President Donald Trump’s first year in office was not very shocking

Maryam Khalil, Section Editor

President Trump’s first year in the office has been a rollercoaster ride for not only just Americans, but other countries as well. When taking the office, President Trump promised to “Make America Great Again,” but has failed to yet do that. He is leading a country that is more divided than ever. Ever since he took the office; he has banned immigrants from 6 Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S, pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, caused issues with other countries such as the U.K,- where he asked the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to give him a “warm welcome,”- and has argued with Kim Jong Un on Twitter about who has a bigger “red button”.

At his inauguration, he pledged to put “America first,” but so far he has only put himself first by taking golf trips. When Trump took office, many protests began all over America and some people like Lady Gaga stood outside the Trump Tower holding a sign that said “Love Trumps Hate.” This was followed by a women’s march which was a world wide protest on Jan. 21, 2017, to send a clear message about equality, women’s rights, and  much more to the Trump administration, which turned out to be the largest single day protest in U.S. history. That protest was an empowering event for many women, including the ones who could not attend it.

The one rally which had everyone shocked was the white nationalists rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a sad and violent day for many residents. One girl ended up losing her life because she got ran over by a truck, and Trump responded with a comment, calling the white supremacists “very fine people.” It is like he justified what they did and supported them which is unacceptable.

One of the major things Trump promised to do, was to build a wall at the border of Mexico, which he also said will be paid by Mexico. So far he has not done that, nor has he created more jobs for Americans. According to The New York Times, the U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September, raising the unemployment rate to 4.2%. This was to be expected, because when you have a racist in the office, it gives power to the racist employers who can fire anyone that they do not want working for them for any reason.

All Trump has fired more people from the White House than we can count, with their replacements getting replacements. He has also accused President Obama of tapping his phones during the election, and then called him a “bad (or sick) guy.” The Justice Department later said that there was no evidence, President Obama does not have the time to do these things, and he was too busy at that time being the president.

Many would think that the President of The United States uses Twitter to make important announcements, but instead we have him still talking about “crooked Hillary” or “fake news.” Some of the things he says are so incredibly unacceptable and inappropriate as we have all figured. He has called countries like Haiti “s***hole countries” and previously said that he did not want anyone from Haiti coming to the U.S, because they all have AIDS and if you let them in, they will never go back to their huts. If former President Barack Obama were to say these things, he would have been removed from the office immediately or would have faced hard consequences. The President should not be using such strong language to address certain countries. He claims that he is “not racist,” but says Africans have AIDS, which is just wrong.

Trump has been acting a complete opposite of what a president should act like and that is very disappointing. A president of a nation should be acting respectful towards everyone instead of calling them names. I hope that in the future Trump realizes that he needs to better himself and becomes a better president for this country.