6 Campaign Statements Trump Has Already Gone Back On
People are pissed Donald Trump got elected, mostly because Trump has threatened basically every group of people that was not straight, white men over the last year and a half.
But if you have noticed in the days since the election, Trump changed his tune on a few of the major points of his shit-storm-inducing platform. This suggests that maybe he was just using that insanely hateful speech to get to the White House and not planing to follow through on it.
Does that mean we have to stop worrying about his presidency? No, you should probably still be on your toes to anticipate what happens next. But here are just a few of the crazy items on his platform that have been either removed or slightly tweaked since he was elected.
1. The Muslim Ban
Not even a few days after his major win, Trump’s proposed “Muslim ban” disappeared from his website almost overnight. During his campaign, Trump said that he would stop all Muslims from entering the U.S. “indefinitely” as they were a terrorism threat. This was definitely one of his scariest propositions, but it’s no where to be found now. No word on whether it’s going to come back or not.
2. Gay Marriage
Considering Trump basically rallied all of the anti-gay marriage people in the United States together, and got them to vote for him this year on a promise that he would reverse all “un-Christian” laws, it’s interesting that he told CNN that same-sex marriage was “settled.”
So does this mean LGBTQ people have nothing to worry about? I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s an interesting pattern that Trump might take if he starts accepting things as they are.
3. Roe v. Wade
Trump also told CNN a few days ago that he would appoint justices to the Supreme Court that have similar interests as him, which means possibly repealing Roe v. Wade. But he followed it up with the assertion that even if his Supreme Court were to overturn the 40-year-old ruling, the decision would ultimately go back to the states for them to interpret. That would likely mean women living in Republican-dominated states will still be screwed, but at least it’s not a full ban on abortion.
For the last year and a half, Trump has harked on and on about repealing Obamacare because it’s a giant failure and blah blah blah. But just last Friday, he admitted that there were a few parts of Obama care that he liked, such as, “the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of patients’ existing conditions, and a provision that allows parents to provide years of additional coverage for children on their insurance policies,” according to the Washington Post.
5. Trump University
Trump said just today, Trump has allegedly decided to settle in the “Trump University” fraud lawsuit after promising that he would never settle according to USAToday. He even said that when the lawsuit settles that he might reopen the school! Bad! Horrible! Crooked!
6. The Usage of the Word “We”
If you listened to any of Trump’s rambling rally speeches, he incessantly refers to himself as being the only one who is truly capable of doing the job. “I” am the best to do the job, “I” will win. When he won, his normal jargon was changed and his victory speech included a word we had never heard come out of his mouth: “we”!
“Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream,” he said after winning. Interesting.