The orangutan-in-chief has been president for a week now and has already demonstrated that he's fully committed to being the single worst chief executive in history. Not a small accomplishment given we had eight years of GW Bush previously. Bush set the bar so low that I honestly didn't think there could be a worse president - at least not in my lifetime - but, oh, how wrong I was. In just one week, the orange disaster has signed orders that will permit the rape of the environment to begin by approving construction of the Keystone Excel and Dakota Access pipelines. A move that will pollute the land and water of millions of people as well as infringe on the territorial rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Indians.
He signed a federal hiring freeze that will specifically impact the VA as the VA will now not be permitted to hire personnel (doctors, nurses, staff) to care for wounded veterans which were a group of people he previously had pledged to protect.
He has, as is well known, already begun the process of repealing the ACA which will leave tens of millions of people without health insurance while having no viable alternative ready to replace it. This will also likely drive up the rates on the rest of us when the insurance industry raises its premiums to offset the loss of all those millions of premiums people on the ACA have been paying. They gotta make up that shortfall somehow and it's gonna be by raping the rest us.
He signed several gag orders to quiet those whose views don't align with his own and restrict the flow of information to keep people ignorant of any circumstances that might jeopardize corporate profits. There's the global gag on abortion where he's disallowing federal money to be applied to all abortion clinics to perform abortions or even to provide women with information. There's the EPA gag which silences that agency from speaking freely on any environmental issues pending approval from the office of the president. Which means, for example, whatever damage is caused by the Keystone or Dakota Access pipelines now cannot be reported to the public without White House approval. How convenient.
The same order places a gag on the findings of all science agencies so whatever information science might have on issues like climate change or any new information they discover must be submitted to the Trump regime for approval before it can be shared publicly. Basically, any information that might enlighten the public on issues that could impact the unfettered pursuit of corporate profit or do not service the Trump regime as they see fit is squelched. So congratulations to the Republican party for introducing fascism into America. But, hey, it's better than democratic socialism, right?
Of course, there's always the ongoing stupidity about his idiotic wall which we are going to pay for, not Mexico, as well as his ongoing monetization of the presidency to enrich himself personally. A move that is not only corrupt but unconstitutional.
And there's so much more to come. One of the more hateful proposals under consideration is their desire to disembowel the Endangered Species Act. Got that? They want to tear it apart so they won't have to be hamstrung in their economic greed by not being allowed to obliterate some species standing in their way with its pesky right to live.
ALL this damage in just ONE WEEK. We'll be a smoldering ruin by the end of his term.