Monday, June 18, 2018

Even Trump's opponents need him to succeed in North Korea

The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2018 | Dahleen Glanton 

Walking along Michigan Avenue the other day, my 8-year-old nephew who is visiting from Georgia noticed the shiny glass building towering over the Chicago River.

“Look, it says Trump!” he shouted.
“What do you know about Trump?” I asked. “Do you like him?”
“Yeah,” he answered without hesitation. “He’s our president. He keeps us safe.”
Granted, my nephew comes from a small town in a red state that gave Donald Trump 50 percent of the vote against Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent. It is quite possible that he has managed to escape much of the Trump disdain that is displayed so vividly throughout the rest of the country.
Regardless, this simple exchange with a child caused me to consider something I’d never thought about. Could some of us be too eager to see Trump fail?
Trump has given Americans countless reasons to dislike him. His divisive speech and his childlike antics have made a spectacle of the nation’s highest office. It is no surprise that more than half of the country disapproves of the job he is doing in Washington.
In a country so politically divided, it is difficult for some of us to see the good in anything Trump does. That’s a harsh fact to acknowledge. But it is not entirely our fault....
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