Instead of a normal blog post, I've taken some time to aggregate and summarize the overlapped feelings of some citizens that support or despise Trump below:
Give Trump a chance! Like we have a choice? For some reason, Trump supporters seem to think "Give him a chance"= "Ignore the corrupt, ignorant and terrible things he keeps saying". It doesn't.
What do you think we've been doing? What do you believe our attention is? Trump has the unique position of having the constant attention of those that love him and hate him alike. All we are doing is giving him chances, and he keeps spitting in our face. He isn't even President yet!
For every good idea he spouts(Term limits, infrastructure investment, ban on lobbying) his actions are followed up by doing the exact opposite(appointees against term limits, undercutting scientist, and hiring lobbyist). He is setting himself up to be the corrupt liar that his worst critics claimed he would be.
I would care less about Trump being an ignorant, thin-skinned narcissist if at least he could follow through with few good ideas he had, but, if he's starting off his presidency by lying on his core promises, how would anyone expect him to be truthful about anything else?
There are swaths of Middle America that are hurting, and, a huge part of Trump's campaign is centered around lying about how the world works. We don't need old jobs back, we need people trained to take the new jobs that are available. Pretending that we can bring dying industries back to the U.S. will set us back half a generation. There is a reason the U.S. has to import so many engineers, we don't have the qualified people here at home.
While we are at it, more money all around for education god damn it. If you really want to help out poorer areas, stop tying education funding to property taxes. All this does is increase the gap in the quality of education the rich receive vs the poor.
Everyone hates corruption in politics. Using the Presidency to make more money for the Trump family is a visceral representation of what our citizens have been frustrated with. The longer this last, the worst the backlash will be.
Back to normal post tomorrow.