Donald Trump, force of nature

American Thinker is one of the best websites for commentary in America — here is Richard Jack Rail writing about a force of nature, President Donald Trump’s leadership:

Donald Trump is so uniquely different from any prior president that nobody’s gonna follow in his footsteps. It took a large personality, a penetrating mind, enormous self-confidence, and sheer physical energy to do what he’s done. Not to mention plain old guts. While the temper of the times also had a great deal to do with him getting elected, that’s probably true of all presidents.

Little commented on is how he flushed the media into the open like so many quail. No longer can they pretend to be honest brokers who love America as much as anybody. They don’t, and Trump has forced them to show their colors. In a business that’s supposed to be above the fray, they are bitterly partisan, lying to us daily in a shameless bid to control the national agenda by controlling the national narrative.

Trump knew this from the outset. In his books, he paints the media exactly the way he paints them today: spiteful, venomous, low down, dishonest. He does not hide his contempt for these vipers or even try to get along. Rather, he picks fights with them. Those who rue this behavior may not grasp that this is how he steers the narrative. It also keeps his enemies on the defensive.

Trump has said and done things one might wish he hadn’t, but his tactics have repeatedly proven effective. The thing is that we’re not accustomed to presidential decisiveness, which accounts for his frequent personnel changes. Where a career in politics trains one to proceed slowly and cautiously, a career in the marketplace (or on the battlefield) trains one to act quickly to minimize bad effects or take advantage of a fleetingly good situation.

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