Donald Trump and his dream team
Are they just yes men or tyrants?
A yes man:
“A weak person who always agrees with their political leader or their superior at work.”
“a cruel and oppressive ruler”
A lot of talk hitting the newswire this past week and over the weekend with regards to President Elect Donald Trump’s top picks:
Head of the CIA – Mike Pompeo
National Security Adviser – retired Lt. Gen Mike Flynn
Attorney General – Jeff Sessons
Head of DHS possibly – Kris Kobach
Chief Strategist – Stephen K Bannon
In looking at each pick outwardly they seem like very intelligent well thought out choices, each one of these men in fact, have shown that they care deeply for America.
Whether you agree with how they might accomplish that, is another story. Some backed idea’s in the past that are no longer acceptable and in some cases legal. But if you wanted a team that truly cares about our nation, Trump seems to be picking them.
The downside of all of this:
While President Elect Donald Trump’s team seems to be well put together, the question remains can they serve this nation as just men, yes men or tyrants?
Each has some pretty straight forward thoughts on how to handle things, in fact Pompeo supports waterboarding still. Sessions has been slated to undo decades of progress according to CNN and he was denied a federal judgeship for making racist comments, Bannon is said to be a racist and the good Gen. Flynn was fired from his job at the pentagon because he can be a wee bit combative and is also highly critical of muslims.
That is just the tip of the iceberg of issues the media and public have with this dream team…
Trump’s FCC team dislikes net neutrality and broadband subsidies for low income Americans while, Jason Miller a spokesman for Trump will not back FBI director James Comey who I believe Trump will need in the long run because right now, he is highly viewed as balance. He is not a tyrant or a yes man.
“Power is a dangerous thing. Be careful that you don’t abuse it or let it make a tyrant of you.” – Louisa May Alcott
Trump has already begun the process of distancing himself from a public that voted him into office. His team lacks the human being factor, the ability to read, listen and hear the public that it will now serve.
Trump’s team is lacking that key figure that will tell he and his team just what they don’t want to hear and that is needed. They don’t have to like it but in order to relate to the public they serve, they need that key figure who can look each in the eye and tell them how this nation will feel as changes are made and then implemented.
Trump would do well to remember, to take into account and to understand a big part of the reason he was voted in is because the nation felt unheard by our leaders. Leaders, elected officials, congressmen, etc, were just doing what they wanted and we as a nation, wanted to see that changed.
Now is not the time to stop listening.
Trump’s team lacks any and all empathy for the good of man, the powerful voice of empathy and understanding is missing.
Sure, you can tell people that you hear them repeat what they said but you cannot fake the empathy that goes along with that.
Don’t get me wrong, President Elect Donald Trump is a great actor, learned from his reality show no doubt, but empathy cannot be taught.
If you cannot feel empathy, the nation will see that and that will cause unrest among the nation he will soon serve.
This is a key element many leaders throughout history simply did not have and ultimately it ended up being part of the reason they failed.
I had a boss once who could tell you that the sky was falling and you’d walk away pretty okay with it.
Trump and his team lack that ability currently.
Trump and his team are missing that powerful voice. The one person who can help them tell a nation both the good and the bad.
So the question remains, now that President Donald Trump is moving forward with his top pick’s will President Donald Trump and his men be men or monsters?
Cristal M Clark