President Is Too Hard:
Donald Trump has only been in office for a little over 100 days and he’s already complaining: being president is just too damned hard!
While campaigning for president, Donald Trump was like a kid in a candy store. He could stage rallies where thousands of racists, bigots, ignoramuses, and other general supporters would come together to stroke his humongous ego and hang on to his every word. He could say any and everything he wanted without recourse or fear of reprisal. He could make himself appear all-powerful by bullying his political competitors, the media, protesters, and anybody he deemed capable of disrupting his game. Then, he could board his gold-plated private jet and get whisked back to the comforts of Trump Tower — with Melania as his bed warmer.
Oh, how the times have changed.
These days, Donald Trump is more like a convicted criminal on Riker’s Island. He can’t simply come and go whenever he wants. His carefully cultivated image as a winner has taken a series of political hits, earning him the worst (100 days) presidential approval rating in US history. He has to read from a boring ol’ teleprompter instead of spit words “off the cuff.” He can’t use his own cell phone, he can’t fly on his tacky, gold jet, and he has to sleep in the damp, historic private residence of The White House — alone and without Melania, who chose to remain in her penthouse in New York City.
Poor Donald. Nobody will give him his way. His plan to uninvite an entire religious group from ever coming into the United States was blocked. His plan to spite the former black president by dismantling his signature health care bill was foiled. Plus, no one will let him play with Vladimir and the “bad boys” of Russia.
Yes, the reality TV star turned first-time politician, who was given the nuclear codes and has the power to decide if we all live or die, has finally admitted that being president is hard. This tidbit of news comes amidst the revelation that Donald Trump actually believed being leader of the free world was somehow easy — and that Barack Obama was just winging it for 8 years.
“I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump said in a recent interview. “I actually, this is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” He added, “I do miss my old life. This — I like to work. But this is actually more work.”
Well, stop the presses. Being President of the United States is hard. Who knew?
Yes, juggling 3 branches of government in order to get things accomplished is difficult. Yes, dealing with sensitive issues such as North Korea, China, Syria, and health care, requires more than trash talk and an active Twitter account. Yes, governing a nation is much more complicated than managing a business. Yes, getting millions of Americans who did not drink the Trump Kool-Aid to back you is not a walk in the park.
No, being president is not easy. It’s hard. DAMN hard. Congress and the courts will not hand you whatever you want just because you say so. America will not treat you like “King Trump” just because you want them to.
So, Donald misses the good old days. He wants that “old thing” (his former life) back. Well, if Trump is already getting bored with playing president and frustrated with not always getting his way after only 100 days in office, how many more days before he takes his marbles and goes home — and lets President Pence take it from here?