How Trump is making America ugly

For no apparent reason, Trump reduced automobile fuel efficiency standards.

Although auto makers had already agreed to higher fuel efficiency standards, Trump reduced those standards for no apparent reason. Thanks to this decision, our fossil fuel consumption is increasing as is our dependence on foreign oil and the amount of toxins in our air. There was no positive economic benefit to roll back these standards.

He’s making climate change worse

Despite the objections of the overwhelming majority of scientists, Trump is rolling back all the climate change initiatives from the past few years. There is virtually no benefit to this country by easing these standards, but Trump is rejecting the entire scientific community just so he can help a few corporate CEOs make a few more dollars at the expense of everyone else.

Trump is destroying the best things about America

  • He eliminated federal funding to a program to feed the elderly.
  • He cut funding for mammograms and other women’s health screenings.
  • He reduced environmental standards to allow more toxins in our drinking water.
  • He’s made it easier for the mentally ill to get a gun.
  • And his tax proposals redistribute more wealth from the poor and middle class to the very wealthy.

Every one of the proposed replacements for Obamacare would take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and give huge tax breaks to the very rich.

Dodd-Frank was the law enacted to prevent another financial collapse like the one in 2008. Although many people said it didn’t go far enough in regulating the financial institutions, Donald Trump wants to repeal it altogether and take us back to the same conditions that gave us the financial collapse that cost taxpayers a trillion dollars to bail out big corporations. Once again this will benefit a few of his wealthy friends but it will hurt the rest of us.

Trump has a bizarre relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Trump insists that he got Kim Jong Un to end his nuclear weapons program despite the fact that all US intelligence agencies report that program is continuing unabated.

According to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, when US intelligence agencies informed the president that North Korea was developing missiles capable of reaching the United States, Trump refused to believe them. Trump said he believed Vladimir Putin, who told him that North Korea had no such missiles.

Former FBI chief says president believed Russian leader over US security agencies and ‘a crime may have been committed’ over Comey firing

Trump has lowered the bar for future presidencies.

Prior to Donald Trump, we have never before had someone become president with such a complete and total lack of experience in governing and the military. No candidate has ever demonstrated the ignorance of political issues that he did in the debates. No presidential nominee has had such a well-documented history of sexist behavior toward women as Trump. No candidate has ever had Trump’s tendency toward obnoxious, childish and crude behavior. If Trump is the new normal, then this does not bode well for the future of our country.

He told the Wall Street Journal “I always heard that when we went into Iraq we went in for the oil. I said, ‘oh, that sounds smart.’ But, we never did. I would take the oil.

“So you would keep troops in Iraq after this year?” asked Wall Street Journal reporter Kelly Evans.

“I would take the oil,” Trump responded.

Confused, Evans responded, “Does that mean keeping troops there, or staying involved in Iraq?”

“You heard me, I would take the oil,” Trump insisted. “I would not leave Iraq and let Iran take the oil.”

Steve Bannon is known for racially divisive, sexist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim rhetoric on the Breitbart website. It is the height of irony that Donald Trump, the president who decries “fake news” hired one of the worst purveyors of fake news in the country as his chief strategist.

In December, 2015, Trump issued this statement. “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

It is the first time any president ever proposed banning entry to the country based on religion.

After becoming president, Trump banned anyone coming from several mostly Muslim countries from entering the United states. Strangely, many of the countries targeted have not produced any terrorists who have attacked the US. Yet Saudi Arabia, which produced most of the 9/11 hijackers, was not on the list.

He told U.S. supporters to assault non-violent protesters at his rallies

More than once during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump encouraged his supporters to physically assault non-violent protesters at his rallies. Here are a few Trump quotes from his rallies.

  • “You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher folks.”
  • “I’d like to punch him in the face, I tell ya.”
  • “Get him out of here. Knock the crap out of him would you? Seriously. I’ll pay the legal fees.”

Trump also suggested that “the 2nd Amendment people” might be able to stop Hillary Clinton if she wins the election.

After a group of neo-Nazis, KKK members, and Confederate flag supporters violently clashed with counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump refused to condemn the white supremacists. He actually defended them and said there were violent people on both sides and that there were many good people among the right wing protesters. After a few days he read a statement saying he opposed the KKK. Then the next day, he again defended the extremists.

Trump’s Justice Department intervened in a private civil rights lawsuit arguing that gay people are not protected by the ban on sex discrimination in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Without consulting with the Defense Department or Congressional leaders, Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military.

Trump routinely makes sexist remarks about women and insults their appearance

About Carly Fiorina: “Look at that face… Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?

When a New York Times columnist wrote about Trump’s bankruptcies, he sent her a copy of her article with her picture circled and the words “the face of a dog” written across it.

In a Tweet he called Bette Midler: “an extremely unattractive woman”. About Rosie O’Donnell, “If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired’ ”.

After Megyn Kelly asked him in a debate about his history of making sexist remarks about women, Trump proceeded to make sexist insults about her for months afterward, often calling her a “bimbo”.

Trump has bragged about walking into beauty pageant dressing rooms unannounced as women were dressing. When some women confirmed that he did this, he then denied it.

During the Republican primaries, Trump posted an unflattering picture of Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, next to a glamour shot of his wife Melania saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.”