In defense of President-elect Donald Trump

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During this 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump earned a reputation as a personality who is easy to hate because of his bombastic personality and tone of voice directed at his opponents.  Most would dread to be his opponent, either in politics or in the business world because he eats his opponents alive. Some call the man an “equal opportunity offender.”  True, he offends both friend and foe alike, even his fellow Republicans.  Most of us would never think of uttering the words he openly flung at his opponents.  Given that he is an “equal opportunity offender”–whatever that means, he would offend both men and women, both gay and straight, both racial minorities and the white majority, and all members of both political parties. Would that be consistent?  Yes, probably. Does it make it alright?  No.  I think Trump has made enemies of all people for life.  But does he care?  Probably not.

However, I wish to say something in defense of the man.  I understand the place Donald Trump comes from. I have known and experienced the likes of his personality. The man does come across as being crass, unsophisticated, and tough; but does it mean that it disqualifies him from being an effective leader? I definitely don’t think so. I know liberal elites will have a tough time swallowing the fact about who he is, and who the majority has elected to be their political leader. Deep inside, he is a blue-collar person who wounds his opponents using words and openly insults his opponents in order to win. It comes natural to his personality but that is who he is openly and behind closed doors. What you see is what you get.  That was how he got to where he is in the business world.  On the sympathetic end, I’d also like to say that I think he a well-meaning person. He loves his country, his family, and will do what it takes to complete his mandate, even if it means climbing all over his political opponents.

I also think the man has the potential to be one of the most effective presidents in the history of the United States. I will say more about this in my next post.  Based on his history as a hard-driving businessman, he will not be the most well-liked, but he can be a very effective leader.

Both liberals must admit that he is an effective businessman. Given his business acumen and sharp sense of intuition, he will be very effective in leading his Administration in the White House. People who work under him might not have an easy time working with him because he will be direct and demand results. I would hate to sit across him in the boardroom because he would not be an easy man to work for. However, he knows what it takes to get the job done and he will get it does because he has done it before in the business world.

No, I do not condone Trump’s insults and use of strong words during the campaign. He used his instincts to do what he needed to do to win. Hillary Clinton also ran a very dirty campaign against Trump but he survived and came out the victor. This was truly amazing and it certainly shocked the majority of liberals who wished him the worst including recent death threats made by people on the left. This man has not even been sworn into office and he is already being criticized. I would say to his detractors to stop calling him down and just let him start governing. History will tell how good of a president he will be. I say we should all give the man a chance to show what he is made of.

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

2 thoughts on “In defense of President-elect Donald Trump”

  1. I think you are right Keven. Even in the military the tough, crass, unyielding leader is loved. But usually he/she is loved because, despite the hardness of the leader, he/she always has the back if his/her people. The leader always acts in a way that shows the job is getting done with the least harm to his/her own people. I think that is what the citizens yearn for-a leader who has their back. I believe most would do anything, no matter how difficult, if they knew the leader was willing to suffer the same circumstances and also covers their six. A leader who truly mourns a loss of one of his/her people, showing it by actions.

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