Executive Order on TPP – A White House Photo Op

The ‘Big Man’ was out in all his bombast glory his first week in the White House signing Executive Memorandums and sharing the joys with some of his fellow Americans, but not in every instance.  On Monday January 23rd POTUS signed an Executive Memorandum, in front of the cameras naturally, stating that the United States was pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement including the United States and eleven other Pacific Rim nations.  Later in the day he hosted a group of local union leaders and American workers to a listening session and in his typical showboat style boasted that the TPP pullout was going to bring jobs back to America.  He even invited Kellyanne to the event.  That squiggly-lip face of his was grinning with a self-adoring gold glow that matched the color of his hair as he received the applause of his invited guests.  I was a bit disappointed that he did not invite these representatives of his biggest supporters, working class Americans, to a Presidential breakfast or lunch.  Apparently all he served them was water.

Strangely though three days earlier, on his first day in office, only hours after he had be sworn in ‘Big Man’ signed his first Executive Memorandum that froze a scheduled rate decrease in the home mortgage PMI that was scheduled to go into effect on January 27, 2017.   This action will cost the owner of a $200,000 mortgage about $29 a month.  Score one for the big home insurance companies.  Nice going jerk.

Yet in his inauguration address to the nation he said, “Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”  You screwed this promise up big time ‘Big Boy,’ but I guess not in your eyes.

It was not strange then that POTUS did not have a photo op after he signed this Executive Memorandum with young home buyers surrounding him as he congratulated them and patted himself on the back saying he was the voice for those without a voice.

Over and out America.

1.24.17

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