POTUS' first tweet on DACA: Congress should ‘get ready to do your job’

What's clear: Trump is giving Congress six months to write a law
The first alarm pertaining to the 2012 Obama administration policy zeroing in on protection to youngsters who had been living illegally in the United States brought by their parents, was sounded off by President Trump who called the same order "horrible," as he made it one of his campaign promises that it would be "ended immediately."
However, after his assumption to the presidency, Trump was not heard to repeat that aforementioned promise. Observers were quick to point out that the post-election scene could have softened the Trump stance.
President Trump was quoted by news reports: he was "gonna deal with" those receiving deferrals "with heart." But when the fifth day of September arrived, Trump announced in a brief written statement that DACA was coming to its end.
President Obama, who has offered extremely rare public criticism of his successor, strongly disputed Republicans' assertion that he exceeded his presidential power, writing how he relied "on the well-established legal principle of prosecutorial discretion, deployed by Democratic and Republican presidents alike "to set priorities for immigration enforcement."
He called the Trump action "a political decision, and a moral question," adding: "Ultimately, this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we'd want our own kids to be treated."
The same Trump decision was called an act of 'pure cruelty' by numerous voices, one that threatened the well-being of at least 800,000 people who live in the country illegally through no fault of their own, traced to decisions made by their parents.
Trump did not make the announcement himself. He passed it on to Attorney General Jeff Sessions who made a brief speech on DACA. The gist of the pronouncement: those who have already been granted what is known as "deferred status" will not be immediately or suddenly cut off.
Part of the announcement: the administration will give Congress six months to decide whether to renew the protections legislatively before ending them. Although Sessions called it a "wind-down," what he declared, offered no comfort to hundreds of thousands of people raised as Americans.
There lies the possibility that as of a given date, the same DACA recipients will no longer be able to live and work legally on these shores where they were raised, educated, and imbued with the knowledge that the U.S. was the sole country they've known since childhood.
What is pathetic is how numbers of those protected by DACA, led productive lives after reaching the stage where they could find employment opportunities in line with their schooling and training, and now what faces them is the cloud of uncertainty.
Congress can work on the DREAM Act. It is not that hopeless.
There is the Alien Minors Act (identical to DACA), where participants can't have had a serious criminal past and must be in school, or have graduated or serve in the military. Owing to their status, they are far from posing a threat to public safety or national security. It is a comfort to learn that several versions of the DREAM Act have been introduced by both Democrats and Republicans.
Polls indicate that even a majority of Republican voters strongly believe the so-called Dreamers merit help and protection. In studying the reason behind the DACA availability, the youngsters came owing to family ties and wage and employment differentials between
their respective countries of origin and the U.S.
Were DACA to be rescinded, or if Congress were to deny it to proceed, it would be an assault on immigrant families and communities. It is therefore up to Congress to restore a huge measure of sanity and constructive purpose to immigration policymaking.
Should the Dream Act fail due to Republican obstruction or a presidential veto, GOP leaders will need to explain to the majority of Americans, who according to poll studies that approve of DACA, the rationale why Congress won't resort to establishing a humane act that would continue supporting the legalization of the promising youngsters who have proven themselves as worthy members of the U.S. population.
By state, the Department of Homeland Security has data on where most of the "Dreamers" live:
California.......... 222,795
Texas............... 124,300
Illinois............. 42,376
New York...... 41,970
Florida.......... 32,795
Arizona........ 27,865
North Carolina.... 27,385
New Jersey........ 22,024
Georgia.............. 24,135
Washington....... 17,843

Despite Trump's expressions of 'love' for Dreamers, in moving against DACA, it is clear that he is set in fulfilling the promise to end it, one that he made -- in much stronger and harsher terms during his presidential run.
The "now" scene remains: The DACA status will be honored by immigration authorities until current permits expire.
The delay is meant to give Congress time to pass a law that would solve the status of the DACA holders.

