“Your country really voted for Trump lol. You better pack up and come down here.” That was the text my older cousin in Trinidad woke me up with the morning after the 2016 election. I fell asleep early, missing the results, being that I had an early start that morning to go vote; which says a lot considering I am not a morning person. For some reason, I was optimistic that there wasn’t a chance in hell an entire country would let a man like Trump get into the White House, I thought it was a joke, until I turned on the news and saw him there, on every news station, every headline, confirming what I thought would never happen. It did happen though and not even a full year into his presidency, I still get up every morning thinking that it’s a joke, that it’s no way he’s really in the Oval Office making decisions (well, that part is true, he’s usually golfing and thinking irrationally) but he is. He is making decisions that are not for the greater good. He is tweeting (imagine that, a president that gets up every day and tweets the most asinine thing his small mind can wrap around), spreading hate, morning after morning, after morning. This is where we’ve reached. The joke is not funny, it wasn’t funny to begin with, and it won’t be funny after.
Puerto Rico was hit by devastating Hurricane Maria last month, still they have no power, no food, and asking the president for help. The president being who he is, goes to Puerto Rico tells them they are disrupting the budget and throws paper towels out into the crowd like he’s at a pep rally. A terrorist injures and kills numerous innocent concert goers, almost two weeks ago, and he calls the situation a miracle, praising the police for their quick response. He calls a man who has no problem letting nuclear bombs and missiles out, Rocket Man. He sent the Vice President to do a PR stunt at a football game. He talks about ratings. He said it was okay to “grab women by the pussy.” He told police to use force. He attempts to reverse every single thing former President Obama did. This is the president. The. President. This has to be the most problematic president this country has ever seen or had, and that says a lot because this country had slave-owners in office. But Trump is a problem. Trump has brought nothing but disaster to every organization whether it be media, sports, politics, you name it, Trump has created chaos. I’m confused as to why it’s taking so long to impeach him, I’m convinced that this is what the politicians wanted. I’m just tired of getting up every single morning thinking exactly what my cousin wrote me that morning last year, “your country really voted for Trump.” Except there is no ‘lol’ at the end.