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Trump's transition team made a website and we're staring at reality

Sahil Bhalla | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:39 IST

Make America Great Again is now a reality. Yes. President-elect and Republican Donald J. Trump gets to say, sing and dance to his slogan all day, everyday, in the White House and all around the world. For us citizens of United States and the world, we get to visit a webpage and see it smack in front of our faces - GreatAgain.gov.

The website, created by Trump's transition team, appeared on Wednesday, the day after the businessman was elected as the 45th President of the United States (POTUS). It promises to "begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream".

No one thought this would be a reality and now it is. This website has it all. It has Trump's biography, Pence's biography, all the press information that you need, a central place to apply to work in this new administration.

Lastly, and most importantly, or maybe as a source of hope for all the disappointed people across the world, there is a section to 'share your ideas'. The slogan for that being "How do you want to make America Great?" Maybe, just maybe, Trump should ask Hillary Clinton about that, or better yet, Bernie Sanders!


The first press release on the website in the news section is aptly titled 'The Presidential Transition' and it begins with, "Ensuring the smooth transition of presidential power has been a democratic hallmark of the United States for more than 200 years"....

The news section at the moment also has a terrifying story. It's titled, 'Help Wanted: 4,000 Presidential Appointees". Yes, read it again and again. It simply means that Trump gets to make 4,000 appointments to the federal government. Not America. Trump.

"Simultaneously, the incoming administration will identify, vet, and select candidates for approximately 4,100 presidential appointments," reads a line in that press release.

The featured video is just Donald Trump Jr. Talking about his father like it's just another day in his illustrious life.

If you're wondering where Ivanka - Trump's daughter - went, or the First Lady Melania Trump, then just hold your horses. They'll probably be appearing in future videos as well.

The website tackles policy areas in a range of categories. Some of them are as follows: "Immigration Reform & Building The Wall," "Energy Independence," "Tax Reform," "Defense & National Security," and "Healthcare Reform".

Under his immigration reform, we do find mention of that wall he wants to build to block out the Mexicans:

"A Trump Administration would execute on the following ten-point plan to restore integrity to our immigration system, protect our communities, and put America first:

  1. Build a Wall on the Southern Border
  2. End Catch-and-Release
  3. Zero Tolerance for Criminal Aliens
  4. Block Funding for Sanctuary Cities
  5. Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enforce All Immigration Laws
  6. Suspend the Issuance of Visas to Any Place Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur
  7. Ensure that Other Countries Take Their People Back When We Order Them Deported
  8. Finally Complete the Biometric Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System
  9. Turn Off the Jobs and Benefits Magnet
  10. Reform Legal immigration to Serve the Best Interests of America and its Workers"

Under healthcare we find this gem, "Protect innocent human life from conception to natural death, including the most defenseless and those Americans with disabilities"

He doesn't mention the word 'abortion' anywhere. Neither does 'Islam' appear on the webpage but we do find this under 'defence and national security: "radical ideologies that direct and inspire terrorism."

It's just a lot of vague sentences where the common citizen has to pick up the pieces and make sense of it. Go through them all and you could find your own little nuggets for future fridge magnets.

The 'daily schedules and briefings' section may be empty now, but come 20 January, there'll be some hilarity tucked in there, rest assured.

Trump will be sworn in as the next president on 20 January, that's 71 days from now. Until then, we have some breathing space. But will that be enough?

First published: 10 November 2016, 7:39 IST