Los Angeles, C.A. – On Wednesday, an opinion writer set out to prove how horrible of a leader President Trump is. In the Op-Ed, the writer compared Trump to George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, FDR and others. The end goal was to say that President Trump was not qualified or a leader in the midst of tragedy. In reality, there is no comparison.
The closest comparison that we have to what President Trump is dealing with is most likely Woodrow Wilson. Wilson was President during the Spanish flu in 1918. The article highlights how Wilson essentially ignored the virus for quite some time. His administration was slow to respond to the flu.
Many have discussed how the slow response led to continued spread, just like the LA Times author did. It seems evident that Wilson was so focused on an armistice, rather than the Spanish flu. Even still, I don’t think this is an overwhelmingly great comparison. The nation in 1918 was dealing with much more than we are today.
Just like this opinion article in the LA Times, the media across the nation has tried to lay blame on President Trump for this crisis. They have written how Trump has neglected the crisis. He has failed to respond. When he responds, it is not good enough. Then the opinion writer in the LA Times suggests that Trump’s lack of morality and concern for the public good are issues. Seriously?
President Trump is not perfect, nor was Washington, Wilson, FDR or Reagan. The list goes on and on. Not one single holder of the office of President has been perfect, like the media would have you believe. The media hates this President so much, that they could never consider the fact that he would potentially act in the best interests of the country.
President Trump’s recent actions tell us otherwise, however. His reversal of his desire to open the country by Easter being one. The media would like for you to believe that President Trump is doing things his way alone. But this was not Trump’s idea. In knowing how President Trump typically acts, we know he is concerned about the economy and how he is perceived. He wants to appear strong. Reversing his decision was no doubt a difficult choice based on his character.
Which leads me to believe that he is actually concerned with the public good. I may disagree on some of the provisions in the CARES act and suggestions he made about “phase 4” today. But there’s no doubt that he’s doing these things in what he feels is in the best interest of the country. The problem is, The Democrats simply cannot get past their hatred of President Trump.
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