President Donald Trump: “Why will they impeach me? I am doing a great job?”
To which his supporters and fans say, “The American people elected Trump not because he is perfect. They elected him because they know the economy will boom under the billionaire business mogul reality show superstar.”
Or, “Who cares about the issues against him? The economy is doing great! That’s all that matters!”
NO, President Trump! It is not just the economy. Your supporters and ever loyal avid fans may blindly take every word you say without question, but they are not MOST of the American people.
The FACT is, a majority of the American people disapprove of the way you do your job as president. This is according to a new CNN Poll, which is also revealed in previous results of all credible polls.
Your favorability rating is on the negative, Mr. President. A majority of Americans – 51 percent – disapprove of your job performance, the lowest share since CNN began polling at the beginning of your term.
Only 42 percent of respondents said they approve of your performance, while the remaining respondents said they have no opinion.
IT IS NOT just the economy, President Trump, because the same poll revealed that a majority of Americans- 51 percent – gives you a thumbs up in the way you are handling the economy. What then accounts for the deficit?
It is not just the economy, Mr. Trump. The American people are demanding that the President of the United States has character and demonstrates true leadership as well.
You fail the character test not because of the press and your critics that you love to demonize only because they are demanding accountability from you and calling you out for your incessant lying to the American people.
You fail the character test because you betray the public trust accorded to you as president.
You fail the character test because you insult the intelligence of the American people with your falsehoods and twisting of facts just to fit your narrative which is fabricated to massage your ego and serve your personal interests, regardless of the facts.
You fail the character test because you discriminate against people, a blatant violation of the Constitution.
You fail the character test because you cannot rise above your pettiness and self-centered mindset that is why you, without shame, attack people who do not bow down to you and feed your insatiable ego.
You fail the character test because you bring out the worst in people, dividing instead of uniting the nation.
It is not just about the economy, Mr. President. Because with your style of governance that is based not on intelligent analysis of facts and data but on the whim, instinct and manipulation of people, and a sense of white supremacy, you are leading this great nation to isolationism.
You have pulled down this nation from its leadership position in the world, and you are pulling down the economy because of your myopic and shortsighted thinking.
The economic numbers may be good now, for the well-to-do Americans, but what about the ordinary hardworking people? What will happen to the economy with the unprecedented budget deficit you created when you give out more handouts to your billionaire and millionaire Americans while depriving quality social services like health care, education, safety nets to the ordinary hard working class?
Do you even care? Perhaps not. During a 2017 briefing with senior officials, you responded to a presentation of charts and graphics showing concerns about rising national debt by saying, “Yeah, but I won’t be here”. This was because you did not think it will erupt until after you leave office, according to a source The Daily Beast said witnessed the comment.
It is not just the economy, Mr. President, but even in that department, you have already betrayed the American people.
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Gel Santos Relos is the anchor of TFC’s “Balitang America.” Views and opinions expressed by the author in this column are solely those of the author and not of Asian Journal and ABS-CBN-TFC. For comments, go to www.TheFil-AmPerspective.com, https://www.facebook.com/Gel.Santos.Relos.