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US pullout from Paris Climate Agreement of 2016 via Trump's avowal: What it defines

(Editor’s note: This is a sequel to the writer’s previous column on climate change)

Former VicePresident Al Gore authored An Inconvenient Truth in 2006: a warning to the world-at-large, in reference to the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change.
What follows, still traced to Mr. Gore, is his latest documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel, scheduled for showing in the Fall of 2017.
Unwittingly, the aforementioned subject has grabbed the front burner on extreme weather events, brought about by climate change, responsible in making more frequent and severe alterations.
The foregoing film is known to have the most jaw-dropping imagery that focuses on extreme weather events.
Reviews by weather experts mentioned the following: "there are shoes melting off people’s feet as they cross a street in India amid a heat wave; mass graves inthe Philippines for the 6,300 victims of Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda)," and which utterly leveled Leyte's Tacloban City in 2013.
Narrations described the destructive force of the 195-mile-per-hour winds that caused unspeakable devastation the Leyte population, not only physically, but affected the morale of the people who were fortunate enough to be survivors.
In the US, the referenced film has captured freak "rain bombs" in Arizona; likewise "fatal floods in Louisiana," the same experts pointed out.
Gore's commentary:"Future generations will say....Couldn't you hear what Mother Nature was screaming back at you?"
Although not all sights depicted are discouraging.
There are those that are attributed to city executives, i.e., an eloquent scene inGeorgetown, Texas, where Mayor Dale Ross, a Republican, has committed to make his city one of the first in the US to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy.
Politics is not the raison d'etre of the Gore presentation.
Sober statements follow the former vice president.
"Regardless of politics, the film makes a compelling case for action. We have to stop making this a partisan problem. It's a reality we all have to face together," Gore stated.
Gore was scheduled to speak with President Trump in December 2016. He did not touch on that particular conversation held with Trump.Yet, he talked about the significance of the Paris Accord in which 195 countries pledged to work toward the goal of net-zero carbon emissions, invest in renewable energy-powered economies so that global temperatures will rise no more than 2 degrees Celsius by the year 2100.
It should be recalled that the date on which the Paris Agreement went into effect: November4, 2016.
What followed: November 8, 2016, Trump was elected as the 45th US president.
Although numbers of people lobbied Trump to stay in the Paris Accord, fossil-fuel Trump influencers prevailed.
The story has not changed at all.
Trump announced immediately he was pulling the US out of the agreement.
Trump lived up to his pre-election promise.

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How POTUS proceeds to bolster fiction naming PH as background: General Pershing's 1919 command post

News reports have called one of the latest Trump tweets about U.S. General John J. Pershing's command in the Philippines "an unsupported story." The gist of that same tweet was re-aired very recently although it was branded as nothing short of a tale when it was initially bruited about as "unconfirmed."
Trump was wont to quoting the same during the course of his 2016 presidential campaign heard about in several states.
"That we should study about General Pershing's executing prisoners for dealing with radical Islamic terror," was the prescription that Trump zeroed in on considerably.
"Pershing was reportedly responsible for putting down a militant Muslim group in the Philippines by executing its members with bullets dipped in pig's blood," per the Trump story. The same narration by the same narrator on numerous campaign was supposed to scare other militants into submission.
"You'll take a look at General Pershing in 1919 in the Philippines, how he stopped terrorism.
"He took 50 men, and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood. For 28 years, there was no terrorism," Trump continued to state.
SNOPES, the definitive fact-checking and internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation, in a published announcement did not support the Trump story.
The aforementioned source of a largely reliable fact-checking methodology has earned the reputation as the least-biased check source. Touching on the presidential campaign efforts, Trump was reported to have announced numerous promises.
The 45th U.S. president has been known to author his "contract with the American voter," pledging how he would continue to expand on other promises and vows he has sworn to uphold but still remain to happen.
He promised how he has the will to make, to highlight his accomplishments and "the world will note his progress," as "immediate."
The news story lines are telling about how the president has found himself increasingly isolated. Those who have been called all the president's mentors, include America's top military officers, corporate executives, and a few Republican leaders in Congress.
Foremost among those who have sent statements are the two living GOP ex-presidents and foreign leaders previously friendly to the current U.S. president sent a message: "Racial bigotry and extremism must be condemned. Some mentioned Trump by name; others didn't.
What sparked reaction to the Trump comments was the very one which suggested an "equivalence between neo-Nazi groups and their opponents."
Interestingly, those chief executive officers, identified as America's "corporate elite" who once stood by Trump tendered their resignations from the economic advisory and manufacturing councils that the president tweeted he was disbanding them. The truth has prevailed: those who resigned turned in their letters before Trump's action of disbanding the same councils.
For instance, the head of JP Morgan Chase and company stated that "the economic advisory council had already decided to end on its own."
A word of cheer on Obamacare which was one of the chief election vows that Trump has made emphatic:
The Trump administration backed away from causing an immediate crisis in healthcare marketplaces and consented to continue making payments to insurance companies. Much of America's corporate elite members who once stood by Trump to give him time to lead, have shown how that support has been waned and will continue to wane.
Likewise, the picture from that same group has been telling. Truth will ensue and the American electorate will do what will be expected of all its members: to vote wisely for the sake of the country they call home, to see the veritable return of democracy, for the people, of the people, and by the people.

