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Friday, February 15, 2019

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WASN’T ELECTED TO JUST BE CONVENTIONAL


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WASN’T ELECTED TO JUST BE CONVENTIONAL

The Donald Trump White House is more than capable of doing conventional things well. Last week’s State of the Union saw a complex policy process synthesized into a well-delivered prime-time address that captured the president’s unique policy agenda and won high praise. But if conventional management styles alone could make or break a presidency, historians would be praising Jimmy Carter and vilifying Ronald Reagan. And Donald Trump wasn’t elected to just be conventional. In fact, he promised to be a disruptive, often unpredictable, force who would take a two-by-four to the status quo. And on that he has delivered.



Where other presidents have balked at moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, this president understood the value of keeping his word. Where other presidents have shied away from third-rail issues like criminal justice reform, this president parlayed a diverse coalition into a bipartisan victory that eluded President Barack Obama.
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