From The Editor: May 1st, 2017

Greetings,

You may have noticed that the site hasn’t been officially updated since March 4th. That’s the day I gave up.

This site was originally intended to keep track of what I thought were political points from a president who was controversial at best, and erratic at worst. His electoral victory (An important point to make due to the fact that he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million) appeared at least in part to mandate a shift in the direction of how the breadbasket of America thinks, and what they expect the President of the United States to accomplish.

As opposed as I was/am to the election results, I do understand that our Constitution served its purpose. I didn’t complain about the Electoral College, as that’s how our founding fathers made things. This was an attempt on their part to give the people a voice, but not necessarily too much democracy.

I kept somewhat of an open mind, seeing as how I had no choice. I figured I’d fight the political battles of conservative opposition and changes to what had been decided under the previous administration, and thought, even though it was a long shot, that Donald Trump would finally make his long awaited “presidential pivot.”

Boy was I ever wrong!

From the day before the inauguration until March 4th, I diligently kept up with the daily goings on. That is, until the famous (or infamous) “wiretapp” tweets.

That did me in. I couldn’t even remotely pretend that I was following along from a political perspective, as Donald Trump’s actions have, and are, becoming increasingly strange, erratic, and confounding. I took a break for quite some time, nearly the entire month of March, without following along too closely to news or even Twitter. I needed a break from the constant barrage of nuttiness.

Now that (as of this writing) we’ve just passed Trump’s 100 day mark, and his recent conversations regarding an “archaic” US Constitution, rattling his saber at North Korea (Before now opening up to the possibility of meeting him), and also inviting extrajudicial murderer Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte because “He has a very high approval rating in the Philippines.”

These are just a few samples of an increasingly unpredictable and erratic man. This goes beyond party politics. He is a danger to our democracy.

Yes, it’s my opinion. I have no degree in Political Science nor was I a history major in college, but I’ve read and studied enough even at the student level (And continuing throughout my life. History is a hobby of mine) to know that this is not normal on an historic level.

You may have an entirely different opinion, and that is your right. However you might want to consider this: If YOU were President of the United States of America and the presumed leader of the free world, would YOU act like he does?

Here are some links if you wish to continue to follow Donald Trump’s daily routine:

 

Donald Trump-March 4, 2017

Donald Trump Tweets

What did Donald Trump do today?

  • Late afternoon: Participated in a National Security Council briefing; Mar-a-Lago, West Palm Beach.
  • Had dinner with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach.

Donald Trump-March 3, 2017

Donald Trump Tweets

What did Donald Trump do today?

  • Departed The White House for Orlando, Florida.
  • Met with parents, teachers and students at St. Andrews Catholic School in Orlando.
  • Traveled from Orlando to West Palm Beach.
  • Attended Republican National Committee Spring Retreat Dinner in West Palm Beach.

Video and Snippets

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route Joint Base Andrews, 3/2/2017

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 02, 2017

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route Joint Base Andrews, 3/2/2017

Aboard Air Force One
En Route Joint Base Andrews

3:44 P.M. EST

MR. SPICER:  I hope you guys had a great visit.  I’m going to try to keep this short, obviously.  We’ve got a short flight time home.

This morning, the President was glad to see Ben Carson confirmed as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and former governor of Texas confirmed as the Secretary of Energy.  He looks forward to working with them to enact his bold agenda.  The Secretaries will be sworn in this evening — Secretary Carson at 5:00 p.m. and then Secretary Perry at 5:30 p.m.

The President was honored to visit our next aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the Gerald R. Ford, today.  As he emphasized on the campaign trail and again Tuesday in his address, expansion of the United States Armed Forces is a major priority for him, and the naval fleet is a significant portion of that.  Expanding our current fleet of ships requires a collaborative partnership between the military and industry leaders to ensure maximum efficiency for taxpayers.  The Navy is a vital part of the President’s strategy to defeat terrorism with aircraft carriers, especially important in areas where we don’t have a base, from which to launch missions, project power and protect American interest.   Continue reading “Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route Joint Base Andrews, 3/2/2017”

Remarks by President Trump Aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 02, 2017

Remarks by President Trump Aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford

Newport News, Virginia

2:28 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  What an honor.  They just gave me this beautiful jacket.  They said, here, Mr. President, please take this home.  I said, let me wear it.  (Laughter.)  And then they gave me the beautiful hat, and I said, you know, maybe I’ll do that.  We have a great “Make America Great Again” hat, but I said, this is a special day, we’re wearing this.  Right?  (Applause.)  I have no idea how it looks, but I think it looks good.  It’s a great-looking hat — just like this is a great-looking ship.

