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Donald Trump is not telekinetic. His brain may be a medical marvel, but for awful reasons, not because he can move objects with his mind. Nevertheless, Trump recently took credit for keeping airplanes all around the world from crashing in 2017.
"Considering that taking workplace I have been extremely strict on Commercial Air travel," the (I still can't think this person is) president Obama appointee Michael Huerta. If we're going to arbitrarily appointing credit for planes remaining in the sky, possibly we must give it to the guy whose job description includes " the security and efficiency of the biggest aerospace system on the planet." Or perhaps pilots, or potentially aircraft mechanics. Or according to Trump's reasoning, each and every single individual worldwide who took a flight this year, because I make sure all of us were "really rigorous" about our desire not to die in an aircraft crash.Trump frequently takes credit
for things he had no part in, from task deals struck under Obama's presidency, to coal jobs that do not exist, to ending compulsory prison sentences for saying, "Merry Christmas." If he demands credit for every good thing-- including the things he just comprises-- that indicates taking the blame for the bad too. Particularly given that he really played a part in a great deal of horrible recent events.With that in mind,
here are just 6 things for which Trump really deserves credit.1. The worst year in mass shootings. "This isn't really a guns situation,"Trump declared in a mind-boggling statement after a male with a gun< a href=https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/trump-texas-church-shooting-response > killed 26 people at a Texas church.(The person was white, the good news is, or it would have been terrorism.)That shooting came approximately one month after a shooter killed 58 individuals and
hurt more than 500 others in Las Vegas, a circumstance Trump nonsensically referred to as a"wonder."If the shooting had remained in Chicago (both the city and the GOP racist pet dog whistle ), it would have triggered a risk to"send in the feds!.?.!! "Rather, Trump($30.3 million from the NRA)and his complicit congressional Republican politicians( $54 million from the NRA in 2016)did nothing however issue useless post-massacre "thoughts and prayers. "At the very least, they are worthy of to split credit for 2017 being the deadliest year for mass shootings in modern history. There were 345 mass killing events, resulting in 574 deaths.2. The death of more than 1,000 Americans in Puerto Rico.Hurricane Maria was a
devastating natural disaster, but there was absolutely nothing natural about the death toll that followed the storm. Trump's reaction wavered in between callous indifference and general ineptitude, and both were echoed throughout his cabinet and celebration. As Puerto Ricans struggled without drinkable water or electrical power, Trump tweeted insults about the island's financial obligations, claimed relief efforts were obstructed by" hugewater ... ocean water," and nodded to his racist base with grievances that survivors "desire [ed] whatever to be provided for them."
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz's progressively restless appeals for help were met rude, misogynist reactions, which Trump tweeted from the comfort of his luxury golf course. On the other hand, survivors were driven to drink from toxic water sources from large desperation. When Trump lastly did visit the island, he was his normal buffoonish self, demanding appreciation from regional political leaders and basically insinuating locals must be grateful thousands more hadn't died. Did I discuss he thought it was a smart idea to pelt survivors with cans of chicken? Due to the fact that Trump is the worst. Not worst president. Simply worst ever.The authorities death tally for Puerto Rico remains at 64, but that gross underestimate is based exclusively on the variety of people eliminated by the storm. Even more have died as an outcome of the Trump administration's abysmal response. A New york city Times examination < a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/08/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-death-toll.html?_r=1"> puts the toll closer to 1,050. On December 29, the governor's office announced that " around 55 percent of the clients who have the ability to receive electrical power have their service restored." An inappropriate number of people stay without potable water.
Back on the mainland last week, Trump went to among his golf courses for the 92ndtime since he was chosen. Inning Accordance With Trump Golf Count (a website that does simply one thing, however stays dreadful hectic), the estimated cost of those visits to taxpayers is at least $46,239,580.3.
A three-year high in coal miner deaths.In the unusual
minutes when they were not being interviewed about their undeviating support for Trump by the New York City Times, coal miners mostly enjoyed as their jobs continued to vanish. (By simply between November 9 March 31. After a rise in anti-Muslim criminal offenses during Trump's candidacy in 2016, a recent report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations determines 2017 as one of the worst years on record for Islamophobic attacks. The Anti-Defamation League discovered that by September 30, there were more anti-Semitic events, " including physical attacks, vandalism, and attacks on Jewish organizations" than in the entire of 2016. In September, the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino catalogued a precipitous State University trainee and serviceman, was stabbed to death by a white racist in October. Timothy Caughman, an African American, was murdered by a sword-wielding white supremacist who said the killing was a"practice run" for a rash of racist killings he prepared to carry out. A bunch of "White Lives Matter "goons, including uber-Nazi Matthew Heimbach, assaulted an interracial couple in Tennessee. Symbols of racist terror, consisting of a series of noosesleft at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, abounded.Trump said a group of white racist marchers in Charlottesville, amongst them
the man who struck and killed Heather Heyer with his car, included"< a href= https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/trump-defends-white-nationalist-protesters-some-very-fine-people-on-both-sides/537012/ > some really fine people."The quote led countless detractors to implicate Trump of being a white supremacist, but that's only due to the fact that he totally is.The Racist-Bully-in-Chief has led by example< a href= https://www.alternet.org/education/white-kids-are-bullying-minority-students-using-trumps-words > from the minute he hit the project trail:
In a study of K-12 educators in the conjured up Trump's name or message in an apparent effort to pester a classmate throughout the previous academic year." A survey from the Institute for Democracy, Education and Gain Access To at the University of California at Los Angeles, found "more than 20 percent of instructors reported heightened polarization on school and incivility in their classrooms ... [and] 27.7 percent of teachers reported a boost in students making bad remarks about other groups during class conversations." A variety of instructors talked to "described how the political environment 'released' virulently racist, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, or homophobic rhetoric in their schools and class."
"People who do harbor viewpoints and bigotry and bigotry now feel empowered to offer their views more naturally in class discussions, which has actually resulted in stress, as well as conflict in the class," one Indiana instructor specified.
"I had trainees stand up in the middle of class and directly address their peers with racial slurs," an Ohio instructor said. "This is not something I have seen prior to."
6. International travel to the United States plummeted.As early as March, the travel industry was anticipating a decrease in the number of visitors to America from other nations and anticipating a loss of billions in tourism dollars. The drop-off was dubbed the Trump Slump, primarily because the president is horrible and his name needs to be connected with the dreadful things his presidency causes. According to the United States Department of Commerce National Travel and Tourism, international travel to America fell < a href=https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-slump-international-visitors-are-snubbing-the-u-s/ > 4 percent last year over 2016. While there was a drop-off in visitors from every world area, the decrease was most pronounced with Middle East visitors from apparent reasons.The just region that saw an increase in U.S. visitors was Canada, and they're only coming here to remind Trump he lost that handshake battle with Trudeau.