|The first 100 days for a struggling leader.|
Donald J. Trump feels like he's in a cocoon. He was surprised how hard his new job is.
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier," said Trump.
He said that was accustomed to not having privacy in his "old life," expressed at how little he had now. Reuters reports that Trump can't go outside the bubble. The 24/7 Secret Service protection has really gotten to him.
"I like to drive," said Trump. "I can't drive any more."
He can't live the lavish lifestyle as he did when he was a reality television star and business executive.
He's trapped in duty that requires him to be on point. His words matter and that's why people are extremely concerned that his comments about North Korea, Syria, the Democrats and allies in his own party could undoing his legacy.
We are not normalizing him. I refuse to give him any rest. He wanted the job. He will have to prove to me that he's "man enough" to handle the leadership.
What's symbolic about the first 100 days?
It's usually the motivation for a successful presidency. It's the major proposals that are signed into law and the achievements accomplished during a sitting president's first term.
Trump is not a "normal" president. He is a former reality television star who had the backing of extremists. He is the elected leader who won the Electoral College against the rational but yet flawed candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump took advantage of a stirring pot of conservative agitation. He won over working class Whites fed up with the slow progress of then president Barack Obama's two terms. He dog whistled throughout the campaign and won.
Now holding power to a country of 326 million people is really tough.
I mean really tough. Cause just because you get a honeymoon period doesn't disqualify the responsibilities given to a president on DAY ONE.
April 29 is traditionally the First 100 Days of a U.S. president's agenda. That's a part of the tradition.
Even though Trump dismisses this a "symbolic nonsense," it shows a pattern of problems that plagued him the moment he got in.