Donald Trump for President: Pros / Cons

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  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    Keep in mind that The POTUS has a certain amount of power, but is checked every which-way by design:

    1. Commands the army, navy and state militias.

    2. Grants reprieves and pardons for offenses against the US.

    3. Makes treaties with the advice and consent of the SENATE ... as long as 2/3s of the SENATORS agree with the proposed treaty.

    4. Nominates.

    5. Appoints with the advice and consent of the SENATE:
         A. Ambassadors,
         B. Public ministers
         C. Consuls
         D. Judges of the supreme court
         E. Officers of the United States, (whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by LAW.)
         F. Inferior officers, in courts of law or heads of departments. (The CONGRESS vests the appointment of these inferior officers as they think proper, in the president alone.)

    6. Informs CONGRESS regarding the state of the Union advising necessary and expedient measures.

    7. Convenes or adjourns both houses in cases of disagreement.

    8. Receives ambassadors and other public ministers.

    9. Insures that the LAWS are faithfully executed.

    10. Commissions all the officers of the United states.

    11. Shall be REMOVED from office in case of:
        A.Treason
        B. Bribery
        C. High crimes
        D. Misdemeanors

    1. Live to Learn profile image77
      Live to Learnposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Pros. It will take about 3 1/2 years to get Trump to understand any of that.  So he'll only have about sic months to screw anything up too badly.

      Added boonie. Hillary will not be able to screw anything up.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        what about #11 for Hillary?  It sort of seems like she's in a position to be impeached before she's even elected!!!  After all, why did she step down as Secretary of State?

      2. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
        Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        No of course not as long as she is not trusted with a phone or allowed to be in touch with any terrorists with money.

    2. dianetrotter profile image70
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      1.  He needs a mental eval
      2.  He is vindictive
      3.  He's easily influenced by flattery (Putin)
      4.  He doesn't know current world situation/didn't know that Russia invaded Crimea in 2014
      5.  He has an affinity for young blondes and may invite them under the desk

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Diane! No. % 5 !!! He is happily married … ( well, this time around as far as we know.)

      2. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
        Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Trump or Clinton? lol

    3. dianetrotter profile image70
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      AND we really don't know.  The older she gets the more "in jeopardy" she is.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Oh! yikes  ( "she" being his wife.)
        ( I didn't know you were so mean. sad)
        Good gosh amighty! ... what a horrible thought. We should give him the benefit of the doubt!!!!
        If you ask me, which no one ...

        1. dianetrotter profile image70
          dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Mean?  Moi?  You've heard of 3 strikes haven't you?

  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 2 years ago

    5(D) is probably what scares the DNC the most, and likely where he could do the most good.  It would be nice to have Supreme Court justices that decide based on the constitution rather than the political opinions of the party they associate with.  Either party.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      + Infinity

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    I guess we do give him the benefit of the doubt in so many ways … sad

    Specifically, what are those (other) doubts that we conservatives are giving him a pass on,
    I am wondering …

  4. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 2 years ago

    I cannot think of any pros in a Trump presidency so I asked my Republican husband:
    1) The economy will improve because he will have us in war
    2) US manufacturing will increase out of necessity due to failed trade deals with other countries
    3) He will further tank the Republican party.
    That's all he could come up with.. LOL

    Cons:
    1) We will be a laughingstock around the world.
    2) Nothing will get done because he is incompetent
    3) our children will think the presidency is a reality TV show. Oh wait, his supporters already think that.
    4) He will waste billions of dollars building a wall because he won't be able to get Mexico to pay for it. Oh wait, that requires authorization from Congress.
    5) He will spend taxpayer dollars to coat the White House in gold and mount "TRUMP" in giant letters on the front.. Meiania will redecorate in orange to honor her husband with white fur accents to please herself.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      #5: No! He will behave presidentially,

      won't he???? 

      Please elucidate regarding Cons # 1 and # 2, PrettyPanther.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        You ask if he will behave presidentially?  Has he yet done so?  Remember when the Republican party establishment was certain he would pivot to being more presidential and appeal to a broader base once he was the official Republican nominee?  Well, that hasn't happened.  One thing you can say about Trump is, so far, he has been himself.  So, if you vote for him, you cannot look back and say you didn't know what to expect.

