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UnPresidented: Trump retains unfaltering evangelical support

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Facing an adoring stadium of more than 50,000, Donald Trump delivered his first commencement speech as president on May 13 at the evangelical Liberty University. Following a glowing introduction from founder and former leader of the Moral Majority, […]

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UnPresidented: Trump’s loose lips may sink U.S. foreign relationships

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   To put it simply, President Donald Trump has got himself out of the frying pan―and into the fire. Presumably, all the Trump administration officials wanted was to ride out the aftermath of the chaotic firing of FBI Director […]

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UnPresidented: Trump fires FBI director in highly unusual move

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In an abrupt move Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The stated reason behind the firing, according to an official memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, was Comey’s handling of the all-so-infamous Hillary […]

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UnPresidented: Trump lacks specifics in lofty Israel-Palestine goals

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Say what you will about the current commander-in-chief, he doesn’t seem to lack confidence. Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump has expressed boundless optimism about his abilities, disregarding the fact that the shaky foundations of his claims consist […]

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UnPresidented: Trump’s threat of NAFTA withdrawal still looms

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In Trumpian rhetoric, the acronym “NAFTA,” regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement, can be likened to the bane of American existence. Or, at the very least, in President Donald Trump’s own words last week, “very, very bad […]

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UnPresidented: Trump achieves little in first 100 days

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   On Saturday, the sun will finally set on the first hundred days of a Donald Trump presidency. The significance of the marker may depend on who you ask, whether Trump or the White House. While Trump described the occasion […]

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UnPresidented: Trump flips on purported Chinese currency devaluation

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In a close second to “build the wall” sentiments in terms of sheer volume, Donald Trump’s claims of Chinese currency devaluation have appeared without repose in the president’s rhetoric. Since his speech announcing his presidential bid when Trump claimed […]

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UnPresidented: Apparent lack of strategy overshadows Syria strike

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In the aftermath of Thursday’s targeted missile strikes on a Syrian government-controlled air base, there has been very little indicating future plans in the country from President Trump. His notoriously twitchy fingers have not even tapped out a tweet […]

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UnPresidented: Empty government positions pose liability to administration

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  “UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration. Running the massive entity of the U.S. Federal Government is not a one-man job. There is a singular president, yes, but below him is an endless tangle of bureaucracy and public servants. The size of the U.S. government surpasses […]

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UnPresidented: Coal-focused executive order undermines economic and environmental interests

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Fulfilling numerous campaign promises, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that marked the beginning of a significant rollback in Obama-era climate protections. Most notably, the order directed the Environmental Protection Agency to start the withdrawal of Obama’s […]