Go with the Chlo: The administration is unprepared, and it is showing

Chloe Meredith, Managing Editor

The administration that currently runs our country is falling apart. Since when was the number one goal of the President of the U.S. to come out as number one in every scandal, conflict or competition? The answer: apparently since Friday, Jan. 20 when President Donald Trump was inaugurated. After that day, the U.S. has come face to face with numerous scandals involving the White House that have been more about looking better than others than actual conflicts that require Chief Executive decisions.

Looking at just recent scandals, as there are too many to count, Jamele Hill, co-host of “SC6” on ESPN tweeted “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself (with) other white supremacists.” Almost immediately she was greeted with backlash from the President himself, in the midst of the country recovering from three devastating hurricanes. President Trump responded by tweeting, “ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!” Trump, instead of possibly defending himself, or addressing the growing issue with white supremacy this country has, lashed out and only divided the country even more on the popular issue. He never even denied the claims, or expressed his stance on white supremacy.

This is not the only popularity contest in recent news. Once again on Twitter, there was a conflict with the President against NBA Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry and NBA Cleveland Cavaliers player Lebron James. The president took it upon himself to tweet out an announcement that Curry was no longer invited to visit the White House saying, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” James, however, retaliated, disclosing that Curry had actually turned down the president’s invitation, tweeting, “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to (the) White House was a great honor until you showed up!” Curry has been known to be against Trump, and the truth came out that he had actually turned down the invitation to visit.

Not only are NBA players fighting back, the NFL has displayed massive spans of protests from the players, with over 100 men taking a knee the weekend of Sept. 24 and 25. Whether you agree with the peaceful protests or not, you have to admit they have been successful in raising awareness. The original intention of these protests was to bring light to the injustices happening to black Americans at the hands of the police, but they also seem to be shedding the light on a different issue: the administration. Trump responded to the protests, not with progress, but with toddler-like rage.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,” President Trump said at a rally on Sept. 22. “When somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’”

An issue that ultimately was not about Trump personally or his actions while in office allowed the American people to see Trump’s true motives all together.

It’s evident that Trump’s intentions are to defame anyone who opposes him, which is not a quality of a great leader. These Twitter outbursts are only exposing the president more and more as the incredibly immature, entitled man he always has been. The U.S. needs an actual president, not a once-popular reality star who is so set on coming out on top in every miniscule situation.

All of these recent scandals illuminate how immature and unpresidential our president truly is, but don’t just take my word for it. Take a lesson from these recent events and how the administration of our nation has handled them and realize we need a change, in our Congress, White House and leaders. We need a real president, one that stands for American beliefs and does everything they can to better the lives of all Americans. The sad reality is our very own President Trump does not have the U.S.’s best interest in mind.