Days 1-7 of a Trump Presidency
He’s got the best word so let’s let them speak for themselves.
Day 1: Declares war on ISIS
Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump told his Houston supporters at a rally on Friday that nobody…www.usatoday.com
Day 2: Incites trade war
Day 3: Declares ISIS militants are operating within the US and suspends freedom of speech, restricts social media and shuts down parts of the internet
Antiwar protests during World War I gave rise to several important free speech cases related to sedition and inciting…en.wikipedia.org
Donald Trump acknowledged at Tuesday night's presidential debate that he would be open to "closing" down parts of the…abcnews.go.com
Day 4: Implements religion tests
Following the attack in Nice that killed at least 84 people, former House speaker Newt Gingrich has called for…www.washingtonpost.com
Day 5: Directs angry mob to round up 11 million immigrants and those who fail the religion test
"Absolutely, absolutely. In New Mexico here, is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for…www.cnn.com
Day 6: Directs angry mob to round up dissidents and protesters
Donald J. Trump has appealed to the raw anger of voters and encouraged crowds at rallies to use force against…www.nytimes.com
Day 7: Trump saw all that he has Made and it was Great Again. Trump rests (for now).
Will all these policies be implemented within the first seven days? Of course not. What about in the first four years? Probably not. Maybe he only makes it through “Days 1–4". Maybe just “Days 1–3"?
Am I taking too many liberties or am I just laying out the incoherent ramblings of an egomaniacal madman into a terrifying narrative? Can anyone else articulate his plan for the first week?
The federal system of government has checks and balances but as we’ve all seen, Trump loves a good court case. He has no reservations about breaking laws and taking it to court. If you think checks and balances will stop him, think again. I have no doubt that Trump will push the limits further than any past president and faster than the legal system can keep up with.
Regardless of what you think of “the media”, these are all things that Trump has said he plans to do. This isn’t a matter of opinion or interpretation.
Trumpism has destroyed our collective understanding of “truth” but two things we all must remember are that 1) history repeats itself and 2) democracy is fragile.
Let’s not confuse the issues; a rebuke of Donald Trump is not an endorsement for Hilary Clinton, but a vote for Donald Trump validates his dystopian proposals.