Has it really only been less than a week? pResident tRump was coronated on Friday in a sparsely attended event on a drizzly gray winter day. The weather was a harbinger of what was to come. He is quickly destroying government as we know it, and putting in place an opaque dictatorship, where everything in every department must be cleared through him first, and he controls all communication to the outside world (also known as the United States - the people who employ him).
It started when the Park Service started tweeting factual information about crowd sizes with regards to tRump's inauguration, President Obama's inauguration, and the Women's March. tRump seems very sensitive whenever people mention size, and sent his familiar
out to scream at the press and deride them for reporting facts. KellyAnne Conway let us all know that the tRump administration prefers their "alternative facts" (AKA "lies" AKA "propaganda").
To ensure no more actual facts get released,
pResident tRump instructed EVERY federal worker to halt all external communication
. This is how autocrats do it. When we talked about building a wall, he apparently meant around the executive branch.
In that vein, he has also prohibited government scientists from sharing their work
. In other words - climate science stays bottled up. Medical info stays bottled up. All the good things that we the taxpayers get out of their work stays behind tRumps wall.
The National Park Service has found a way to circumvent the gag order by creating an "unofficial" twitter feed
that is outside of federal jurisdiction. In what may be a tweak at tRump's "alternative facts" is that the twitter handle is "@AltNatParkSer".
It's pretty clear that tRump's number one priority is himself and his ego. He proclaimed his inauguration day a day of patriotic devotion
. In today's Washington Express
, he has been upset by the reality that he lost the popular vote, and people see him as illegitimate:
Trump, they say has been resentful, even furious, at what he views as the media's failure to reflect the magnitude of his achievements, and he feels demoralized that the public's perception of his presidency so far does not necessarily align with his own sense of accomplishment.
... two people close to Trump said he expected his coverage to turn more favorable once he took office. Instead, it's gotten worse.
The bad press over the weekend has not allowed Trump to "enjoy" the White House as he feels he deserves, according to one person who has spoken with him.
Oh boo-fucking-hoo. Time to put on your adult panties, Donny, and act like a president instead of spoiled child. Regardless of party, Americans prefer a transparent government, since they are after all paying for it. You can't create an alternative reality - it will not hold.
Maybe if you started acting like a legitimate president, people might start treating you like one. Respect is earned - so earn it.