The World Loves Trump

 

Don Surber | Republished with permission from the author

Saturday, November 11, 2017: When President Trump made his first sojourn outside America, the Saudis embraced him. They loved his wife and his Jewish daughter. The same thing is happening this week in China.

From the New York Times:

BEIJING — They call him “Donald the Strong.” They heap praise on his family. They fawn over his rapid-fire tweets. They have even created an online fan club.

In America, President Trump faces a feisty press corps, damaging investigations into associates and sagging approval ratings.

But in China, where Mr. Trump arrived Wednesday, he has acquired a legion of admirers who hail him as a straight-talking politician and business mogul with a knack for deal-making.

“He’s true to himself,” said Dai Xiang, a resident of the eastern province of Jiangsu who belongs to an online group of more than 23,000 people that exchanges news and commentary about Mr. Trump. “He’s real, unlike other politicians.”

Feisty press corps?

Try fascist. And clueless. And reckless. And jealous.

But Trump remains fearless, peerless, and successful.

People have little use for slump-shouldered losers. People gravitate toward winners. His leadership began in high school more than 50 years ago. The press is blind to what the rest of us see.

From the story:

They say Mr. Trump has changed the tone of America’s conversation with China.

“People are sort of tired of listening to that criticism,” said Xu Qinduo, a political commentator for China Radio International in Beijing. “Now we can talk to each other.”

And there is this.

Even some of those who disagree with Mr. Trump’s policies see him as a refreshing iconoclast, willing to discard the tone of moral superiority that some previous American leaders had held toward China, especially on human rights.

Many Chinese “have a strong revulsion and hostility toward ‘political correctness’ in Western society,” Chen Jibing, a political commentator in Shanghai, wrote in a blog post this week. “They see themselves in Trump.”

That’s leadership.

He learned it at the New York Military, Class of 1964. Class captain (president) all four years. He practiced it as CEO of the Trump Organization for 45 years. But the press cannot see this because it is too busy looking for some fault — any fault.

Grown-ups understand people are flawed. And when the press reports they have none (Obama) or they have nothing but faults (Trump), grown-ups stop believing the press.

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Please enjoy Don Surber’s books on how the press bungled the 2016 election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caution: Readers occasionally may laugh out loud at the media as they read this account of Trump’s nomination. It is available on Kindle, and in paperbackAutographed copies of both books are available by writing me at DonSurber@GMail.com


Don Surber: I live in Poca, West Virginia, with my lovely wife of 40 years, Lou Ann. I am an Army veteran and Cleveland State graduate. I retired after 40 years as a newspaperman. In 2016, I published “Trump the Press,” which drew rave reviews at Power Line and Instapundit.  I just published the sequel covering the general election, “Trump the Establishment.”

Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/donsurber 

 


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One Response to The World Loves Trump

  1. William Hicks November 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Refreshing article. Nice to see things from the perspective of people from another country.

    Reply

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