Editorial: What America witnessed today was not a legitimate inauguration, but a fake one, for an illegitimate president, the ‘yuuuge’ loser of the popular vote, who gave a fake populist speech.
Alleged President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was riddled with “populist” messages about helping the middle class, but these were demonstrably fake, as evidenced by his actual actions leading up to the speech. As the old saying goes, “actions speak louder than words.”
For example, he began the speech by saying, “…we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.”
However, Mr Trump has nominated the richest cabinet ever, people with a long history of screwing the little guy to make a buck.
Trump said, “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”
But the popular majority greatly backs programs that Trump and his Republican congress have promised to take away or diminish so badly they will be unrecognizable: Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, public schools, environmental regulations, worker protections, and so on. So, how is that “government controlled by the people”?
He went on, saying, “Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”
But the facts say the opposite. His tax plan will benefit the very richest, not “American workers and American families,” and his stance on immigration will ruin millions of hard-working, tax-paying families. In his very first hour in office he immediately set about to gut the Affordable Care Act, and further action promised by Republicans will undoubtedly take health care away from tens of thousands of people, many of whom voted for Trump.
His first decision on foreign affairs did the exact opposite of benefiting the American people, it weakened our nation immensely: he accepted and encouraged the help of a foreign government in getting elected. In fact, Mr Trump is deeply indebted financially to that same government and its billionaire bankers: Russia.
He weakens our standing in the world by having financial ties to Russia and its rich and powerful, as well as to other countries, like China. He refuses to disengage himself from those financial obligations, except to “hand them over” to his own sons. That is NOT a blind trust.
On and on the lies went. In fact, Mr Trump’s entire inauguration speech was one long lie, as the coming months and years (unless he’s impeached, as he should be) will show. And now, get ready, because behind the scenes, he and his rich cronies will work diligently to destroy everything that benefits the common citizen, if it stands in the way of any profits for the richest among us.
Many voted for this huckster and con man because they thought he might be entertaining. Well, the only thing we have to look forward to that might be somewhat entertaining, in a pathetic, train-wreck kind of way, is the thousands of the banal, narcissistic, and ‘SAD’ tweets of a minority-elected, deplorable demagogue.