There is no denying that President Trump has been one of the more controversial presidents in modern history, and that was the point.
We The People didn’t vote for Trump so that he would quietly slip into Washington and starting working the well-worn levers of our republic. No, Trump was installed in the Oval Office so that he’d be a wrench’s throw from the gears themselves. He was meant to bulldoze his way through the deep state in order to drain the swamp.
Now, as we enter the twilight of his first term, Trump isn’t afraid to admit that his behavior was perhaps the result of a new way to prioritize the presidency.
President Donald Trump defended his abrasive style of leadership at an ABC News town hall on Tuesday, arguing that it is more important to get things done.
“I’m fighting a lot of forces,” Trump said. Sometimes you don’t have time to be totally, as you would say, ‘presidential.’ You have to get things done.”
The president commented during an ABC News town hall on Tuesday night in Philadelphia where one voter asked whether he would act differently to inspire a more unified country if he won a second term.
“I’m fighting a battle. It’s a big battlefield, and I have a lot of forces against me,” Trump replied. “I have the media, which I call the fake news because a lot of it is fake.”
Then came one heck of a soundbite:
“The fact is, being presidential is easier than what I have to do, but I get things done,” Trump said.
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