46 Reasons it’s Time for Trump to Go

In honor of Joe Biden winning his place as the United States’ 46th president of the United States (it maybe more apt to say Donald Trump lost?), The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects offers 46 reasons it was beyond time for <whispers> president Donald Trump to vacate the White House and Washington, D.C. (We don’t believe he should’ve been elected in the first place but what’s done is done.) We chose 46 reasons based on some reference to reality and finiteness; otherwise, the list would’ve been long enough to blow our website to pieces. So here it is, y’all, our 46 reasons Trump’s time been up.

In 2017

  1. January 21: One of his first, most notable lies, setting the trend for colossal lies ever after: In his first conference as White House press secretary, Sean Spicer outrageously claims a gathering at the National Mall for Trump’s inaugural address was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.” Yeah. Photo evidence of Barack Obama’s first inauguration disputed that right off, but senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted Spicer’s lies were just “alternative facts.” Oh, boy. Here we go.
  2. January 27: A mere month after entering office, Trump implements a “Muslim ban” that restricts people from Muslim-majority countries—including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen—and suspends all refugee arrivals to the United States.
  3. January 31: While working with Republicans determined to own the Supreme Court, Trump nominates judge Neil Gorsuch to take Scalia’s place. Barack Obama had nominated Merrick Garland to the position in 2016 but Senate Republicans essentially insisted only Republican presidents can nominate judges and refused to hold Garland’s confirmation hearings.
  4. February 7: Trump and Republicans confirm Trump’s appointment of private school-crusading dingbat Betsy DeVos as education secretary. DeVos had no government experience and no experience working in public schools.
  5. February 8: Despite extreme opposition, the Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Sessions spent his career opposing the voting rights of minoritized populations, especially Black folks, and regularly attacked civil rights laws.
  6. February 24: Trump declared certain media outlets to “FAKE NEWS. (We all soon grow to hate that term.)
  7. April 12: Education Secretary Betsy De Vos rolls back Obama-era protections put in place to help students with student loan payments.
  8. June 1: Donald Trump withdraws the U.S from the Paris Agreement.
  9. May 31:Covfefe!
  10. June 14: The Justice Department announced special counsel Robert Mueller will investigate Donald Trumpfor obstruction of justice connected to an investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
  11. Two days later, on June 16, The White House sought to squash a bipartisan bill imposing sanctions on Trump’s best buds over in Russia. No connection. Really!
  12. August 15: At a news conferenceabout violence stemming from white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia, Trump said, “There were very fine people on both sides.” One of those sides consisted of Nazis.
  13. August 25: Trump signed a directive to prevent transgender individuals from joining the military.
  14. September 7: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls campus sexual assault enforcement a “failed system” and vowed to review the Title IX guidelines, which gave more rights to reported suspects in on-campus rape or sexual assault cases. Women beware.
  15. September 20: the world learned Trump’s election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, offered a “private briefing” to a Russian billionaire named Oleg Deripaska just two weeks before the 2016 election. Absolutely nothing dirty there. Promise.
  16. October 5: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an ardent defender of the Civil Rights Act (HA!) claimed the Civil Rights Act can no longer protect transgender workers from employer discrimination.
  17. October 6: Trump reversed employees’ right to employer-provided birth control, claiming employers can cite religious objection as grounds to withhold free birth control from employee health care plans. Bible still makes no mention of abortion.
  18. October 12: About 90 percent of Puerto Rico is still without electricity and 40 percent without clean drinking water.
  19. November 20: Trump killed the Temporary Protected Status program for 59,000 Haitians, forcing them to leave the U.S or get deported. Haiti still remembers, even if we don’t.
  20. Ugh! November 27, 2017: Trump referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” in front of Native American World War II vets.

And 2018

  1. January 8: One year into Trump’s term, a study found Trump speaks at a 4th-grade level, after evaluating his speech patterns and vocabulary on the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level scale. This … still
  2. January 11: Trump allegedly referredto Haiti, El Salvador, and nations in Africa as “shithole countries.”
  3. March 26: The Census Bureau announced it will include a question about citizenship status on the 2020 U.S. Census, guaranteeing undocumented immigrants will flee Census workers and skew the population data toward whites.
  4. June 15: The Department of Homeland Security claims between April 19 and May 31, 2018, there were 1,995 migrant children separated from 1,940 adultsbeing held for criminal prosecution for an illegal border crossing at the Mexican-American border.
  5. July 5: Trade war began: The Trump administration imposes the first round of tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products. China retaliates with similar tariffs on American stuff.
  6. October 6: The Senate decided to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Courtafter multiple women confirmed he was a sex-pest.

Then in 2019

  1. March 22: Special Counsel Robert Mueller deliveredhis 448-page report into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr, who cuts it down to four pages, then lies about its findings to cover Trump’s mountainous butt. 
  2. April 29: Actin’ ‘spishy. Looking to block congressional Democrats from obtaining his financial information, Trump filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One. The bank has a definite history of laundering Russian money.
  3. July 14, 2019– In a series of tweets, Trump attacked four congresswomen of color: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. He said they “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all).” Trump suggested they “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York, Tlaib in Detroit, and Pressley in Cincinnati.
  4. July 24, 2019 – The Trump administration proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that would cancel food assistance for Americans.
  5. July 27, 2019– Trump attackedS. Representative and civil rights legend Elijah Cummings, calling him a “brutal bully” and referring to Baltimore as “a disgusting, rat- and rodent-infested mess.”
  6. September 1, 2019– Sharpie-gate! Trump stupidly tweeted Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama. When the National Weather Service corrected his crap, Trump held up a map of the hurricane’s projected course that some lackey had obviously altered with a Sharpie.
  7. December 18, 2019– After weeks of hearings, the House voted to impeach Trump. Trump’s boys over in the Senate drop the ball, of course. 

Finally, 2020 

  1. January 22: As cases of a new viral pneumonia were breaking out in China and beyond, Trump told reporters “We have it totally under control.”
  2. February 7: Within 48 hours of the Senate acquitting the crooked president, Trump firedEuropean Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for respecting subpoenas and testifying at House hearings. 
  3. February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA,” Trump tweets,as the virus spread at an alarming rate. This will be a trend.
  4. April 13: The Treasury Department ordered Trump’s name to appear on the $1,200 stimulus checks that millions of Americans were to receive. Gross.
  5. April 23: Trump publicly talked about injecting disinfectants to fight COVID-19. Yep. That happened.
  6. May 29: When protest erupted over the death of George Floyd, Trump called protesters “THUGS.”
  7. June 1: Trump arranged to gas D.C. protestors around a church so he could pose with a Bible before cameras. It wasn’t even his Bible, and he held it up wrong. Who reads like that? 
  8. June 20: Trump ordered his administration to “slow down” coronavirus testing so he could better hide the COVID-19 spread under his watch.
  9. June 22: Trump continued his war on mail-in voting, which eventually tossed him from the White House.
  10. July 5: Trump boasted the nation would probably have a coronavirus “solution long before the end of the year.” HAHAHA!
  11. September 2: Trump encouraged supporters to vote twice in November by mailing in an absentee ballot and then voting in person on Election Day. That’s still very Plus, it didn’t save him.
  12. November 5: Trump falsely claimed the election had been rigged, demanding states put an end to vote counting. ‘Cause at this point, ‘ol boy was losing and losing fast.
  13. November 8: The day the election was called for his opponent, Trump insisted he won and the other side cheated. Whatever. Pack yo’ stuff.
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