Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Each week, as a way of containing my outrage so as not to sound too shrill, I thought I would dispassionately list the godawful things “President” Trump has done in the preceding week. These will be things that ought to be resisted, denounced, overturned, or otherwise dispatched to some deep dark hole in the ground, just so you know where I stand, but you’re free to judge them any way you want. The underlying message is always, “Hey, America, be careful what you wish for.”
Here’s what the Great Pretender has done just since January 25th:
・Ordered the construction of the Mexico wall, to the tune of $14B — out of the U.S. Treasury.
・Talked about bringing back torture and CIA “black sites.”
・Talked about pumping up Guantanamo.
・Continued to spout nonsense about millions of illegal immigrants voting in the November election and ordered a “major investigation” of the charge.
・Removed mentions of climate change from the White House website.
・Defunded a program for counseling on abortion in third-world countries.
・Signed an executive order to withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities.
・Issued a memorandum reviving the Keystone pipeline, illegally requiring it to be built with domestic steel.
・Offended Mexican president Nieto so badly he canceled his scheduled U.S. trip.
・Proposed a 20% tariff on all imported goods.
・Threatened to send federal troops to Chicago to stop the violence there.
・Caused the Doomsday Clock to tick 30 seconds closer to midnight, i.e., nuclear Armageddon. Oh joy.
・Banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
・Fired the acting attorney general for doing the right thing.
Bonus: At least twice, Sean Spicer has accidentally tweeted the password to his official Press Secretary Twitter account. http://boingboing.net/2017/01/26/at-least-twice-sean-spicer-ha.html It was (and I hope it isn’t still) “Aqenbpuu.”