President Trump’s style of politics, which caters to his supporter base and provokes the opposition, is likely going to cost him during the 2018 midterm elections, believes E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post. A lot of Democrats and liberals became particularly incensed due to his brand of leadership and have responded by getting more involved in politics because of this. In polls, significantly more people are strongly opposed to him than those who strongly support Trump. Morning Consult data indicated that 54% of registered voters are unhappy with his performance. His desire to please his base has alienated or enraged everyone else.
There has been much criticism of President Trump’s way of governing, but he rightly prides himself in going against the status quo, infers Howard Kurtz of Fox News. Using Twitter to broadcast his mind instantly skips over the political gridlock that has traditionally weighed down decision- and policy-making. Trump thrives by keeping everyone at his speed. It puts him in a superior negotiating position as he is highly unpredictable. While the mainstream media has disapproved of this, it just gives him more of what he wants: constant coverage and publicity. Though unorthodox, the effectiveness of Trump’s style of leadership is clear.