Trump has had chances, but he has blown them all

The Buffalo News - - OPINION - John Nel­son Larry Schultz

In Ev­ery­body’s Col­umn, let­ter writ­ers have pleaded to “give Trump a chance.” What they don’t re­al­ize is that Trump al­ready has his chance and he’s blow­ing it. He’s the pres­i­dent but he’s still act­ing like a re­al­ity TV star with the Twit­ter feuds. He is still try­ing to en­ter­tain rather than gov­ern. If he wanted peo­ple fawn­ing over him he should have stayed in his board­room where his em­ploy­ees could tell him how awe­some he is on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

With a lit­tle knowl­edge of his­tory he would have known pres­i­dents al­ways get grief: from the op­pos­ing party, me­dia and cit­i­zens, both of renown and the Av­er­age Joe.

George Wash­ing­ton had the Whiskey Re­bel­lion. And there was the fa­mous car­toon from his pres­i­dency of him rid­ing a don­key to Wash­ing­ton as, “An ass rid­ing an ass to Wash­ing­ton.”

That’s the prob­lem with busi­ness­men in pub­lic of­fice. They think the job makes them the big boss. It doesn’t, it makes them an em­ployee of Amer­ica. Trump’s for­got­ten that.

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