The president, the business mogul, the hypocrite

Sabin Laskoski, Op Ed Columnist

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Since Donald Trump surfaced as the world’s most expensive child, he has maintained quite a stained reputation, one filled with controversies and littered with Twitter insults.

From his comments about being able to grope women whenever he pleases, to making fun of a disabled reporter of the so-called “fake news” outlets, President Trump has been able to live a life free of consequence.

He has received support for every heinous action he enacted from those who believe every little thing that leaves his mouth without thought  or is typed by his hands to be sent to some poor soul receiving his inappropriate backlash through his presidency.

Regardless of the people who are so emotionally dedicated to President Trump that they wear shirts which literally advertise killing reporters, the fact of the matter is that for the first time in his life, President Trump has begun to finally face some scrutiny for his disdainful actions- not only in the realm of the media, but as president as well.

Dating back to President Trump’s early days of his presidential campaign, his central focus and foundation of his political candidacy revolves around keeping illegal immigrants out of our country. A country which has ironically been founded by immigrants – hard to believe, right?

Unfortunately, his rhetoric has taken a more standoffish tone, as within the past month, both his stubbornness and lack of care for government workers has taken the forefront in his push for “the wall”.

As much as people refused to believe President Trump would take things as far as he did for the sake of a wall, that will most likely not keep out immigrants at all, this harsh reality is in effect.

But what does Trump’s obsession with illegals have to do with his hypocrisy? Well, as Paul Waldman from The Washington Post says pertaining to Trump’s employment of immigrants, “During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies.” The incredibly ironic factor at play here is that Ms. Morales is, in fact, an illegal immigrant.

This is not the first time that President Trump has unintentionally revoked previous comments about certain issues. Whether he knows it or not, the business-mogul- turned-heated-President-of -the-United-States has, on several occasions, contradicted comments and statements he has previously made.

The comments were most likely made with the goal of inspiring middle-aged white men to brew hatred for illegal immigrants.

Regardless of the context of his blunders and hypocritical remarks, Trump has undoubtably led a candidacy and presidency under a façade of anger.
On Sept. 26, 2012, Trump, in his usual bullying and outrageous Twitter rhetoric, accused Obama of “blaming Republicans” for not getting tasks done as President. As one can imply from this article, President Trump ironically had blamed Congress for preventing his political agenda back in the beginning of his presidency in 2017.

According to The Washington Post (which has a brilliant amount of Trump misstep articles), Trump was fuming about Congress and their inability to allow him to do his job.

Thankfully, this is quite possibly the least offensive hypocritical remark President Trump has made, but nonetheless, it is still quite alarming that someone who believes in “American ideals” lies so blatantly.

Unfortunately, no matter the context or framing of words, it is clear that President Trump continues to live up to his character of hypocrisy.

Sabin is a sophomore Mass Communications major and a Staff Writer at The Voice.