It’s like a preview for the rest of the presidency: Donald Trump’s first ten days have been difficult to follow and full of the same incendiary divisiveness as his campaign. More bothersome, they were full of highly questionable decisions that will inevitably line his pockets and empty ours, continue dividing the nation, and demonstrate that reactivity is his only mode of operation.
There was the appointment of his children to his transition team, topped off with daughter Ivanka sitting in with him on a visit from the Japanese Prime Minister.
There is the appointment of a known white supremacist as Trump’s chief strategist.
There was the twitter storm over a Broadway play and another Saturday Night Live skit.
There is the complete break with protocol in moving his family to the White House, racking up a nice bill for the city of New York to pay, as well as you and I.
There was the breaking of a couple of foundational campaign promises: climate change might be real after all, and Hillary apparently needs room to ‘heal’.
Oh, and the settlement of the Trump University fraud case, ’cause “busy”.
So forget about the typical ‘Hundred Days’ of an American President, the first ten days of Donald Trump’s administration are enough to make a citizen cringe.
It’s gonna be a bumpy ride….