If you’re like me, I imagine you have someone in your life who is anxious about President Trump.
In a recent conversation with some dear friends, I cited Trump’s well-qualified administration and cabinet-level picks. In response, I got feigned, hopeful smiles. My friends—genuine moderates—are unsettled by Trump’s approach. The single word they use is “temperament.”
This is a cultural clash as much as an ideological one. The new president is Jacksonian in his thunders, not Lincoln-like. Trump is loud and proud and big and bold and full of scorn for his opponents. That very nature carried him to his win. It isn’t going to change.
Trump’s the temperamental opposite of President Obama. Imagine changing the temperaments of your next-door neighbors as radically as we changed those of our president. Even if you grow to like the new folks, it would take some getting used to.
Take comfort and confidence in in our Constitution, the checks that come through the House, the Senate, the judiciary and—of course—the media.
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