The Blessing of Trump
Trump's presidency may actually be a blessing in disguise
At a time when President Trump is receiving a lot of criticism for his opinions and views, many of us overlook the good his presidency has brought about. The very comments people criticize him for, have actually brought our country together.
From the very moment Trump began running his campaign, people stood up against what he had to say and held protests and rallies. But these displays of defiance had something unique. There were people from all sorts of backgrounds, ethnicity, and cultures. There were people who had nothing to gain, personally, from these protests, who still came and made there voices be heard. It was what appeared to be a true United States of America.
Take the protests against the travel ban, that was directed towards mainly Muslim countries. Thousands of people, many of them Non-Muslims, protested at airports from Detroit to Dallas to Seattle and many other cities nationwide. Many of these people had almost nothing in common. Some were wealthy, some were religious leaders, some were politicians, and some were just the average person. But there was something that everyone had in common: they were all Americans who knew the value of freedom and justice and understood that there must be equality for all.
It is a concept that has shaped American politics, policy, and everyday life in America. The concept of the basic, undeniable rights and freedoms of every human being. It was a concept that required a unity of the people of America, a unity which was quite hard to find in the last few decades. A unity that has arrived with Trump. While there are still many differences in our country today, we have shown that when it comes down to the basic freedoms and rights of human beings, Americans will always stand together.
© 2018 Abdul Siddiqui