The election was last week. The inauguration will be in January. Until that day, Obama is the president.
The media, who shamed themselves horribly during the election, isn’t finished yet. Somehow, they have the idea that Trump is already in office and doing things, which is, of course, untrue.
CBS News has been accused of withholding a clip of president elect Trump urging people to be calm, be unafraid and not to riot and attack minorities.
When confronted with the omission, CBS had this to say, “We chose to release a quote on the issue that affects the most Americans & that was his statement on Obamacare.”
With people rioting in the street, people and property being harmed, how can this be the more important quote?
This quote came from the Lesley Stahl interview with Donald Trump.
On the basis of this interview and the people he is vetting for his staff, all this hysteria has resulted.
In an effort to address some of this panic, perhaps it would be good to go over exactly who has been given a confirmed position. This article will deal with only provable facts.
Reince Priebus has been appointed White House Chief of Staff.
Although he seemed reluctant at first with Trump, he held on tight and made it work with the RNC, even in the face of extreme internal diversity.
Steven Bannon has been appointed Chief Advisor to President Elect Trump.
He is Executive Chairman of Breitbart News.
Breitbart News was founded by Andrew Breitbart in 2004 and practices a right wing style of journalism. The mainstream media, of whom Andrew Breitbart was most critical, is no fan of the alternative news source, so it is unlikely that they would have anything good to say about its Executive Chairman.
He was in the Navy and was an investment banker as well. Both experiences had given him a disdain for the government as usual.
Vice President Mike Pence has taken over Trump’s transition team. His first move is to remove lobbyists from official roles.
This move was the first of Trump’s efforts to, “drain the swamp.”
It seems Chris Christy, who had been in charge of the transition team, had filled it with lobbyists, former bureaucrats and corporate lawyers. This caused consternation to Trump as it was the exact opposite of his promises to change business as usual politics and can be lauded as a great decision. Lobbyists are only loyal to their own causes and really should not be allowed as they pay and give presents to those elected officials that they solicit the favor of votes.
Part of the panic by special interest groups and the media is that the Trump team is leaning toward right- wing candidates for the Cabinet.
Perhaps, it is necessary to turn hard right in order to swing to the middle. The situation now is extreme left, so policy will be very different.
This is the reason that the American People went to the polls to vote for a change in the way things are run. The People want elected officials that listen to them, not treat them like uneducated masses who cannot understand what they need and or want.
One thing is for sure and cannot be denied.: Trump is President Elect. He will not take office until January 20, 2017.
The press and left-leaning people can grab sound bites, innuendos and half-truths all day long, but nothing is being done by the President Elect, YET!
It is time to get back on with regular lives, leave the ugly election behind and look forward. If given a chance, things could change for the better and surprise all the naysayers.
photo credit: caruso.pinguin 15.11.2016 – “Trump Is Not Our President!” – Kundgebung in Leipzig via photopin (license)