By Jireh Antwi.
Donald J Trump is certainly not a man of mystery; he lays it out bare with what he thinks and his actions are sometimes incomprehensible, but whether you find him entertaining or not, you certainly think he’s terrifying now that he has the power of the Free World in his hands.
He’s accomplished a lot of things in his lifetime, and being elected the 45th President of the United States is certainly his greatest one to date, although I suspect if you were to ask him he would claim it was something else. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at some of his least greatest accomplishments.
Over the past few decades he’s been covered in controversy. Whenever the name Trump was mentioned in the news there was a hot take attached to it, from Trump University, his failed wine business and several other venture flops, the Hollywood Access take with Billy Bush that had the infamous line I’m sure everyone is aware of, to the sexual allegations he’s faced numerous times and managed to evade. He even managed to worm his way out of accusations that he had had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels and bribed her to stay quiet a few months into his marriage with Melania. Although, pushing a NATO leader to get to the front will always be my personal favourite debacle, and it really gave a glimpse into the psychological make up of who Donald Trump is.
Since his early days, he’s always wanted to be liked, always wanted to be adored by celebrities and others alike. I reckon if he wasn’t a ‘self-made’ billionaire he would certainly be content with being a reality star, luckily for him he has both, being the head of the Celebrity Apprentice came with more exposure given his catchy phrase ‘You’re Fired’. Having previous cameos in Home Alone 2, The Fresh Prince of Bel-air, Pizza Hut commercials and the movie Zoolander.
However, Trump’s words have landed him in hot water several times more so than one could count on their fingers – in fact, add a couple of hands to that. If it wasn’t his accusation of the Central Park 5 who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman and never giving an apology, it would be the way he has spoken about his daughter Ivanka on several talk shows in quite an inappropriate manner. And, let us not forget about when he said that there were “very fine people” among the White Nationalists in the Charlottesville March back in august 2017 which resulted in the death of 32 year old Heather Heyer.
In his short time as president Trump has ramped up his controversies. Now, this could be due to the fact that he’s under constant spotlight and constant scrutiny, or, it could be that he’s now in charge so therefore it’s his way or the highway. So far he’s only managed to pass one major legislation which was a ‘tax cut’, this alone must have gotten him in the good books with the wealthy elite.
From day 1 he was obsessed with the numbers at his inauguration, stating that there were millions and millions who came out to see him in contrast to his predecessor Barack Obama. At most of his rallies before his time in the White house, and after his win against Hillary Clinton, he has rambled on ineloquently, repeating the same lines over and over, never being able to convey his messages adequately. I personally believe that he is easily distracted, and if he can’t talk about a topic that’s in relation to himself or paints himself in a positive light, he doesn’t show much interest. Some of his tell-tale signs and phrases are reiterating that he is ‘The least *insert negative trait here’ or ‘The most *insert positive trait here’ or ‘believe me’ when he’s lying (which is often).
Halfway through 2017, there was speculations around his well-being. Psychologists, mental health experts and political commentators were anticipating that Trump had a mental health problem which was most likely to be dementia due to what seemed like bouts of memory loss and lack of concentration. As of recent, in Michael Wolff’s new book ‘Fire and Fury’, Trump’s own staff have been quoted as saying “he was incapable of functioning in his job”. Moreover, with his numerous trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort to play golf, which is now at 91 since the inauguration, it was contemplated that the job was too tough for him, which, during the election, he claimed was Hillary’s biggest problem.
As of recent, in an immigration meeting he was found to have said that he would much rather prefer good people from Norway than immigrants from “shit-hole countries” such as Africa and Haiti. At this point whatever he says is no longer a surprise to anyone, at least he’s living his truth so that no one can use it against him. Nevertheless, holding the highest office in government should surely come with more composure and decency, right? With still 3 years left in his Presidency we’re all waiting to see how his story unfolds, like if he’ll ‘build a wall’ and make Mexico pay for it like he promised, or if the Russia scandal will ever go away, but most importantly, and if and when he’ll actually start Making America Great Again.
At this point in 2018, Trump doesn’t seem to be slowing down or stopping any of his shenanigans which help fill up the daily news cycle. In the words of our dear Theresa May, now would be a good time to ask the question, is Trump ‘strong and stable’?
Jireh is a Microbiology and Molecular Biology graduate from the Manchester Metropolitan University. He has a passion for different sports, scientific discovery and trainer brands.