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The Messy Truth About The Trump Presidency

Updated on February 9, 2017

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.

Stay tuned.


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      perrya 11 months ago

      Thanks for the comments. I guess we all will have to wait to see how this plays out, most likely for the worse with a few bright spots.

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      Madan 11 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      The American system has voted him in and god knows what he will do to America. He could like Hitler try and usurp all power, but America is too diverse and 20 times larger than Germany and thus this may not happen. He will however, leave his mark on the USA, changing it for the worse for ever.

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      Mike Russo 11 months ago from Placentia California

      Perrya: Thanks for writing this article. Here is a quote from a fellow hubber, Kathleen Cochran that makes a lot of sense to me. She wrote this as a comment on my hub page about Trump being his own worst enemy.

      "The problem with Trump exclaiming he's keeping his campaign promises is that a minority of registered voters elected him. That fact is not going to change, so his favorability ratings are going to stay low. So he's doing what he promised? 140 million registered voters didn't want his promises in the first place. Only 60 million did. I know some hubbers here like to play fast and loose with statistics, but numbers are numbers."

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      CJ Kelly 11 months ago from Auburn, WA

      Perry, great job.

      I hope in the end, many that voted for him realize that you have to put a competent person in the office. Success in Real Estate (somewhat) is not sufficient preparation for the office. How can you elect a man who brags about never finishing a book? Bizarre.

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      Ara Vahanian 11 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Perrya: I have read some of your previous works. Before going any further, let me say that its good that you at least exercised your right and voted. Now onto the article. I do think that the Trump Presidency will have much drama, lots of twists and turns and it will be a mess. He has not shown me that he acts presidential. He is in need of psychological counseling no doubt. I hope that Mike Pence can at least help him to go in a better direction because he clearly does not know how to deal with foreign leaders. That's something that Hillary Clinton would have been able to do had she gotten elected. Donald is only a businessman and reality show man. Just because you are a businessman does not mean you can be a good president. I wrote a Hub (article) on the reasons why Trump will not be as good as FDR. It is nice of you to write this in the early stages of Trump's term because hopefully as this article goes around, we can get people across the US to wake up and realize that he is not fit to be in this office. Thanks for writing this and once again: you did the right thing to at least vote.