When we think of Donald Trump, the image below is the one we have in our minds eye: Why? Largely because this is the image Trump creates for himself. Pie-hole constantly open, spewing forth moronic bile meant only to impress or intimidate. A mealy-mouthed lump of fat that vomits up the most asinine comments about others simply because any personal filters have been replaced with dollar bills. Presidential? Nope. Not in any way, shape or form. Smarter than anyone else hunting the Oval Office? No…not really.
Then what is it that Americans find so appealing about this guy from New York? The answer is obvious to The Conservative Collective probably because what he’s saying now in regard to the issues facing America is what we at The Conservative Collective been saying in our retreats and in our writing for years. Simply put, because he has no filters, his message is pure. Think of Trump more as a child who hasn’t learned to temper his thoughts with grace, humility or maturity throwing a simple tantrum. That’s Trump. Add a few bucks for good measure and you wind up with a petulant and very spoiled crybaby who is used to getting what he wants.
Nonetheless, when his substance is separated from his blithering, he’s on political target. He can FEEL what America is feeling, even if he has a difficult time articulating it with panache. Trump is something of a gunslinger, but not in the good and romantic sense. The Conservative Collective sees Trump as a “shoot first” kind of business man who has left behind a long line of financial bodies and that works in the world of business. Trump has proven that beyond debate.
However, America doesn’t need a business man as president. America needs a statesman (woman…person…whatever…) who can lead a nation in a world of nations and a nation will never be a business. The American people are not now and never will be employees and that is how Trump thinks of us.
Trump is not prepared to lead based upon that premise. Trump is a cutthroat when it comes to business, but a knee-jerk cutthroat is not what America needs now or will ever need as president. This is not to say that Trump hasn’t done America any good…he has. His companies employ tens of thousands of people and those jobs put bread on the tables of those employees every day. But Trump has offset the good he does by admitting that he has bought politicians and pays off governments with the result being that they must grovel to his every whim. How long would it be before that expectation became the reality of all of us? The Conservative Collective suspects not long. How long would it be before Trump, like The Ayatollah Obama, considered the Constitution to be an inconvenience? We suspect not long. Our advice to Donald? Close the pie-hole, you’re boring us.