SA needs a Trump as pres­i­dent to run coun­try

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - JM Bou­vier

IT SEEMS that the gen­eral opin­ion of US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is only neg­a­tive.

Per­haps the Amer­i­can na­tion and other coun­tries around the world should stop be­ing so neg­a­tive and stop whim­per­ing and whin­ing and give the guy a fair go. His ap­proach to run­ning the coun­try might ac­tu­ally work. He is a very suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man and not a politi­cian and has sur­rounded him­self with peo­ple from the busi­ness com­mu­nity who are all suc­cess­ful and bil­lion­aires in their own right. Run­ning the coun­try is like run­ning a busi­ness, and maybe this is the so­lu­tion.

Maybe that is what we need in our coun­try and not squan­der­ing bil­lions year in and year out like there is no to­mor­row – and see where it got us.

Be­cause politi­cians tend to let pol­i­tics get in the way of their de­ci­sions, as we have seen re­peat­edly in South Africa with un­qual­i­fied ap­point­ments and de­ci­sions with neg­a­tive ef­fects. The re­sults are to the detri­ment of the coun­try its econ­omy and peo­ple.

Busi­ness­men tend to make de­ci­sions without the bur­den of mak­ing un­pop­u­lar de­ci­sions be­cause it is the right de­ci­sion to make and do not worry about the po­lit­i­cal cost as the politi­cians do and worry about.

Trump is the elected pres­i­dent and as such de­serves the right to run his gov­ern­ment as he sees fit, and from what he have said so far it is go­ing to be as a busi­ness. Bryanston

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