President Trump’s claim of former President Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign is about as believable as Reince Priebus’ head exploding from mixing Pop Rocks and Coke. However, Priebus having his own Scanners moment at some point over the next four years is not only more realistic; but likely.
On Tuesday, Home Alone 2 star Donald Trump gave his first address to Congress as president. The most powerful moment of the night would arrive when the President addressed Carryn Owens, widow of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. Owens was killed on a failed military operation ordered by Trump just days after taking office.
Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump would bar media outlets with whom he disagreed from attending his rallies. During a December discussion with Sean Spicer (prior to becoming White House press secretary and fodder for Melissa McCarthy), Politico’s Jake Sherman asked if this tactic would be used by a Trump White House.
“Look, there’s a big difference between a campaign where it is a private venue using private funds and a government entity,” Spicer told Sherman. “I think we have a respect for the press when it comes to the government. That is something you can’t ban an entity from. You know conservative, liberal, otherwise I think that is what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”
On Friday, the Trump administration took on the role of a dictatorship as described by their own press secretary.
Donald Trump’s first seven days in office began by delivering on the worst of his campaign promises, and eventually, on human nature.
The week would end with the White House intentionally removing any mention of the Jews from its Holocaust Remembrance Day statement. On the same day, President Trump signed an executive order which delivered on the campaign promise of a Muslim ban.
President Obama’s weekend unveiling of tax cut proposals for the middle class was a much welcomed surprise – unless you were the Republican Party, who exhibited a similar reaction to that of a bull meeting a matador in the arena.
In the past two months, President Obama has issued an Executive Order on immigration, unveiled a partnership with China to curb pollution and most recently proposed making the first two years of community college free for qualifying participants. This is why the man has an action figure.