Cries of Trump Supporters are Real, But….
The calls, concerns, and frustrations of Trump supporters are genuine. Unfortunately, the elected savior for fixing these problems was an abysmal choice. Trump said all the right things to a group of people who were in fear, marginalization, and hopelessness. Trump’s track record of massive duplicity, impulsiveness, and narcissism reveals that he is a person who will say anything to win and only cares about himself. Trump has little empathy, sensitivity, or compassion for others. Many of his followers are starting to realize that he was an inferior choice for president. Due to loyalty and being actively invested in their choosing, their egos make it difficult for them to say, “I made a wrong decision.”
Many of Trump supporters felt that they were cast aside by the Clinton elites of the Democratic party. Part of this particular problem, I speculate, was due to private union membership dropping from a high of 30% to 6% at present. Traditionally labor unions have been a major force in getting out the Progressive vote and contributing to political campaigns. Another issue was the paradox of Clinton having significant ties to Wall Street and still favorably being a representative of the working class.
Unfortunately, people who are in fear are the most likely to make irrational, impulsive, and angry poor choices. History has been abundant with smooth talking charlatans, who on the surface seem capable, but ultimately are incompetent psychopathic “Cowboys with tall boots and no cattle.” Hitler, George W. Bush, Reagan, Franco, and even Bill Clinton are notable examples of leaders who were talented smoke and mirror salesman who did little for the masses but were great friends of the wealthy elites and industrialists.
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The hubris of the Democratic party so heavily invested in believing that Hillary Clinton was the de facto heir apparent was obviously a poor decision. Politics is all about winning and even though Hillary garnered 3 million more votes than Trump did overcome the popular vote with the gerrymandered electoral college.
At the end of the day Trump has not delivered:
-Improved health care
-Better relations with the worlds people and their leaders
-A fairer tax system that would help relieve some of the economic burdens of the working class
-Improved trade relations
-Decreased reliance on fossil fuels
-Regulations to safeguard the consumer and the environment
-Fairer rules for civil and human rights issues
-Friendly and cooperative discourse
The data patently shows that Trump has had the lowest approval rating of any president. So much for the hyperbole of “The great negotiator”, “Terrific”, “Best”, “Wonderful”, “I am really wealthy and smart.” Polls show that if Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders were running against Trump today, they would beat “The great negotiator” hands down. Even Kamala Harris, not as well recognized, would be an even contender against Trump. Hillary is damaged goods and should not even fathom the thought of running again.
Hopefully, people who supported Trump have learned that it is not wise to trust a person who has only their self-interest at stake. The “Donald” is a very myopic person, primarily “Joe the Plumber” with money, very uncultured, not well versed in anything except business and real estate, who only sees the world through the rose colored glasses of profit. Also, Trump’s track record of lying in varying degrees over eighty percent of the time makes him an inferior choice, no matter what the political party choice. His acerbic communication style is not amenable to smooth relations with world leaders or those in our government.