Negative Precedents Set by a Negative President

Blaze Myers, Guest Writer

The midterm elections resulted in a Democratic majority in the House, and a Republican majority remains in the Senate. Congress is now properly balanced, but with President Donald J. Trump in office, America will never be restored to greatness. In order to prevent another President Trump in office, the citizens of the United States must do their research and vote for a true man of the people, and not a pretender raised in mansions.

Three score and twelve years ago, Fred Trump brought forth on this continent, a young child, conceived in prosperity, and dedicated to the proposition that money is power. This child was heir to millions, raised in the Jamaica Estates of Queens, not as an American among Americans, but a millionaire among Americans. He grew up not knowing the struggles of the everyman. He wasn’t raised in the urban slums nor a rural farm, he was born free of the chains of scarcity.

Despite being given all the resources for success, time and again the spawn of Fred Trump has proven his inability to run his own businesses, declaring bankruptcy time and time again. Until elected president, the failures of his past soley affected his fortune and his fortune. Now, armed with 280 characters, this same substandard tycoon has the ability to run all of America bankrupt. President Trump isn’t going to make America great again; he’s going to fail again, with America’s free people his catalyst.

President Trump’s influence on the country can best be judged by the American people. One year into his term, he was the first President in history to have a negative net approval (approval rating minus disapproval rating).  Even conservative Republicans such as George W. Bush and his late father voted against their own party in the 2016 presidential elections.

After the midterm elections, voters identified as Democrats had an approval of 5% for the president, and weekly averages from Gallup Daily Tracking see President Trump’s national disapproval rate to be consistently above 50% for all of 2018. How else can one interpret this but as negative influence on the morale of America’s people?

President Trump’s negative influence is not restricted to this great country. He has affected the entire world sitting as executive of his “idiocracy”, such as when he gave his speech given at the NATO summit back in July. European leaders expected the President to pledge the country’s commitment to Article 5, calling for collective defense if any one NATO country is attacked. Instead they were met with uneducated rambling on an imaginary amount owed to the U.S. by NATO allies. President Trump completely missed the point of the summit and instead instilled doubt in our foreign allies.

We cannot silence the supporters of President Trump, for they are American citizens. They see a boldness in him, a boldness not seen in President Barack Obama during his two terms in office. President Trump appeals because he appears tough on America’s enemies and to be using his power for America’s own good. But the truth is that President Trump is not tough; he doesn’t work half as hard as his average blue collar supporter. President Trump works “executive time”, which means he does work when he feels like it and spends a majority of his time using Twitter to spread his voice rather than a podium.

President Trump has been in office for two years. He has served half of his term. Yet the number of controversies coming out of the White House would give the impression he is in the middle of his second term. This is not a biased rant against the “orange man”, it is a call for the American people to unite and vote for a real everyman — not Donald J. Trump, the failed businessman, the golfer, the candidate who won because of a flawed Electoral College system. After all, what has his influence been other than negative?