When Donald Trump was elected, I didn’t panic. I thought he would surround himself with “the best people,” or at least decent people, and take their advice. I knew his policies might be damaging to the environment, but maybe his economic policies would be beneficial to the working class. I hoped that he would “grow into the job” somewhat.
I was wrong. Wrong about all of that!
Trump has made me appreciate the free press, or as he calls it, “fake news.” He has influenced my reading habits in positive ways and I now proudly subscribe to the Washington Post, a publication he detests.
In the long view of history, I wonder if Trump’s presidency might have a positive effect in that it has brought the importance of three functioning branches of government into our public conversation and the importance of looking for competency, and a small portion of integrity, when selecting our political leaders.
I hope I’m not wrong.