Hot Take: Media Needs Mediation

 

 

As soon as Trump announced his campaign in June 2015, politics turned into a joke. Hypocrisy in both the media and in the political candidates themselves have reached a shocking high. Just days before the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s email scandal had gone under investigation, sparking huge controversy. With hope, the Democrats believed Trump would never accept the results when she wins. Ultimately, when Trump won, Liberals and the media were shocked, democracy was so clearly at stake, and then Russia attacks! 

 

In 2015, only seven percent of reporters identified as Republican, and the Liberals and the media love to portray Trump and his supporters as wildly and unapologetically violent against any and all who don’t fit in the context of white supremacy. But don’t dare say anything about the Obamas! Anyone who has something to say is instantly racist regardless of context, in an increasingly polarized democracy that would ultimately go under without the reforms that have been made since his inauguration that have gone entirely unnoticed. 

 

So, while you were spending every effort not accepting his presidency, here are some things he did. 

Trump signed for the “First Step Act” that allows early release for thousands of prisoners across the US, and the possibility of reduced sentenced for many others in the future. With overwhelming support from both sides, the law passed in the house of representatives which is now controlled by Republicans. Before, there was little to no effort in making reforms. The law is ultimately easing the mandatory minimum sentence on a federal level. 

 

It made other changes that allow inmates to earn “good time credits” by good behavior and participating in vocational and rehabilitative programs that can build over their incarceration for early release to halfway housing or home confinement. It made other changes targeted at improving conditions in prisons, where families are now placed closer to each other, and women are no longer bound or shackled during childbirth. But let’s not pay attention to any of that. 

 

Instead, let’s focus on the degrading language he calls “locker room talk,” because who he is as a person and what he did before 2015 is so much more important than what he’s doing as the president of the United States. 

 

Ladies, there are plenty of reasons to hate Trump. Maybe it’s the habit of leaving his wife for a younger model, or the extended list of women who accused him of sexual assault, or maybe the constant ridicule of women’s looks and bodies. Maybe it was that. But remember that none of the reforms would have happened without the widespread empowerment and employment of women throughout the White House affairs. Obviously, CNN, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan are advocating for it. 

 

Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations (not only a woman but also child of Indian American Sikh immigrants); Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation; Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force; Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary; Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President; and Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer (also a minority and first-generation Mexican American immigrant), are just some of the women selected by Trump. 

 

If Liberals today had any honesty left among them, they would admit that Trump’s placement of women is influential and sets a standard for future female leaders in the country. 

 

Unfortunately, the left will never admit it.

 

And remember, the woman that you love the most actually supported a wall between Mexico and the United States. That’s right, Hillary Clinton voted for the Secure Fence Act in 2006.

 

Now, while it might have started as a choice between a fence or charging illegal immigrants as felons and was the lesser of two evils, so was electing Trump. Trump’s idea of a wall may very well be dramatic, but George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and 23 other Democrats voted for a fence and increased border security. 

 

Yes, Obama! Who so proudly said that under his presidency, Customs and Border Patrol had more agents than ever, and that "we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents—more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build-up that began under President Bush and that we have continued."

 

Not only did he increase border security, he actually deported more people than Trump. And some of those pictures you see of children behind chain fencing and in cages, that was Obama too! Or, as Trump said it best, “Obama built the cages. I didn’t build them. Obama built them.”

 

Thanks, Obama!

 

He and the Democrats supported border security as a part of his campaign up until Trump took office. The reason you wanted Obama elected in 2008 is the reason you want Trump impeached now. 

 

“That’s not the way democracy works,” said Clinton, “We’ve had free and fair elections and we’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them and that is what must be expected of everyone.” 

 

At this point in his presidency, it has become so clear that the Democrats were not able to accept the results of the election, in spite of public opinion, so they have done nothing but try to disprove and take him down while he receives little to no credit for the reforms he has made. 

 

There was a unanimous resolution about nuclear North Korea at the United Nations, illegal border crossings have decreased by 76 percent, more than 1 million bonuses given to American workers due to his tax reforms, and unemployment levels are at the lowest they have been in 17 years, just to name a few. 

 

Trump’s personality is huge. Unbelievably huge. And while he may be a real-life caricature whose ego has been his sole supporter throughout public scrutiny, our country is experiencing reforms it hasn’t in years. Too bad the Democrats couldn’t do it. 


 

 

 

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