"This President does not believe in passing the hot potato to someone else. Or - if I may quote one of the Democrat icons from years past - "The buck stops here". Yes, the buck truly does stop at the President's desk - and he is very fine that it does."
"I have inherited a mess folks - a real mess. But don't worry. We are going to fix it." How many times have we all heard the President tell the crowds that story? I dare say many times for most of us. Yes, countless things were a mess when he took office. Was it because each President before him was a nincompoop or a boob? No. They all did however, have the ability to turn a blind eye to things which needed to be done or fixed.
Want some examples? There are many. Let me first point out the most obvious and current - our southern border. For years now, many have bemoaned what a mess it is down there. The Border Patrol and ICE have been flummoxed many times by "catch and release" as well as our goofy immigration laws. The Secure Fence Act of 2006 was a joke. It did next to nothing.
How about amnesty? Every time a President has agreed to grant amnesty to a group of people in return for a permanent fix on the southern border, it has been a dud. The fix never happened and another group of people got to butt into line ahead of the legal immigrants. This President is not going to fall into the same traps nor accept lethargy as past Presidents have. This time, the wall will be built. Our southern border will be made more secure.
The headwinds for getting this simple $5.7B of wall funding is daunting. But he will not be denied. There are ways around Congress (if need be), that don't even entail calling a national emergency. Ms. Nancy may think she won the battle of the shutdown, but in reality she won nothing. There is still no budget signed by the President, and if she has any hope of getting legislation signed by POTUS during the next two years, she better learn to play nice. The President still has (dare I say it?) - the Trump card.
How about North Korea? Talk about turning a blind eye! This has been a mess since I was in grade school. President after President have been played by grandpa, father, and now the son. The net result was this dirt poor country is now a nuclear power. So President Trump decided to shake things up a bit. Meet the little dictator face to face. Show him a better way if he plays nice. Is the problem solved as yet. Not hardly. But at least we are talking a progress is being made. More talks are scheduled for this month. Stay tuned on this one folks.
The Lefties are wetting their pants right now as the President declared he is pulling out of the intermediate nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Gasp! Why? Because everyone knows Russia has been cheating on it since Reagan and Gorby inked the deal. What previous Presidents have done is turn a blind eye. Not President Trump. He will negotiate a new deal with no cheating. Plus - this time, include the Chinese.
Speaking of China, how about that trade war? Yes, for decades China has been eating our lunch in trade and IP cheating. Trump could not understand why nobody did anything about it. America was losing billions of dollars and thousands of jobs because of it. So he told China (as well as the EU, Mexico, Canada and whomever), there would be newer, fairer trade agreements coming soon. In absence of new trade agreements, there would be tariffs. Latest view - this strategy just might be working. No longer a blind eye.
There is more, but I don't want this to babble on. I think you see my point. This President does not believe in passing the hot potato to someone else. Or - if I may quote one of the Democrat icons from years past - "The buck stops here". Yes, the buck truly does stop at the President's desk - and he is very fine that it does.