Saturday, June 1, 2019

What did Donald Trump do today?

He issued a statement "celebrating" protections for LGBT people, except in the United States.

After years of Trump completely ignoring LGBT Pride Month, his staff issued a one-paragraph statement urging Americans to "stand in solidarity" with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in "dozens of countries worldwide" where they are mistreated.

Since taking office, Trump has—among other things—

Trump himself doesn't appear to have strong personal feelings about any of these things. Instead, these sudden changes in policy seem to be his best attempts to guess what certain parts of his political base want. 

Why should I care about this?

  • It's wrong to say one thing and do another.
  • Policy should be made based on what is best for the country, not what's best for the political health of the president.