I can understand why so many people have a problem with Donald Trump. The elites dislike the man intensely and that anger is compounded by the fact that they remain in denial about the 2016 election results.
He’s been the center of attention for decades and his ego shows it. He’s been a successful real estate developer who enjoys seeing his name atop his properties and he doesn’t play well with others unless they concede his superiority. He is a walking, talking caricature of an eccentric rich guy.
He is outlandish and buffoonish; hardly traits that one would choose for a president. He has trouble with exaggeration and can play loose with the truth. Trump’s falsehoods are not the kind of egregious lies that President Obama told, Trump’s are more or less minor ones, but still, he doesn’t have a reputation for being steadfastly honest.
His speeches suck. He’s got to be one of the worst speakers ever to sit in the White House. I cringe while trying to listen to his speeches. What he says is not the problem (except that he has a habit of repeating things), it’s his cadence, his voice, and the way he says it that grates on my nerves.
It should be apparent by now that Donald J. Trump doesn’t fit my picture of what a POTUS should be in terms of acting presidential, in fact, there are times when he appears to be completely out of place in the Oval Office or at the presidential podium.
That having been said, I thank God that we elected The Donald as our president.
He has demonstrated traits that have been sorely lacking in all of our presidents since Ronald Reagan: a near-complete disdain for party politics and the dogged determination to make good on his promises to the American people.
Let’s be fair to President Trump, what he’s accomplished in his first year and a half is nothing short of phenomenal.
The economy is robust and growing, unemployment is down, manufacturing is up and there is a wave of optimism throughout the business sector. The tax plan resulted in more take-home pay for workers as well as wage hikes and bonuses.
While it’s too early to rack up a trifecta of foreign relations wins, it’s not too early to give him credit for peace breaking out on the Korean peninsula, for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by moving our embassy there, and for pulling the U.S. out of Obama’s disastrous Iranian arrangement. He also withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.
Under his guidance, scores of ill-advised EPA regulations have been rescinded, he approved the Keystone pipeline, rescinded the Arctic drilling ban, and ended Obama’s war on coal.
His judicial appointments, especially Neil Gorsuch, have been stellar and the appointments of Mike Pompeo and John Bolton especially pleased me.
In summary, I can (happily) live with a pompous, buffoonish, clown who’s in the spotlight, as long as the real hard work of actually governing is being handled by an unseen genius who is apparently hiding away somewhere behind a curtain and doing good things for the U.S.A. – making America great again.