Why isn't the presidency turning out to be as easy as Trump expected?

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  1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 15 months ago

    Why isn't the presidency turning out to be as easy as Trump expected?

    And why did voters believe he could do things as easily as he said he could?

  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
    bradmasterOCcalposted 15 months ago

    Maybe it was because he was optimistic that the democrats and republicans would put the country and the people before the party.

    In spite of all of the negativity and resistance, especially from the democrats, he has accomplished a lot. Rather than being inflexible, Trump is working out the problems as they come up.

    It is Congress and the nested party politicians that should be the focus of any kind of failures. In the last 28 years they have brought the country down. In 2008, and they have kept it from getting back to prosperity of the 50s.

    Maybe he was given assurances by the republicans and some democrats that they would work with him, and then they let him down.

    All voters should be disappointed in both the democrats and the RINOS. The executive office was infested with Obama appointees, who still thought Obama was president.

    He has accomplished much since election day, and he has learned a lot about being president. And this is just the first 100 days.

    So the answer to your question is that he was let down by democrats and even republicans. The republicans that let him down are playing to their financial benefactors that really control what they do in congress.

    This is not why we elect people to congress. As a Republic as opposed to a pure democracy, we vote for them to do our bidding. But, history has shown that they pander to the voters to get elected, but once in office it is their rich backers that call the shots.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      We have seen this situation before with Democrats in Congress and the White House.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Kathleen
      We have never seen this level before, please correct me, if you disagree.

    3. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Not enough room 2 respond. 50s R long gone & things R so different. 1st sentence is Trump & Co's problem: they were all SURE everyone would fall in line behind him after election - we HAVE to, don't we?! Who needs majority or bipartisan or un

  3. Sharlee01 profile image88
    Sharlee01posted 15 months ago

    I can only give my opinion as a supporter of President Trump. I voted for Trump, and I am very pleased with the progress he is making.  In my opinion I think he is  finding the job harder than he thought it would be. Not sure it fair to presume the majority of Trump voters actually believed he would be able to bring about his campaign promises as quickly as he thought he felt he could?    I am old enough to have learned Government moves very slowly, and did not vote for Trump due to his promise for speed, I voted for him because he offers change. And to my way of thinking,  change at a slow pace is better than no change at all. 

    I have made it a point to follow President Trump's itinerary daily, and I am very impressed with his determination to make things better for all. I also appreciate that he is a people person, and that he listens.  (His daily internal is available on his Facebook).  I have faith in our president, and feel in his first 100 days he has re established friendships with nations that had become strained. He has made a good start at improving our economy, and bringing back jobs. He has given many the feeling of optimism, and has diligently worked at bringing about a new health care, and working to make America a safer place.  He is handling our ever pressing problems with North Korea, and our military actions in the Middle East.

    Yes it's apparent that the job is hard, but it appears he does not let anyone or anything slow his quest to improve America, and keep America safe.

    1. peoplepower73 profile image94
      peoplepower73posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Brad:  There are somethings that are run better by the government than corporations:  The FDA, FAA, FCC, USDA,, et al.  They set national  standards that protect us.  How is a private corporation going to handle the FAA?

    2. profile image0
      Nadia Ribaduposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      "Sad."

  4. Perspycacious profile image79
    Perspycaciousposted 15 months ago

    We are led by a president who is new to politics and the most demanding job in America.  Expecting that the ways and the means of getting things done is a job that comes naturally to anyone, makes the critics and critical bystanders self-deceived.

    He is learning and growing.  Given half a chance (i.e. a little patience and cohesiveness) he can accomplish what we all know needs to get done.

    Start small.  Get involved where you are.  Unity is the price we pay for our liberty.

    We will never agree on everything, even as to what needs changing.

    President Trump is our legally elected leader.  Let him know how you feel, but at the same time get on with doing your own part of the job ahead.

    USA isn't abbreviated States of America.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Best answer I've heard from a Trump supporter.  Are you willing for him to continue to back away from his campaign promises - other than his supreme court choice?

    2. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Here's another good article: How the Left Learned to Hate Like the Right https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/29/opin … .html?_r=0 Trump has inspired a political awakening. I hope its not too late.

  5. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 15 months ago

    I think he's having so much trouble because he's used to being the boss, and telling people what to do. The US government is more of a collaboration, where the President has to build a coalition, and compromise. Trump is used to working in a way that would best be served by leading a dictatorship.

    1. Dean Traylor profile image94
      Dean Traylorposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I'll add something else to yours: he surrounded himself by "yes" men his whole life and often had someone to bail him out of hard times. Also, for years, he enjoyed a lot of good press (yes, he had that years ago). Now, all this has vanished. Alone..

  6. CatherineGiordano profile image99
    CatherineGiordanoposted 15 months ago

    Because Trump is a man-child. He thought the whole thing was a game. He thought it was a reality show and he wanted to be the winner. Now he is the apprentice and I fear for my country and the world. .

    1. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I think a lot of people saw him this way from the beginning - including me. There also seemed to be nothing to worry about at the time because we all thought most everyone else could see that, too. They did, but didn't come out to vote. *sigh*

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Man child
      reality show
      apprentice
      fear
      ??

    3. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      One irritating thing about T-fans: Trump's past doesn't count - at all. They seem to be incapable of acknowledging it & the rare times they do 'it doesn't matter'. Hillary is still being clubbed bcuz of BILL'S scandal decades ago. Its freakin ama

    4. CatherineGiordano profile image99
      CatherineGiordanoposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I think Trump thought it would being president was like being a King in a democratic monarchy. It would be ceremonial only.

