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President Trump: America first: no mention of others globally: why?

Updated on January 22, 2017

Is the problem a matter of personality or character? Who knows?

I like to write to teach people and to help myself understand "Why?" After all, I am the first to admit that I do not know everything. I am learning as I go.

"America First!" It sounds like a "Battle Cry!" Forget others! We will just care about our own people. We come first.

No wonder so many people, in so many places around the world hate Americans. Are we really like this? Are we really this selfish? I hate to believe that this is true about my beloved country "The United States of America." We are better than this. We must care about others. It is in our basic Nature, to care about others, I do believe. At least, I want to believe that we care about others, globally, while at the same time, taking care of our own needs.

Mr. Trump is trying too hard to "a tough guy." A "John Wayne" type character. In the movies it is okay to act like John Wayne. However, in real life, especially when one is the President of the United States of America, one has to be better than this. Behaving like a "hatchet-man" does not give one the right image for being a president of a great country. I don't like saying all of this, but somebody has got to say it.

It was an hour or so after midnight, on the morning of January 20, 2017, when I read an article in the Washington Post, online, that shed light on Donald Trump's life, from childhood to the present time. It was very interesting because this writer was able to give us insight into how the President's childhood played a role in who he is today. All the things that happened in his life, from childhood to adulthood explains how or why he has the attitude that he has today.

His life has not been a pretty picture or a flower-bed of ease. Being a winner, or trying to be a winner, every step of the way, is enough to mess anybody's life up. The "hard-knocks" in Life, the getting knocked down, the getting up, and getting knocked down again, can cause a man (or a woman, for that matter) to become a very bitter person who acts out a lot, and who can come across, many times, as being a very hateful person. I can see this. I can understand this. But this is a bad way for a President of a great country to be. A president of a great country needs to be a more even tempered person. Acting like a person with great character is important for the President of the United States. Maybe having great character in the first place is necessary in order to behave like a person with great character. I don't know. Pretending to have great character, when one does not have it, must be a very difficult thing to do.

Maybe I am wrong for questioning his motives for wanting to say, "Put America first." Maybe it is just the way that he comes across when he says these things that make him sound like such a Cold-Natured person. I know that we need to give this President a chance, like his supporters keep telling us. I just believe that we do not have a lot of time to wait for him to get his act together. He needs to move faster, getting his act together. That is, if he is capable of getting his act together, he need to get on with it. Right now!


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    • Dr. Haddox profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Freddie Haddox 

      21 months ago from a Franklin, Tennessee native, who travels globally.

      Thank you for your comment, Sanxuary. Very good. Dr. Haddox

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      21 months ago

      Every one who ever imagined being President would think this would be a great thing to say and actually its been said before. The difference is Trump said it. He said it after calling NATO obsolete, trade battles with Mexico and China, Trade battles over all past deals made and Russias involvement in the election has made the World a bunch of skeptics. So what does he mean by saying America first is anyones guess. My guess is that it sounded good to say on Inauguration day. He should have stopped talking after that however.


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