I said I’d never do one of those copy/paste FB status shares, but this one got me!
I don’t usually do the copy/paste thing, but this post makes many valid points and politely asks Trump voters to hold him accountable for his own promises. I am not one of those people who deleted my friends who voted for Trump. I may not understand their vote, as most of my friends did not understand my need to turn away from the Democrats and vote for Jill Stein after Hillary became their nominee. But if this election taught us anything, it’s that people have very different points of view. I can’t say that yours is invalid any more than I would listen to you telling me that what matters to me shouldn’t matter.
At the end of the day, most of us want to see our country get back on the right track, even if we disagree on how to get there. I would hope that “the right track” for most of us would mean prosperity, including affordable health care and the continuation of Social Security–since members of both parties overwhelmingly value those. The post below would indicate that Trump has already misled his supporters on several big ticket items with which he gained their trust during the election. We can delete friends on FB who voted for Trump. We cannot, however, delete the large percentage of voters who voted for him. We need to have more discussions, not less. What I like about this post is that it asks Trump supporters to ask the man you elected to do what he said he would.
Reposted from Bryan Rabin and written by Pancho Mabante.
Remember when the President said he wasn’t going to take a salary? He just accepted his second paycheck.
Remember when he said Mexico was going to pay for the wall? He has asked Congress to appropriate the $25 billion of taxpayer money to cover costs.
Remember when he said he wasn’t going to go on vacation or play golf? 5 of the last 7 weekends he went on vacation and played golf, costing taxpayers $11.1 million.
Remember when he said he was going to use American steel to build these dangerous pipelines? Russian steel arrived last week for the Keystone Pipeline XL.
Remember when he said he wasn’t going to cut social security and Medicare? The Republican bill does just this.
Remember when he said that nobody on his campaign had any communications with the Russian government? 7 of his people have now admitted they spoke and/or met with Russian officials, after they lied and got caught.
Remember when he said he was going to divest from his businesses? Changed his mind.
Remember when he said he was going to release his tax returns? Changed his mind.
Remember when he said he was going to drain the swamp of Washington insiders? His cabinet is filled with lobbyists, oil and Wall Street executives.
Remember when he said would defeat ISIS in 30 days? He doesn’t have a plan.
Remember when he said that the Obamacare replacement would cover more people at lower cost? The AHCA that the GOP and Trump are now pushing; they now admit will cover fewer people at a higher cost.
If you voted for him, please hold him accountable to what he promised you – for all of our sakes.