By: Emily Miller
Every day it seems that President Trump does something even more ridiculous and insane than his previous day in office. Perplexed, angry and sad I decided to document the crazy. At this point his outbursts are becoming normal, and that is dangerous. In the last 24 hours, Trump has threatened to take away funding from a college, bragged about himself at a national prayer service and was mean to Australia.
The land of kangaroos, vegemite and one of the better Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen adventure movies.
So let’s get started because I’m afraid that I don’t write this now, I’ll have to add another item to his ever growing list.
1. Threatening to Cut Funding From U.C. Berkeley
Donald Trump threatened over twitter to cut funding from U.C. Berkeley after students protested the appearance of a Breitbart journalist was scheduled.
Trump tweeted out this very presidential tweet:
While I’m not entirely sure what he could do, the concept itself is really unsettling. The President of the United States is threatening to cut funding from a school because he was upset they were protesting. Those students were allowed to protest. It’s their right. But because the president disagrees, he’s threatening them to keep them quiet.
The student were protesting guest speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, who was made famous for his disgusting remarks towards anyone that isn’t a white man. His comments were so vile that Twitter permanently banned him from their website. Here are samples of some of his most recent articles.
1,500 peaceful protesters amassed to showcase their anger that this man was being paid to speak to them. Unfortunately, about 150 non peaceful protesters showed up and did become violent. Demonstrators threw rocks and started a small fire in protest. I do not condone this behavior.
While this uproar happened, all parties involved agreed that it was best to cancel Milo’s talk.
I am a firm believer in free speech and the overwhelming majority of those protesters were peaceful and well within their rights. But this morning, the President of the United States didn’t defend their rights. He defended this guy’s:
2. Bragged About Himself at a National Prayer Breakfast
The National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event, beginning in 1953, that every President since Dwight Eisenhower have attended. It is run by a Christian organization who uses the event as a meet and greet. Essentially people eat, pray and love.
Donald Trump was scheduled to give a speech and once again shocked and outraged millions of people. He used his time and the platform to brag about himself, and insult Arnold Schwarzenegger, going so far as to mock ask the Christians to pray for him.
In response to this extreme display of narcissism, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, “Trump was just having a ‘lighthearted moment’ with ratings at the Prayer Breakfast.”
I guess lighthearted moment is just 2017’s locker room talk.
3. He Broke Up With Australia
There is no G’Day in Australia.
That’s because Trump decided to attack one of our greatest proven allies, Australia.
Late last night a news story broke that said Trump’s phone call to the Australian Prime Minister went very wrong. Initially, the story was met with raised eyebrows as it seemed quite bizarre that anyone would or could anger Australia. Yet shortly after that ABC News confirmed with Australian Reports that the Prime Minister was slighted during their phone call. Then all the gory details came out.
Trump threatened to cancel an agreement made between President Obama and the Prime Minister that would let in 1,250 refugees. Though it was a done deal through the Obama administration, it’s a huge political gaffe to back out now, considering how close we are. Trump reportedly responded that Australia was just trying to stick us with the “next Boston bombers.”
Though the phone call was down played by the Trump administration, he confirmed himself that the phone call did not go well.
Besides the fact that Australia is a really cool country filled with some of the best animals on Earth, Australia is actually one of our greatest and most loyal allies.
Australians have fought and died with us in Afghanistan even though 9/11 was not their fight. In fact, they’ve been in a steady alliance with us since WWII.
Yet Trump refused to say he would honor a previously negotiated deal, insulted the Prime Minister and ended the phone call early.
The situation is so ridiculously bad that Republican Senator John McCain said, “I called Australia’s Ambassador to the United States this morning to express my unwavering support.”
That’s right, an active Senator called a country to apologize for the behavior of the sitting President.