President Donald Trump has always been a unique figure during my lifetime. I grew up with him acting as a bombastic promotions man. Yes, I knew he was in business, but I primarily experienced his face on board games, appearing on World Wrestling Entertainment television, talking with Howard Stern on the radio, feuding with Rosie O’Donnell, hosting The Apprentice, and showing up in movies like Home Alone 2.
When Trump pondered running for president in 2004, 2008, and 2012, I don’t think many people took him very seriously. He was notorious for pulling huge publicity stunts, after all. So, to be fair, when he officially ran and won in 2016, I was amazed. I was shocked not only because he actually stayed in the race throughout, but also because he managed to win.
However, in my opinion, Donald Trump has always been about making a splash and building his brand. That’s just my opinion. I absolutely believe that he wanted to win the presidency. I didn’t believe, though, that he actually wanted to deal with the day-to-day, nonstop drudgery of being president.
Because of this belief, as well as Donald Trump’s penchant for controversy, I didn’t think he’d complete the first two years of his presidency. I truthfully thought he would find a reason to resign–to go out on top. If he didn’t resign, I assumed he would be impeached because, again, Donald Trump has always bent the rules and admitted as much. That kind of thing eventually catches up to people.
But, President Donald Trump has exceeded my expectations. Yesterday, January 20th, 2019, marked two full years in office.
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