Considering what’s been happening to U.S. President Donald Trump so far this year (not to mention last year) – and it’s definitely all bad – many Americans who voted him into the Presidency in late-2016 are no doubt silently asking them: “That’s the man who promised to make America great?” “That’s the leader of the free world?” And, most important: “What have we done?” Any Americans who didn’t vote for Trump could easily answer those – and other related questions, though it’s more than likely that die-hard Trump supporters like Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity wouldn’t appreciate them. (But then, Gingrich and Hannity are among those who’ve already worn out their welcome in the spotlight – yet aren’t willing to bow out gracefully.)
I’m a registered Republican – and yet, I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, which was why I voted for Hillary Clinton. (I would have liked it better if Bernie Sanders was voted the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. President in 2016 instead of Clinton.) Almost two years after Trump was voted into office, the American public’s already paying the price for letting Trump sway most of them – that’s what happens when a terrible and poorly-conceived TV series like The Apprentice increases Trump’s already-inflated ego, and makes him believe that he can’t do anything wrong. (Not unlike many Fox News Channel hosts and commentators.)
Trump, a business and financial giant, is a terrible U.S. President in much the same way that his Russian counterpart Vladmir Putin isn’t a great political leader – both believe that they’re above both God and Man’s laws, and that they can do what they please. But then, you could say the same thing about past leaders like Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin – the list is definitely endless – simply because they stood for everything that the best of humanity’s against. The flaws that define both Trump and Putin are the same ones that they refuse to acknowledge, partly out of trusting their own egos more than what knowledge and wisdom they’ve accumlated throughout their own lives – which, in the long run, isn’t good for the entire world (with many global political leaders’ greatest doubts and fears about Trump becoming all too true).
As for those Americans who’ve stood behind Trump and have blamed the Democrats for most, if not all, of his present woes – they’re still blind to the fact that Trump, however a business and financial leader he is, totally lacks the experience needed to be a great politician. Some skeptics said the same thing about Dwight Eisenhower when he first ran for U.S. President in 1952 – but Eisenhower had the advantage of being aware of the global situation before, during, and after World War II, as well as soothing ruffled feather as Supreme Allied Commander during WWII. If Trump were in Eisenhower’s shoes, he wouldn’t have lasted even five seconds. Our country’s present Republicans and Democrats politicians should remember why the public voted them into public office – to make things better, and not just for the American public, something that Trump’s been ignoring as U.S. President (and while he ran for office two years ago). It’s one reason why Trump won’t get re-elected in 2020 – it’s also one reason why Trump might not finish even his first term. Already, Trump’s past and actions are catching up to him in much the same way that Richard Nixon’s political and personal greviances forced him to resign as U.S. President almost thirty-five years ago – and as was the case with Nixon, Trump’s worst enemy will no doubt be himself. No doubt those like Stormy Daniels are looking forward to Trump’s fall from grace.
If anything good comes out of Trump’s present troubles and his eventual fall – aside from his Presidency coming to a screeching halt – it’ll be that we’ll finally realize that Trump shouldn’t have been elected as U.S. President almost two years ago, and that the Republican Party shouldn’t have nominated him in the first thing. Not to mention an important fact that all of us should truly heed: Reality TV, in the long run, does nobody any good – and should be permanently consigned to obscurity. (At least we won’t have to put up with Survivor, Big Brother, etc. – which should be cancelled, and probably will be if there’s any justice left in the world.)