Roy Green: Even after a turbulent week, Donald Trump’s grip on the White House grows stronger
Listen to opponents of Donald Trump, or watch any anti-Trump protests, and you may be persuaded to write off the U.S. president’s 2016 election victory as a one-time expression of public anger over the political shenanigans of both Democrats and Republicans.
After all, before Trump dispatched Hillary “it’s my turn” Clinton to history, he tore through a formidable lineup of GOP presidential wannabes during the primaries.
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A former governor of Florida, whose last name is Bush, was dismissed as “low energy.” A Latino senator, also from Florida, may forever be tagged “Little Marco.” A Texas senator became “Lyin’ Ted” and the governor of Ohio became “One for 38 Kasich,” after that governor won only one out of 38 primary races.
Democrats received their share of name-hangers from DJT. “Crooked Hillary” wasn’t enough of an insult. Clinton found herself the subject of Trump supporters shouting “lock her up” on national TV. Clinton, in response, once labelled Trump supports “a basket of deplorables.”
History will forever record Trump as victorious as primary season ground to a halt and late on the night of Nov. 8, 2016, at the conclusion of one of the most viscerally draining general elections in recent memory, grinning broadly as his victory at the Electoral College was assured and the real estate billionaire could begin writing his inauguration speech.
In late January 2017, U.S. President Trump began stewardship of the world’s most powerful nation. America’s left was seen weeping in clear distress with college students requiring safe spaces and malleable plastic to work through their emotional turmoil.
It has been raucous and at times violent. Anti-Trump marches at home and abroad have peppered the presidency. Battles with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and North Korea’s Kim Jong “Rocket man” Un were launched. Kim would be elevated to good guy status when he engaged in the Singapore Summit. How long “amicable” will define the Un-Trump relationship is anyone’s guess.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was labelled “dishonest and weak” following the recent G7 meetings in Quebec. There’s been little sign of any coziness developing between globalist Trudeau and populist Trump.
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In recent days, there’s been the NATO conference in Brussels, with the alliance seeming more like a debt collection summit than a military meeting. Then, the Trumpian stopover in Britain, during which the U.S. president touted Prime Minister May’s most visible opponent, former mayor of London Boris Johnson, as someone who would make a great British prime minister, and then it’s off to Helskini to meet with Russia’s strongman President Vladimir Putin. Two senior alphas will sort out the world’s issues.
Don’t expect the scenario to change anytime soon. We’re not yet halfway through the first term of Donald John Trump’s tenure as POTUS. And mainstream media disdain for Trump notwithstanding, there will be a second. America’s “deplorables” will see to that.
Roy Green is the host of The Roy Green Show on the Global News Radio network.
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