Trump Actions in Brief

WHAT TRUMP DOES, NOT WHAT TRUMP SAYS

Much has been written about the Trump administration and will not be repeated here. Instead Rooster Today is focused on tracking the progress of what has been proposed, threatened, and accomplished. Threats, hyperbole, lies, bullying and outrageous insults are all a big part of Trump’s behavior set and for that reason only, they are important to track. In order to keep the country off balance — threats are hurled, withdrawn, re-introduced with the intent of keeping all of us in a daily, constant state of chaos and confusion. Bullying is a big problem for children these days and now is a problem for the country.  In response, there is significant information about how to address bullying, advice that is good to implement now. The first step is to clearly label the behavior for what it is — bullying. The next step is keeping calm and not over react to Trump’s daily diatribes. Read more in an article from Psychology Today about how to handle adult bullies.

Stay tuned for simple summaries with graphics that clearly articulate what Trump actions are doing to our country. Articles on BANNON WATCH and CONFLICTS OF INTEREST on the Daily News tab provide a good overview of Trump’s activities and how they benefit him and others. Bannon is providing the alt-right, white nationalism perspective and his influence is constantly on display through Trump’s actions. Bannon is reported to be the voice that encourages Trump to follow through on his cruelest and most hateful campaign promises made to Trump’s 40% base of loyal voters. This voter base is apparently committed to Trump regardless of anything he says, doesn’t say, does or doesn’t do . . . for now at least. See HOW PEOPLE BEHAVE category. Conflicts of interest are everywhere and reflected in the Cabinet nominations, almost all nominees display animosity toward the Cabinet post they are are in charge of, in addition to standard financial and ethical conflicts of interest. A review of TAXES on Daily News and the Taxes page also provides a rich set of information about how the Trump tax plan will provide enormous financial gain to Trump and other wealthy individuals.

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Common Ground
We don’t need to search any further for common ground in our country. We have it.
We all want the same things – a safe, prosperous, free, democratic nation with opportunity for all. At the same time, we will all be harmed if our democracy, our free press, our Constitution and our core American values are threatened. We will all certainly be harmed if reckless behavior triggers any number of potential armed conflicts.

None of us know how this will all play out so let's make a deal. Let’s get up to speed on the issues, establish some facts, take action and watch what happens together . . .