The Trump Presidency Is Over

The Trump Presidency Is Over

Say hello to President Mike Pence.

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Remember this date: August 21, 2018.

This was the day that two of President Donald Trump's most-important associates were convicted on eight counts each, and one directly implicated the president himself.

Paul Manafort was Trump's campaign chairman for a few months in 2016, but the charges brought against him don't necessarily implicate Trump. However, they are incredibly important considering was is one of the most influential people in the Trump campaign and picked Mike Pence to be the vice presidential candidate.

Manafort was convicted on five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to file a report of a foreign bank account. And it could have been even worse. The jury was only unanimous on eight counts while 10 counts were declared a mistrial.

Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, told a judge that Trump explicitly instructed him to break campaign-finance laws by paying two women not to publicly disclose the affairs they had with Trump. Those two women are believed to be Karen McDougal, a Playboy model, and Stormy Daniels, a pornstar. Trump had an affair with both while married to his current wife, Melania.

And then to no surprise, Fox News pundits spun this in the only way they know how. Sara Carter on Hannity said that the FBI and the Department of Justice are colluding as if it's some sort of deep-state conspiracy. Does someone want to tell her that the FBI is literally a part of the DOJ?

The Republican Party has for too long let Trump get away with criminal behavior, and it's long past time to, at the very least, remove Mr. Trump from office.

And then Trump should face the consequences for the crimes he has committed. Yes, Democrats have a role, too. But Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, so they head every committee. They have the power to subpoena Trump's tax returns, which they have not. They have the power to subpoena key witnesses in their Russia investigations, which they have not.

For the better part of a year I have been asking myself what is the breaking point with Republicans and Trump. It does not seem like there is one, so for the time being we're stuck with a president who paid off two women he had an affair with in an attempt to influence a United States election.

Imagine for a second that any past president had done even a fraction of what Trump has.

Barack Obama got eviscerated for wearing a tan suit. If he had affairs with multiple women, then Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would be preparing to burn him at the stake. If they won't, then Trump's enthusiastic would be more than happy to do so.

For too long we've been saying that Trump is heading down a road similar to Nixon, but it's evident now that we're way past that point. Donald Trump now has incriminating evidence against him to prove he's a criminal, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is just getting started.

Will Trump soften the blow and resign in disgrace before impeachment like Nixon did? Knowing his fragile ego, there's honestly no telling what he'll do. But it's high time Trump leaves an office he never should have entered in the first place.

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I'm An 18-Year-Old Female And I Will Never Be A Feminist

Honestly, I'd rather be caught dead than caught calling myself a modern-day feminist.
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"A man told me to have a good day... I'm triggered." How ludicrous does that sound? Tune in because that is the extent of modern day feminism.

Sure, I think boys are stupid and that I'm probably better than 90% of the male population, but that doesn't make me a modern-day feminist. Now I believe that woman should stand up for themselves, and Golding's quote: "I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been," is by far one of my favorite quotes... but modern day feminism is not something I want to be associated with.

I'm all for "anything you can do I can do better," and "We can do it!" but realistically speaking in some situations, that isn't feasible. As an 18-year-old woman who works out regularly, and is stronger than the average female, I couldn't carry a 190-pound man back to a safe zone after he was shot on the front line of a war even if I tried. It is not anatomically possible for a grown woman to be as strong as a fully developed male.

Reality check: Men and women are not equal.

They are not physically equal, they are not mentally equal. Modern-day feminism is equality between the two genders, but corrupt and on steroids. I support what feminism used to be. I support women who work hard and have goals and ambition... not girls who hate men and stomp around with no shirts on to piss off the public. Feminism has developed into a polluted teaching that young men and women are plunging into.

We are built dissimilarly.

The human brain is literally an organ that is sex oriented. There is a cognitive difference, that singlehandedly destroys gender equality.

I will not spend my time running a revolution against anyone who likes Donald Trump. I am not going to binge watch Trump's twitter in an effort to start some leftist gob of drama. I refuse to be part of this head hunt to attack all Republicans on the newest Instagram post made about how feminism is stupid. I do not hate men, and society would crash and burn without the successful men and women who work together to create what we call the United States of America.