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Federal government officials don't deserve rebukes

Judging from press reports, covered by print and audio media, President Trump has ventured into the scolding process.
Foremost of all, it was his appointee, Jeff Sessions, the attorney general who was his most talked-about subject. Likewise, the 45th president of the United States didn't stop at the now known extraordinary flogging made public.
Trump touched on the general notion of anticipated loyalty that he has underscored since he took over as chief resident of the White House.
Not every American agrees with Jeff Sessions on anything, this space's columnist has observed. It is remarkable that even the so-called conservative media have sided with the “beleaguered attorney general.”
What has been known are reports that the highest member of the Department of Justice, tried his level best to abide by what the top executive has expected of him. Yet, what did the former senator from Alabama see in return?
Trump subjected Sessions to a well-known process of elimination without letting him know. It was widely known that Sessions carried on with his duties.
Why didn't Trump quietly ask for a resignation from his appointee?
Instead, Trump attacked Sessions, his longtime supporter, identified as his staunchest ally.
Pro-Trump observers of the past 100 Days of the Trump presidency have been vocal in saying he is enjoying just a few detractors. Not so, as recent events have unfolded.
Returning to the loyalty issue: news reports have advanced how he immediately indicates an explosive style of government.
Are there concrete instances where he always returns that same loyalty?
Trump's particular derision of Sessions has stirred some Conservatives into the very response needed. The outcries from them have been one of saying how they will not stand up to a president who has shown his bold resistance to the Constitution; defies what has deemed logical; ignoring completely America's existence as a nation of laws.
The president is not a lawyer. Yet, he ought to know basic requirements in the course of casting aside under the rules demanded of all lawyers.
Therefore, it is easy to see how many members of the party Trump represents will continue to react and respond in the unprecedented hit on the attorney general by the very man who lauded him and became an active voice in the presidential campaign that ended in his successful quest of the presidency.
Fast forward to another member of the Republican party. Senator John McCain, a war hero, an American hero, went to Congress very recently despite his post-operative condition. The most-loved senator from Arizona delivered a veritably impressive address covering the proper manner of legislating.
He was out in the open; with dialogue; with discussions; with amendments.
Senator McCain rose as a truly highly-admired American hero, whom Trump identified as a “non-hero,” because “he was captured.”
He climaxed his presence by delivering a single contradictory vote on the Republican proposal to take away the Affordable Health Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare, all done in his opposition to those who would cast away affordable health care from tens of millions of Americans.
Senator McCain joined his colleagues, Senators Lisa Murkowski (from Alaska) and Susan Collins (representing Maine) who said no to those who would take away the aforesaid affordable health care, ostensibly announced as one to reduce the taxes of the tens of thousands of the wealthiest Americans.
It does not require anybody's guess that the foregoing would include the Trump family and others who have appeared to be opposed to the Obamacare act passed as law in Year 2010.
Owing to the action taken on the aforementioned health care act, it demonstrated the strength of America's bipartisan heritage.

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Federal government officials are not Trump's employees: they don't deserve rebukes

