By Don Allen, Publisher
President Donald Trump has been a rapid fire sub-machine gun when it comes to signing and acting on Executive Orders in under two weeks in office. In most cases, a new president spreads out his agenda taking the first year, or so to implement campaign promises…not president Trump. Earlier in 2016, Trump asked black voters, “What do you have to lose,” by voting for him. He also said he would do “more for black America than any other president.” If that’s the case, then when does black America see the results?
Trump has signed and enacted a critical immigration band on Muslims trying to enter the United States of America. News reports from the New York Times to local media outlets have made Trump actions as president seem as if they are illegal and against what United States stands for – but some argue this is step one in “Making America Great Again.”
In 2011, Obama’s state department stopped processing Iraqi refugee requests for six months, though it didn’t disclose the policy like Trump did, ABC reported in 2013. But political insiders say Obama’s band was much different than what president Trump is doing. PolitiFacts (dot) com reported, Obama’s suspension was in direct response to a failed plot by Iraqi nationals living in Bowling Green, Ky., to send money, explosives and weapons to al-Qaida. The two men were arrested by the FBI in May 2011 for actions committed in Iraq and trying to assist overseas terrorist groups. Both had entered the United States as refugees after lying about their past terrorism ties on paperwork. One man worked as a bomb-maker in Iraq, and the FBI even matched his fingerprints to an unexploded IED discovered in 2005 in Iraq, raising questions about the thoroughness of the vetting process.
The question today is, what will president Trump do to make America great for black Americans. The liberal protest is out in full strength comparing Trump’s immigration stance to what he’s going to do next to people of color. Protesters, warning black Americans that is only a matter of time before Trump “get’s you!” If this is a statement to make me join, support or feel compassion for any of this, I’m a so far removed that someone, especially a jumping to conclusion liberal cannot persuade me that Trump will attack black people living legally in the United States.
What we do know is the drinking water in Flint, Michigan is still brown; the United States has a record number of homeless and unemployed veterans; and homeless school children top the list of items that should be looked at before we lock folks in an airport who have Visa’s.
As a black man, a conservative and for the most part supporter of all things from the “right,” I continue to look at the Trump presidency from several lenses including the lens that asks, “Why president Donald J. Trump has not asked me, “What’s happening in black America.”
I haven’t pulled down my pants nor bent over, but I’m feeling a little frosty