Congressional members are publicly stating President Trump is not legitimate. Former President Obama supports mass protests, and mainstream media is in an outright battle with the Presidency. It has been two months since Donald Trump was sworn in as our 45th President. Members of Congress, political pundits, and major media outlets have been relentless in impeding or slowing down cabinet nominations, encouraging dissent, challenging executive orders and promoting conspiracies. Every presidential nomination, every executive order, every White House action is examined through a lens of negativity and disruption. At the same time, the president himself is not absent of fault. Tweeting on issues before all the facts are available, condemning large swaths of the media as dishonest and fake, and poor communication and execution of executive orders.
All of this has created a hostile atmosphere with little objectivity or popularity. It is an unfortunate state of affairs, and these actions to many American’s are shameful and irritating. But at some point, someone must lead. And who that is should not up for debate.
Something needs to change
Our country has been divided before and with much higher stakes to bear. Yet, America found a way to reconcile and move forward. Currently, our divide is significant although not catastrophic. It will bend us but not break us. However, a bent nation is not a healthy one. Something needs to change, and quickly. Opposing camps must ease off their stances, find common ground and agree. Arguments must have a sound purpose, not politically motivated. Anything else is not representative of the people; and not welcome. As much as the President is not innocent, America is looking for him to lead. It is not Congress, not the media and not a former president; it is Donald J. Trump! The election is over and is a referendum for change. All must understand this and work with him to make it a reality.
Born out of conflict
Leaders are born out of conflict. And this conflict is no exception. Our president is not perfect, and many Americans do not share all of his views. But what he is, is legitimate! The people chose him to lead. His victory should tell us something about this unprecedented triumph and the message it has mandated. This president genuinely cares for America and is willing to sacrifice his personal reputation and fortune to make America great. Few Presidents can share this kind of selfless commitment. He deserves to be heard, given a chance, but also challenged. We cannot look to Congress to lead; the people have little trust in them and as an unamenable group, flawed to lead. President Trump is a singular voice for the people. The leader we need to accept and make accountable but support.
Listen to him
Listen to him, not talk over him; discuss with him, not yell at him; and respect his opinion, not be hasty to condemn it. President Trump will move off point but only if he senses a valid argument and flexibility. He would not be where he is today if this were not true. Those who oppose must meet with him often. And not expect complete victory but something in the middle. Honestly step back and hear him. Study him and know the basis of his philosophy and beliefs. Doing some homework could go a long way to moving his pendulum your way. It is not “who” wins but that America wins.
Let him lead
We are losing ground globally, and other countries carefully watch our internal bickering and partisan dysfunction. These actions embolden our enemies and concern our allies. The world needs a strong and determined America. Our country needs a strong and determined nation. And our people need a strong and determined President. We only have one leader, and he needs to be given the opportunity to lead.