Monday, January 23, 2017

What did Donald Trump do today?

He advanced the argument, through his press secretary, that the worldwide Women's March protests held the day after his inauguration were not really about him.

Specifically attributing the belief to Trump, Sean Spicer told reporters that "a lot of these people were there to protest an issue of concern to them and not against anything." 

This is quite a change in perspective for Trump, who seemed to understand how protestors felt about him when he tweeted Sunday: "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote?"

There is some evidence to suggest that the Women's March protestors were, in fact, protesting against Trump and his policies.

Why is this a bad thing?

  • It is not a good sign if a president literally cannot believe that there is opposition to him.