No president of the United States can serve in office for more than 10 years. That means a sitting president can be re-elected for a second term
Polls show that Donald Trump’s approval rating has gone down to around 35%. The polls indicate voters don’t like him. So that should tell us he won’t serve a second term.
But my head still hurts just how badly the predictions of 2016 went south. Hillary Clinton was regarded as the candidate to win the election by an impressive margin. The New York Times gave her a very wide chance of success, even though as the night progressed it became obvious the two candidates switched sides and Trump won by a wide margin of electoral votes.
Since then I’ve become a critic of polls. They obviously don’t work.
As stated in a previous post, President Trump does not lose when he says outrageous things that are clearly untrue. He wins because it distracts people from his actual agenda.
Furthermore, because he doesn’t say these things under oath, there is nothing anyone can do except complain.
The following video demonstrates my point.
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This is a very clever political move that only a businessman, not a politician, could pull off.
President Trump’s many false statements, including that former President Barak Obama wiretapped his phones in the Trump tower, work in the President’s favor, not against him. It’s why Trump says these things.
This President is like none other in history. He can say anything he wants, including deliberately false accusations.
Why? Because Trump is distracting the media and public eye from what he’s really doing, like overturning Obamacare with something worse, removing EPA protections against the environment, firing or force resigning judges across the country and making another travel ban against visitors from certain countries.
Take the wiretapping claim. Nobody believes it, but while the media and Democrats are trying to point the finger at him for this false accusation, Trump has moved on to dozens of new things.
President Trump has already “discredited” mainstream media in the eyes of his followers, so whatever they say about fact-checking is only further proof it is the media, not the President, that needs to be checked.
When it’s ultimately proven the wiretapping never took place, so what? He didn’t say it under oath, he said it on Twitter. He can’t be impeached for that. His followers will still believe it happened and the media is covering it up.
Trump wins. While even former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and some Republican leaders are lambasting Trump for his outrageous statements, the President marches on quickly with support of Republicans, laughing all the way. Wiretapping is old news. It’s old as soon as the New York Times or NBC focus on it, because while the focus is on that, the President who doesn’t care about the media continues with his extreme right-wing agenda with support from Republicans on the Hill.
This is a very clever political move that only a businessman, not a politician, could pull off. Since Trump enjoys the support of his many enthusiastic followers to whom he continues to speak with directly through Twitter as well as the Republican held Congress, distractions benefit his cause.
As he stated during the election campaign, “No publicity is bad publicity.” The media is playing right into his hand. This is all good for Trump. The false wiretapping claim works in his favor, not against him.
For better or for worse Donald J. Trump is not going away.
Much to the chagrin of the Democratic party and half the country, it is unlikely Trump will be impeached or somehow replaced before the end of his term in office. The era of Trump has begun. The world has changed. Much.
Yes, we all know the President has made outrageous statements and unverified claims before, during and after the election campaign, an￼d he will obviously continue to do so into the foreseeable future. That’s not going to stop. Neither will his conservative agenda.
Trump is making progress toward fulfilling many if not most of his campaign promises. To his supporters he is a dream-come-true President that is standing up for what many Americans have wanted all along. On the other side, to those who will be negatively impacted, he is a nightmare.
Be prepared. The dark side of the Force has awakened.