posted on 30 November 2016
Written by Frank Li
Like it or not, Donald Trump is our next President. Let's wish him well and help him succeed.
In this article, I will speculate on a great Trump Presidency (i.e. Trump 2.0), in light of the famous Presidential quote: "Now, Make Me Do It".
First off, what is Trump 1.0?
1. Trump 1.0
Trump 1.0 refers to the Trump candidacy from June 16, 2015 to November 8, 2016. It was full of controversy but concluded remarkably well for Trump. Two points:
Bottom line: Trump won the election, and the rest is history!
2. Trump 2.0
Trump 2.0 refers to the entire Trump Presidency forthcoming.
Trump 2.0 will certainly be as controversial as Trump 1.0, thanks to "Trump is Trump". The most important question is whether Trump 2.0 will be good for America.
Trump has a unique opportunity to be great not only to make American history, but also to make human history!
Specifically, here is what President Trump should strive for:
Here are four key reasons why President Trump can do it:
But will he do it? I certainly hope so, but it’s hard, given our political system (i.e. democracy) and history.
3. Is democracy doomed?
Yes, most likely! Read this classic piece: The Truth about Tytler. Below is an excerpt.
4. Is America exceptional?
No, not at all, so far! For more, read: Oliver Stone: Untold History of the United States.
History is made by heroes, not by the people (aka "the indistinguishable"). Unfortunately, there is no hero in America anymore, because everybody (e.g. a solider, teacher, policeman, or firefighter) is!
An American President can be a real hero!
Unfortunately, an American President is not a king or dictator (e.g. China's Mao Zedong), and is thus limited in greatness (e.g. China's Deng Xiaoping) or destructiveness (e.g. Adolf Hitler). For example, there has never been an American President comparable in achievements with great historical figures like Alexander the Great, China's First Emperor, and China's Deng! Why not? It is simply not what the American Presidency was designed to be. More pointedly, the U.S. Constitution was specifically written to limit the powers of the American President to prevent the tyranny of a king.
Worse yet, many American Presidents, in recent history at least, have done more damage to America than all of the terrorists have done, combined! For more, read: Three Worst American Terrorists: JFK, GWB, and BHO!
However, Trump 2.0 may be exceptional ...
5. Can Trump 2.0 be exceptional?
Yes! Two main reasons:
6. Will Trump 2.0 be exceptional?
Hopefully yes! Time will tell, soon ...
Specifically, here is what President Trump must do to reform our failed political system:
Additionally, President Trump must address two extreme problems as follows:
Together, let's hope for a great Trump 2.0!
President Trump, America needs you to be great, truly great! The path to greatness has already been shown to you (Donald Trump vs. Deng Xiaoping). For all our sakes, please listen and just do it!
For more, read my new book: American Democracy, of which 18 copies you should have received already (My Second Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump).
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