Trump is President of the US: So What?

Today I awoke to the shocker end of the craziest election season in recent US history. Trump had no chance of winning, we were told, and I was expecting to see President Hillary Clinton giving a victory speech.

But he won.

This crude crass man won.

The response has been easily predictable on both sides. The Trump fans are overjoyed while the Clinton supporters are clutching at their pearls asking “What do I tell my children? What do I tell my Daughters?”


Let’s point out a seriously important fact. The US President is an elected official; nothing more, nothing less.

What the President can do is very limited. He can effect domestic affairs and create foreign policy.

The President cannot fix the country – that’s on the people.

Trump as President cannot become a dictator – he’s not popular enough for that.

President Trump cannot provide our children with a proper education. He cannot – he most definitely cannot – instill our children proper values. He cannot provide our children with a hopeful future.

Nobody but parents can instill children with the ethics and skills needed in our world. Nobody but parents can turn children into good people.

A President who is crude and crass cannot change that.

That is all.

About the Author
Meir received a BA in Political Science from Lander College for Men and an MA in Politics and Government from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He a recent Oleh who loves Israel: faults and all.
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