Judging from press reports, covered by print and audio media, President Trump has ventured into the scolding process.
Foremost of all, it was his appointee, Jeff Sessions, the attorney general who was his most talked-about subject. Likewise, the 45th president of the United States didn't stop at the now known extraordinary flogging made public.
Trump touched on the general notion of anticipated loyalty that he has underscored since he took over as chief resident of the White House.
Not every American agrees with Jeff Sessions on anything, this space's columnist has observed. It is remarkable that even the so-called conservative media have sided with the “beleaguered” attorney general.
What has been known are reports that the highest member of the Department of Justice, tried his level best to abide by what the top executive has expected of him. Yet, what did the former senator from Alabama see in return?
Trump subjected Sessions to a well-known process of elimination without letting him know. It was widely known that Sessions carried on with his duties.
Why didn't Trump quietly ask for a resignation from his appointee? Instead, Trump attacked Sessions, his longtime supporter, identified as his staunchest ally.
Pro-Trump observers of the past 100 Days of the Trump presidency have been vocal in saying he is enjoying just a few detractors. Not so, as recent events have unfolded.
Returning to the loyalty issue: news reports have advanced how he immediately indicates an explosive style of government.
Are there concrete instances where he always returns that same loyalty?
Trump's particular derision of Sessions has stirred some Conservatives into the very response needed. The outcries from them have been one of saying how they will not stand up to a president who has shown his bold resistance to the Constitution; defies what has deemed logical; ignoring completely America's existence as a nation of laws.
The president is not a lawyer.
Yet, he ought to know basic requirements in the course of casting aside under the rules demanded of all lawyers.
Therefore, it is easy to see how many members of the party Trump represents will continue to react and respond in the unprecedented hit on the attorney general by the very man who lauded him and became an active voice in the presidential campaign that ended in his successful quest of the presidency.
Fast forward to another member of the Republican party. Senator John McCain, a war hero, an American hero, went to Congress very recently despite his post-operative condition.
The most-loved senator from Arizona delivered a veritably impressive address covering the proper manner of legislating. He was out in the open; with dialogue; with discussions; with amendments. Senator McCain rose as a truly highly-admired American hero, whom Trump identified as a non-hero, because he was “captured.”
He climaxed his presence by delivering a single contradictory vote on the Republican proposal to take away the Affordable Health Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare, all done in his opposition to those who would cast away affordable health care from tens of millions of Americans.
Senator McCain joined his colleagues, Senators Lisa Murkowski (from Alaska) and Susan Collins (representing Maine) who said 'no' to those who would take away the aforesaid affordable health care, ostensibly announced as one to reduce the taxes of the tens of thousands of the wealthiest Americans.
It does not require anybody's guess that the foregoing would include the Trump family and others who have appeared to be opposed to the Obamacare act passed as law in Year 2010.
Owing to the action taken on the aforementioned health care act, it demonstrated the strength of America's bipartisan heritage.

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That June 16, 2016 meeting with Trump Team members in attendance

It's no longer a witch hunt as dubbed by President Trump when, at a highly-described meeting of June 9, 2016, his oldest son, Donald Trump. Jr., met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer who reportedly promised to share political information in reference to the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Initially, those reported as attendees in the aforesaid meeting were: Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman at that time, and Jared Kushner, the then Republican presidential candidate's son-in-law, currently a senior adviser of the president.
Per released and published e-mails, the world has known more details about that now well-known gathering.
Trump, Jr.'s initial explanation touching on the same meeting was ostensibly to help Russian orphans in reference to Russia's freezing of an adoption program popular with Americans.
However clearly identified the younger Trump's interpretation of the meeting was disseminated, the New York Times named conflicting information about the raison d'etre in touching on the story.
The same paper indicated that Ms. Veselnitskaya had "promised damaging material on Ms. Clinton which the Trump scion called essentially meaningless," and merely a "pretext" for discussing the adoption angle.
Questions have inevitably arisen: what is the extent of the knowledge that the Trump campaign had relevant to the Russian government's activities to inflict harm on the Clinton's quest for the presidency?
Doubt has entered the Trump Junior's explanation in regard to the Veselnitskaya's presence that the meeting in question was not a first contact.
In addition, prior to the meeting, a question has arisen: was Trump Jr. aware that the Russians might have expected his father to support the subject the above-named lawyer insisted on? Was it intended to be one in discussing international adoption sanctions and the anticipated category of quid pro quo?
The Russian law preventing Americans from adopting Russian children was not unknown; it was passed in retaliation of U.S. sanctions supposedly targeted at associates of President Vladimir Putin.
Another question that should be answered by Trump, Jr.: did he expect that the Russians would give him invaluable information without expecting anything in return? The younger Trump 's skills were bruited around by his father's campaign leaders about his skills as a negotiator.
What is clear and remains clear: Donald Trump, Jr., voluntarily met with someone known with ties to the Russian government, mainly to receive damaging evidence about Clinton that might have influenced the U.S. 2016 election in favor of his father.
Trump, Jr., has asserted strongly that he did not receive useful information for the above-named aim, so no crime was committed.
But some criminal lawyers' statements contradict his statements.
"Intent to commit a crime is still a crime," has been advanced.
There are 196 countries all over the globe.
Among those in addition to the U.S., Canada and Russia, there are several more, including China, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, France, the Scandinavian and Baltic countries, Israel, Iran and perhaps Brazil, have the capability to engage in cyber hacking.
All of the above-named countries have more than a passing interest in the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. Yet, to this very date, no reliable information has surfaced that any foreign country other than Russia, has made an effort to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor.
A note of interest: during the past presidential campaign: Donald Trump asserted that he could go out on New York City's Fifth Avenue and shoot someone; people would still support him, he vigorously added. Amid what's been happening since he became the U.S. president on January 20th, it seems Trump's assumption no longer seems questionable.
What remains clear however, Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort were at that meeting and their presence could never be underestimated despite answers to the contrary: they were all representing the older Trump's interest.

