I have not been comfortable in the role of making fun of everything Trump does. After all, one of the main things I’ve been complaining about is the Republican Party being the “party of no” — opposing pretty much everything Obama ever did or said.
So it is with great relief that I have TWO things that Trump just did that I like and approve of. The first is the new pick for Trump’s National Security Advisor. Trump’s first pick, Michael Flynn, was a disaster. And his second pick, Robert Harward, turned him down. But as they say, the third time is the charm, and I think Herbert McMaster is an excellent choice, and is getting approval from both parties.
McMaster was also reportedly given the authority to hire his own staff (which apparently was why Harward turned down the job). This is good news, as there are a bunch of people hired by Flynn who are still working at the NSC.
The second thing Trump did was (finally) denounce anti-semitism and racism. He did so mainly in response to a spate of bomb threats against Jewish community centers (there have been around 70 threats since January first). Of course, these are just words, and some Jewish leaders are (very) skeptical until Trump’s actions mirror his new words.
Giving Trump the benefit of the doubt, I will count these as two good things, with the caveat that Trump has to actually do something about the dark cloud of racism and bigotry that continually hangs over his administration. Talk is cheap, and Trump’s words often change from day to day.