I know, I know — Donald Trump definitely said or did far more than just 10 terrible things during 2017. Practically every single day this “president” said or did something awful. At times it really does seem as if he goes out of his way to be a disgusting human being.
Then again, that’s just who Trump is, has been, and always will be.
That said, seeing as it’s the end of the year, I figured I’d do my best to “rate,” at least in my opinion, the 10 worst things Trump said or did during his first year in office.
First a few honorable mentions:
- Stood in front of a memorial wall dedicated to honoring CIA agents who’ve died for this country and proceeded to talk about himself, brag about his electoral college victory, and slander the media.
- After three American college basketball players were released from China after foolishly trying to steal merchandise from a store while on an international trip, Trump insisted that they thank him for supposedly securing their release. Then, after the father of one of the men said this “president” had almost nothing to do with their release, Trump tweeted out that he should have left them there for not being shown the type of gratitude he felt he deserved.
- Used a blatantly racist slur against Native Americans to attack Senator Elizabeth Warren during an event meant to honor Native American WWII “code breakers” — while standing in front of a painting of Andrew Jackson, the president known for the “Trail of Tears” and mistreatment of Native Americans.
- Has repeatedly pushed conspiracies against the FBI, Robert Mueller, and pretty much anyone linked to the FBI’s investigation into whether or not his campaign colluded with Russia.
- Didn’t mention the Jewish people once during his speech on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- Pushed an unfounded conspiracy against Barack Obama, accusing him of ordering unconstitutional wiretaps placed in Trump Tower — without providing a shred of evidence to back it up.
- Fired the head of the FBI for apparently not “swearing loyalty” and doing what he wanted in regards to the on-going investigations looking into his campaign’s ties to Russians — then, after firing him, issued what many felt was threat on Twitter against James Comey, falsely suggesting he might have recorded their conversations. (A threat he later admitted was a lie.)
10. During one of his nearly daily Twitter rants, launched a disgusting attack against “low I.Q.” Mika Brzeninski, accusing her of “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw her back in January 2017, while calling her MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough “psycho.”
9. Upon his first visit to Texas following Hurricane Harvey, bragged about the size of the crowd of people, many of whom were now homeless (at least temporarily) or desperately seeking aid of some kind, trying to make himself look good.
8. Called NFL players who protest racial injustice “sons of bitches who should be fired.”
7. Signed an order banning transgender Americans from being able to serve in the United States military.
6. After initially ignoring the devastation to Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria for several days after the storm had struck, proceeded to spend the next few days downplaying the severity of the storm trying to cover for his incompetence, attacking the mayor of San Juan for calling out his administration’s piss poor response. Then he accused the media of lying about the current conditions on the island.
5. After his administration’s shameful response to the disaster to Puerto Rico, when he finally visited the island, he then proceeded to toss supplies to desperate people like he was handing out prizes at a game show.
4. For over a week didn’t acknowledge the deaths of four Americans troops who died in a terrorist attack in Niger, instead focusing his attention on attacking the NFL, Sen. Bob Corker, and the mayor of San Juan. Then, after the media called him out for ignoring those four fallen heroes, he attempted to slander past presidents by saying that they didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers (a lie), while claiming that he had called all the families of the troops who had died since he was sworn into office — which was also a lie.
3. Told the widow of one of the troops who died in Niger that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” and apparently didn’t even know her husband’s name. After she confirmed the story to the media, he essentially accused her of lying, saying he knew his name and he never said any of the things multiple people heard him say on the phone call.
2. After white supremacists, the KKK, and neo-Nazis descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia at a rally where many carried torches chanting “Jews will not replace us,” Trump initially refused to condemn these groups by name, then insisted “both sides” were to blame for the violence, while stating that some of the white supremacists, members of the KKK, and neo-Nazis were “fine people.”
1. Endorsed a credibly accused child molester for the United States Senate, saying, and I quote, Republicans “needed his vote.”
Again, this list could have been much longer (as apparent by how many honorable mentions I included), plus I’m confident I left off a few, but, at least from my perspective, these are the 10 worst things Donald Trump did in less than a full year in office.
Needless to say, if he serves out his full term, or, heaven forbid, gets re-elected in 2020, we’re all in for one hell of a long nightmare.
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