A Different Take on Trump

I got this from a friend of my dad’s friends, but it is good and presents an interesting take on President Trump, which I thought had a good amount of truth in it when you think about it. Enjoy!

This was obviously written during the campaign so it’s interesting to see 1) how accurate was the writer and 2) how accurate was/is the new President….

 A different take on Donald Trump: a non-political agenda
by: Rev. Mychal S. Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in
full-time Christian Ministry . Today he serves as founder and Chairman
of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded
in September 2015.

Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He’s a “Pragmatist.”

(Definition: A pragmatist is someone who is practical and focused on
reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward,
matter-of-fact approach and doesn’t let emotion distract him or her.)

“We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home
of other friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from
discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics.

At one point, reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative,
to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.

I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a
conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist.
He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn’t see the
problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That
is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But
I get ahead of myself.

Viewing problems from a Liberal perspective has resulted in the
creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims,
more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the
working class in all economic strata.

Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative
perspective has brought continued spending and globalism to the
detriment of American interests and well being, denial of what the
real problems are, weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that
amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff, appeasement oriented and afraid
of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a
pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.

Immigration isn’t a Republican problem – it isn’t a Liberal problem –
it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of
America . It demands a pragmatic approach not an approach that is
intended to appease one group or another.

The impending collapse of the economy isn’t a Liberal or Conservative
problem, it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a
problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will
never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way
to fix things and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to
have no lasting effect.

Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things
work, they do not promise to accommodate.

Trump uniquely understands that China’s manipulation of currency is
not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that
threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper
balance needed to fix it.

Here again, successful businessmen like Trump who have weathered the
changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to
make business work, and they, unlike both sides of the political
aisle, know that if something doesn’t work, you don’t continue trying
to make it work hoping that at some point it will.

As a pragmatist, Donald Trump hasn’t made wild pie-in-the-sky promises
of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour
minimum wage for working the drive-through at Carl’s Hamburgers.

I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a
problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and
compound it by creating more problems.

You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason some
people do not like him is because:

(1) he is antithetical to the “good old boy” method of brokering
backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians;

(2) they are unaccustomed to hearing a candidate speak who is
unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who owe them vis-a-vis
donations;

(3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology; and

(4) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow
promises and political correctness to make America great again.

Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing
America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one
another. Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock,
and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding
their campaigns. Bush can deny it, but common sense tells anyone
willing to face facts is that people don’t give tens of millions
without expecting something in return.

We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it
brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened
overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?

I submit that a pragmatist might be just what America needs right now.
People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but
that is common among those who have never accomplished anything in
their lives (or politicians who never really solved a problem, because
it’s better to still have an “issue(s) to be solved,” so re-elect me
to solve it, (which never happens) and those who have always played it
safe (again, all politicians) not willing to risk failure, to try and
achieve success).

Donald Trump has his total financial empire at risk in running for
president; that says it all. Success for the U.S. !

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