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July 4th celebrations usher in another meaning of America's Independence Day!

America: A country of immigrants whose forebears led the waytoward human rights and democracy who were desirous of a better life ahead
Who are considered immigrants? Briefly, the people whoarrived on the shores of the United States who are nationals of othercountries the world over.
Thesole non-immigrant that distinguished herself/himself in America is one who wasborn on these frontiers whose ancestral home is indisputably America, andwho, over time, is recognized as American: the American Indian. Thelatter group was already identified culturally when the thousands who wereEuropean-born arrived on the Mayflower in 1650, in their quest for abetter life.
Overtime, the U.S. has depended greatly on the phenomenon called the"immigrant contribution."
Thisspace's writer lauds the reply of an immigrant who volunteered anidentification of an immigrant.
"Iam an immigrant who, like many of my immigrant colleagues, exudes humble prideto be contributing to my adopted land by working hard and creating newjobs for others."
Decadesago, still fresh in the minds of those who came from afar, theywho aligned themselves with the principal Democratic and Republicanparties were enamored by what they termed "economiccompetitiveness," demonstrated by stapling green cards on college diplomasof immigrant graduates.
Historyrelates how the foregoing took place before the immigration issue got hijacked,by many native-born Americans who were quick to describe the immigrant as"stealing our jobs."
Yet,some from the native-born who have given their personal estimates on theimmigrant population that has proven itself worthy of the manifoldcontributions to their current home, are far from what has been describedas precise. Those from the same ranks still have to vie with the acceptedimmigrants who have meritoriously qualified to practice their professionson these shores.
Intruth and in fact, figures and facts do point to the more vaunted achievementsof the immigrant society who have been known to reach the apex oftheir professional concerns in the tightening field of competition.
Thereis that well-known concept of "First,do no harm," which is culled in the oath that announces the entranceand careers of most new medical doctors admitted to theirrespective professional specializations.
Once,I was invited to attend a session featuring those minds deeply involved in thepractice of medicine.
Again,the main theme: "First, do no harm," embedded in the oath that startsthe careers of most newly-licensed doctors in America, has emerged assomething of a surrogate for the practice of medicine. Yet, it issomething that is likened to a false promise. Numbers of routines havebeen identified
asunmistakable. They might not be intentional. Yet,many native-born physicians have faced lawsuits that were markedlyidentified as "cases that held false promise."
Someonlookers into the fields of medical practitioners have suggested that part ofthe oath they take should be: "Help others with as little harm aspossible."
Whetherthe populace likes it or not, some frontiers have been branded as representing"a world of harm" specifically, resulting from car accidents torecreational drugs, sexually-transmitted diseases, cancer, unhealthydiets, and recent diagnoses of lack of exercise. The list isendless.
In treating the results of the named health hazards, the goal as a physicianshould be no other than to "reduce harm."
Thusfar, until the current administration can offer a substitute for theAffordable Care Act, the latter is still law. But it's notbeen an easy task. Signing up for health insurance is mind boggling forincreasing numbers of the population who are still awaiting solutions to theissue.
Despitethe Republicans' concerted efforts to repeal the law of 2010, theforegoing aforementioned Act, it is a well-known fact that the federal-andstate-based exchanges that created the Act will be realistically inoperation at least through 2019. There are living proofs that many marketplaceshave helped individuals, families and small businesses shop for and enrollin affordable medical insurance.
TheACA and its highly-awaited replacement, the American Health Care Act, both relyon the very same general structure to sell insurance to people who are notcovered by insurance through their employment or other programs.
Whatis anticipated: participants receive income-based subsidies to purchasequalified health plans on either a state or federal marketplace(Healthcare.gov).
Theanticipation of decisions meant to shape the options available in 2019 arenow being done through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Moreconcern for U.S. veterans that arose during the Obama era has been underscored.
Untolddebts of gratitude to the servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives indefense of our country have surfaced notably.
Ithas been accepted that the countless contributions to major advances in thebiological sciences were forged in that deplorable crucible of war.
Emergencymedicine and modern surgery have proven to define what physicians andmedics have encountered on the battlefield as conflicts the world overbreak out.
Technologicalbreakthroughs such as portable ultrasound and penicillin trace theirearly development to war settings.
Certainly,without fear of contradiction, would-be immigrants should comprehend what isanticipated of them as they turn their attention to the professionalfields so sorely needed in the U.S.
More Independence Day celebrations will, ofcourse be on the front burner, as observed through the ages. But what isanticipated is nothing novel. It will depend largely on how today's WhiteHouse will be managed. And as the moving calendar continues to remind theAmerican populace, the three branches of government (executive, legislativeand judicial) will have to perform accordingly with one goal in mind: tosee that democracy will strongly prevail.

