1/26/2017

He's president

A lot of anticipation, and some resentment, is swirling around last week about Donald Trump being sworn in as 45 th President of the United states. Although obviously not everyone is so happy. From woman''s groups, to college students to people with disabilities. There are literally "million marches" for all the groups who fear what Trump will do now he occupies the Oval Office. It seems he's already rolled back some of the environmental regulations and is in this process of replacing Obamacare. He nominated some controversial people to his Cabinet and made Democrats very nervous. People against him see all these moves as an attack on democracy but those people praised Obama for doing the same thing eight years ago. The protesters aren't happy, ironically they think the system is indeed "rigged" which is ironically what Donald Trump was saying all throughout the election! Which in my eyes just reinforces the checks and balances are working well. People who moaned over those who questioned Obama' entire presidency are now automatically call for Trump's removal....he's been in office less than two weeks Never mind the Republicans control both houses of Congress and even if Trump were kicked out of office tomorrow. It's like the forgot what happened eight years ago when the birther movement kept dogging Barack Obama, which was started by Hillary Clinton. President Obama's supporters pretended it was Trump who started the movement, he just kept it going The conspiracy theories are flying, first they'll come for the Internet. The Monday after Trump was sworn in a bunch of government websites went down. The Internet went woild with rage saying President Trump will shutdown all kinds of agencies because their Twitter feeds went dark. This was only highlighted when Trump's victory in November was partial due to the fact he used, sometimes abused, Twitter to go directly to the people. I resisted the urge to follow Trump on Twitter, even though I support him. I thought that's one thing that kept my sanity. This also backs into the Clinton e-mail scandal. Looking at both these things as someone with knowledge about social media, and someone who sometimes gets in trouble with social media, I understand the urge to jump on Trump, many people did, they also went after his family. Over the course of the campaign we saw Trump get into Twitter wars. While most cringe, I understood Trump's urge to respond quickly. I have more often than not responded when I was attacked instead of letting it go. It always back fired and sometimes does more damage to yourself than the person who attacked you. This is new because it started with George W. Bush, he didn't respond, he took the high road and ignore it. Barack Obama had the most Internet-savvy presidency, it also helped that most of the tech-world is die\hard 'Democratic. So his gaffes were mostly covered up if not erased, because tech people lean Democratic! My advice to President Trump is take President Obama's lead and use the Internet, especially social media very carefully. The President has heeded warnings, so far, let's see ho w long that lasts. Most of Trump's detractors want him to slip up on social media and pounce immediately. I voted for Donald Trump because I lost faith in Obama and therefor never had faith in Hillary Clinton. People who say her e-mail scandal wasn't a big deal don't understand cyber security. Donald Trump has his own successes and failures, but he's a negotiator. It's yet to be seen whether those skills will break the jam up in Washington! I saw past the Tweets and the off the cuff comments, I feel there were needed to make Trump feel real. I hope he's successful

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