Quit the Commission

So much for the President’s golden reputation in the business world. After intense pressure following the #QuitTheCouncil campaign, Trump disbanded both the Manufacturing Advisory Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum. Yesterday, Trump got rid of the Infrastructure Council before it was even finalized. And this morning, the President’s Commission on Arts and the Humanities...

The Silence is Deafening

Trump’s outrageous statements since Charlottesville have caused international backlash and protests across the country. Just last night in Charlottesville, thousands of people rallied against violence, hatred, and racism. And a new poll shows that the majority of Americans disapprove of the President’s response. Who isn’t joining in to voice their anger and frustration? Ninety four...

The Opposite of “Very Fine”

Yesterday, at Trump Tower the President of the United States said white nationalists who stood with neo-Nazis and the KKK in Charlottesville were “very fine people” and the removal of confederate monuments was no different than removing monuments to our founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. To top it off he argued the...

Quit The Council

Trump’s weak response to the horrific Charlottesville events continue to cause backlash. Business leaders are dropping like flies from the President’s American Manufacturing Council. Yesterday, Merck CEO Ken Frazier started the movement, stating, “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which run counter to the...

Only One Side

This past weekend quickly turned violent, as white supremacists and neo-Nazis descended on the university town of Charlottesville, Virginia. The Unite the Right rally, which was organized in response to the town’s plan to remove a Confederate statue, caused a state of emergency and the death of one counter-protester, Heather Heyer. Nineteen others were also...

All Love For Putin

Trump continued his controversial, off-the-cuff statements yesterday when he praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for expelling hundreds of American diplomats from Russia. The comments shocked pretty much everyone—from politicians to diplomats—and immediately drew backlash. As a reminder, Putin’s decision to expel 755 diplomats came as a response to Congress’s overwhelming vote to enact strict sanctions...

Family Feud

After leading the (doomed) effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become a new target for the President of the United States. Trump ramped up his attacks on McConnell yesterday when he tweeted, “Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t...

“Fire and Fury”

President Trump needlessly escalated tensions with North Korea yesterday when he said that any continued threats to the U.S. by North Korea would be “met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.” The statement was met with immediate criticism from members of Congress, including those...

Censored.

The New York Times released a leaked government report detailing the devastating impacts climate change is having—and will have—on our planet. The report, which was given to The New York Times out of fear that the Trump Administration would try to hide it, clearly links climate change to human activity, noting, “Many lines of evidence...

Kill Bill Vol. 3

You did it. You made the calls, you showed up at the town halls. You marched. You resisted. You defeated Trumpcare. Each version of Congressional majority leaders’ health care plan was worse than the last. Every bill would have left family, friends, and neighbors without care; sent premiums through the roof; and restricted women’s access...