In the last two days trump has proven that one word describes him better than anything else. His actions have shown a total lack of competence in anything except feeding his own ego.
The sudden ban on Muslims from seven Muslim countries and making it retroactive shows his incompetence. He never thought about what his actions were going to do. The ban even included people with Green Cards, meaning they are legally living in the U.S. and not on any visas. Green Cards are the first step towards citizenship.
There were cases of women who are green card holders being detained and threatened with deportation while traveling with their children who are U.S. citizens because they were born here to U.S. Legal Residents. And, of course we have to look at that 80-year-old woman who wanted to visit her grandchildren in the U.S. and was detained. Clearly she is a horrible terrorist looking to kill us all in our beds.
This ban is unconscionable to begin with, but it is very obvious that no one even considered thinking about what it would mean. Many of the people who were detained at the Airports were actually in the air before trump signed his obnoxious executive order. They were traveling on visas that were approved by the State Department before the order was given.
Finally last night, several judges put a temporary stay on the deportation of these people. They even ordered that people with Green Cards had a right to speak with their attorney. Yet, the Department of Homeland Security through the Customs and Border Patrol refused to allow lawyers to see their clients for at least four hours. They defied the court orders. Which in itself is illegal.
We also have to take into consideration that none of the seven countries that are on this ban list have had any of its citizens create a terrorist attack on our shores. NONE. However, some other countries that have had their citizens commit terrorist attacks in our country are not on the list. Especially Saudi Arabia which was where 15 of the 9/11 terrorists came from, not to mention most of Al Qaeda and Bin Laden.
Why would this be? Maybe it is because trump does business in those countries. Although the project was cancelled in December, trump tried to get buildings built in Saudi Arabia. Maybe their not being on the list has to do with wanting to leave the door open for business in the future.
Here is a question for our moronic president. What are we supposed to tell the thousands of Muslims who are bravely serving our country in uniform in places like Iraq and Afghanistan? How can you expect them to keep serving when you are blocking their relatives from entering our country?
Then yesterday trump signed another executive order to prove his incompetence. He ordered a change in the make-up of the National Security Council which is supposed to bring all intelligence heads together to share information and set policy for security of our country.
That was something that was determined to be needed after 9/11 and we have tried desperately to share information between agencies ever since. Yet, trump decided that people like the head of the Department of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff don’t need to be in the policy meetings, “unless it involves their expertise”.
But, guess who gets a permanent seat on the National Security Council? Stephen Bannon. That’s right, the white supremacist and democracy hating Chief Policy Advisor of donald trump gets a permanent seat at the table. The expertise of the Director of National Intelligence isn’t necessary, but this pig is apparently vital.
And, if you read the executive order issuing the ban on Muslims coming into the country, you will find two sets of fingerprints on it. One is Jeff Sessions who trump wants to make our Attorney General and the other is Stephen Bannon.
Sessions has railed for decades about the “dangers of allowing immigration” into the U.S. He especially hates the idea that Muslims can actually get in. He has been waging a war on Islam for as long as I can remember. Then we have Bannon who believes in white supremacy and gave it a voice on his Breitbart Blog. They call it Breitbart News, but you won’t find any real news on the site.
Don’t forget, it is also Bannon who thinks that Putin is just they type of leader we need in the U.S. Why bother with all those pesky elections when the “leader” can claim victory regardless of what the vote count actually is. He has admitted that his goal is to totally tear down our government. The only thing that can replace our democracy is a dictatorship.
And, what does our Republican Party have to say about all of this? Nothing! They have been remarkably silent, except Paul Ryan who seems to think it is perfectly fine to discriminate against immigrants just because they are Muslim.
Every day trump is in office, he manages to display his incompetence with another tweet, executive order or sentence out of his mouth. He has surrounded himself with people who could easily be called anti-American and anti-democracy and he doesn’t care what damage he does to the country.
The positive side is that the people are fighting back. When the ban went into effect and it was announced that people were being detained, thousands of people showed up at the airports to protest this idiocy.
At the various airports, hundreds of lawyers showed up to volunteer to represent those being detained pro bono. As I said earlier, the only way we will be able to save our country from this tyrant is to take to the streets and let our feelings known.
We have to keep fighting. We have to keep yelling. We have to keep telling trump he is an idiot and we don’t want him as our president. We have no other choice. We cannot allow trump to destroy our country.
We are seeing trump commit government terrorism on his own people. And, the shirts keep marching along.