[February 5, 2020] The best leaders are those that don’t necessarily do great things but are those who get other people to do great things. There is no argument that U.S. President Donald Trump has made great strides on improving the U.S. economy, strengthening the military, and improving race relations. These are accomplishments no one could predict four years ago when he ran for office.
With the profile of Republican Donald Trump, I’m bringing to a close my mini-series on those running for the office of President. Never fear, I will remain on the case to study those characteristics of those running for office. When I last created a profile of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it was two weeks before the election, and there was time to study these two candidates and draft an early look at their character traits. With four years of Trump, I now have a better idea of how to summarize his strengths and weaknesses.
“Many political experts predicted Trump would never be the Republican nominee. They were wrong and wrong by a long shot. They now predict he cannot win. Like before, Trump may prove them to be irrelevant pontificators of a bygone era of politics where the insiders ruled the day.” – theLeaderMaker, October 20, 20161
Donald Trump has demonstrated several shared leadership characteristics. The first five are unchanged from my original assessment:
- Tough and strong-willed
- Charming, charismatic, and motivator
- Unconventional and Controversial
- Tough negotiator and Winners attitude
- Strategic thinker
“You have to think anyway, so why not think big?” – Donald Trump, U.S. President, running for re-election
Four years ago, we all remember media-inspired experts who predicted that Trump would lose the election by millions of votes. He didn’t have a chance being up against Hillary Clinton, they said. Now, these same experts are saying he will have a difficult time against any of the Democrat opponents due to his impeachment and federal investigations into his “inappropriate and illegal” behavior as President. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Donald Trump has said and undoubtedly proven that he is for America. Regardless of the outcome in the upcoming election in November, he will be remembered for his regard for America and its peoples.2
- Last night, Pres. Trump gave his State of the Union address. He reinforced the points I’ve made here in his profile. You can read more on it from our friends at PowerLineBlog: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/02/a-great-night-for-trump-and-the-republicans.php