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Is there a Trump Doctrine?

Political analysts continue to deplore the infamous Trump decision in reference to America's departure from the Paris Climate Accord.
At this point in time, it will be remembered how, seven months ago, the United States led the international world in putting together the agreement to "reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to prevent the worst effects of human-caused climate change." That historical coming together of numerous nations happened before the 2016 presidential election.
Trump, the 45th president of America, on the 134th day of his presidency zeroed in on his rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, thus removing the nation from its stature as a global leader. Numerous voices were heard in opposition to the Trump decision as America joined the company of only two other nations.
His rejection of the Accord over and above the objections raised not just among global political leaders and Pope Francis, but even of Exxon Mobil, boiled down to this conclusion by the aforementioned analysts: "The United States will cease to be part of the solution to the problem."
Furthermore, scientific opinion has been distinctive: the United States will put itself squarely on the other side and clearly, it will be a signal that it will bolster the credibility of the climate-change deniers, the anti-science hucksters and the irresponsible corporate cynics.
Already, the near future seems to be foretold: it will strike a powerful blow "against the common good from the coast of California to the melting permafrost of northern Alaska to the flood-prone lowlands located along America's rivers to the hurricane-ravaged communities along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean."
What has been foreseen by the scientific world: "Globally, it could set the world on track to what climate scientists agree: will be intensified floods, famines and storms, rising seas and mass migrations fueling strife over water scarcity, declining food production and epidemics."
How it will affect America's role in the world has been foretold: the negative Trump decision causes enormous injury to this country's reputation and to its leadership role in the world.
The only two nations that didn't sign on to the Paris agreement are Nicaragua and Syria.
Nicaragua said "no" based on the opinion that the Accord is nonbinding, and the goal of capping emissions at 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels is too low. It didn't sign because the deal wasn't good enough, compared with Trump's claim that it's a "bad deal" for the US.
The other non-signer is war-torn and ravaged Syria. And now, with the Trump decision, the US has become a third country.
History has told the world how there's been a notable presence of anti-Americanism, but at the end of the day, most nations understood that an alliance with the US would enhance, not diminish their peace and prosperity.
What has been embraced by other nations: the secret of American success: "it is a relatively benign superpower that championed a vision of human dignity that appealed to ordinary people everywhere around the globe."
Deplorably, Trump has acted so oblivious to the above-established earned secret over the numerous decades that America has worked so hard to earn.
Trump sees each international treaty as a racket, and every alliance as a rip-off.
Yet, the truth stares at Trump "by destroying the unprecedented power and wealth America has accumulated by its own efforts and skills as it joined other nations."
Were the US to pursue a "me first" policy, then it won't be difficult to see why every country in the world will do the same -- the result would redound to international lawlessness.
More analysts predict predatory states such as Iran, Russia and China will do well in the resulting chaos, while the US allies (should there still be any left) will inevitably suffer.
If history's guidance is sought, America will not be able to stay aloof from the consequences of the new disorder. Trade and security that have been established by America will be imperiled.
The ultimate scene that will unfold: the United States will likely be drawn into conflicts that could have been avoided had it maintained its well-known position as Leader of the Free World, such a hard-won achievement that Trump has obviously been intent on throwing away with characteristic recklessness and thoughtlessness accompanied by obvious ignorance.
Three adjectives have been prominently aired in reference to the Trump withdrawal from the Paris accord: America will be sicker, poorer and less secure.
Trump has been surrounded by his choice of generals, along with business leaders, scientists and the like who have reiterated that the effects of climate change without strong efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will destabilize much of the world.
In his announcement to leave the Paris Accord, Trump said in strong terms how he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."
In all likelihood, Trump did not realize the truth, or perhaps he simply doesn't care.
Would the citizens of Pittsburgh suffer for the Trump mistake along with everyone else on the planet?