Thank you.  I’m privileged to stand here today with the incredible men and women of the United States Navy.  (Applause.)  American sailors are the best warfighting sailors anywhere in the world.  And it’s not even close.  And, Susan, I am so glad you could be with us.  I know how hard you work — 17 visits.  And she wanted things done right, I will tell you.  They told me she wanted this one done right, in honor of both of her parents, who were great, great people.  And we wanted to introduce this beautiful vessel to the American people.  And I wanted to be here, I wanted to be with you.  So, Susan, and to your family — unbelievable job.  Unbelievable.  (Applause.)

The soon-to-be commissioned Gerald R. Ford USS — what a place.  It really feels like a place.  You stand on that deck, and you feel like you’re standing on a very big piece of land.  But this is better than land.  It will not only be a great symbol of American strength, but a great legacy for your father, and our former President, Gerald Ford. Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump Aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford”

Donald Trump-March 2, 2017

Donald Trump Tweets

What did Donald Trump do today?

  • Received daily intelligence briefing
  • Departed White House for Langley Air Force Base in Hampton VA
  • Participated in an operations briefing and leadership meeting aboard the carrier Gerald R. Ford and toured the ship.
  • Gave remarks to audience while on board the USS Gerald R. Ford. 
  • Departed Langley Air Force Base for the White House. Arriving late afternoon.

Video and Snippets

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Irish-American Heritage Month

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Irish-American Heritage Month

IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Irish Americans have made an indelible mark on the United States.  From Dublin, California, to Limerick, Maine, from Emerald Isle, North Carolina, to Shamrock, Texas, we are reminded of the more than 35 million Americans of Irish descent who contribute every day to all facets of life in the United States.  Over generations, millions of Irish have crossed the ocean in search of the American Dream, and their contributions continue to enrich our country today.

From our four Irish-born Founding Fathers to Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero after leading the Irish Brigade during the Civil War, Irish immigrants have shaped our history in enduring ways.  Throughout the centuries, hard-working Irish Americans have contributed to America’s innovation and prosperity — tilling the farms of Appalachia, working the looms of New England textile mills, and building transcontinental railroads — often overcoming poverty and discrimination and inspiring Americans from all walks of life with their indomitable and entrepreneurial spirit in the process.  From these early beginnings rose generations of Irish Americans who continue to lead our cities, drive our economy, and protect and defend the land they embrace as their own. Continue reading “President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Irish-American Heritage Month”

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world.

America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in our history, as well as those unsung women heroes of our daily lives.  We honor those outstanding women, whose contributions to our Nation’s life, culture, history, economy, and families have shaped us and helped us fulfill America’s promise.

We cherish the incredible accomplishments of early American women, who helped found our Nation and explore the great western frontier.  Women have been steadfast throughout our battles to end slavery, as well as our battles abroad.  And American women fought for the civil rights of women and others in the suffrage and civil rights movements.  Millions of bold, fearless women have succeeded as entrepreneurs and in the workplace, all the while remaining the backbone of our families, our communities, and our country. Continue reading “President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month”

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as American Red Cross Month

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as American Red Cross Month

AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

For more than 135 years, the American Red Cross has stepped into the breach, providing shelter, food, and emotional support to victims of natural disaster, war, conflict, and unexpected hardship.  Today, the Red Cross is responsible for a remarkable 40 percent of our Nation’s blood supply, teaches life-saving techniques to volunteer citizen-rescuers, and leads the world in international humanitarian aid.  The Red Cross has proudly and ardently supported our military, our veterans, and their families for more than a century, delivering over 352,000 services to members of the military and veterans each year.

The American Red Cross is a miracle-working organization, rooted in the legacy of its gallant founder, Clara Barton, who tore down every convention at the time regarding women in battle, giving history one of the most incredible examples of courage and devotion to duty that it has ever known.  Her tremendous legacy lives on through the Red Cross’s assistance to hundreds of thousands of Americans affected by disasters each year.  In 2016, volunteers responded to 180 significant incidents, including wildfires, storms, flooding, Hurricane Matthew, and other emergencies at all times of the day and night.  They opened nearly 800 emergency shelters, served more than 4.1 million meals and snacks, and distributed more than 2.1 million relief items.  Last year, the Red Cross helped 79,000 families recover from home fires that left them with no place to go. Continue reading “President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as American Red Cross Month”

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Republican Congressional Leaders

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 01, 2017

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Republican Congressional Leaders

President Donald J. Trump welcomed Republican Congressional leaders to the Roosevelt Room today to continue their close working relationship.

The Congressional leaders praised the President for delivering a powerful address in the House Chamber last night, and said the momentum it has created could be a catalyst for producing extraordinary change for the American people.

The President expressed his appreciation for the “special group of leaders” before hosting a discussion about working closely together to advance a legislative agenda that puts the interests of the American people first. Continue reading “Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Republican Congressional Leaders”