Ever since Donald Trump was elected President, many of us have held out hope he would rise to the occasion. That he would use the position to further causes benefiting both the U.S. and our world. That he would challenge our enemies to understand that democracy, and its inherent freedoms, is the best path to peace. That he would support our allies in their efforts to rein in Irans production of nuclear arms, the genocide in Syria and human rights abuses elsewhere. And that, at the very least, he would not work to undermine our system of government.
Instead, for nigh on three years, we have endured a president who has:
Turned back the clock on fighting global warming. We are now in the process of withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, the landmark agreement signed by 197 countries to reduce greenhouse gases. Our country has the ingenuity, the know-how and the can-do attitude to solve huge problems. Our engineers and scientists are the worlds best, but our countrys silence in the global fight against climate change is deafening.