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.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Luther Strange Love Fest continues
On September 21, Donald Trump tweeted out kudos to himself for endorsing Senate candidate Luther Strange of Alabama, stating that since the President endorsed him he “has gone up a lot in the polls.” Okay, so maybe this wasn’t the first time Trump drooled over him; the day before, he said, and this is a real quote, “Alabama is sooo lucky” to have him. Unfortunately for Trump, Strange lost the Republican primary on Tuesday. Sad! But all in all, it’s probably best that we don’t have someone in office who sounds like a supervillain with the power to freeze his enemies in blocks of ice. However, the other guy thinks homosexuality should be illegal and insists that Obama is not a US citizen, so honestly we’re screwed either way.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Steph Curry uninvited to the White House
Following the precedent of acting like an easily offended fourth-grader, Donald Trump announced Saturday that he had uninvited the Golden State Warriors to the White House after it was revealed that star player Steph Curry was not planning to attend. It doesn’t make much sense that the President rescinded the invitation after the player had already declined it, but c’est la vie, what else would we expect from a leader with such a fragile ego. This petty show of arrogance prompted responses from many well-known athletes, most notably LeBron James, who similarly took to Twitter to address Mr. Trump as “u bum.” Truthfully, LeBron speaks for all of us.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Trump slams peaceful NFL protests
A meltdown ensued on Sunday in the midst of primetime NFL football games as many players decided to kneel during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and racism in the United States. Outraged, President Trump released a flurry of tweets calling for the protesting players to be fired and calling them “sons of b****es.” Classy, Mr. President. Despite the fact that this is a potential gray area regarding US law (18 U.S. Code § 227 states that the President may not influence employment decisions of private companies based on political affiliation), he continues to insist that action should be taken against protesters. Nothing summarizes the United States more than criticizing black folks for peacefully and silently protesting in the least harmful way possible.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Puerto Rico excuses escalate
Over a week ago, Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane Maria, resulting in catastrophic damage. The US government and especially the President have been eerily silent on the issue, especially considering that Puerto Rico is a US territory and those who live there are US citizens. It was over a week before Trump would waive the Jones Act to expedite the process of getting aid to Puerto Rico, despite granting a two-week waiver almost immediately to Texas and Florida after Harvey and Irma. Wednesday, the commander-in-chief said that the delay was partially due to the fact that Puerto Rico is across “a very big ocean.” Evidently, boats and planes are just out of the question for Mr. President.
Tweet of the week: Trump accuses media of collusion
After probably being introduced to the word “collusion” for the first time during the spring Russia investigation, Trump still doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of what it means, as he accused several media outlets of “colluding” against him. Maybe, just maybe, if everyone is against you, it’s not them - it’s you.