As the 45th President of the US is sworn in today, the oldest first-timer at that, I’m really split on how to feel about it. Part of me wants to take a wait-and-see attitude. After all, there’s a sentiment that says, the electorate never gets it wrong.
On the other hand….
The complete lack of objectivity among many of his supporters is disturbing. A smart person can support someone while admitting they have faults. But a lack of logic among some of his detractors is just as bad. What the heck is the Mayor of New York City doing by speaking at an anti-Trump rally?
Even Stephen Harper poked his head out of his mole hole to talk about the impact Trump will have on the world, as he reverses decades of US foreign policy. (Read/watch what our former PM said HERE.)
So, I’m maintaining optimism despite a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Sound familiar? Meet the new boss. Not at all the same as the old boss. Let’s all fist-bump and wish the rest of the world good luck!
If you’re in the mood for some wonderful journalism about the weight of the Presidency, based on the letters that came in while Obama was in office, settle in and read this excellent piece in the New York Times. It’s exquisite writing and an insight into part of the job that we never really read about: HERE.