THE TRUMP REVOLUTION
“The times they are a-changin’.” For the first time since Andrew Jackson, our President is a populist, not a politician. Donald Trump will prove to be a better President than Jackson, if only for the fact that he speaks and listens—daily—directly with the electorate. All of them. Think about it: Ever since the earliest days of his candidacy, Trump has been the headline of virtually every political and other news article. Every day, In every media. Even the mass media who apparently hate him.
Donald Trump is in your face no matter the channel practically 24/7. If you don’t know who he is and what he stands for, you haven’t been paying attention. He clearly is not a politician—ask any politician. If he lies, it’s usually hyperbole and it soon becomes clear what he means, and he clarifies it in his own way, often clumsily. But he’s getting better as he gains experience, and as he does, he becomes more politically savvy.
In no other election in my 80+ years has the President-Elect become more commercial than the President himself. By the time he’s sworn in we will know more about him than we have any other President even after years of service. And he has collected a group of advisors who are themselves largely apolitical yet knowledgeable is business and the “private sector” (the economy). Nor do they all agree with Trump on major issues. This is as it should be. What’s not needed is a “rubber stamp” group of advisors. What’s needed is knowledgeable interchange of ideas before becoming public writ. And that’s what we’ve got. We’ve got a winner, if we can keep him.