Lies, Alternative Facts, and Falsehoods from the Trump Camp

This is a photo of Roger Caldwell, an NNPA columnist and long-time contributor to the Advocate
Roger Caldwell is an NNPA Columnist and a long-time contributor to the Advocate

There was a crane last week with a hanging sign that overlooked the White House that read “Resist.” All over the country there are demonstrations and protests, and these actions are being directed at both parties as well as the federal government.

Democrats are voting in favor of President Trump’s nominees even if the candidate has no experience in the position, and they don’t appear to have a strategy. The Republicans have concerns about some of President Trump’s picks, and they have voiced their concerns publicly.

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida grilled Rex Tillerson, Exxon CEO (nominee for Secretary of State) on his cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin where he received the country’s Order of Friendship award, which just does not smell right. But when it was time for the committee vote, Republicans voted unanimously in favor of Trump’s nominee, although many knew it was a bad choice.

President Trump is a pathological liar, and it appears the work that he is doing will eventually divide and hurt America. As a bankrupted billionaire who is struggling to pay his bills, he will put America in the same position.
When Republicans agree to build a wall along the Mexican border, which Americans don’t need nor want, it is a terrible way to spend taxpayers’ dollars, and run the country.

Republicans and many Democrats have been fooled into thinking that President Trump is smart, and he is making decisions based on facts. But our president is a comfortable liar, and in his world, there is no such thing as facts.

President Trump is a gangster and a bully, and is putting America on notice. The next four years will be based on lies, alternative facts, and falsehoods and anyone working for the president will be expected to operate from the same platform and agenda.

Sean Spicer, the president’s new press secretary, on his first day in office claimed President Trump’s inauguration was the most watched in the history of the country. He refused to take questions, and the next day, Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump’s top advisers, went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and defended Mr. Spicer’s statements and introduced the term ”alternative facts.”

Matt Bai, reporter of the Political World, had this to say about “alternative facts: “But maybe someone should remind Conway and Spicer – well; Ok, I’ll do it – that they don’t actually work for the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization anymore. They work for us. Their jobs exist to serve the public that pays them, and creating ‘alternative facts’ for the sole purpose of validating the president’s insecurities is not in their job description.”

The first week of the Trump administration was a symbolic show of a big deal of doing nothing. The majority of his signed executive orders were large pieces of paper with President Trump’s signature on them of what he wants to do. But now it is time for the rubber to meet the road, and he will be forced to walk back many of his requests because they make no sense, and they are unconstitutional.

Trump lacks governing experience, and he is operating as if he is still running a campaign. Americans all around the country and abroad are protesting, and Republicans and the president will be struggling to handle the pressure. Frustrations and anger are reaching a boiling point in this country, and people don’t feel Trump is working with their best interests at heart.

There is a moral dilemma with America and the new president around the world. Trump has issued an executive order to ban nationalists of seven major Muslim countries into America: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. His order is immoral as well as unconstitutional and four Judges around the country have temporarily blocked segments of the order.

It appears President Trump has 23 personalities and leaders around the world are confused, and afraid of what he might do. “Make America White Again” is a sick way to view the world, and it is imperative to resist his agenda. Sanity will not exist in the White House for the next four years and lies, alternative facts, and falsehoods are what Americans will be fighting against every day.