The sheer enormity of being the President of the United States of America would be intimidating to anyone, let alone a career businessman that has never held a political office prior to stepping foot in the White House.
The scope of the job is absolutely awe-inspiring, terrifying, and of ultimate importance. Famously, the office has been both loved and loathed by those who held it.
“As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.” – Martin Van Buren
“I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You’ve got to just stand there and take it.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
“No man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. The honeymoon would be as short in that case as in any other, and its moments of ecstasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred.” ― Thomas Jefferson
Even those who never served have had strong opinions about the job. Take William Tecumseh Sherman, for example; the Union general who was a shoe-in for the office after ending the American Civil War:
“I hereby state, and mean all that I say, that I never have been and never will be a candidate for President; that if nominated by either party, I should peremptorily decline; and even if unanimously elected I should decline to serve.” ― William T. Sherman
Those are some strong words, especially considering that Sherman had only recently spent years at war against his fellow Americans, inventing the heinous concert of “total war” during his time completely decimating the south.
This is all just to say that the job of being the President of these United States is by no means a walk in the park, even for the above-quoted men who have all revered the office as daunting, despite their own formidable preparations for the endeavor.
When Donald Trump looked to position himself in the highest office in the land, he did so understanding explicitly the challenges within. He knew from day one that he would need to surround himself with some of the brightest minds in American politics just to survive, let alone achieve his lofty, populist goals.
And, while the mainstream media loves to throw shade at the President’s use of words like “best” and “bigly”, it completely belies his no-nonsense interest in creating an America-First juggernaut of free-thinking Washington outsiders who will shirk the shameful shroud of corporate greed in order to do what’s right by We The People.
Of course, draining the swamp is no easy task, and shuffling out the well-entrenched establishment cronies has been easier said than done. As The Donald has sniffed out trouble, he has been quick on the trigger, rearranging the White House staff in numerous ways in his never-ending quest for quasi-perfection.
That’s how this man achieves in business: Not by playing along with the status quo, but by aligning himself with free-thinkers and outside-the-box types, who all share a common goal. In the case of Trump’s presidency, that goal is making America great again.
So, yes, there have been an inordinate number of hirings and firings during the President’s first term, but that’s fine. The left calls it turmoil, but it is truly tenacity.
The President isn’t settling for anything, and that’s exactly why we voted him into office in the first place. He is unashamedly ready to make changes at the drop of a hat to achieve his goals, and if one of those goals happens to be going down in history as one of the greatest Presidents of all time, by all means have at it. And, if that means making near-constant changes to your inner circle, then so be it.
Hillary Clinton, Trump’s election opponent, recently slithered out of her lair in upstate New York to lambast the President about his hiring practices as they specifically pertain to women; a staple of any despicable Hillary Clinton diatribe.
“During her appearance in India over the weekend, Clinton claimed she lost the 2016 presidential race in part because white women didn’t stand up to the men in their lives pressuring them to vote for Donald Trump.
“’We do not do well with white men and we don’t do well with married, white women,’ Clinton said at a conference in Mumbai, India. ‘And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.’”
It apparently wasn’t enough for Hillary Clinton that Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was the first woman to ever successfully manage a winning presidential campaign.
Now, thanks to Trump’s ever-improving inner circle, Clinton will be forced to eat crow once again.
“President Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, would be the first female director of the intelligence agency if confirmed.
“Haspel, who served as deputy director of the agency under Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, since February 2017, has accepted the new role, saying in a statement that she was ‘grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in’ her.“Haspel is a career intelligence officer who joined the CIA in 1985.“In recent months, Haspel has been running the day-to-day operations at the agency, while Pompeo spent a lot of time at the White House, according to former and current CIA officials with knowledge of the matter and a former White House official.“One former CIA official says that Haspel’s promotion is ‘good for both places’ — the CIA and State. The former CIA official added, ‘Haspel is a pro’s pro.'”
“Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, Mr Trump said his differences with Mr Tillerson came down to personal ‘chemistry’.
“‘We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things,’ said the president.
“‘When you look at the Iran deal, I think it’s terrible. I guess he thought it was OK.’
“‘I wanted to either break it or do something and he felt a little bit differently, so we were not really thinking the same.’
“‘With Mike, Mike Pompeo, we have a very similar thought process. I think it’s going to go very well.’
“‘Rex is a very good man, I like Rex a lot.'”
Similar to his mindset from before taking office, it seems that Tillerson’s dismissal is “just business” – something that Americans should feel ultimately hopeful about.
Trump is taking no prisoners, nor is he settling or compromising. He was elected by the American people to implement his agenda, and by God he is certainly trying – no matter how many politicians he will have to burn through in order to achieve that.
But that’s what we’ve always wanted in a President, isn’t it? Someone who is unafraid of bucking the status quo and foregoing the good ol’ boy system in favor of results. Well, not everyone feels that same way.
Rex Tillerson says his last day as Secretary of State will be March 31. So Mike Pompeo will be sworn into office on April Fool’s Day… Somehow this seems appropriate.
— Black Lives Matter (@usblm) March 13, 2018
Rex Tillerson actually remained in his job for 14 months. Someone should test Betsy DeVos and see if she can figure out how many Scaramucci’s that is.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 13, 2018
Just a thought: The firing of Rex Tillerson makes it a lot less complicated for Mueller to indict him. #TrumpColluded
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 13, 2018
Remember when Mike Pompeo, Rex Tillerson’s replacement for Secretary of State, secretly met with top Russian spies in Washington, D.C. just a few weeks ago despite sanctions that prohibited the visit to the US?
Now we know why.
— Black Lives Matter (@usblm) March 13, 2018
These bizarre claims come to us courtesy of the liberal and radical left, who still believe, even after one such investigation has ended with a profound “no collusion” verdict, that the Russian government is still pulling the strings of their secret KGB puppet, President Trump.