        As for #1, my husband believes Donald does not have the ability to "stand down" or compromise when needed.  This is a requirement for any type of diplomacy.  And, of course, I agree.  We do not think Little Donnie, who can't stand the fact that people said bad things about him at the DNC, has the temperament to handle a tough foreign policy negotiation.  He will want to go nuclear, because that is who he is.  He has made no bones about his need to attack.

        #2:  My husband thinks Donald doesn't have a clue about how international trade works beyond what he has done to enrich himself by using cheap foreign labor to make his products.  He believes Donald is monumentally stupid about it.  That's all I could get out of my husband this morning, as he is sick of talking about Donald.  LOL

    2. dianetrotter profile image70
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I love it Pink!  Tell you husband "Those are cons!!!"

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    Trump will limit freebies. Hillary won't.

    1. dianetrotter profile image70
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What the heck are freebies?  Do we all get them?

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        - you know …  the "freebies" that some get at the expense of others ... the freebies the oppressor candidate will continue to issue forth.

        If I have to mention which candidate, you are not following along.

        1. dianetrotter profile image70
          dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          smile

    2. Credence2 profile image79
      Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Trump will limit freebies to working and middle class people, but allow the wealthy and affluent to virtually rape the treasury.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        While it would be nice to get some freebies for once, to you think Trump will end the food stamp program?  Medicaid?  Section 8 housing?  Disability payments?  Do you think he will provide treasury checks to the rich? 

        Will Congress approve these plans or do you think Trump will take a card from Obama's deck and just make laws all by himself?

        1. PrettyPanther profile image85
          PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Aren't you the one who said Trump is so incompetent he would accomplish nothing?  If so, then there are no worries about Trump either eliminating social programs or handing out new financial goodies to the rich.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Umm...That was the point, all right.  That Trump will accomplish very little in his tenure, good OR bad.

        2. Credence2 profile image79
          Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, according to the "all mighty" Trump he will make the laws and attempt to dissolve Congress toward that end. Fascists and Tyrants seem to predominate from the right wing spectrum of things.

          1. Live to Learn profile image77
            Live to Learnposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            LOL. Exactly how do you think Trump could go about dissolving Congress?

            1. Credence2 profile image79
              Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Just a little levity, folks. Even he would not dare broach this topic.

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                LOL  Don't count on it.  There isn't much I'd put beyond that mouth.

                Indeed, it is my hope that congress will be nearly dissolved, albeit immediately regrown with people that actually wish to serve the country instead of themselves.  Probably a forlorn hope, but one that I think Trump has placed into a lot of people.

                1. Credence2 profile image79
                  Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  To start fresh with representatives not beholding to money or special interest, we would be talking about another reality. When was Congress really free of such influence? It has to be built in as part of their oath of office, in regards to how and under what conditions they are legally allowed to be influenced by these things. It is just that since the founders, things have been progressively growing worse over time. This problem is far greater than anything Trump can hope to deal with and beyond the hopes of those who support him.

                  1. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    Sadly, it is built into what we consider a politician.

                    But it isn't that I hope Trump will do anything about it: it's that I hope seeing a candidate that isn't beholden will convince people to take a better look at who they elect.  Even if Clinton is elected (expected) there are still an awful lot of people highly dissatisfied with politics in this country and making their displeasure known through the vote.  That are saying in a loud voice "WE DON'T WANT POLITICS AS USUAL!" even though I expect the liberals to band tightly together (for now) and pretend that American politics as usual is what we want and need.

                    So it is the people I put the hope in, not Trump and not politicians.  Just a hint, a quiet whisper, was given when Perot ran; this time it's a loud voice even if Democrats plug their ears and ignore it. They do so at their peril, I fervently hope - the same peril that Republicans doing the same thing will find.

          2. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            And you believe that?  While calling him the biggest liar in history?

  6. profile image56
    Rajiv pradhanposted 2 years ago

    Yes i think so

 
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