First paragraphs from the Washington Post article, by Aaron Blake – February 16, 2017
“President Trump is facing multiple potential investigations, dealing with an administration that leaks like a sieve and still wrestling with heavy policy decisions on the Affordable Care Act, taxes and other issues.
So naturally, four weeks into his presidency and 1,356 days until the 2020 election, he’s hitting the campaign trail.
Trump will hold a rally Saturday at an airplane hangar in Orlando — the reasons for which aren’t entirely clear. Actually, scratch that. The reason is clear: Trump needs to return to friendlier territory. He needs to return to doing something he likes, and he needs a way to get his message out without taking questions from journalists.”
My thoughts on this – first of all, we have just endured eight years of a president who spent his entire time in office campaigning for himself, his agenda and his friends. Unfortunately, campaigning as much as he did, never caused me to change my mind about him and obviously didn’t do much for the rest of the population either – as indicated by the last election numbers.
The United States public is getting accustomed to having a president in their face. It is also a time of protest, marches and massive crowds voicing their opinions and often getting violent about it. It seems the only way to get ideas across to our population rather than the use of the internet, is to have a march, protest or rally.
President Trump has only been in office for four weeks. In that time, I can’t begin to count the number of protests that have occurred. Every day, the news is filled with one march or another. My state of Minnesota is especially active in this movement, because it is a sanctuary state as well as a highly liberal environment. However, the presidential election was also very close in this state. There has to be a reason for this, like maybe folks were fed up with politics as usual.
I believe we must give this man a chance. So far his ratings are plunging, but maybe that has to do with the large media focus on all these protests and the fact that there’s talk of impeachment – already! Come on, people, let the man do his job.
It seems to me that we have become a nation of sheep – being led by a hungry mob of malcontents and sore losers. It’s time to get over it.