As frustrating as it is to continuously hear dialogue surrounding President Donald Trump and his administration, it is a discussion that is inevitable for the next couple of years. Now that he is settled into the White House, there is no looking back on the ramifications Donald Trump’s presidency will have on United States history. Given his position, it is intimidating to feel confident in trying to combat what some Americans believe are injustices on individuals from diverse backgrounds. For some, it is a challenge to exercise democracy by tolerating the beliefs and rhetoric of the majority of people who “won” in having their candidate elected. Although it is important to respect others’ viewpoints, it should not be condoned when the extent of their beliefs, rhetoric, and actions negatively impact the lives of many citizens. How much worse do the actions of our President need to be in order for the government and American people to make a real stance against the hate promoted by President Trump?
Some of Donald’s wrong saying and doing stems from his lack of political experience. Is one’s experience in business and reality TV sufficient for the demanding nature of being the leader of a world power? With his success in reality TV, he has even inspired other celebrities like Kane West to plan on running for president in 2020. Do we need more requirements for one to run and be elected as POTUS? Why is it that lower ranking positions have mountains of certain qualifications for other branches of government but for the most crucial position of President of the United States? I don’t have to explain how influential and impactful the President’s decisions are for present and future generations. It seems illogical to have these decisions in the hands of someone who is not even required to hold a college degree. Though I am aware a college degree does not directly demonstrate one’s ability to lead the nation. I bring it up to instead highlight the lack of a legitimate criteria and screening of the Presidential position.
We give our trust to someone that may not serve fit to lead a nation. In this case, Donald Trump’s phenomenal business skills, as shouted with pride by so many of his followers, do not translate harmoniously into running the nation’s international and economic decisions. Furthermore, the lack of standards required of the position of president, leads us to have to endure the repercussions of our President’s “Twitter Fingers” which almost delegitimizes the credibility of our nation’s leadership. But what next? This is our reality moving forward. What can we do to ensure that no one’s civil right and liberties are violated? Even if the end solution is impeachment, is that the right move given Mike Pence would assume the position in President Trump’s absence?