Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
– George W. Bush
In the 2016 elections, future president Donald Trump said that when he became president he would have a strong and strict southern border. One of his main campaign promises was that he would build a wall and Mexico was going to pay for it. Or to be more specific, write a check to the US. However, we have gone through the longest partial government shutdown in the history of the United States of America to get the wall. Trump has even declared the immigration crisis a national emergency. Some people are supporting Trump on this, while some are wondering, what else can we do about this situation.
A recent campaign to get people to boycott companies selling Trump products seems to have had more success than many other movements. Due to the fact that the president has refused to officially divest from his companies and has left them in the control of his adult children, many argue that he continues to control these companies indirectly. “Grab Your Wallet” is a campaign which asks for people to boycott Trump owned companies and retailers selling Trump products such as Amazon and Zappos. Thus far they have gotten Uber’s CEO to leave the president’s economic board and the following stores to stop selling or profit off of Trump products: Shoes.com, Bellacor, Wayfair, Zulily, Ruelala, Kawasaki USA, Uber, Neiman Marcus, The Honest Company, Tyra Beauty, Jet, Carnival Corporation, Nordstrom, Gilt, Kmart, Sears, Shopstyle, Lorissa’s Kitchen, LA Clippers and QVC.
The movement was started by two women named Sue Atencio and Shannon Coulter. They hadn’t been previously involved in anything political, but decided that something needed to be done about the President’s control over his companies. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s spokeswoman endorsed Ivanka Trump’s shoe line on Fox News, violating federal ethics laws.
While this has been successful, Trump supporters have been boycotting companies that have stopped selling Trump items due to the ban. This has been met with almost no reaction by everyone in the movement.
On January 21st, millions of women marched around the world in opposition to the incoming Drumpf administration. The most anticipated march, taking place in Washington D.C., had over 470,000 people marching, around three times more than the estimated amount of people who attended Donald Drumpf’s inauguration.
On November 8th, 2016,the citizens of the US went to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th president of the United States. Donald Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United States, even though he did not win the popular vote. The county is divided in its reaction to the results of the election. While some people find Trump’s victory a triumph and a promise for positive change, others are apprehensive about what his term may look like and what actual changes he will bring about.
Over a year has passed since the election cycle has started, and it has been a very long year. When Trump first started running he was thought of as a joke. Many rumors and scandals kept on coming out, each time getting crazier and crazier, but somehow more believable.
Donald Trump has been the subject of many headlines recently, most if not all relating to his outrageously ignorant views, especially relating to using the recent terrorist attacks in Belgium to further a political agenda and religious extremism in general. But this week his wife has been the subject of headlines for an ad attacking her that was published last week on the Make America Awesome Facebook campaign. MAA is a group that targets politically conservative voters, trying to turn them away from Trump. This ad attacked Melania Trump, third wife of Donald, for a GQ shoot she did in January 2000, 16 years ago, the goal being to insult her and her husband’s capability of being the First Family. Continue reading The New Pro-Cruz Ad is Sexist and Unacceptable→
The results have come in- get ready for Super Tuesday! On Tuesday, March 1st, 12 states got to vote on who they think should be a Democratic or Republican nominee. This very often determines whether a certain candidate will be his or her party’s nominee. Continue reading Super Tuesday!→
Syria is a Middle Eastern country, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Israel, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan. This 71,998 square mile war-torn country is the source of millions of refugees escaping to the nearby nations, the European Union and the United States. But how has Syria become the center of one of the biggest humanitarian and migrant crises that the modern world has seen? Continue reading The Syrian Crisis→