Donald Trump is the master of wasteful spending, and is on the way to the worst example yet of total recklessness with the national budget.
Other Presidents have added to the national debt and to unbalanced budgets, but had the excuse of engaging in foreign wars, and promoting domestic programs that caused the problems.
But Donald Trump has wasted taxpayer money to provide security to his adult children who are doing private business deals (Donald Jr and Eric); giving massive tax cuts to the wealthy, who already had the tax cuts under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; and now the federal government shutdown, three weeks in duration and continuing, where close to 400,000 workers are furloughed, but will be paid their lost wages when the shutdown ends.
Meanwhile, the waste of money on the shutdown will reach $6 billion by the time this shutdown ends, if it does in the next two weeks, and after that, ever more waste of taxpayer money will occur.
But Donald Trump, who has never known a rough day for economic survival as 80 percent of the nation has experienced, goes about his merry way, promoting reckless spending for wealthy people, and for his spoiled, privileged sons, just as much as he was treated by his own dad decades ago.
Hi Professor Feinman,
i am a student in your US presidency class. Do you think that Democrats should trade wall funding for a DREAM act or something similar that guarantees citizenship to DACA kids? would appreciate your insight.
I came across these two news items about the state of Florida and its new governor, Republican Ron DeSantis.
Do you have a response?
As a resident of Florida, I was not happy with the victory of Ron DeSantis.
However, I am pleasantly surprised with his initiatives on the environment, certainly better than Rick Scott, his predecessor.
However, DeSantis infuriates me by his refusal to protect the civil rights of gays and lesbians, so a mixed bag of feelings about him.
To the student in my class, the answer is NO, and I will explain in office hours.
Thanks for writing!
Trump’s s*hole countries comment shows how he feels about immigration. He’s racist and only wants white immigrants.