In 2009 I was attending a luncheon in support of a non-profit at Mar-a-Largo in Palm Beach, FL, at that time, a mere private club, now considered the “Winter White House”.
As we were being addressed by several prominent foreign affairs and military leaders and Donald Trump walked in.
He was dressed in a white polo shirt and white trousers.
Apparently, he had just come from a golf course.
At the invitation of the host, he walked to the front of the room and began to speak about the very same things he later spoke about in his campaign and has been speaking about for the last three years.
China. Borders. Balance of trade. Infrastructure. American exceptionalism.
I turned to my friend and said “He should run for president.”
I had the opportunity to speak with Trump on a number of occasions before he ran for office.
He was always friendly and accessible.
Once, at a dinner, he and Mrs. Trump advised my teenage daughter and I regarding her future career path.
Their counsel was friendly, family, family oriented and wise.
This year I visited Mar-a-Largo again and both the President and First Lady passed me by.
“Do you remember me?” I asked.
(The president is blunt!)
I mentioned our mutual friend.
“Oh, yes, she’s great!” he said.
I reminded them about the matter I had spoke with them all those years ago.
I told them their advice had been sound and that my daughter had graduated college and found a rewarding job.
The First Lady gave me a warm smile.
Despite the fact the American economy has been booming and President Trump has delivered on nearly every promise he made in his campaign, the Democrats’ incessant and senseless hatred of him are coming to fruition.
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Democrat crafted Articles of Impeachment tomorrow. The Articles accuse the President of “abuse of power and obstruction of Congress”. They fail to allege the “high crimes and misdemeanors” required by the constitution.
The Democrats are in the majority and unless enough of them vote “No”, the House will pass the Articles.
All this was done because Trump’s outside candidacy and election were perceived as a threat those in power.
The Democrats have spent the last three years trying to prevent Trump from becoming president, then trying to unseat him. They weaponized the broadcast and print news media, the federal agencies and House of Representatives.
Trump will probably defeat conviction in the Senate and go on to win his next term as more as more and more voters come to “know” that Trump has been an unconventional gift to the American people.