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TheHealth-Care Act as a continuing triumph of the Obama era

From all indicators in today's Trumpism, one boast that has been set aside is the Health CareAct. The latter legislation has been ferociously and desperately degraded not only by Trump himself, but a number of members of the RepublicanParty.
Currently, repealing the foregoing legislation has just passed the House (but is seen to face a tougher time at the Senate).
Recent history tells Americans that before Trump appeared prominently on the scene, a lively debate in the Republican Party emerged: what was the best way to appeal to the working-class voters of America?
All kinds of proposals arose.
What would be attractive to the voters coming from the working class, the query was heard prominently among the Republicans.
What Trump, the candidate proposed, was held close to those who voted in the 2016 presidential primaries: the vigorous offer that he would not touch Social Security and Medicare.
Weeks went by. With a 'new' transformation of the AffordableCare Act from Speaker Paul Ryan, Trump promised a health-care plan that would "provide insurance for everybody."
Trump flattered himself no end. He told the media that the White House was writing its own bill that would represent a dramatic break which would totally make the difference with what was known since 2010 as Obamacare.
None of the Trump statements were ever able to reach fruition.
Of course, it became well-proclaimed that whatever Trump backed, health-wise, was written by Ryan.
Definitely, it does not provide insurance for everybody.
Under that Ryan bill, millions of Americans (who have insurance currently) are bound to lose it because they will no longer be capable in paying for it.
As publicized, the Republican health-care plan would actually hurt the Americans who put Trump where he is today: as president.
The plan, which mentioned large tax cuts for the wealthy, has been adjudged by health providers who are extremely knowledgeable about Obamacare, (on perusal), would make numbers ofAmericans in the rural states find themselves (particularly the older ones) poorer and sicker, where premiums would have the
tendency to rise, owing to the absence of competition in the ranks of the individual insurance market.
Considered the hardest hit, are those eligible for at least $5,000 less in tax credits under the Republican plan, they who supported Trump by a record margin to59 percent to 36 percent, per election figures.
Furthermore, that assistance that the government provides to assist Americans to purchase insurance would be entirely changed: the House bill would cut back on Obama's expansion of Medicaid funding. The outcome would be telling: it would result in many Americans just over the poverty line, losing access to the program.
TheWhite House, from all publicized indications, never really considered writing its own bill, and left the huge job to Speaker Ryan.
It was revealed that there is no constituency in the G.O.P. Congress that sided with the Trump promise, one of the very first self-proclaimed assurances that crowded the campaign atmosphere of the then Candidate Trump.
TheTrump aggressive stance was at defining a new populist nationalism touching mainly on immigration, i.e.,scapegoating Mexican immigrants and Muslims, and trade, by cancelling theTranspacific Partnership and a promise to renegotiate NAFTA.
What does the dismal failure of Trump's vow to repeal Obamacare prove?
When it touches on domestic policy, neither Trumpism nor the Reformists from the GOP have done anything close to accomplishment to prove to the American citizenry what has been defined as bragging at its maximum.
TheAmerican Affordable Act continues to remain.
TheAmerican people who have been on the receiving end of the AAC represent the best judgment; unfortunately, those who voted for Trump
did not weigh the impact of the loss of health care that came to them through painstaking measures under the leadership of the Democratic Party and above all, a realization of what previous administrations were unable to do: affordable health care for everyAmerican.

