A grim description of “American Carnage.” A forced retreat from the achievements of his predecessor. A blatant falsehood of the White House podium.
And that was only the first 24 hours.
In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, setting aside rules and traditions, fighting with Republicans and Democrats alike and changing the way the nation and the presidency see themselves at home and home. Foreign.
Apparently, each day generated several holders of “you can believe” that would have defined the mandate of a previous president. But in the hyper-accelerated Trump news cycle, many were forgotten the next morning.
Appropriate for a former star of reality, the first year of Trump was a must-see drama, full of unforgettable characters, surprise cast changes, and many plot twists. It came against the backdrop of a deeply polarized country, a dangerous nuclear threat, whispers about the president’s aptitude for office and, to a large extent, the shadow of Russian research.
The reviews were not friendly. Trump’s approval rating in the first year was 39 percent, the lowest of any president. But the spectators could not look away.
“He is a compulsively observable political figure,” said Jon Meacham, presidential historian, and biographer. “The country chose the least conventional president in our history, and it has proven to be that, for me, the history of the first year is the atmospheric crisis that the president has created, perpetuated and sustained.”
Trump was the 1st president to be elected without any governmental or military experience. And from the first moments of Trump’s inauguration, it was clear that Washington had never seen anything like this before.
His inaugural address was a dark release for the forgotten of the nation, suggesting a withdrawal from the world under the motto of “America first”. Soon it provoked an uproar over the wild claims of the White House press secretary about the size of the opening crowd.
Millions of people flooded the streets around the world for the “Women’s March” in protest of the Trump presidency. That established the template for the call #Resistance, which squeezed in the airports just days later when the White House suddenly announced its travel ban to visitors from several Muslim-majority countries.
Trump would hardly try to attract these protesters to the fold. Despite losing the famous vote by nearly 3 million votes, the president advanced as if elected with a broad mandate, directing his policies directly to his base – with movements such as the restitution of environmental regulations and civil rights protections. – and blaming the Democrats for any Washington Failure.
Always willing to have an enemy, Trump ruled while campaigning, and not only revived incessantly his 2016 elections on Hillary Clinton. Trump frequently instigated fights and rarely let a snub pass unnoticed through his favorite weapon, his Twitter account.
Any pre-opening conversation to restrict their use of Twitter was soon forgotten. He used the 140 characters – and later, up to 280 – bursts of attacking the enemies, traffic in conspiracy theories, greet the programming on Fox News, shake up Congress and make the world capitals nervous. In March, he even made the unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor had intercepted the Trump Tower, and called President Barack Obama “a bad (or sick) guy.”
The wake of tweets has shaken the capital for 12 months. Throughout Washington, phones would ring with alerts every time Trump tweeted. Republicans found themselves the targets of Trump’s tweet, as did the Democrats, particularly when their efforts to repeal Obama’s health law – a plan that took seven years – failed not once, but twice. -A grim description of the “American butchery.” A forced retreat from the achievements of his predecessor. A blatant falsehood of the White House podium.
And that was only the first 24 hours.
In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, setting aside rules and traditions, fighting with Republicans and Democrats alike and changing the way the nation and the presidency won at home and in the Foreign.
Apparently, each day generated several headlines of “you can believe” that was intended to be the term of a previous president. But in the hyper-news cycle Trump, many were forgotten the next morning.