Trump Week 1: Disastrous

Trump from Day 1 sewed needless division and controversy. On Day 7, he signed an executive order essentially banning Muslims from seven countries. Initial reports suggest this move is disastrous. The only good sign is that numerous Republican senators say this ban was poorly thought out and completely ineffectual. It hurts refugees, friends and allies. It is shameful and a true betrayal that Iraqis who helped the US are returned to face persecution and even death. I count 10 Republican senators who have criticized the order, including McCain of AZ, Graham of SC, Flake of AZ, Corker and Alexander of TN, Gardner of CO., Portman of OH, Hatch of UT, Sasse of NB, and Collins of ME. If they join with Democrats, who stay unified, that’s a clear Senate majority.

It only took Trump seven days to commit what could become impeachable offenses, possibly ordering government workers to defy a court order, and violating the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment (which bans discrimination based on religion).

Conservative Charles Krauthammer calls Trump’s foreign policy revolution disastrous.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s