April 29, 2017

Bernie Sanders’ Savage Takedown of Trump’s First 100 Days. #NoHyberbole

Forget about The Simpsons’ funny video about President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

Bernie Sanders, the most popular politician in America, issued an absolutely savage critique of the new president’s job performance, thus far.

Point after point, the good senator outlined the hypocrisy of Mr. Trump’s words during the campaign trail and since versus the reality of his actions.

Whether it’s “draining the swamp,” giving easy access to affordable health care for everyone, providing for working class families, Senator Sanders uses Mr. Trump’s own words against him and shows beyond reproach the epic fail that has been the Trump presidency.

Are we holding Mr. Trump to a unfair standard? No. We’re holding him to words he used, the promises he himself made—and the reality compared to those fictions is utterly dumbfounding.

After victories in saving the Affordable Care Act, and squashing Mr. Trump’s efforts at a travel ban, Senator Sanders ends on a positive note: “If there is a silver lining in the past 100 days, it is that the American people are beginning to understand that when they stand together, when they fight back, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish.”





Author: Travis May
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Don Smith May 2, 2017 5:34pm

Neil Crenshaw is bringing about change is really the issue when looking at Trump? Trump is bringing about change - however it's the kind of change that that Bernie Sanders addressed in his comments on Trump's first 100 days. The hypocrisy, the filling of the swamp with billionaires who have a corrupt past, the environmental policy destructioin based on Trump's immense ingnorance of everything. His service to corporate interests where he profits directly or indicrectly. His whining about Obama's golfs trip cost then crushing those numbers with a speinng rate that will stop Obama's eight year costs - in one year. Today they added 160 million to his famiy security costs because he has. no clue how to stop fleecing taxpayers. Trump hasn't and won't change anything for the better. Healthcare was a lie. He said he had a tremendous plan where everyone would be covered. He lied. He had nothing. He didn't even know what was in the plan. He has walked aout on more interviers than any President in history because when he is asked questions he can't answer, he makes a fool of himself so he just gets up and walks out. This isn't a guy who needs more time to prefect his game, this is a clown who needs more time spent being held accountable. Someting his supporters will never do. They make excuses for his stupidty and ignorance comments and tweets.

Travis May May 1, 2017 4:25pm

Neil Crenshaw No, Neil that doesn't follow. We don't just want change for the sake of any change... It's not that any old change will do. Here are some changes I'd like to see: Reversing Citzens United and election reform, medicare for all, free college, increasing tax on the 1% and major corporations, not slashing it, raising minimum wage to $15/hr, a carbon tax on fossil fuels, and so on---all the things the majority of the country wants.

Mark LaPorta Apr 30, 2017 6:38pm

Travis May Don't we have an obligation to BECOME that change we want to see?

Mark LaPorta Apr 30, 2017 6:37pm

Questions: Is SAVAGE good -- for us or for the country? Or even for himself? So apparently he thinks in terms of the miniscule quartely-profits-mentality like so many destructive fools on Wall Street? Is that good? What does this have to do with elephants? Is this "journal" politically biased? Is that good for peace of mind? Who here thinks s/he is Gandhi? Who stands with no opiniion, or without sin? RSVP

Neil Crenshaw Apr 30, 2017 2:11am

Travis May But if it is the most change we are looking for wouldn't Donal Trump be the president we want? It seems like he is bringing about more change in about everything. Shouldn't we be more specific in exactly what kind of change we want? What are some of the changes you would like to see?

Travis May Apr 29, 2017 11:54pm

Stand together means to get organized, to join as individuals. We fight back with that collective muscle to affect the most change. A protest march with 50,000 people makes a bigger statement than 50,000 people having their own protest marches all at different times and places.

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Travis May

Travis May is the Director of the St. Petersburg Shambhala Meditation Center and an Elephant Journal editor. He currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. You can connect with Travis on his blog, Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow his new writer’s page.