Trump doing what he should be

Letter date: 
Friday, February 10, 2017
Letter publisher: 
Register Guard
Letter author: 
Gabriel P. Reid
Letter body: 

People will always find fault in anything and everything that even remotely goes against their own agenda or the agenda of a collective that they are a party to. For years, everyone screamed about George W. Bush, then about Barack Obama, then a year after the 2012 elections everybody from both sides was jumping ship and identifying as “independent.”

It’s no fluke that Donald Trump’s unprecedented rise to power went nearly without challenge. It’s no mistake he won the presidency. More people voted for this man than will ever admit it because he worked for, and earned, the title that he now holds. This man drew record crowds and rewrote the rules of engagement where geopolitical warfare is concerned. He alienated himself from the establishment being a part of the “establishment” himself and used every trick in the book to convince electors that he was the answer to a troubled and divided nation. And he is.

We can argue and debate the semantics of his candidacy all we want. But thus far the man has accomplished more than many are willing to admit.

For the first time in a long time, the American people are engaged in this nation’s politics. We are looking at, talking about, and addressing many issues that are extremely important to this nation but often easily overlooked.

We can only wait and see what comes next. I myself am optimistic. Love him or hate him, agree with him or not, he is inadvertently doing exactly what an American president should be doing.