My thoughts on President Trump

Thumbs up for you!

This morning I commented on a Facebook post by a friend regarding President Trump’s “mistakes” handling the death of John McCain. Here is the original post:

Trump ought to practice magnanimity,
as Churchill counseled.

He is flawed.

I support his policies, not his manners.

This is my reply.

Churchill did not always practice magnanimity. And he was flawed. A big drinker, for one. No one of us is perfect.

Personally, I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion. President Trump issued a proclamation the first business day after McCain’s death, immediately issued a message of condolence to the family on Saturday, and lowered the flag to half staff.

He also thanked McCain for his service from the podium at a dinner last night for Evangelicals.

This tempest in a teapot was whipped up by the media, who hate President Trump, and then the whole country went crazy, as if he had cursed McCain from the Oval Office.

President Trump will not participate at any of the ceremonies for McCain, which was requested by the family. They decided they will have Obama do the eulogy. In other words, they would prefer a Socialist shill rather than the President of their own party, which is a huge insult, but the media act as if the President deserves to be insulted.

Think about that for a minute. I’ll bet they would be singing a different tune (a huge racist kerfuffle, no doubt) if the Kennedy family had asked Obama to stay away, and asked George Bush to speak at Ted Kennedy’s funeral.

Here’s a surprise quote from Churchill:

“It is alarming and nauseating to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the east, striding half naked up the steps of the viceregal palace, while he is still organising and conducting a campaign of civil disobedience, to parlay on equal terms with the representative of the Emperor-King.
Commenting on Gandhi’s meeting with the Viceroy of India, 1931”

“There’s a danger in Churchill gaining a purely iconic status because that actually takes away from his humanity,” says Allen Packwood, director of the Churchill Archives Centre.

“He is this incredibly complex, contradictory and larger-than-life human being and he wrestled with these contradictions during his lifetime.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29701767

I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Winston Churchill. Without his leadership, I doubt that England would have survived World War II as a free country. My point is that he was human, and said things that we would think were horrible. Great men are first of all men, with flaws, and because they are the makers of history rather than observers of the world’s foibles, those flaws are sometimes public.

I recall what a boss of mine said once about failing. If you don’t try to create and DO, you will never fail. Those who create companies and invent new technology sometimes fail. As a businessman, occasionally your new company will fail, your invention rejected by the market, and you go bankrupt.

That’s a big problem for the media. They almost never create anything of value, anything positive, enriching our lives.

Churchill gave the “V” for victory sign.

Our President is a doer. He creates. He does things that enrich our lives. We the people.

He always gives the thumb up, not the thumb down.

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10 Responses to My thoughts on President Trump

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    Excellent!

    Liked by 5 people

  2. jeans2nd says:

    Oh, well done Miss Stella. Thank you for voicing eloquent words that those like myself haven’t the talent to voice.

    Some are blessed with the gift of wordsmithing. You are, indeed, so blessed.
    Praying that your FB friend took the time to read your words, and perhaps take them to heart.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. The Tundra PA says:

    Outstanding, Stella! I can’t believe the family (Cindy?) asked our great President not to come to the funeral and are having the Marxist deliver the eulogy instead. Says so much about them. I hope no one from the Trump Administration attends. And I hope our President does some new amazing thing on that day that sucks all the air out of the room and pre-empts all coverage of traitor No Name’s ceremony.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Well done Stella……. While the USS Forestal was burning and in danger of sinking, Men dying, McCain was taken off the ship, and the Flown to Saigon………..

    Liked by 1 person

  5. michellc says:

    I always try hard to not say anything disrespectful about the dead, but I’m going to make a small exception this time. McCain wanting Obama says what most who didn’t have their heads in the sand knew about McCain the man and the Presidential candidate.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Menagerie says:

    Very well said Stella.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. BigMamaTEA says:

    BRAVO, stella!

    Liked by 1 person

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