It seems like everyday there is something new to talk about. This morning Trump held his first press conference since he was elected. And, no surprise, the answers he gave to questions from the press only made sense to himself and his team. Questions regarding the Russian hacking and, importantly, his resolution for his conflicts of interest were answered with vague responses that don’t settle the issues.
Also in the news yesterday was the big hubbub about a document that has been circulating via Buzzfeed that alleges direct Russian involvement in getting Trump elected, as well as possible blackmail material on Trump. These documents are as yet unverified, but I would not be surprised. I’ll talk about these items in the future, perhaps, but right now I want to address President Obama’s farewell speech from last night.
It was a good speech. I always thought that Obama was a good orator, and he managed to address the concerns of many Americans regarding the incoming administration with positivity and without succumbing to the childish taunts and attacks that Trump is known for. I will admit that I didn’t agree with Obama on several issues and very strongly on some issues. But I never doubted that he was working for America. Yes, it is possible to disagree with someone and still respect him or her. I think Barack Obama, despite our differences in some policy issues, is a good man and a great American, and America is better for it.
Even if you are one of those who can’t stand him, you have to admit that Obama never:
- sexually assaulted women
- mocked disabled people
- was accused of rape
- promoted racism
- invited foreign powers to interfere with our elections
- hinted at violence against political rivals
- disparaged women
- bullied the press
- called his daughter a “piece of ass”
- disparaged our armed forces
I know there is more, but I think that is quite enough. I do believe that there will come a day when we will reminisce to the good ol’ days when being the President of the United States of America actually meant something.