One of the latest developments in politics centers around Republicans’ concern that President Trump’s outspokenness could serve as a detrimental force when dealing with controversial matters that pertain to the White House. The Hill reports that the President’s verbal rhetoric and bold posts on Twitter have engendered displeasure and potentially negative effects.
On Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham censured President Trump’s decision to discuss the FBI’s investigation into the Russia conspiracy theory, making the following statement: “You may be the first president in history to go down because you can’t stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet, would clear you.” While President Trump’s styles and mannerisms are incredibly unorthodox for someone in his position, they carried him to where he is today. Throughout the 2016 election, countless people asserted that Mr. Trump’s uncensored remarks would generate his downfall, yet he is now President.
Despite the critics, there are many Americans who perceive President Trump’s direct and candid declarations as a breath of fresh air. For decades, politicians have succumbed to the status quo and political correctness; politically correct candidates will verbalize whatever they believe will attract votes; then once they have won the election, they do whatever they please. These mannerisms of deceit are not applicable to President Trump and the American people are very much aware of this and respect him for it. The 45th President says what he means and means what he says. He follows through on his word and does not pander to anyone. Despite ones personal feelings regarding the President, they can count on him to state his true beliefs and opinions. In a society where politicians are infamous for being duplicitous crooks, a straightforward and forthright Commander in Chief is in very high demand.
Following the testimony of former FBI director James Comey, President Trump slammed him as “a leaker.” Former press secretary Ari Fleischer was not amused and stated that the President should “stop talking” because his words could create a “perjury trap.” Fleischer’s argument is that since President Trump has not been cleared of all “charges,” he should remain silent in order to preserve his own best interests. While this tactic may work for some individuals, the President has demonstrated time and time again that his methods are beneficial to him; Mr. Trump is an anomaly who is under no obligation to follow practices that other people perceive as fruitful.
President Trump’s outspokenness has proven to be an invaluable asset which helped him win the 2016 election. The culture of political correctness, rehearsed buzzwords, and political talking points is dead. Lindsey Graham, of all people, is in no position to police President Trump’s speech habits. Trump won the election so obviously he is very much aware of what he is doing and how his actions will impact himself and his associates. The mere notion of the President’s vocalized opinion plunging him into a “perjury trap” is absolutely inane. None of the people criticizing the President won the 2016 election so perhaps it is them who should keep their unwarranted comments to themselves.