Why, you ask? Why are the 15-25 year olds of our society clinging to feminism? They are hopping on the rapidly growing bandwagon where all the hipsters, feminists and Trump haters reside. It's "cool" to hate Donald Trump. Twitter is a world of liberalism, hatred and fake love towards all. Social media is where this generation is living — and modern-day feminism brews there.

We need to keep separation in the household within roles.

We must raise our children to do what they are best at rather than trying to do something they are incapable of just to prove an irrelevant point.

Women must stand up for what they believe in and be strong in their shoes, while not getting so caught up in what your modern day feminist says she thinks is right.

We cannot let this briskly changing society sway us away from what is going to keep the world working precisely.

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Will Trump Win the 2020 Election?

That's the billion dollar question

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Back in the day, not so long ago when America was naive to the real Donald "You're Fired" Trump, I predicted to my friends and family that he would win the presidential elections. I have always had a strong intuition about these types of things, but my nature always made me lean towards the underdog regardless. Trump was no underdog, so my assertion baffled my loved ones, though in that race neither Hillary nor Trump was an underdog so my intuition took over and I just knew he would win. As we are well into what is now definitely a government shut down I have to wonder will 2020 spell victory for Trump once more? If the midterm elections are anything to go by, I would say there is a 50-50 chance and here's why:

Everyone thought the midterms was a slam dunk, well everyone on the left at least. I have to admit with a President at war with the media it is getting difficult to decipher what is fact and what is fiction. Needless to say, the state of affairs remains poignant. The tension is palpable to all. And for this reason, I expected a landslide for both the Senate and the House in favor of the Democrats but this was not the case.

Why?

1. No president is perfect. Some have come close though in my opinion; most have embodied that all endearing quality of being "Presidential". Trump does not. He, in my opinion, is the antithesis of "Presidential".

2. Most Presidents try to be inclusive to represent, make or support laws and or changes that will benefit the majority at large. Trump does not. He supports or makes laws that support one type of majority and it definitely does not look like me or anyone considered ethnic.

3. Most Presidents tell the truth or some version of it centered in reality. Trump does not. The weirdest thing is Trump operates on the cut your nose to spite your face precedence. Case in point the current government shut down. And his supporters seem to operate on the same cut your nose to spite your face premise. First, Mexico was going to pay to build the wall, now Americans are going to pay for it with our tax dollars. The best part of it is that Trump just lies and states that Mexico is paying for it through the USMCA Trade Deal. Why did I say his supporters operated on the same premise, I bet many who are affected by the government and those who will be most affected by the upcoming recession will still stand by Trump bolstering his 2020 chances.

4. Most Presidents have an ego but Trump trumps them all (pun intended).

I could go on and on but I won't. Why? Because it seems that despite these obvious flaws and I have named only a handful, people love Trump.

And that is why he may have a chance to win again. To me, Trump signifies the white male in America. In corporate America, white men already have all the odds stacked in their favor but if you've ever encountered a bad boss, you may find more often than not those drunk with power are hell bent to corrupt the system, cheating and destroying their way to the top. I mean Trump only had a 1.5 million dollar loan from his father to start out? Delusional much?! But still insists on putting in place backhanded deals that continue to stack the chips in his favor to this day.

At home and in American neighborhoods, the white male life matters. Revered and looked upon with respect. Can walk through stores with the assumption of being non-threatening and the assumption that he always has the money to pay, whether that be the case or not. Even when a white male poses a threat to his life matter. You have seen videos of a white male with a gun and mental problem posing a real danger and cops shoot but once to disarm him. But again white lives matter.

What has all of this got to do with his 2020 campaign. Well, my point is with all these character flaws and even though he has every silver spoon and advantage a person can inherit, he would still lie, cheat and destroy his way to power. So Presidential. Trump's 2020 coming to you soon. Make America Grace-Less Again for another four years

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