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It's all Barack Obama's fault, per Trump

The current Trump problems are traced by the country's new president to his predecessor.
Trump has laid mighty issues on Barack Obama.
He detailed those problematical subjects during a press conference with the visiting King of Jordan.
"I have to say that the world is a mess. I inherited a mess," Trump emphasized.
"Whether it's North Korea, the Middle East, it's so many other things. Whether it's in our country, horrible trade deals. I inherited a mess. We are going to fix it. We are going to fix it."
The bottom line of the press conference: whatever bad things are happening right now are traced wholly as Barack Obama's fault.
While Trump may be on target about the state of the world before he started his presidency in early January, a pressing question remains: how long can he really last, as he attributes his shortcomings on the last administration?
Specifically, Trump has laid the blame on Obama. He stressed on the economy, trade deals, government leaks, protests, and the failure of the health care replacement bill.
The North Korea problem is not new at all. It has been one of the perplexities facing any administration since the Bill Clinton era.
It wasn't a striking revelation when Obama blamed George W. Bush for not finding the solution to the North Korea troubling question.
George W. Bush did not hesitate to lay the onus on Clinton. He stated how his predecessor crafted a deal with the North Koreans and China which
was ignored eventually.
Obama essentially blamed Bush for a sluggish economy, which he named as a "Great Recession Inheritance," in nearly every major political speech.
Although the waning economy was at a standstill, Obama did not continue to identify Bush further as the cause.
What became evident even in the early days of the Obama presidency, statistics indicated how monthly unemployment numbers started to change for the better.
Lately, Trump aggressively announced how the country owes him credit for good job numbers and an upswing, stock market-wise, all of which started under Obama. (It has become habitual that the pluses Trump has claimed are not his own; they are traceable to the Obama administration.)
Tension headaches have multiplied in reference to tension abroad. But highly noted in the same press conference was the Trump proclamation: "I now have responsibility, and I will have that responsibility and carry it very proudly."
The Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago estate has served the president's purposes as he has met Asian leaders, i.e., Xi Jinping of China at what has been branded the 'president's exclusive club in Florida.'
Since then, Trump has served his own interests in holding foreign policy meetings against the backdrop of his description of what observers from the business circles have identified as showing off his for-profit private club.
Yet, the American populace, particularly the independent thinkers, do not need any excuses at all for Trump's choice as he continues to meet with foreign leaders. It is known that his club is named and known as for-profit private.
The Trump club has indeed become the scene highly scrutinized by diplomats, foreign policy specialists, and the media for certain clues in the Trump leadership
Inevitably, voices of harsh criticism about the use of the Trump property continue to grow stronger.
"Showing off his for-profit private club and crystallizing how he is bent on transforming the American presidency by merging international diplomacy, politics, and free-media marketing for the Trump business empire cannot be denied," is the consensus.
Additionally, Trump critics describe the Florida club "reeks of a corrupt blending of public power, personal profit, and undue access for wealthy club members."
Whatever negative reactions emanate from Americans who detest the Trump show of power, are invariably brought to light by the media. And when the latter surfaces, that's the occasion when Trump's distaste comes out through repetitive branding of fake media.
Trump should pay close attention to the men whom he immediately appointed as he took office.
Most well-known news reports have named how a civil war rages throughout the Trump administration.
"A civil war between Trump loyalists and establishment-minded Republicans continues to escalate throughout the federal government."
Interestingly, this space's writer increasingly believes Trump and his allies are fighting a losing battle and their action can no longer be patched over by Band-Aid protection.
For instance, from the State Department to the Environmental Protection Agency, an intense sharp dividing line has emerged between confirmed cabinet secretaries and those called "handpicked teams of GOP veterans who are in a great rush to take power as Trump campaign staffers, as they call themselves."
Evidently, in the face of a current atmosphere that undeniably permeates the White House, changes that hope to redound to the average American citizen should be prioritized which has not happened at all.
All questionable reports on the executive department should go through the Ethics Commission and everyone should abide by the outcome to save the United States' declining position while its criteria on the "first hundred days" have just taken place.

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