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posted on 30 May 2017

President Trump: Getting Re-Elected In 2020, via Tweeting?

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Do you think it appropriate or bizarre for President Trump to keep tweeting? If appropriate, stop here and exit. Otherwise, keep reading.

Yes, Donald Trump is addicted to tweeting. But to me, President Trump keeps tweeting (Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief) for his top priority: getting re-elected in 2020! Puzzled? Hear me out …

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1. President Trump and tweeting

Here is a recent news story: Trump Pushing Big White House Changes as Russia Crisis Grows. Among the possible changes: "having lawyers vet his tweets"!

What a joke! Why can't President Trump simply stop tweeting and have his spokesperson speak mostly for him on important policy matters, following the tradition?

Here is my assessment:

  1. In style, Donald Trump is anything but traditional. That was why he was elected.
  2. In reality, President Trump is nothing but traditional, just like all his predecessors throughout their first terms, with the top priority being getting re-elected ad nauseam!

Let me elaborate on each ...

2. Donald Trump is non-traditional in style!

Nothing speaks louder than his tweets throughout his totally unorthodox campaign in 2015 and 2016! Tweeting helped his messages instantly reach millions of his constituents, who loved him back by eventually electing him the President on November 8, 2016!

Unfortunately for America, Donald Trump, as the President, keeps tweeting, after his working constituents changed from average Americans to Congress (for passing new legislations) and foreigner leaders (e.g. for international cooperation), who do not give a damn for his tweeting!

Is President Trump really so inept at adapting himself to the new job? No! His top priority is not governing per se, but his re-election in 2020!

3. President Trump is nothing but traditional in reality!

Most, if not all, American Presidents serve, throughout their first terms, for the top priority: getting re-elected ad nauseam, with everything else, such as governing the country, being secondary! With this understanding, most of the extraordinarily bizarre actions by a first-term President can be simply explained. Three examples:

  1. President Kennedy: By signing Executive Order 10988 on January 17, 1962, he allowed public-sector workers to unionize against their employers, the people of the United States of America! This communistic act ensured a spectacular failure of America down the road, city by city, state by state, as we have been experiencing over the past decade, with no end in sight! For more, read: Detroit, Public-Sector Unions, and JFK.
  2. President George W. Bush: He recklessly launched the Iraq War on March 20, 2003, resulting in total chaos in Iraq - What a disaster not only for the Mideast, but also for America. For more, read: 9/11 Attack vs. Pearl Harbor Attack.
  3. President Obama: He chose to escalate the war in Afghanistan in 2009, but with a troop withdrawal plan so ridiculously rigid and hasty that there could have been only one possible explanation: it was perfectly timed for his re-election bid in 2012! For more, read: President Obama and War.

Will President Trump prove to be different in terms of "getting re-elected ad nauseam"? Increasingly unlikely!

4. Discussion

Simply put, Donald Trump tweeted into the White House! Apparently, he wants to keep tweeting into the 2020 election as well.

Unfortunately, his tweeting has brought so much trouble to his administration that it may even make his 2020 re-election a moot issue ...

As a staunch Trump supporter, I wish all the best for President Trump. However, he appears to be no different from his predecessors in terms of getting re-elected ad nauseam. Aside from tweeting, his support of the MIC (Military-Industrial Complex) is yet another sign that he is more concerned about his re-election in 2020 than anything else, let alone striving to be a peaceful transformational leader America desperately needs today. For more, read: Donald Trump 2.0..

More broadly, despite President Eisenhower’s farewell address, warning America against the MIC, most Presidents since then have not only refused to heed the warning, but also strongly supported the MIC.

However, was their support of the military genuine and personal? No! The image below is worth 1,000 words.

The MIC must be fixed as soon as possible, if America wants any future. Is Donald Trump the President to fix it? It looked promising for a while (Fixing the Military-Industrial Complex!), but now it looks increasingly unlikely, thanks, again, to getting re-elected ad nauseam

5. Closing

President Trump, please stop tweeting!

Tweeting has already cost you more votes than you can possibly gain. It will continue to do so until 2020, if your Presidency will last that long! Any doubt? Watch the short video below.

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