President Donald Trump. The name alone sparks many emotions in different people. Some love him; most do not. However, despite these varying beliefs, President Donald Trump constantly receives immense backlash for most of his presidential decisions. So why is this? Is it because he truly is a “racist bigot”? A “sexist homophobe”? Who’s to say? Well, we are. As Americans, we are all entitled to our opinions, whether they are highly popular among the general public, or whether only a small portion of people agree. Thus, as Americans, we sought out the truth to the question of whether or not President Donald Trump deserves the hate he gets.
To answer this question truthfully and objectively, we decided to look into President Trump’s administration with open-minded, conservative eyes. To begin, throughout his campaign, President Trump promised to “drain the swamp”, a metaphor referring to removing the ‘mosquitoes’ and ‘pests’ in the swamp that is our federal government. In the current day, he has gotten rid of executives in his administration that have slowed the progress he sought out to make. That sounds a lot like draining the swamp, right? If a president has goals in mind for the future, and another member disagrees with these goals, the noble action would be to fire said person. President Donald Trump has been doing just that. By effectively “draining the swamp,” he can now move the United States forward, making America great again.
Additionally, many may criticize President Trump’s course of action in dealing with the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico. However, President Trump explained himself quite clearly why he couldn’t support the people of Puerto Rico: “[Puerto Rico] is an island, surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water”. The President of the United States needs to be 100% safe at all times, thus, trying to fly over the “Big water. Ocean water” would put President Trump at risk of injury or death. President Donald Trump has always made a point to put America and its people at the forefront of his campaign, and by preventing himself from this potentially deadly water, President Trump continues the policy of Americans first.
Furthermore, President Donald Trump is also a medical expert (unlike his campaign opponent Ben Carson). For a long time, President Trump has expressed his views on medical practices such as vaccines. In 2015, he openly conveyed his well thought out, scientifically-tested opinion on vaccines, stating, “I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump—I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me. . . . [in which] a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back and a week later had a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.” How could you argue with that logic? President Trump has proven in such an enlightening statement that he is an absolutely unparalleled individual. After all, even he says that “my IQ is one of the highest—and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.”
By and large, President Trump has shown himself to be a man of not only impeccable reasoning and otherworldly diligence, but also a man that challenges the minds of Albert Einstein, Daniel T. Guinan, Bill Nye, Stephen Hawking, and Neil Degrasse Tyson. So again we ask the question: does President Trump deserve the hate he gets? The answer seems pretty obvious now, doesn’t it?
JT Cambria and Danny Guinan
Graphics: Maraea Garcia