President Donald J. Trump: A new vision

Wow!

I was impressed by President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech today. It was so full of promise, so full of hope.

I love that he said he is putting government back in the hands of the people, and that no one will ever be ignored again. I love his message on unity.

Kudos to his speechwriters and to him for both the writing and the delivery — perhaps the most eloquent speech President Trump has ever given.

If he can deliver just a small percentage of his goals, he will have a successful presidency.

At this time, on this historic occasion, I congratulate President Trump and all is supporters.

And I will be looking in from Canada with great interest in this particular administration.

God bless America.

— Jillian

Photo: President Donald J. Trump gives his acceptance speech on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Source: Screengrab taken by Jillian Page)

9 thoughts on “President Donald J. Trump: A new vision

  1. You poor, poor delusional child. His “acceptance” speech was yet another campaign speech.

    This editorial from SFGate says it all:

    NOTES & ERRATA BY MARK MORFORD
    The day democracy died: An epitaph
    By Mark Morford on January 20, 2017 at 7:16 AM

    This much we know: Trump is not going to step up. He is not going to pivot, or suddenly turn classy and shrewd, or reveal a surprisingly warm intelligence or thoughtful demeanor, one which makes us proud to have him representing our hobbled nation on the global stage. Just the opposite.

    He will gain no kind of sure footing, inspire not a single iota of grace, compassion or dignity in those around him. He will relinquish no shred of the bloviated, terrifying reality-TV egomania that got him here, a place he very much does not at all belong, or deserve. Would that we could be so lucky.

    No, on the day the pussy-grabbing, climate-denying, NATO-sneering, China-taunting, nuke-happy, Putin-fellating, woman-hating, neo-Nazi con-artist gameshow-host troll king officially ascends to the highest office in the land, we find a mad scramble across all media worldwide to locate a single bright spot, a silver lining, any kind of upside to this thuggish, deeply unstable man-child who is our 45th president, a brutishly vain, vindictive human chased by countless almost-certainly-true insinuations of vast corruption, crooked deals, massive debt, Russian hookers and flagrant tax evasion, sexual assault and ideological venality, all covered by a pocked orange skin as thin as tissue paper and twice as scaly.

    And there is nothing, of course, to be found. There is no good news. No upside, no benefit either nationally or globally to a Trump presidency, AKA the end of common democracy as we know it, the convulsive death of the American experiment.

    I have scoured the media, the analysts, the historians and the Trump biographers, and the best anyone can do is offer a meek possibility that the hatestorm that’s coming just might not be as destructive as everyone knows it will be.

    As many others have pointed out, liberals have no idea how bad it’s about to get, what serious disfigurements Trump’s policies are about to wreak. Then again, neither do most Republicans, and certainly not Trump voters themselves, a stunningly naïve, mal-educated voting bloc that’s about to get smashed the hardest with the reality that their new king despises them most of all.

    Did you note Joe Biden’s final speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos? The unprecedented alarm he sounded of just how volatile it’s about to get, the degree to which Trump’s degenerate egomania and venal soul could very well destabilize the fundamental world order, destroy economies, set us all on a tailspin toward antagonism and war?

    Rest assured, it’s not because the new president has a sharp but divisive agenda, well planned but just a little bit… evil. Just the opposite: He has no clue whatsoever. He opines on topics he knows nothing about. He is guided by nothing by desperate vanity and lust for power at the lowest, most tawdry levels. He will never be a statesman, will never separate the interests of the nation from his own gross self-aggrandizement. And he knows, just like the rest of the world, that his presidency has as much legitimacy as a pedophile suddenly handed the keys to Toys R’ Us.

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  2. I thought Trump made a large mistake in saying ahead of the Inauguration that his address would channel John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. While his address did touch of some of the themes of those presidents’ inaugural addresses, Trump’s words and phrasing were really far inferior. This didn’t sound like a presidential address. He just seemed to be continuing his rants from the campaign trail, still. The speech tried to blow on the smoldering coals of the nasty campaign.

    This speech did little to unite a nation which has seen a significant increase in reported hate crimes since Trump’s election.Trump’s brief mention of unity was much less than was needed, after he has nominated probably the most radically conservative, (and, Caucasian,) cabinet and White House staff in modern times, (several who propound, “Fake News,”) and hardly made any unifying statements since the election, despite his incessant Twittering. Observers at the ceremony today said that there were still chants of, “Lock Her Up,” from the crowd, and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer was booed when he gave his remarks before Trump and Pence were sworn-in. The lack of graciousness from the Trump people in victory, right up to the top, seemed to continue into the Inauguration. It’s no wonder that Trump’s approval ratings have fallen to the lowest of any president-elect in anyone’s memory, his actions since the election have further divided the nation.

    I was much more impressed with former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s remarks yesterday, warning that other countries will need to prepare to take on more prominent leadership roles in international affairs, to fill the void if Trump is successful in turning the U.S. away from it’s traditional role on the world stage. Harper was speaking to the international community, outside the U.S., but the implication was certainly there that this president will try to shirk America’s responsibilities as the wealthiest democracy on the planet, and it may be back towards the days of the U.S. behaving like the clumsy and indifferent bully, leaving others to deal with its messes around the globe.

    Truly, policies which make the U.S. more insular, and quite frankly, in denial about the changing course of world events,, would be taking America far away from being at its greatest. The world is moving forward, this is no time for America to turn back.

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  3. Like you, Mr. Trump was not my first choice for the position of POTUS, but there he is. I too like many of the things he says when he is in a planned situation. The worry, for me, is those unscripted moments. He’s a bit of a loose canon, in my opinion.

    The problem that I see with the way many of my fellow citizens of the USA responded to the results of our recent election, is that they have trouble separating the person from the office. It is not unusual to have grave concerns about the person that got elected; That happens pretty much every time your favored candidate gets defeated. However, it is still appropriate to respect both the office and the processes that put people into that office. To do otherwise weakens the fabric that binds the people of the nation together. The Democrats and their allies are pushing hard on seams that have already been strained to near breaking. I hope that they soon take two steps back and take a look at what they are doing to this country.

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    1. Good points. Looking in from Canada, it’s hard to separate the left from the right in the U.S. these days when so many are demonstrating in the streets. I wonder if Trump’s supporters would have taken to the streets in protest if he had lost the election?

      Still, demonstrations are a valid form of protest in a democracy. But all the protesting in this case seems to be aimed at one man — Trump — when, in fact, it is the party that should be feared. It might turn out that Trump is the most moderate among them, and when he is forced out of office, the country will have Pence as president, a worse alternative, from what I am hearing.

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      1. Looking at things from here in The States, it is often difficult to separate the left from the right! Different sides of a coin, but still one entity. I feel that the duocracy of Rep/Dem is root of many of our problems here. But, the basic system is sound and there are avenues to follow with which to solve those problems when enough people reach awareness.

        It is difficult to remove a sitting president, so I am not so concerned about legal means being used to force him out of office. However, as we’ve already seen, some of his opponents seem to have no problem resorting to violence. Hopefully, we will have four years of Mr. Trump and then we will peacefully transfer the government to another duly elected president.

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      2. I wonder if he will quit in disgust when he realizes he doesn’t have as much control as he might want to have. He seems to think he is the CEO of the U.S.

        Meanwhile, you’re right: some of his opponents could very well resort to violence. And then there are those within his own party . . . You gotta wonder why he wanted the job in the first place. An ego trip?

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