“I am Yahweh; that is My Name! I will not give My glory to anyone else, nor share My praise with carved idols.” (Isaiah 42: 8)
President Trump Needs to Focus on Yahweh
Allies of President Trump are aghast at the damage caused by a new book that paints a picture of a chaotic, dysfunctional and incompetent early months of the Trump administration.
Current and former Trump aides believe many of the juiciest stories in “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” are exaggerated or wholly fictional and don’t think the book is resonating outside the Beltway among the president’s core supporters.
But they are shocked that the author, Michael Wolff, was given access to the White House for months to work on the project and stunned at the seemingly low regard some staffers have for the president as described in the book.
“The biggest political mistake in American history was to allow a reporter, whose integrity has been impugned across the spectrum, into the White House and give him free rein,” said one source close to the White House.
The source blamed former chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon for Wolff’s frequent presence in the West Wing. Bannon is quoted extensively in the book and offered blistering criticism of the president and his family.
My Unsolicited Advice to Team Trump
Being frustrated and angry is a waste of the president’s time. Frustration and anger produce nothing positive and divert attention away from things that matter.
Steve Bannon is the same person now that he was when he latched onto candidate Trump. In the long-run, anything that Bannon says or does will be inconsequential.
Bannon wasn’t the only person that hitched a ride on candidate Trump’s rising star. Paul Manafort, Anthony Scaramucci, Michael Flynn, and Jeff Sessions did the same thing. There are others. All of them have at least one thing in common. They were poor personnel decisions. Of the Big Five, only Sessions remains.
From a policy perspective, the president is on the right track. He needs to be more careful about the people he hires. The bad eggs are slowing him down and making it more difficult than it needs to be for him to do his job.
There is no denying the fact that the president is getting the job done. It’s becoming so obvious that even his detractors are beginning to admit that he has made a huge difference. As time passes and the effects of his policies kick in, ordinary Americans will see and feel the difference that he has made in their lives. That’s happening already. It will become more apparent in the days ahead.
Infrastructure improvements should be the president’s next top priority. If he does infrastructure improvements well, and I think he will, it will have a dramatic effect on people’s lives and on the economic well-being of the country. That will solidify and grow the president’s base of support. Then he can tackle welfare and entitlement reform. He will need the support of the people to accomplish those tasks. It’s best to keep them on the back-burner until after November.
Eventually, people like Bannon, Manafort, Flynn, Scaramucci, and Sessions will become little more than footnotes in history. The same is true for Robert Mueller. The memory of him and his “Russia collusion” investigation will fade to nothing in short order.
No president is perfect. The ones that go down in history as great presidents are the ones that get the job done. President Trump’s most important strength is doing things well. He needs to spend his time doing the job, not worrying about what establishment politicians, establishment media types, and disgruntled former employees say about him.
Some of the president’s personnel choices are excellent. Steve Mnuchin, Mick Mulvaney, and Nikki Haley are good examples. I suggest that he consult with people like them before making hiring decisions. I also suggest that he cut loose the hangers-on that are still around. Attorney General Sessions is at the top of that list. Now is a good time to appoint him to a diplomatic post. He would make a great ambassador to some country.
By now, President Trump must realize that Yahweh is on his side. The president needs to focus his attention on doing the things that Yahweh wants him to do. No one can do that for him. Making better personnel decisions will enable him to spend more time doing the job of President of the United States.
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
See “His Name is Yahweh”.