The long-term plan is what Congress can do. They can make a deal with Trump in which we give him something in exchange for closing his Twitter account. In one such deal, if we think we won’t get enough votes in 2018 for impeachment before 2020 anyway, we could promise to back off from impeachment talks because we wouldn’t really be losing anything because we wouldn’t have the votes anyway. We can also work with him on term limits in exchange for stipulating that he can tweet but that he has to do it more appropriately. I don’t think term limits in Congress is really a bad thing, but I do think Trump might save that for one of his last executive orders because he might be afraid he won’t get support from anyone he’s not allowing to run for reelection. So, I think allowing him to push that through Congress now instead of later might be enough to get him to tweet in a way that doesn’t emotionally abuse people, entities, other countries, and the fabric of our entire nation and what we stand for.

Now, here’s the short-term plan…something we all can do RIGHT NOW.

First and foremost, respond to Trump’s tweets. I strongly encourage you to write to him. I write to Trump on Twitter all the time. In the short-run, you can do many things. Tell your kids and your friends and anyone who will listen that Trump’s tweets are not appropriate and that they are having measurable effects that are seriously hurting this country, our standing around the world, and the trust necessary to form partnerships between the federal government and communities and small towns right here in America. Also, look out for any behavior supported by Trump, such as increases is racism, wage inequality, and hatred directed at immigrants, and counter that. You will be alone in protecting those people. They are alone as victims. The administration will not step in to help them. So, in even small ways, you can help anyone that you see being victimized either by Trump, the administration, or anyone who feels emboldened to do so because of Trump’s tweets.

We are not united or galvanized around the Trump’s calls to action, and as such, we are becoming more and more separate from the administration, causing a rift, and it’s important that you inform as many people as you can about as many issues as you can so that we can recover as quickly as possible when this administration is over.

This administration WILL be over. It WILL end at some point. Remember that. Everyday, we’re one day closer to November 3, 2020. Think about the fact that Election Day 2020 is November THIRD! Not the 8th. The earliest a presidential election can ever be, by law, is November 2nd so we’re pretty lucky. Okay, to be real, I know it’s a long time from now.

So until then, make your voice heard. Please remember that you have the power to do that and that your voice WILL be heard. As I said, you can show your power in little ways, and you’ll find out they are actually not so little after all. By standing up for someone oppressed, physically harmed or threatened, economically held back, or just someone who has fears, you’re doing a lot. Just tap them on the shoulder and tell them you’re with them. They could use a friend, and many of them will tell you that you have no idea how much of a positive impact that will have on them. It’s immeasurable. So, do it.

 

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26 comments

  1. The way I see it, and my opinion may not be the most popular one here, but I think we, not just the American citizens, but the whole world is the cause of this man. It may seem irrelevant but this is what capitalism looks like.

    1. Thank you. Don’t worry if your comment is unpopular.

      Many people are upset about the economy, but Trump can’t incentivize corporations if no one has enough money to buy their products.

      I’m sure you have more to say about the effects of capitalism, and I’m happy to hear from you.

  2. You would think that once you became president you’d stop being a Twitter Troll. I’ve never heard of a president telling us information by Twitter.

  3. i have read your piece with interest. i keep track of Tump Tweets. There are always eccentric people all around this globe. God seems or better Americans have trusted in him to make people of America strong happy etc but here is a President wasting that opportunity in submissing people to his will. Let us hope all will be great for everyone.
    however your piece is very good.
    kindly read my blogs especially on Trump and others.

    1. Thank you. There are definitely some crazy people out there. I congratulated those who were happy when he won, but sadly, even they’re disappointed now.

      He never planned on doing anything for this country. He just wanted to win. I just hope people can find a way to stay strong until 2020.

      I hope you continue to enjoy my blog. I actually added Trump’s Twitter feed to the menu. Maybe you’ll like that, too. I’m glad you’re keeping a close eye on his behavior.

    2. glad to get in touch with me . kindly read my book published in MAY2017. STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART BY BRIJ KAUL. Available on Amazon.com in kindle edition as well .very cheaply priced.

