Donald Trump’s early attempts to implement his nativist immigration policies have hit a wall. The President’s aides and lawyers have struggled to interpret and implement his recent executive orders because Trump’s policy directives have been quite vague.
Thrust into the spotlight over a claim of censorship, Stanford has allowed a conference to promote itself with an image of Trump that the Stanford Law School, a co-sponsor of the event, initially deemed too partisan.
There has been a great deal of concern about the rhetoric and policies of the new Trump administration. Trump’s promise to “build a wall,” “ban Muslims” and deport “bad hombres” has produced anxiety for many, fear for others and terror for those that have been directly impacted by such threats. One video shows a child’s…
My concern is that somehow our politics has come to a stage where when we lose or face defeat we immediately move to these extreme options. What does it mean for our democracy that when we disagree with our president, we move to secede?
Even if Trump isn’t implicated, his most senior staff already are. Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman, was a Putin agent. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, was a Turkish agent. Jeff Sessions, current US Attorney General, lied about Russian contacts. The list can go on.
So far, it appears that this administration is failing even more than Trump himself.
After a polarized response to my last media piece, I figured it was only fair that I once again evaluate how the media has been covering Trump.
University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne declined to officially declare Stanford a “sanctuary campus” in a Thursday meeting with a coalition of students and campus workers pushing Stanford to take a stronger stance in defense of undocumented community members.