Everything is Going to be OK

Now that Trump has taken the oath and is officially the POTUS, people are starting to get the sense that we’ll never be able to recover from Trump. After just 1 day in office, Trump is tweeting easily observable lies regarding the size of the crowd at his inauguration. We all knew candidate Trump was thin-skinned, and now it’s looking like President Trump is equally thin-skinned. Trumps press secretary even took things further when briefing the press, and told some more lies about how people were not being allowed to enter the national mall because of barricades from the surrounding roads (the Secret Service has denied this). And even this morning, Trump’s right-hand woman Kellyanne Conway attacked Chuck Todd (as a proxy for all media) because someone has Tweeted that the bust of MLK was removed from the Oval Office immediately when in fact it wasn’t, and that this was a blatant attack by the media against Trump. When Todd pressed her regarding the blatantly wrong statements about the size of the inauguration crowd, she simply stated that the administrations view were “alternative facts”. This explains pretty well the Trump bubble we’ve been witnessing since he starting running for office, and is a good sign of what is to come.

Do not fret. Trump will be nothing but a speed bump in the long run. The majority of people in America were not on his side on election day, and his popularity has unprecedentedly fallen since then. It’s easy to look at the comments on news articles and our Facebook feeds and see the absolute stupidity that exists out there, and to let this stupidity eat at our sanity. Remember though, for every 1 person that went to Trumps inauguration on Friday, at least 2.5 as many people were there in solidarity to march against everything he stands for. There are far more people in this country against Trump, and that number is only likely to rise during the craziness that will ensue.

I went for a bike ride yesterday, and after about 12 miles I got a pin hole in my back tire. It sucked; this was a decent weather day in January and maybe the only good chance to get a ride in for the next 2-3 months, and less than an hour in I get a flat tire. And honestly, this happens to me. All the time. I love getting out for bike rides as much as possible, and it can be incredibly demotivating when you constantly get flat tires, or broken spokes, or anything that slows you down from doing something you love. Well, that’s what Trump is. Trump is the flat tire America is dealing with right now. And it sucks because if we ride long enough on this flat tire it might break the wheel, and a broken wheel is harder and more expensive to fix than a flat tire. But the wheel can be fixed, and eventually replaced for a far better one, and when it does it’ll be smooth riding for a good amount of time.