The changing of presidents is also usually a shift in what policies will be put in effect and the mindset of the American people. Depending on which party is being represented, there are improvements or breakdowns across economic and foreign policies.
Of the candidates for the 2016 election, Donald Trump was one of the most dividing. He was seen as charismatic, arrogant, bold, and a believer of free speech. Now that the election is over and he’s officially president, the speculation has shifted to how he will ‘make America great again.’ Here are a few things to consider about Donald Trump’s chances of success for the United States of America.
1. He wants America at its best
What Trump was demanding during his campaign was a return to American greatness. His patriotism shows itself in his passion for education reform and producing greater American minds. These standards are a push toward higher quality for the country.
2. He uses xenophobic rhetoric
Unfortunately, a lot of Trump’s messages are structured in the Us vs. Them format. Because of this, he can be seen as forcing a divide among the citizens based on something as simple as being different from your neighbor. While promoting American unity, he’s also calling for what some call discriminatory segregation.
3. He’s a strong, confident persona
Trump may say some cringe-worthy things, but he stands by his word, and that’s admirable. Also because of his bullish personality, there’s less likelihood of him being swayed or bought off by lobbyists or special interests groups. He intends to wield his power as president based on his terms. So there’s a strong possibility that there won’t be any outside influences that could cause a scandal or spell trouble for the American people.
4. His ego sometimes gets the best of him
Strong, confident, and outspoken are all words used to describe Donald Trump. But are they really fitting for the President of the United States? His use of social media to try and retort against every negative comment posted about him is not a positive. It indicates that he can’t let go of smaller things, like criticism (which every public figure has to deal with).
This impulsive behavior, in the business world, would be signs of poor decision making, bad investing, and overspending. He’s prone to sharing, and you can view his shared opinions via FOX News. FOX live streaming is also an option to follow the coverage of his presidency as it happens.
5. He has really big goals
Whether it’s solving the economic crisis or addressing the American immigration policies, Trump has grandiose solutions. The economy is specifically something he can handle because of his past experiences dealing with larger numbers as a businessman. Because of his prior experience, he’ll be able to see financial growth and potential, which is something not a lot of other presidents can say.
6. He’s lacking the political credentials and experience
He’ll tell you himself, he’s a successful businessman. But being able to run a business is not the same as running a country. There will be a very steep learning curve, as he doesn’t have prior understanding of how certain policies operate, or how to navigate relations with other countries.
For better or for worse, Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. The country is at a pivotal time for change, and hopefully this can have a positive impact on the citizens. While it’s not certain where or how President Trump will be a great success for the country, we can only watch and wait for the events to unfold during his term.