by Michael Gulett –
These are my first three questions for Donald Trump (and a little advice); there will be many more as time goes by.
1. How will you handle disputes with world leaders as they arise? Will you send out angry Tweets like you have done with the cast of a Broadway play (Hamilton), the creators of a TV comedy show (Saturday Night Live) and the New York Times?
Don’t you think that these disagreements are minor compared to those that will surely come your way on the world stage once you are president?
Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
– Will Rogers
I suggest deleting your Twitter account and, naturally do not use email.
2. Will your children (Donald Jr., Eric, Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner) be involved in discussing with you, or others, national secrets even though they will likely not have the proper security clearance?
This question comes up because Ivanka and Jared attended your first meeting with a foreign leader as president-elect when you all met with the prime minister of Japan recently. And you have a habit of bringing the children along to important meetings. Do you think this is a good practice for the President of the United States?
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.
– Thomas Jefferson
Being president of the United States is not a family affair, at least not since John Kennedy was president. It’s lonely at the top, learn to live with it.
3. How will you and Vice-President Elect Mike Pence settle your disagreements, which seem to be numerous? Will you always prevail because you are president or will you let the children get involved and help mediate?
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
– Groucho Marx
Let Mike Pence have a strong voice – except on religious matters, who can get married and public restroom protocol – on these issues trust your gut instinct, or ask Ivanka for advice. I don’t think any of this stuff will require her to have a security clearance.
Let us know what you think in the Comments.
All of the problems we face today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indians.
– Pat Paulsen