President Trump: Seller's and Buyer's Remorse
Why does he even want this job?
There is some debate about whether or not Donald Trump is actually a good businessman. He had the advantage of inheriting a great deal of money from his father, has declared bankruptcy multiple times, and may actually be worth far less money than he claims. But it is hard to deny that Trump is an extremely gifted salesman. He has spent his life turning his name into an internationally recognized brand signifying luxury, wealth, and success. More than anything else, his business has always been about selling and displaying his name.
It is hard to know the real Donald Trump, assuming there is such a person. The person we have seen throughout his campaign (and entire career) may just be a public persona that he instinctively crafted in order to win this particular presidential election. Since being declared victor about a week ago, he has given indications that he may be more moderate, civil, and reasonable as a president than he was as a candidate. One can only hope.
Whoever it is we just (sort of) elected, I have a feeling that Trump will soon regret ever seeking that job. Being president, after all, is a very different undertaking than running for president. And when he is unable to carry out some of his agenda, the complex problems of this nation and world stubbornly linger on, and the inevitable barrage of criticism comes at him from various sources, Trump will likely wish that he had simply remained “Donald Trump, business icon and reality TV star.”
Given that he has not displayed much of an ability to handle criticism, it is likely that he will revert to his tried and true tactics of lashing out verbally against his opponents or fighting back with late-night Twitter sessions. Then, if some of these tirades create at worst international incidents or, at the very least, make us Americans all look stupid for electing him, some of those who voted for the guy may start to have some regrets too.
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