Apologists and supporters of President Donald Trump are coming to the reality that something is just not right in the new administration. It has not even been three months since the inauguration and Trump has since become entangled in missteps and outright scandal. The largest mistake he made was his executive order on immigration that was an underhanded ban on Muslims entering the United States. The original order caused global chaos as immigrants, refugees and normal visitors to the U.S. were stopped from traveling or detained by U.S. Customs officials at airports. The order was struck down and a new more narrowly crafted executive order was released by Trump last week.
Then news came that former Gen. Michael Flynn had secretly met with a Russian ambassador who is a known spy during the 2016 campaign. The revelation led to his dismissal and an embarrassment for the Trump administration. It was also revealed last week that Flynn worked as a foreign agent last year representing the interests of the Turkish government in a dispute with the United States. He filed papers that acknowledged this fact and also that he received at least $500K from the Turkish government.
Trump also is in continuous violation of the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution because of his business ventures. The emoluments clause basically states that no government officials can receive money, gifts or titles from a foreign government. Most recently, China approved at least a dozen Trump branded and related trademarks for doing business in China.
Even former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich stated that Trump is on shaky ground for a number of these issues, including his recent statement accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower.
According to a series of tweets by Reich, “Trump is unfaithfully executing his duties” by accusing former President Barack Obama of “undertaking an illegal (and impeachable) act.” Obama has denied ever personally ordering a wiretap on any U.S. citizen. The situation keeps getting worse for Trump and unfortunately, Americans are the ones who will suffer. This past weekend, 200 U.S. Marines were deployed to war-torn Syria as part of a support and advisory contingent of U.S. forces.