    3. I don’t think anybody should be president of the USA. My vote went against the War Machine Establishment in hopes that somehow PEACE could be salvaged from the Goebbels propoganda machine repudiation. Trump’s victory with the ELECTORATE is a rebuke against this constant warmaking of the past administrations, beginning from before Reagan.

      The Russia meme is generated by deep, entrenched interests who think they have to maintain this war machine, with the excuse (for our consumption) that it is for our own protection. Who are they kidding?

      The CIA itself has repeatedly discovered the principle of “blowback”. You meddle with affairs that don’t pertain to you, look at what you get. Bush the First and the Second poked a hornets’ nest sending troops to the land of Mecca, the hills of Afghanistan, and to the Shiite majority territories of Iraq.

      Ron Paul had –and still has– the best foreign policy suggestions of all. The Russia drumbeat, based on ZERO real evidence, supported by fake spin and the Military-Industrial-Government-Media-DeepState-Academia-Religion complex, has pushed Trump into an isolated corner.

      These evildoers have managed to find a flattering voice in Trump’s ear to be able to push out his best allies in the efforts for peace that he has been able to try, like trashing the support that Bush began and Obama continued for the jihadists in Syria who are working with ISIS, beheading any non-Muslim who does not submit to their tyranny.

      MAKE PEACE NOT WAR!

    4. Thank you. We’re all a bit frustrated these days. Keep speaking out. I will say there’s bipartisan support for evidence of Putin’s involvement in hacking of multiple elections in the US and Europe.

      I certainly understand your anti-war sentiment. I wish our enemies were more anti-war.

  4. This is brilliantly written. The way it’s written is sometimes things I’m screaming in my head while watching the news but never sure how to articulate my raw emotions. Thank you for this piece. I started with a poem while he was just campaigning that I found as a way to express how I’m feeling. This article has inspired me to try some more ways to voice my anger, frustration, and shock. Always when I think that things cannot get worse they do, and I believe the tweets are a big example of that. Again, really great piece!

    1. Thank you, Maria. I’m often screaming at a number of mobile devices when Trump talks/tweets about almost anything.

      That’s actually why I wanted to write this blog. I want to keep track of everything that happens so I can look back and make sure I haven’t accepted anything as normal. I also want a good reference in 2020.

      However you vent, do what feels right. We’re all pretty shocked right now.

      I’m glad you enjoy my blog. If you can add to any of my posts, I’d be happy to hear from you!

  5. Thank you for following my blog. Unfortunately I live in Australia and can’t do much about trump. However, it is always good to hear about how he is running the country (into the ground). Like everyone else, I have no idea what is going on in his head, but as someone that knew a trump as president was always going to be a bad thing, I have the same feeling that trump wants to get closer to Putin and Russia. Perhaps trump wants to make as much money as Putin, and if than means every other American suffering, trump is okay with that.

    1. Thank you David. Your voice is as loud as mine. Our allies indirectly vote for our government by telling the American people what they would do in response to our policies. I will continue writing about the effects of Trump’s policies. I hope for something good someday, but running us into the ground seems be a common theme. Your comparison of Trump to Putin is spot on. They just don’t care about their own people.

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I always try to give advice on what people can do in response to what Trump says and does. Regarding his tweets, all it takes to make your voice heard is tweeting back at him.

      Additionally, we’ve gotten the WH to say that Trump’s tweets are official statements and there’s been talk of limiting what he can tweet.

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy it, and if you have additional information about any of the subjects I write about, I’d love to hear from you.

    1. Sure is. It’s also the time to show what we do when our leaders won’t do what we ask. We can show our leadership skills, and we can show that, by surviving this, we’re actually so strong that we can even get through the Trump administration. If we can handle whatever he throws at us, I don’t think it can get any worse. But yes, I totally understand what you’re saying. I heard Hillary on NPR speaking at Georgetown University a couple hours ago, and no one in the car was allowed to talk because we all just wanted to listen to her voice. Haha.

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