the so-called deep state of bureaucratic setbacks, and struggles to hire staff. In Robert Mueller, the special counsel, he faces a paragon of D.C. officialdom, investigating not only his campaign but also perhaps his finances. For Trump, the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare was more evidence of Washington dysfunction, and a reason to declare independence from Priebus, the Republicans and political norms. The call to “drain the swamp” is now a declaration of war against all that threatens his presidency” (NY TIMES). Not to mention, North Korea apparently wants to end our misery, and it seems that when a crowd of people get trampled by a white supremacist’s car in the act of a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Trump actually has no outrage to speak on? Hmmmm
Hopefully you all keep up with the events soon to come that involve our country. We all need to stay educated and informed. If you did not know, November of this year will entail Congressional elections that actually have a great impact on our country. Many people fail to realize that the president doesn’t have as much power as we all think. The legislative branch carries significant weight in this too. Be sure to really research and vote on lower leaders with the same mindset of how you would approach the presidential election. Therefore, changes can be made before they reach the White House.
On a brighter note, our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, is living it up!