Russian President Vladimir Putin nailed it the other day. He was speaking at the Valdai International Discussion Club, in Moscow, and was answering questions. The question was, what advice he would give his American counterpart. His answer? Americans need to respect Donald Trump more.
Putin got it right.
Actually his comment was, “Mr. Trump was elected by the American people. And at least for this reason it is necessary to show respect for him, even if you do not agree with some of his positions”. He went on to say that last year’s election “was honest”, and that Trump his not his bride and he is not Trump’s groom. It’s probably the most honest thing Vladimir Putin has ever said.
Somewhere along the way, we Americans have forgotten that the presidency is a position that commands respect. Somewhere along the way, we have forgotten that we are the ones that have a role in this too…and that is to respect the president. Yes, we all respect the office, but we also need to respect the person in that seat. And I for one will tell you that I have failed in that. I never really respected Barack Obama. Not as a man, not as president. So, I can understand the angst the snowflakes out there feel about Trump. But I was wrong in feeling that way about Obama. He was duly elected, and he should have had my respect, if for nothing else, for winning the toughest political race in the world.
Donald Trump deserves the same thing, regardless what you think of his politics. And as Putin said, you can most certainly disagree with him, as I did with almost every single thing Obama did while in office, but the respect needs to be there. The same holds true with Trump. I get it that liberals can’t imagine how he won in the first place (I’ve covered that ad nauseum), but he did win, and there isn’t a person in the country that is claiming voter fraud gave Trump the election.
It’s been almost a year. It’s time to get past it. It’s time to find something to at least respect the man and the office for. Because if you don’t, we go down this spiral. It started with Obama, now it’s Trump, and next will be someone else that one half of the country won’t respect. That is no way to run a country! It’s a great way to ruin one. Yeah, you may all want to say “RESIST”, which is stupid, because you can’t resist, and you won’t resist. Liberals never “resist” for long anyway…they don’t have the constitution for it. But it’s time to give it up and join the majority. I don’t care if you vote for this guy in 2020 or your own guy, that’s what elections are for. But respect the person in office.
If you don’t, you’re going to find the same thing coming back at you twenty times worse when your guy (or lady) gets elected next. Is that really what you want? And then of course, you’re going to be screaming how badly your guy gets treated. It’s not worth it.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!