While some may see him as divisive, President Trump has achieved many of the things he sought to, infers Conrad Black of the National Post. Seeing huge issues with illegal immigration, he tackled it. He called out allies for dodgy trade practices and low military spending. Kim Jong-un met with Trump for peace talks. Tax reform and de-regulation are further successes. The way he talks is abrasive, he isn’t afraid to provoke. But these methods work. And, even more importantly, this signals strength, which has been strongly lacking from past administrations. At home and abroad, Trump has shown that he really is putting America first.
Donald Trump is a poor leader, only succeeding at dividing, enraging, provoking and alienating those he engages with, suggests Frank Bruni of The New York Times. Rather than applying a grand vision that others can follow, he jumps from topic to topic. One day he blames the media, the next he attacks the justice department or immigrants. Far from draining the swamp, Trump has put people in place like Ben Carson and Scott Pruitt, who have happily spent taxpayer money on excessive luxuries. He has done much to benefit himself and those around him with little regard for the greater good. Trump is a very poor leader.