Friday/ the meaning of ‘America First’?

Here is the is the cover of this Friday’s influential German weekly magazine The Spiegel.

Update (Friday night): Washington State Attorney-General Bob Ferguson won a nation-wide halt of Trump’s travel ban from a federal judge. (The White House will appeal).  It turns out upwards of 60,000 visas for traveling to America that had been issued, was canceled after Trump’s executive order.

Update (Saturday):   This is far from over.  The Department of Justice has filed an appeal to restore the travel ban.   President Trump has sent out a barrage of tweets.  Yes, actually arguing his case on Twitter, and calling the United States Federal Judge (appointed by Pres. Bush), a ‘so-called’ judge, and disparaging the free press (The New York Times), saying they publish  ‘fake news’!

The United States of America is a democracy*, not a dictatorship.  The President of the United States does not rule by decree, and does not rule by unlawful executive orders. 

*The three branches of government are : the Executive, (President and about 5,000,000 workers), the Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives) and the Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts).


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