By: Emily Miller
Hello Everyone! I hope you don’t mind I took the weekend off. Seeing as how our president also took his first vacation since taking office, I figured it was fair. We both have been working hard and very much deserved and earned our vacations. But today is a new day and we are both back. Since we’ve last spoken, Trump has attacked a federal court judge and a clothing store, and has blatantly lied on television about the Dakota pipeline. He also threatened to destroy a senator and hurt puppies everywhere. (For real)
1. Trump Attacked a Federal Judge For Disagreeing With Him
Trump has once again attacked a federal court judge from his Twitter account. This time the honor fell to Judge James Robart, who placed a hold on Trump’s Muslim Ban. Trump was apparently shocked that anybody had the power to check the president and was not happy. He took his anger to Twitter, issuing not one but four tweets on Robart within a 24 hour period.
This is scary on so many levels. Trump attacked a federal court judge for disagreeing with him, and tried to strip away his power by calling into question his position. Judge Robart is not a so called Judge. He is a very real judge who was attacked by the President for doing his job.
I guess Trump fell asleep every year in history class when the checks and balances system was taught.
2. Trump Attacked the Clothing Store Nordstrom for Dropping His Daughter’s Fashion Line
Trump was on the war path this morning when the clothing store Nordstrom dropped his daughter Ivanka’s clothing line from their stores. The chain announced a week ago that they would be dropping Ivanks’s clothing line. While liberals were quick to praise the store for dropping a Trump business, the store acknowledged that it was nothing political, it was a decision based solely on sales.
Trump responded like only an angry dad would do.
The problem is, he retweeted himself from the POTUS twitter account, sending ethic experts into a tizzy.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the president was responding to “an attack on his daughter,” and “he has every right to stand up for his family.”
Others are much quicker to judge. Essentially, the President of the United States is attempting to damage a business because they rejected his daughter’s clothing line. The sad part is, it’s working.
Nordstrom stock prices dropped after Trump waged war against them.
3. Trump Says the Dakota Pipeline Wasn’t Controversial (It Was)
Another day, another blatant lie. Trump today said that his decision to move forward with the Dakota Pipeline was a good one. “I don’t even think it was controversial.” “‘I haven’t had one call’ to complain about it.
In case you think that’s too erroneous of a lie, here’s the video to prove that he actually said something that dumb.
The Dakota Pipeline has been a heavily debated and protested issue for months. The pipeline has been considered a danger to clean water to Native American tribes, so much so, that President Obama halted the construction.
President Trump reinstated the construction because he says it provides jobs and it’s not controversial. I’m just gonna leave this collage of images here…
As for their being no phone calls, maybe the White House should re-open the public phone line that mysteriously no longer works.
4. Trump Threatened to ‘Destroy’ the Career of a Senator
Trump was having a pleasant conversation with a sheriff from Texas when the sheriff brought up a Senator he didn’t like. The Senator was introducing a bill that the sheriff disagreed with and lamented how upset he was. Trump, naturally responded with…
“Who is the state senator? Do you want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.”
This response prompted laughter among those gathered at the meeting. LAUGHTER.
Apparently it’s downright hilarious when the President threatens to destroy someones career.
5. Trump Takes a Hard Stance on Abused Puppies
Just when you think Trump couldn’t be more dastardly, his administration makes it much easier to sell abused puppies from those terrible puppy mills.
During Obama and W’s presidency, the Department of Agriculture had information on their website regarding animal adoption. They listed zoos, dog breeders, horse breeders, and research labs that violated the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act.This information was for public viewing, to encourage private citizens and organizations to research where they were getting their animals from. The hope was to take away business from known animal abusers.
Who could possibly disagree with this?
Satan The Trump Administration.
The USDA released a statement saying their decision comes from their commitment to “maintaining the privacy rights of individuals with whom we come into contact.”
Now in order to find out if the puppy you’re considering adopting comes from an abusive puppy mill, you must file a freedom of information act. This could take a few months or up to a year (!) to process.
I’m going to to let John Goodwin, the senior director of the Humane Society’s Stop Puppy Mill campaign, have the final word here.
“Here we have a government action that benefits no one except people who are caught abusing animals and don’t want the public to know.”