Trump Resistance Report - October 5, 2017

THE TRUMP RESISTANCE REPORT IS A WEEKLY REPORT PUBLISHED BY THE YOUNG & BLUE THAT SUMMARIZES THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S WEEKLY SHENANIGANS. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO POKE FUN AT MANY OF THE UNCONVENTIONAL AND UNPRECEDENTED ACTIONS, IT ALSO SERVES TO EDUCATE ITS READERS AND KEEP THEM ON THEIR TOES FOR WHAT'S TO COME.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Tom Price resigns as HHS Secretary

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On Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned as a scandal unfolded regarding his chartering of private, taxpayer funded planes for personal use. Although Price offered to pay back a small fraction of the cost of taking the planes, Donald Trump was enraged by the image problem that the scandal created and publicly spoke out against the Secretary’s actions. Even more interesting, however, is that the legal and ethics offices approved the trips, calling into question the overall legitimacy of the offices as a whole.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Trump attacks mayor of San Juan in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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As the people of Puerto Rico begged for help from the federal government as they tried to recover from Hurricane Maria, President Trump took to Twitter to denounce Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan. After coming under fire for not doing enough to help Puerto Ricans, Trump took to Twitter to give his two cents that the suffering was caused by “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan… who are not able to get their workers to help.” He also asserted that the mayor had “been told by Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.” Classy as always, Donald.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Trump says Hurricane Maria is not a “real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina

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President Trump made a quick stop in Puerto Rico on Tuesday that quickly turned south as he began comparing Hurricane Maria to other natural disasters, saying that the devastation wasn’t really that bad “if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina.” He also managed to throw in that the crisis in Puerto Rico is “throwing our budget out of whack,” as if there weren’t people dying on the island. Perhaps the most disturbing moment of all, though, was when Trump went to tour the island and started throwing out rolls of paper towels into the crowd like he was throwing t-shirts into the stands at a baseball game and people’s lives weren’t at stake.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - No gun violence prevention measures taken in the midst of Las Vegas massacre

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Three days after the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 and injured over 500 more, Donald Trump went to visit the city and offer condolences to victims. This is all good and well, but the President simultaneously called for more patience while learning more details of the shooting, as insisting that we should not yet make any rash decisions, particularly regarding gun violence prevention. This is rather interesting, considering that almost immediately following the Pulse shooting in Orlando last summer, the President called for harsher restrictions and more extreme vetting of foreigners upon the discovery that the shooter was a Muslim man. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but it seems that there may be a double standard based on the perpetrators identities.

Tweet of the week: Strange went up in polls post-Trump endorsement

On Saturday, Donald Trump lamented via Twitter that "FAKE NEWS" refused to report that after he endorsed Luther Strange for the Republican Primary in the Alabama Senate Race, Strange "went up MANY points" in the polls. This is most likely because, according to Politifact, that never actually happened.