Update: There were those of you who said, “Don’t worry, take him seriously but not literally.” As if that made any sense at all. Now some of those same people are praising him for doing what he promised in the campaign. I his first week as President he’s established a Muslim Ban (a portion of which has been stayed by a Federal Judge). Kickstarted the Dakota Access Pipeline (where he has a financial stake in a company involved). Started on his wall (that Mexico won’t pay for). Promised healthcare for all while taking steps to deny it. Belittled women and whined about crowd size for days. All over the nation and now its airports. People are protesting #WhatDidYouThinkWouldHappen #WorstHumanEver
To those that voted for Donald Trump. To the Republican elected officials that forgot everything you previously called him; con man, bully, sexual predator, sniveling coward, pathological liar. To those who set aside his misogyny, racism, xenophobia and more. To those who wondered about his love of Putin, the ties of his staff to Russia and looked away. What exactly did you think would happen?
Now he’s actually President. He talked about draining the swamp and only brought in bigger alligators. During the campaign you were all told of his coding of rental applications by marking them “C” for colored so he could refuse to rent to black people. He promised to be the “law & order” candidate and wants to bring back “Stop & Frisk.” He made constant false accusations about widespread voter fraud, especially in the inner-cities (read minorities). Guess what he did? He brings us Jeff Sessions who want’s us to “be careful how we speak to white people.” Jeff supported voter suppression in Alabama and even before being approved by the Senate, halted the Federal lawsuit against Texas for one of the worst race based voter suppression laws in the country. For some of you that was part of the reason you supported Trump. For the rest of you, what did you think?
You knew what he said about Mexicans and Hispanics beginning the first day of his campaign. He called them “rapists and criminals.” He attacked the ability of a Federal Judge, born in Indiana and of Mexican Descent. To be fair based on his heritage. Now we have the first Cabinet in decades not to include a single Hispanic person. What did you think would happen?
You were told of his former Campaign Manager, Paul Manafort’s ties to Ukrainian leaders and Russian oligarchs. When Manafort slinked out after news of an $11.5 million cash payment from his foreign pals. Most of his staff with ties of their own remained. You knew his son referenced the large amount of Russian investment in Trump businesses. You knew Russia hacked the Democrats and flooded the media with news true and false in hopes of affecting the election in Trump’s favor. You even knew the Republican platform was changed to include language favorable to Russia and Ukraine and never bothered to question how and why. Now Trump is already talking of ways to lift sanctions against Russia as he continues the Putin love. We now learn of the joint investigation of six intelligence agencies, getting to the bottom of intercepted Russian communications and following the money trail. That Russia questions continue to bubble up shouldn’t be a surprise. What did you imagine would occur.
Women… You saw the video. You heard from his own mouth the contempt he has for women. He can “grab them by the pussy!” Whether or not the reports of Trump hiring Russian prostitutes are true. You know there are dozens of videos from “The Apprentice” outtakes that Mark Burnett won’t release. A recent defamation lawsuit against Trump may expose those video’s yet. We can watch the President of the United States engaging in sexual assault and harassment. Did you think if he won this would all just go away?
If you even bothered to look at his policies. You knew his tax plan didn’t add up. You knew he had no replacement healthcare plan. Did you really believe he’d build a wall and that Mexico would pay for it? The only knowledge he has regarding foreign policy is related to golf courses.
And then the lies. You say you elected him because he’s a businessman? He is one of the most sued people in American history. Contracts he’s broken, people he failed to pay. Trump University. If you ever listened to any Trump speech ever. You know he lies. And he’s been lying to you.
So now that you’ve got a President Trump, how will you measure him? Will you judge him by his actions? By his tweets? Will you remember his broken promises? Will you care that he’s extended the bully pulpit to every area of the office? Or is being a bully what you were looking for? This is a serious question and not rhetorical. How specifically do you think he will make America greater? What does the richest Cabinet in history know of the plight of the common man? What exactly did you think would happen?
6 thoughts on “#WhatDidYouThinkWasGoingToHappen”
You make excellent points that I’m certain most dismissed or ignored because their reasons for voting for him were more primal. Patriotism, chivalry, feminism was no where to be found. Only hate could you make vote for a person who in all reason and logic you know will slit your throat. Poor white people (and now those who escaped to “middle class”) have always drank the wine that men like Trump pour convincing them that crushing racial minorities makes them better. When in fact what they are affected just as much as we are.
What is most likely true is that much of the vote for Trump was in direct response to the election of Barack Obama. They were able to portray Hillary as four more years of the same. We know that “Make America Great Again” was really about making it White again. Thanks for the idea that inspired the post.
We’re saying the same thing. What I find interesting that I’ve yet to see be explored mainstream is what occurred with white women who voted for Trump.
Their priorities led them to vote with their color before their gender. I don’t say people vote against self-interest. We just misunderstand their priorities.
I think it goes far deeper than just gender for some. Many ignored maternal instincts in casting a vote for him. As a mother, I can tell you for myself there is nothing more natural or stronger than the instinct to protect my child. So much about Trump should have triggered those instincts.
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