So, how is that whole... "Make America Great Again" campaign promise going? After all, that was the GOP campaign slogan. They said that President Obama had failed the country's common man, healthcare, and security. Well, let's look at how those things are doing under a GOP President and GOP Congress.
According to a new Pew Research report, the rest of the world no longer trusts us as leader of the free world...
"According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a
median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it
comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final
years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed
confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world."
Indeed,the only reason that it stands at 22 percent, instead of less, is that RUSSIA has over half of it's people trusting TRUMP to do the right thing, while countries like Sweeden, France, Germany, etc fall near 10 percent.
So, at least in terms of whether America is GREAT in the eyes of the world, that answer is a resounding NO. And, why should they respect him? Since Trump has become President, he has withdrawn from MANY international agreements to which we had pledge our support, and he has threatened even our ALLIES with retaliation, while he holds hands with dictators on camera and praises the North Korea leader as a smart man, as well as giving Russia American land, after it was confirmed they hacked our election.
Ok, so that is the rest of the world. What about the common man at home and healthcare? Well, if you are a common man, you are not going to be included in the Tax Cut for the rich, and you may be one of the 26 million that will either lose your heathcare either directly in changes to the plan or indirectly, when the employers are no longer required to subsidize your insurance.
Also, if you are a common man that uses public schools, goes to state parks, watches PBS, or attends plays or concerts, you might be sh** out of luck, as Trump is proposing cuts to each of those American Industries.
Indeed, for a President that is supposed to be all about jobs, jobs, jobs, we should take a second to consider all the jobs he has affected so far. When he came into office, he immediately froze hiring of vacant and needed government jobs, while forcing existing people out of their positions, either through early retirement or... as was the case with ALL of the US attorneys.... just firing them. However, within the budget and healthcare plans working their way through congress, he will be eliminating entire government branches of employees, drastically cutting healthcare money upon which the industry's employees are built, cutting money for the arts and humanities, which is one of the lifebloods of local theater, and cutting education funding across the board, which will reduce school employees and resources to teach your kids. How... GREAT....
Anyone that still thinks Trump is interested in making anyone but himself great is as deluded as his extended Trump Campaign Public Relations team at Fox News, who recently went from Russia is fake news to Russia Trump is a great thing for America with the speed it took for Trump to admit it in a tweet (the new GOP talking point feed).
So, in the span of only 6 months, Trump has reduced us from a global leader in many industries and supporter of the common man at home to an unempowered and broken land, ripe for him to build his new fascist fatherland, with the public poverty and golden GOP palaces to boot of himself to boot. Hiel Trump.