  7. peoplepower73 profile image94
    peoplepower73posted 15 months ago

    I remember an image of him when he was campaigning saying being a president is really easy.  He stood at the podium and said all you have to do is  ... and then he looked at the crowd mumbled some words and raised his hands like he was blessing his audience.  At that moment, I knew we were in trouble.

    He has great expectations and thinks he can make those expectations come true by just issuing proclamations and decrees like a king.  This might have worked in commercial real estate, but not in the inter-workings of our three branches of our government.

    I don't think he really understood nor understands world politics and what a mess the world is in.  He also doesn't seem to have the ability to to see what the consequences of his proclamations are.  He thinks signing executive orders will make everything alright and that he is above consulting with the other three branches of government and the laws.

    His proclamation to kill NAFTA in one day and then the next day saying they are a good thing is a good example of not understanding the ramifications of his statements.  It took a group of people to convince him about how killing NAFTA would not only affect our economy negatively, but other of our partners countries.  Also and most importantly, he didn't realize he has to get congress' approval for any legislative changes, such as repealing NAFTA.  He can't just sign an executive order and wiggle his nose and it happens.

    He is a master at selling himself as a product and that is why his supporters are willing to overlook and make excuses for his actions and in actions.  They are still hopefully waiting for him to bring back jobs that are never coming back because they believe in him as a  product.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Good one, Mike. Ironically, I think it takes a politician to understand politics. Trump was elected by people who don't understand politics, so they shouldn't complain about his not keeping campaign promises because he doesn't either.

    2. shanmarie profile image77
      shanmarieposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      or not (and I lean toward not because there are other govbranches), simply trying to run it that way can't be as easy as it sounds.

    3. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Fortune wrote a good piece on Trump's potus education. I still think he is capable but not so sure he has time to learn. He seems overwhelmed & that makes me feel (a little) sorry for both him & us. http://fortune.com/2017/04/29/trumps-first-

    4. Shyron E Shenko profile image82
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Great comment Mike, trump thinks that by getting elected all his problems went away that after his coronation he could do or say anything he wanted, and his followers would worship him and I guess some do, he needs to be dethroned.

  8. shanmarie profile image77
    shanmarieposted 15 months ago

    I know I shouldn't answer a question with a question, but I wonder why anyone would expect a job like that to be easy in any capacity? It's not like running a corporation and I doubt that is as easy as it may sound either. Still,  maybe he thought he could handle it like his business dealings.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I think you're right. We had experience with Mike Huckabee, a businessman governor also a Baptist preacher. He kept wanting to pass his religious beliefs as laws, and kept saying he would run the state like a business. He was a one-termer.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Corporations run better than the government. The government today is obese, and non functional.
      911 and 2008 are the products of an obese and non func govt.

      A corporation has to produce, and they just can't print money.

    3. shanmarie profile image77
      shanmarieposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Whether it can be ran like a business or not (and I lean toward not because there are other gov. branches), simply trying to run it that way can't be as easy as it sounds.

  9. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 15 months ago

    FYI::  Comments that include insults between hubbers will be deleted.  I've never done this before, but I'm tired of the lack of civility in HP discussions.

  10. Genna East profile image90
    Genna Eastposted 15 months ago

    Hi Kathleen;

    The Presidency requires a lot of quantitative thinking, maturity and knowledge -- all of which Mr. Trump is in short supply when it comes to understanding global and domestic affairs from the perspective of an effective and respected world leader.  (And I'm being generous with this statement.)  He has walked back so much of what he said on the campaign trail, which we knew he would do once assuming office.  Those who blame Democrats in Congress are rather short-sighted.  Presidents, for years, have run into opposition from the opposing Party; and yet certain Republicans are now in opposition to what Trump wants on his agenda.  I have to chuckle when others refer to these Republicans as "Rinos".  It's a matter of convenience thinking.  Each Senator or Representative hopes to satisfy their constituents -- many of which disagree.  "The Swamp" actually encompasses, in part, the American people and the individuals they place into office -- either by their actions or inaction. 

    The Oval Office has no doubt presented quite a wake-up call for our new President, which is probably the understatement of the decade. :-)

  11. Pam Morris profile image81
    Pam Morrisposted 15 months ago

    Because Trump is unprofessional with no political background and he doesn't know what he is doing.

  12. Shyron E Shenko profile image82
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 15 months ago

    The lies that were made up about Hillary Clinton made the mad man look like a better choice and his treasonous association with Putin got him elected.
    His worshiping supporters made him think that he could do anything. Then he finds out he is not as smart as he thought.
    He thought himself superman.

  13. profile image0
    Nadia Ribaduposted 15 months ago

    Because Trump is a simple man with simple answers, a man who has always elbowed and nudged his way around.  Unread, unthoughtful, and non-nuanced.  He's ten years old in a 70-year-old body, who wants what he wants, and doesn't feel he has to know anything or be bound by any laws.  He wants to be an authoritarian like Putin.  He's just learning that there are checks to his power.  He came to power knowing virtually nothing about very much, not the least of which is how this country actually works and how to govern.  He appears to want to undo it all for his interests, but he's learning the hard way that there is and will continue to be push-back.

    Trump's voters are of a similar mindset as their 'leader.' They wanted to believe his populist lies.  Because he was so crass and "tell-it-like-it-is," they thought he was like them; he is in his crudeness.  He has done nothing but hurt them, yet like hypnotised sheep, they go on believing that some day, he's actually going to act in their best interest.

    He's an extremely dangerous iconoclast.

 
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