Donald Trump is not having an easy time as a new president. There are lots of problems. The biggest issue is that he has never held an elective office. He has to learn how to get things done with elected officials he cannot fire.
When he first announced he was running, I thought it was a lark. At some point he decided he wanted to win. As a result he is now on a very unfriendly path known as a learning curve.
Mastering the “simple” job things on the learning curve takes six months. Even the best job ever, if it comes with a nasty unfriendly staff, is an extreme challenge; but that’s miniscule compared to what the President faces. His New York City-style confrontational approach to problem-solving will not help. Firing the FBI chief was not a clever move. It is all part of the missteps as he goes through the new-job learning curve. He has to slow down and act with greater deliberation. He has to remember to let Congress read the laws before they pass them. If you want it bad, you get it bad.
Bill Wood, Oakdale