Donald Trump promised that he would act “Presidential” and unite all the people. He hasn’t done it. He continues to lie, bully, and behave like an egotistical jerk. For example when he hosted SNL it was a “great show” – when SNL makes fun of him, it was the “worst show” in history. He announced that he saved 1,100 jobs at Carrier and prevented them from moving their factory. “The greatest deal in history” according to Trump. The truth – he saved 800 jobs with Carrier getting over $7 Million in tax benefits and he went on Twitter to berate the Union President for saying the truth. Compare that to how many thousands of jobs President Obama saved with the bailout. Trump wanted to cancel a Boeing contract for two Presidential jets because it “cost 4 Billion”, The truth – According to Boeing, each plane cost $170 million. He’s not saving us money. This was a publicity stunt. There has been a rise in prejudice and discrimination that the ADL directly links to Trump’s behavior. Who could ever forget how Trump mimicked a disabled reporter and embraced anti-semitic groups and propaganda.
The First Demonstration – The Woman’s March – January 21, 2017
The first demonstration is scheduled for the day after Trump is sworn in as President. The major march is in Washington, DC. However, every city-area including South Florida will be demonstrating against Trump. Women as well as men are clearly angry over Trump’s treatment of women. During the campaign, Trump made disgusting comments about women who opposed him. Trump has made prejudicial comments about reporters who are physically disabled. He has called women ugly, fat, disgusting, made lewd remarks that treated woman like sex meat.
According to Stephanie Myers, one of the South Florida organizers, women are rallying “ …in solidarity with those marching in Washington DC. We will rally for the marginalized. We will rally to protect each other. We will rally so that humanity continues to move forward, always forward. Our message shall not be lost. Our entire nation will hear us. Our message of bringing women of all religions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and color together as one voice for women’s rights shall not be lost. Our message that we will stand together united to defend and protect all those who are being oppressed and marginalized shall not be lost.”
Demonstrations by Americans have led to the founding of our republic, civil rights, stopped the Vietnam War, led to labor unions, and women’s right to vote just to name a few. There may be more demonstrations when Trump’s picks have to be approved by the Senate. Demonstrations have to take place to show Trump that we are not united and do not like his picks and direction that he is taking. Groups that favor the environment or public education will demonstrate. The Woman’s March is only the first of many demonstrations to come.
Just take a look at Trump’s picks for government posts.
Secretary of the Interior who is a strident advocate for increased oil and gas drilling on federal land, off shore drilling and fracking. She favors lumber companies logging on public land – Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Head of Environment Protection Agency who is against climate change and in favor of “dirty” oil and coal energy sources and fought EPA standards – Scott Pruitt
Secretary of Education who is against public education and favors elitist charter schools – who never taught and has no administrative abilities -Betsey DesVos
Attorney General who is against the Voting Rights Act and wants to deny voting rights to minorities and is the Senate’s most extreme anti-immigration, anti-environment, anti-women, anti-veteran, anti-marijuana, anti-health care ideologue – Jeff Sessions
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who is against the Fair Housing Act and has no administrative or government background -Ben Carson
Treasury Secretary who is against the Dodd-Frank Act and became a millionaire off of the mortgage crisis and the thousands of people who lost their homes.
Commerce Secretary who is known as “King of Bankruptcy” Wilbur Ross
Secretary of Health & Human Services who opposed the Affordable Career Act (Obamacare) and is against Medicaid expansion and subsidies to help middle class buy health insurance – Tom Price
Secretary of Transportation made $1.2 million while overseeing Wells Fargo Bank that admitted to creating millions of fake accounts – Elaine Chao
Secretary of Labor who is against raising the minimum wage and favors robots over human labor – Andrew Puzdnor
National Security Advisor who has also spread false stories and re-tweeted anti-Semitic threats. He’s been criticized for dabbling in conspiracy theories and Islamophobia, for his questionable ties to foreign governments and wants to imprison Hillary Clinton – Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn
None of these picks appeal to the vast majority of Hillary voters or Independent voters. Trump claims that he won the popular vote. The truth – Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.7 Million. Trump cannot lie or bully his way out of the facts. The overwhelming voters of the U.S. do not like these picks and will demonstrate.
See you Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida 33132. Please go on Facebook to Woman’s Rally in SoFl to register.