I think I’ll leave the defense of Donald Trump’s "well-oiled machine" up to his supporters. For now, I’d just like to submit a partial list of facts regarding his first month in office.

Along with Congressional investigations into Russian collusion, there are three separate FBI investigations. The travel ban was, by any reasonable measure, a disaster. The National Security advisor, Michael Flynn, resigned after 24 days, the shortest tenure by far of any NSA. The Yemen raid fiasco. The first time in history the vice president casts a deciding vote for a cabinet nominee. Lies regarding voter fraud, crowd size, electoral vote margin, media coverage and payment for the border wall.

His attacks on the judicial branch, referring to a Republican-appointed judge, as a so-called judge. He admittedly signed an executive order that he didn’t fully understand that gave a top political advisor unprecedented access to the National Security Council. The cost to taxpayers of his weekend trips to Florida, which has already cost more than President Obama’s first year.

Finally, he insults the intelligence of Americans, those who support him and those who don’t, by having the audacity to call this unprecedented chaos a "well-oiled machine."

Steve Sheldon

Roseburg

(7) comments

susapple
susapple

I appreciate your exact slicing through the noise to the list of events that have occurred since Trump took office. The list speaks volumes. Thanks for the article.

Mogie
Mogie

Steve do you really want a list of Obama and Cliton diasters?

mysteron
mysteron

Do you have an issue spelling Clinton? I haven't seen you spell it correctly once yet.

Mogie
Mogie

mysteron that is because misspelling his name is my way of a peaceful protest. I am protesting Cliton's abuse and sexual exploitation of women.

Sound8
Sound8

Mogie has a problem staying in the present day and the only recourse used is, "what about the others that did wrong" as if two wrongs make a right. I worry about peoples moral compass when they do that.

mysteron
mysteron

Curious to see your protest regarding Trump for the same thing. Oh sorry that's fake news. smh

olesage
olesage

Trump is president now. Let's just compare the first 2 months and go from there.

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