It started with your inauguration. It was smaller than President Obama‘s. There is no shame in having a smaller inauguration. President Obama was the first African-American to be President. Because even non-democrats wanted to be a part of history. You could not handle it was smaller. Your press secretary Sean Spicer berated the press corps over what you felt was an insult. You made a mountain out of a molehill.
President Trump, the size of your inauguration is not a comment on your presidency per se. It is a comment on the nature of politics in general. Your promise to “Make America Great” bares no evidence. This is true of many politician’s campaign promises. People tire of politicians promising change and not delivering. Then doing what is in the politicians’ best interest.
On your very first day you began signing executive orders en masse. All the executive orders seemed to be fulfilling campaign promises. The majority of the people did not want (yes you lost the popular vote, get over it) these promises to be fulfilled. Furthermore, the executive order that was most heinous was on immigration. You have banned legal resident aliens and immigrants; sometimes separating families. You said the ban was to prevent terrorists from entering the United States. Yet, the majority of terrorists come from countries not included in the ban. It speaks volumes when the countries who were not banned are countries we receive oil from.
President Trump, aside from your questionable orders, you have appointed the least educated cabinet. That has not been true since Ronald Reagan. A few of your appointees do not understand their position (i.e. Betsy DeVos and Rick Perry); much less the needs of the majority of Americans (the appointees are all very wealthy and the majority of American’s are not). You do not have to have all the answers. You do need to surround yourself with people who can provide you information.
As a result, it does not bode well for you when your cabinet is inept and non-diverse. You have surrounded yourself with “yes” men, especially after firing acting Attorney General Sally Yates. It was your prerogative to fire Ms. Yates, however did you take the time to think she may be right? Your immigration ban may be unconstitutional.
It is going to be a long four years if you continue to put your pride above the interests of the American people. If you continue to fight such trivial battles as the attendance at the inauguration; when will you have time to do your job? You may be interested in the book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and it’s All Small Stuff.” Your blood pressure and the American people will thank you.
Finally, having people that say, “No” sometimes is more valuable than you might think. It might just keep you out of trouble.