I’ve come to the conclusion with Donald Trump that he really is just a casual gamer when it comes to being president. All of us who come in with a simplified view of what it takes to being in charge of this country ultimately end up understanding that there are many cogs in the machine that have to work together – when the cogs fight against each other, that machine is held to a standstill. If you are used to playing Angry Birds and then decide any one of the many Call Of Duty games would be a piece of cake, there’s a rude awakening in your future.
In an interview he gave Reuters this past Saturday, Donald Trump admitted something he should have considered when Barack Obama was president:
“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump told Reuters in an interview. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
Let’s be clear – Barack Obama was blocked from getting through that he wanted, or had to deliver a compromised version of things he wanted put through. Trump watches Fox News, which used to run Obama through the coals every night, and should have gotten the clue after awhile that this is not a walk in the park. Since Trump has reached this conclusion, where does he go from here?
If this video declaring victory in his first 100 days is any indication, I suspect nowhere:
Since Trump is considered the anti-politician, the typical bragging and exaggerating his accomplishments will prevent him from allowing the seed of clarity he gained that interview to make him appear conscious of the weight of his decisions.
I’ll give Trump this – even thou his brief moments of clarity are overshadowed by his flights of ignorance, he at least has them. If someone could just get in his head that there’s a better way to govern the country, the country could maybe hate him a little less. Of course after watching a bit of the video above again I fear that hatred for him will be here all four years of his presidency.