The most unpresidential president of the United States of America?
Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America.
I say, he is also the 1st Paradox of the United States of America.
And it’s not just the divisive politics he endorses.
But it is also because, in many surprising ways, he unites us.
Sure, Donald’s gutsy leadership creates new enemies for him everyday.
But the same show of conviction unites those tired of spineless diplomacy.
Yes, Donal’s disdain for tradition raises eyebrows across institutions.
But the same lack of faith in convention unites those who hope for fresh new answers to knotty old problems.
Admittedly, Donald’s alleged mis-truths makes him the butt of twitter jokes.
But the same ‘foot-in-the-mouth disease’ displays a spontaneous honesty that unites us in protest against fake fraternities and plastic politics.
Yes, Donald has made it difficult for outsiders to feel as comfortable in the US as they used to.
But he has united everyone who believe that our loyalties must first lie with our motherland, and our insiders.
Yes, Donal Trump is the 45th President of the USA.
In the most un-presidential kind of way.
Nobody in US history has mis-ruled, mis-informed or misled with great fatality.
Yet, nobody in US history has ruled, informed and led with greater finality.
So has Donal Trump divided the universe he inherited from Obama in the January of 2017?
Or, indeed, has he multiplied its potential and possibilities?
It’s time to stop thinkering.
It’s time to start DKODING Donald Trump. Sure, the most unpresidential president of the United States of America?
10 TRUMP POSITIVES
DONALD IS A VICTIM OF UN-PRECEDENTED PRESIDENTIAL BIAS.
Has any president in US history been so un-presidentially projected to the public?
Ex-president Jimmy Carter answered that question for everyone. He said, “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about.”
Carter had solid reasons for saying so. Stats prove that a staggering 90% of Donald Trump’s media coverage has been negatively biased. And the culprit list features mega media moguls like ABC, CBS and NBC.
TAKING THE BRUNT OF UNDER-REPORTAGE.
Yes, Donal Trump has made the headlines. Just not featured in them.
Listen to what the TIMES said. “….Media is not adequately reporting an important success because it does not fit into the narrative…”
For a press that loves big stories – especially when it involves its present – what can be more un-presidential?
THE ECONOMY DOESN’T LIE.
There’s nothing ‘FAKE’ about the ‘NEWS’ that the US economy is on the rise. After all, the GDP has grown by over 3% for two quarters straight.
Trump has played a masterclass role here. He displayed a maestro’s understanding of the terrain when he scripted historic tax and regulatory reforms. He betrayed an uncommonly insightful mind when he withdrew from the Paris climate change agreement because it wasn’t good for the economy.
For a president without a background in politics – let alone economy – that’s a truly non-presidential triumph.
CONSUMERS ARE BYING INTO THE TANTRUMS.
Donald is gaming the demand-supply game. The market seems to be perfectly fine with Donald’s excess-es, as long as their demands are supplied.
The New York-based Conference Board tell us that in October of 2017, consumer confidence rose to its highest level in 17 years.
For experts who were so sure that Donald is clue-less about the pulse of the people, this comes as a slap on the wrist. For Donald, this comes across as a memorable – if un presidential – performance.
DONALD DOESN’T JUST MEAN BUSINESS – HE EXCITES WALL STREET.
The business world isn’t biting its lip for having elected Trump. Quite the contrary. It’s licking it. In anticipation of tax reform which is slated to cut the corporate rate to 21%.
The Stock Market recorded ‘HIGHS’ a staggering 70 times. And get this – it rose 5,000 points in a year – for the first time in US history.
For those who cry hoarse that Trump is a failed businessman, this is proof that Donald’s claims may sound un-presidential, but his delivery isn’t.
AMERICA IS GOING BACK TO WORK. WITH TRUMP.
It started badly for Donald. After all, all he could inherit from the previous president was low unemployment numbers. And then he breathed magic.
The number of people collecting unemployment benefits has continued to fall to a near 44-year low. Jobs are being created everywhere.
For pundits who said Trump’s presidential judgment had gone AWOL, this should seem like a most un-presidential turnaround. And it is.
TAKING HIS MAGIC…. PLACES.
Donal Trump has been travelling around the world. And leaving behind a trail of milestones with his unique brand of diplomacy.
He successfully worked out a trade deal with China, Vietnam and South Korea.
The United States’ relationship with Israel is so much better than it was during Obama’s regime.
Vibes are positive with both Japan and the UK.
And things are good with Russia.
For a president famous for his grenade throwing, Exclusivity stance – there is only one word to describe this kind of Inclusivity: Un-presidential.
A WOLF IN WOLF’S CLOATHING
Trump may be the wealthiest president the US has ever had, but his greatest asset doesn’t lie in the bank. It’s his guts. He uses it to call a spade a spade. And to further his only interest – that of putting America’s interests first.
So he has been hard on North Korea. So he has been steely with Syria. So he has walked a surprisingly tough line with Russia.
With his Rambo like regularity in crossing the conventions of foreign policy, Donald Trump is nothing if not un-presidential.
