While President Donald Trump just took over the reins of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government 11 days ago on the 20th ... it seems much longer ... in a good way ... as the Trump administration wasted little time in acting upon ... the promises made during the election campaign with executive orders ... and the intent of enacting necessary legislation with the support of a Republican majority in both houses of Congress ... including the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
January 24, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump signs Executive Orders to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines ... keeping his promise to expedite projects that will create jobs and increase national security. Vice President Mike Pence and other White House senior staff witnessed President Trump signing the Executive Orders. (White House courtesy photo)
Nor does there appear to be any honeymoon period for the Trump administration from elected officials and members of the media who were expecting / hoping for a different outcome to the election. And while every American has the right to express how they feel about the actions taken by the Trump administration already ... it seems very ironic on what is being stated and reported relative to how actions taken by the previous administration ... were received by those who disagreed with them.
The bitter taste of frustration and other emotions being felt ... When the shoe is on the other foot ... is very difficult to swallow ... and unable to digest ... if ever ... for many. The sad truth of who wins the Presidential election, especially when it involves a majority in the legislative branch too ... can be overwhelming on many levels ... with reactions like the ones that have already occurred.
My hope is that President Trump and Vice President Pence will work with Congress to...
1) Reduce the national debt before it becomes an intolerable burden to all Americans, especially the middle class
2) Securing our beloved homeland against terrorist attacks
3) Do all they can to reach across the aisle whenever possible to achieve a bi-partisan agreement ... with the understanding that political mindset is a very difficult obstacle to overcome when trying to achieve an acceptable outcome for both sides.
One more thing ... the U.S. Constitution dictates the protocol / circumstances of majority rule ... regardless how many "rightfully" disenchanted Americans, including politicians and even those in "objective" media ... seem to dismiss this fundamental of America's democratic process ... Elections do have consequences ... including how the other side might react ... to what is said and done!David G. Bancroft
Author of books...
American Pride, Cemetery Woods, Waking Dreams & Mere Chance
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