February 19, 2017
President Donald J. Trump–Doing what he does Best: Electioneering in stead of Governing
Listen to President of the United States at Melbourne, Florida and tell me what you think. His speech resonates with his supporters no doubt, but it raises more concerns for the rest of us around the world. America, the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, is not an Island onto itself. Under the 45th President, it is also a fading City on a Hill.
As a friend of America, I am disappointed at what is happening in America today. In less than a month in office, Mr Trump, you are not acting presidential, but more like a demagogue.
What America is in 2017 reminds me of 1968. To me, you are like the coming of another Richard Milhous Nixon. A divided, polarized, paranoiac, and inward looking America led by another toxic President is not good for a distracted America, and the world which depends on sanity and order in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC.
Taking on the Press is not the solution. It is time for you, Mr. President, to tap the power of the Press to support and promote your agenda for change. Antagonism towards the Media is, therefore, counterproductive.
So please get out of your campaign mode, and start governing and making friends with the Media and the rest of the world. It has to be “I am Okay, You are Okay”(Eric Berne) paradigm for global peace and stability. You need, Mr. Trump, friends to keep America and the world safe from terrorism, racism and other forms of extremism, not just ISIS/Dash.–Din Merican.