UNDERSTANDING PRESIDENT TRUMP

All of his adult life Donald Trump followed important issues and donated to both Democrats and Republicans (see Trump’s book, “The America we Deserve”).  He was not ideological or partisan.  He was a super-patriot and eventually thought he could use his business acumen to turn America around, which he believed had become very weak, militarily, economically, and culturally.  After thoroughly checking with  political experts, he decided to run for the Republican presidential nominee.  Not being a polished politician, his blunt talk won over many Americans who were tired of slick-talking, do-nothing politicians.  His goal as President really was to “Make America Great Again”!  Donald Trump is “old school”.

With Republican majorities in both the House and Senate for his first two years as president, the President was able to pass significant tax cuts which led to the economy doing extremely well for all sectors.  Many of Trump’s accomplishments resulted from his abolishing numerous counterproductive Obama regulations that had put a “wet blanket” over the economy (former GE CEO Jack Welsh’s description).  In addition, President Trump used his  negotiating skills to deal with the huge trade imbalances the U.S. had with China, Japan, Mexico, etc.  Moreover, because of his blunt talk, unpredictability, and decisiveness, adversary countries took his threats seriously and were much more accommodating to him than to previous U.S. presidents.

Everything in this article to this point has been positive, so why did so many people have an intense hatred of President Trump?  My belief is that it’s mostly because President Trump hits back very hard when attacked.  His opponents, the Mainstream Media, Hollywood, and Academia are not used to any Republican fighting back when attacked.  Republican leadership is infamous for being timid.  Another major reason why so many hated President Trump is the incessant criticism Main Stream Media spouted off every hour of every day, almost all of it phony.  Finally, although President Trump really had made America great again through his numerous accomplishments, he had a few annoying personal mannerisms that turned off many people, including me (though I still admire him for how he’s helped the country).

I would characterize them all as shortcomings in “Emotional Intelligence” (see Daniel Goleman’s book, “Emotional Intelligence”).  Here’s some examples of what I mean: 1) “punching down” like calling Jeff Sessions “stupid” and Stormy Daniels “horseface”; 2) having his “child” hooked (see Thomas Harris’ book, “I’m OK, You’re OK”)  by Joe Biden during their first debate and consequently reacting emotionally instead of intelligently to other debate questions, like “Do you denounce white supremist groups…?” The best answer would have been a simple, “Yes, of course I denounce them,” instead of his confusing reply); 3) focusing his campaigning on Biden’s shortcomings, instead of what he would do if he were re-elected (including reducing annual budget deficits and total national debt); and 4) the disrespectful manner in which he criticized Joe Biden personally.  These shortcomings (as well as massive election fraud by the Democrat Party) helped to cause President Trump to lose re-election despite all of his outstanding accomplishments for America.

President Trump had turned around so many failing national endeavors and every single day made even more progress for America.  If he had been re-elected and continued at his “Trump Speed,” I believe he would have become our greatest president.  If he runs and wins in the 2024 Presidential election, he may still become our greatest President.

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