Per­haps SA needs to be run as a busi­ness, as US is do­ing

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - JM Bou­vier

IT SEEMS that the gen­eral opin­ion of 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 just 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.

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 id­i­otic and un­qual­i­fied ap­point­ments and de­ci­sions with neg­a­tive ef­fects, the re­sults are to the detri­ment of the coun­try, its econ­omy and its peo­ple.

Busi­ness­men tend to make de­ci­sions with­out the bur­den of mak­ing un­pop­u­lar de­ci­sions be­cause it is the right de­ci­sion to make.

They do not worry about the po­lit­i­cal cost as the politi­cians do.

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.

What dis­ap­points me though is Barack Obama’s in­sis­tence that he will speak out when­ever Don­ald Trump does some­thing he dis­agrees with.

To my mind, the for­mer pres­i­dent Obama has had his time and it is Trump’s turn now, so let’s give him some breath­ing space and the ben­e­fit of the doubt.

Let his­tory de­cide on the out­come of his pres­i­dency .

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