Trump’s first 100 days: the art of the presidency

The first 100 days of the Trump administration have been filled with controversy over many of the issues he ran on, including Obamacare, building a wall and sanctuary cities, among others. 

Trump supporters, myself included, believe he’s doing a great job. He could be doing so much better, however, if the biased liberal news media wasn’t constantly attacking him, federal judges weren’t calling a halt to his executive orders and left-wing Senate Democrats weren’t spouting hatred toward him every single day.

Furthermore, there’s an attack on conservatism going on throughout the country. Recently conservative commentator Ann Coulter couldn’t speak at UC Berkeley because of protesters. Before that, Milo Yiannopoules, conservative British media personality, couldn’t speak either. If this nonsense continues, I guess we’re not going to be able to say anything for fear of offending someone. The American people need to stand up for our First Amendment rights.   

How are we supposed to move forward and unite as a country if all this hatemongering continues?  If this kind of hatred was directed at former President Barack Obama, there might have been a race war. 

Trump won the election fair and square, and he deserves to be our president, but within our dysfunctional Congress, the Democratic Party has lost its way. It has transformed into the Party of Hate. 

Let’s face facts. Trump represents reality, quite the opposite of the disillusioned mindset of Obama. After he won, Trump admitted that “I inherited a mess” and he’s right. 

Trump has been a winner all his life and it will be no different now that he’s president. He’s the epitome of a true leader. He’s smart, intuitive and has been dealing with people in all walks of life ever since he became a real estate developer in New York City as a young man. 

For the hatemongers, look at his family and it will tell you what kind of a father he has been. His three oldest kids, Ivanka, Donald, Jr., and Eric, are all successful members of society. They’re well educated and learned early in life how to run the family business. That’s very impressive. 

An April 4 article by Peter Baker in The New York Times said Trump promised to work for free, so for the first quarter of 2017 he donated his salary, more than $78,000, to the National Park Service. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said, “I’m thrilled.” 

The donation is a pretty noble thing to do. Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, are also working on Trump’s staff without pay.

I’m reading Trump’s first book, “The Art of the Deal,” to get an idea of his mindset. He wrote it back in 1989, but it demonstrates that he’s truly “a dealmaker.” He remarked that he liked to “remain flexible” and wrote, “I never get too attached to one deal or one approach. I always come up with at least a half-dozen approaches to make it work, because anything can happen, even to the best-laid plans.”

I think “The Art of the Deal” is an excellent book for ambitious millennials, no matter which career path they choose, because it shows how conservative Trump is when it comes to dealing with business, family and money decisions.  

“We had a very traditional family,” he said. His father was the breadwinner; his mother “the perfect housewife.”  There were five Trump kids, the oldest being Maryanne who worked as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office and then became a federal judge. 

Trump said he learned the real estate business from his father, but told a sad story about his older brother, Freddy, who became a pilot for TWA. Unfortunately, he started drinking and eventually died of alcoholism at age 43. It’s why Trump never drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes or did drugs. He always instilled in his kids not to do so either. 

When Trump says he’s going to “Make America Great Again,” I believe him and so do the majority of people who voted for him. It’s not going to be easy, considering that most of the left-wing news media are working against him by distorting his words and attacking him, except for Fox News, Laura Ingraham and some other conservative commentators.   

Trump put the American people, us hard-working taxpayers, first on his list of priorities, as well as the safety of our country. In Obama’s world, that didn’t happen.  That’s not the way it’s supposed to work so, “We, the People,” took action and voted Trump in.