“This is how a real president acts. This is what real leadership looks like.”
No doubt, those were the thoughts of tens of millions of Americans who watched President Trump’s speech before a joint session of Congress last Tuesday night.
The main reason Donald Trump was elected president in the first place was because those same tens of millions of Americans absolutely knew that over the last couple of decades, they had been abandoned by the “leadership” of their respective political parties. They knew these so-called leaders were either incompetent, were putting their re-election and the welfare of their political parties well before them, or were the creations of political correctness or a family name.
They knew that real-world experience actually mattered and that the previous two men elected president had none or virtually none and that they were forced to pay a heavy price because of that truth.
For the last sixteen years, millions of these Americans looked toward the Oval Office and saw, first, a man who admirably “found himself at forty years of age,” but who had little practical experience, who skated through much of his life on his father’s name, and for a host of reasons — many legitimate and many debatable — got our nation involved in a disastrous war in Iraq. The war that saw the destruction of a nation that was the natural buffer to Iran resulted in the loss of over 4,000 American soldiers, the wounding of over 30,000, and the deaths of at least 200,000 Iraqi civilians and counting. And for what?
As President Trump pointed out in his speech, aside from the precious blood of our men and women in uniform, our nation spent trillion of dollars in that area. Trillions. Again, for what? How is Iraq, the Middle East, our nation or the world even remotely better off today than before that conflict of choice?
Next, the American people got a president who was inserted in the protective and unquestioning bubble of political correctness at about twenty years of age, who kept his grades, his transcripts, his SAT scores, his IQ and much of his early life a state secret, and who had virtually no real-world work experience. At least none that was not handed to him on a silver platter.
Purely because of his lack of real-world experience, coupled with his socialist views on life, he proceeded to decimate our health care system, force millions of Americans into poverty and onto food stamps, create more debt than the combined debt of every president before him, weaken our military to the breaking point, and cause our allies to no longer trust us. All while playing over 300 rounds of golf and squeezing in more vacation time than most Americans will take in a lifetime.