Just a few short years ago, even uttering the words “President Donald Trump” felt ridiculous. The same guy that became famous among younger Americans for firing people on TV how holds the most powerful political position in the world.
We all remember how the mainstream media reacted to this. Hillary Clinton supporters broke down into tears when 2016’s election votes were announced. We were told it was the end of an era — that the normalcy of the White House was over. Nothing was every going to be the same again, and there was nothing we could do about it. The world was going down in flames.
Today, President Trump’s approval rating sits around the mid-40s, varying a bit depending on which poll you’re looking at. By all accounts, this is very normal for any president. At the time of writing, this is actually higher than President Obama’s during this point in his presidency.
How did this happen? How did the most vulgar person to run for president in recent memory become normalized?
The image here is exactly why. The constant armageddon scenarios being broadcast are why. We were told that the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Accords would eviscerate America’s standing on the world stage. We were told that scrapping the Iran Nuclear Deal would ruin us. We were told that cutting taxes for the middle class would make the government broke overnight. None of this has happened — and it’s not going to.
~ Facts Not Memes