I mean no disrespect to the office or to President Donald Trump but for purposes for this column I will often refer to President Trump as simply “Trump” to make a point.
In 2016 there were 17 republican candidates that ran for President of the United States of America. Many of them were very well known experienced politicians. One by one they kept dropping out of the race as the one unlikely candidate gained popularity among voters.
Why would Americans vote for a person with no political experience, questionable morals and rich lifestyle? My guess would be that they were tired of politicians who made unfulfilled promises and worked for special interest groups rather than the people who elected them. It may have also been that he identified with the middle class.
Whatever the reason on November 2016 Donald Trump, a crude but very wealthy businessman was elected President of the United States of America. It shocked the whole world and especially the Democrats and Washington, the place Trump calls the “swamp”.
Most of the news media accuses and blames President Trump for everything that goes wrong but very seldom gives him credit for things that he has accomplished. Pure hatred drives their motives and actions. Even when he is exonerated they still believe that he is guilty and try to convince all of us that he is. It must be Trump’s fault.
As a journalist for nearly 18 years I have read thousands of news stories and watched thousands of television newscast. But never have I seen such slanted and sometimes downright false reporting about a president as they have about President Trump. If President Obama had been treated this way the media would have been called racist. It must be Trump’s fault.
I’m amazed that this same news media often does stories on movie stars and entertainers who often bash President Trump. Please tell me what do they know about operating a national government. Since when did they become an authority on being a president? After all, their very name “stage actor” comes from a Greek word that simply means hypocrite. More than all of this who cares what they think. It must be Trump’s fault.
For over two years many Democratic politicians have tried to prove that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the election. But after two years the special counsel was not able to prove those accusations. Yet, they are still not satisfied with the report. It must be Trump’s fault.
Several corrupt top-level officials in the DOJ and FBI worked together in an attempt to overthrow President Trump and remove him as president. It didn’t work. Actually corruption at its highest level was exposed. It must be Trump’s fault. Never in my entire adult life have I seen any person attacked, discredited and fought against as President Trump yet he always seems to rise to the top. One thing for sure it has made him a Twitter expert. It must be Trump’s fault.
For the next 18 months attacks will increase on President Trump as the divided Democratic Party seek to take back the White House and turn us into a socialist nation totally dependent on the government. It must be Trump’s fault.
No one can deny or argue that the economy is better than it has been in years. Unemployment is lower than it has been in years. Patriotism and respect for our nation, flag and veterans are being restored. Conservative values are being protected. And the list goes on. For once it really is Trump’s fault.
On November 2020 Trump may be re-elected President. It must be Trump’s fault. Not hardly! It will be the liberal media and the Democratic politicians fault for not realizing that there is still a middle class who are active voters.
Dan Moore is editor and publisher of The Henderson News. His e-mail address is <email@example.com>.
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