The Messy Truth About The Trump Presidency
The Trump presidency is just three weeks in office and the signs of what the next four years will be like are numbing. Like many others who voted for Trump because Clinton was worse, I now regret voting for this man. Like others, I knew it was a horrible choice between two candidates that were flawed and had to choose the best of the worst.
President Trump has proven to be ineffective when it comes to most things except, perhaps, getting jobs for Americans. Trump has been met with the most horrible rating of acceptance, 40-45%, from Americans. This reflects how half of America did not vote for him. His mandate to block Muslims from seven Middle East countries has been stopped by American courts despite the chaos of the rollout at U.S. airports. Trump, thought he might be King Trump with his executive orders being unreviewable and law. The American courts have just slapped him in the face. The President is NOT a king.
But, already, Trump's petulant and trite tweets about Nordstrom's department store decision to not carry his daughter's clothing line, his fake facts, his rant about how the media is corrupt and liars, his calling the judges "so called judges" demeaning them and saying they are politically against him, and so many more tweets. This constant bullshit is not proper for the president and only serves to diminish his credibility domestically and internationally. Trump is just a thin-skinned bully and thinks he can push his way through the Senate and Congress. The question is will his staff be able to stand up to him or will they always cower to him?
Domestically, Trump may do well by creating the jobs and reigning in on immigration, but the latter is already a burner issue because he demands Mexico pay for the wall. He may get American businesses to return to the USA with high import taxes for products, but the US consumer will be paying for it with higher prices.
In foreign policy, he will be a poker player with a poker face. He has wily Putin and Iran to take on, both skilled in this chess game. Because Trump likes to be praised and disdains anything bad said of him, this weakness will benefit adversaries. But, Trump is a deceptive leader, not only internationally but domestically. He never tells you all, only what supports his argument.
The Trump presidency is full of conflict of interest in so many ways, it boggles most. Everyone has their own take on this when it comes to divesting in his businesses, some 125 across the globe. When the Muslim travel ban happened, countries like Egypt and UAE, were not on the list because of his hotels in those countries. His daughter, Ivanka, has a clothing line at Nordstrom's that decided not to carry them. The President then tweets to the world about how unfair this is. Trump is like a cry baby, sooner than not, everyone will be so sick of his tweets.
The Trump presidency might end in impeachment IF Trump oversteps his authority. Already, some senators are talking of this.
The next four years will be one of conflict and chaos, conflict of interest, some success. It will be, unlike the humdrum Obama presidency, one of turmoil domestically and internationally, one issue after another. In the end, Trump may end up being the most hated president ever. The most disliked leader internationally. And, an assassination is not out of the question judging from the outrage of many Americans and non-Americans.