On Saturday, Donald Trump (for the third weekend in a row) jet-setted off to Florida on the taxpayer’s dime to hold a campaign-style rally where he whined, stirred up sentiments against the media and indulged in his supporters blind admiration of him.
I write for The Black Youth Project blog about twice a week. I love news media and think a free and fair press is essential to holding centers of power accountable. But it seems like, as of late, the only center of power dominating the press cycle is dumpster fire of a president Donald Trump.
Now, I have covered Trump. Extensively. And I believe it is my job as a political writer, particularly someone with the perspective of political science, to highlight the injustices and incompetence of the Trump administration.
Once you make it to the top of the corporate ladder, it can easily become second nature to delegate responsibilities and tasks to those below you to the point where you don’t really have to do much. By the look of things, this is an approach Donald Trump may have taken in his past business ventures and is even trying to implement as the president.
That would surely explain the boatload of unqualified appointments of the past few weeks.
However, Trump’s attempts at weaseling his way out of his responsibilities reached a new low today during his highly covered press conference.
The Trump Administration has inspired yet another nationwide protest.
In response to a series of policies targeting and threats against immigrants in the United States, protestors across the country are closing their businesses and not going into work for an event called “Day Without Immigrants.”
The Obamas have been involved in politics for a long time. A major perk of which is a surplus of interns eager to take care of day-to-day tasks and make their lives a little bit easier while also gaining a wealth of job experience.
Who said anything about that stopping now?
Cook County prosecutors decided to not press charges against Officer Robert Rialmo for shooting Qunitonio LeGrier, 19, and his neighbor Bettie Smith, 55, the day after Christmas in 2015.
To protect their practice of utilizing the death penalty, Mississippi lawmakers proposed a bill that would turn to firing squads, gas chambers and electrocution to end the lives of death row inmates.
Elizabeth Warren has had a major turnaround in regards to her public perception among liberals. Just weeks ago, she was part of a senate committee that unanimously approved Ben Carson to become the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Now, she’s become a symbol for Anti-Trump sentiment after she was silenced by Republic senators during a debate.
It appears that all of President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments are going to be confirmed, despite clear splits down party lines and issues with the preparedness for the jobs.
The latest example of just how divided the country is came as Betsy DeVos was voted in as the newest Secretary of Education, a position she’s sorely unqualified for with practically no experience with public schools.