Why I like Donald Trump ... and why I think he should NOT run in 2024.
"Make America great again!" This tagline saw Donald J. Trump elected as America's 45th president in the election of 2016. He ran on a ticket of "draining the swamp", "building a wall", and "keeping my promises". No one took him seriously. Just about every news outlet said he would never beat Hillary Clinton. They were all very wrong.
Donald Trump was born the son of real estate developer, Fred Trump, in 1946. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. His meteoric rise to stardom began with him becoming president of his father's real estate business in 1971, renaming it "The Trump Organisation". He expanded the company's operations to building and renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses.
Politically, Trump was described as populist, protectionist, isolationist, and nationalist. He became president without ever having served in the US military or government service. Right out the gate, his presidency was controversial, with a special counsel, Robert Mueller, leading an investigation into the so-called "Russia gate" – the assertion that Russia had allegedly interfered in the 2016 election to favour the election of Trump. What followed was four years of never before seen division in the United States.
Now, as asserted in the title of this blog, I happen to think that Donald Trump was a fantastic president. That is not to say that I think he's a great guy. Who could forget him mocking disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski in 2015, making ridicule of his arthrogryposis. He clearly doesn't think much of people like me, people living with disabilities. And then, of course, being caught on a live mic bragging about grabbing women "by the pussy". I feel sorry for his wife.