PUTTING HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH IS.
It took five presidents to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The first four simply didn’t have the courage or conviction. He also made decisive moves on the immigration issue, with illegal border crossings going down by 40%.
This is exactly why America elected Donald Trump as their top man. For once, this great nation wants someone who doesn’t just make promises, but has both the decency and courage to follow up.
Even Jeb Bush tweeted his approval of what is, by the proof of precedence, an unquestionably un-presidential quality.
HAPPY TO TURN AROUND.
You would think a man with the size of Donald’s ego would have trouble eating his words. Or swallowing his pride. And you would be wrong.
In a rare admission, Donald freely accepted that he was wrong on Afghanistan and reversed Obama’s disastrous withdrawal. And compared to his election time rhetoric, he has even mellowed on the issue of immigration.
If you can’t remember the last president who did something like that, you can be forgiven. After all, this is classic un-presidential behaviour. One you can spot Donald with, in a crowded room.
10 TRUMP NEGATIVES
TRUMP’S BEEN TRAMPLING ON SNAKES
Trump may well have rubbed North Korea and Iran the wrong way.
Considering these are nuclear capable nations, this could be dangerous. In fact, it mistakenly led to a scare about a nuclear attack on Hawaii.
When other Presidents go soft on rogue nations so to speak, Trump’s approach can be as un-presidential as it can get.
DONALD’S BEEN PLAYING WITH FIRE
Trump has been making flippant comments about the possibility of war… He has been praising autocratic rulers and dictatorial leaders… he has been cozying up to shamefully bigoted groups like the KKK… he may even stopped peace negotiations in the Middle East by reversed decades of foreign policy and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Such callousness on such inflammable matters can stoke fear, create confusion globally and lead to fatal consequences for humanity.
If this is not un-presidential, what is?
TRUMP’S BEEN MAKING SUICIDAL MOVES
The Russia investigations, especially the findings of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, could threaten the very existence of the Trump administration.
Without an overwhelming majority, goodwill or confidence, going ahead with a move like this is like shooting one’s self in the foot.
And something only an un-presidential president can think of doing.
NO, DONALD ISN’T WORRIED ABOUT 2021.
The policies Donald has suggested, like ending the Affordable Health Care Act which is also known as Obamacare, can make him a villain with voters.
But Donald doesn’t seem to care.
Sure, he may be bigger plans, but to be this casual about people’s sentiments still isn’t normal – especially when you are the President. But then, Donald isn’t just a head of state, is he? He is the most un-presidential president the USA has ever had.
COCKING A SNOOK AT VALUES.
Militaristic rhetoric… gutting one’s own State Department… offensive against the press… downplaying of human rights… cheating on contractors… frivolous lawsuits… prejudice against race and religion… contempt for multilateral diplomacy… lack of respect for war veterans… distrust of trade deals… making fun of an American Prisoner of War…
Donald hasn’t just been toying with tradition, he has been making a mockery of the values America has been built on….
How does he plan to get away with murder? Well, I guess the rules don’t apply. Because an un-presidential president can do anything.
CONSTITUTION? WHAT’S THAT?
Donald Trump is probably the only president of the US with no political background.
But the man has gone one better. He still knows nothing about the constitution. And the cherry on the cake is that he isn’t interested in knowing, either.
If there was a prize for the most un-presidential president ever, Donald would win it pretty much uncontested.
LICENSE TO LIE?
While one lie can be enough to end a presidency, Donald lies compulsively. Indeed, his lies have taken US politics to a new low.
He re-scripted his conversations with Putin…
He denied scolding British Prime Minister Theresa May…
He lied about Access Hollywood tapes… gun rights… immigrants… you name it.
When was the last time an US president lied through his teeth so un-presidentially? If you can’t remember, you are not alone.
PRESSING DOWN ON PRESS FREEDOM
While several presidents have been at the receiving end of the media, only Donald Trump has actually threatened to take away the credentials of media organizations.
Not just that. The president has also raised the possibility of cancelling the daily press briefings.
Now that’s an un-presidential move right there!
Donald Trump swings both ways.
He has been accused of harassing women. At the same time, he has given plum roles and responsible jobs to women.
In the past, most US presidents have gone one way or the other. The un-presidential Donald is the only one who has walked several miles down both highways.
SPEAKING FOR THE UNSPEAKABLE.
Donald Trump has gone ahead and done the unthinkable.
He has backed alleged child molester Roy Moore for an Alabama state election.
This is not just un-presidential for a President. To many, it is unforgiveable.
It’s easy to hate him.
Jump the fence, and it’s easy to love him, too.
There’s only one thing you can’t do to Donald.
They say Obama redefined American politics…
by opening the doors to new races and cultures.
I say Donal Trump redesigned American politics…
by opening the windows to new methods and possibilities.
Most importantly, he has made…
Un-convention the new convention.
Un-acceptable… the new acceptable.
Un-presidential… the new presidential.
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