Some of my friends are panicking about Trump and the bump stock executive order. They feel betrayed and think the “end in near.” I told them to calm down, take a deep breath and look away from the news for a couple of days. Here is my logic. School shootings panic women. Women turn on a dime against gun rights. The midterms are coming around. So that accounts for President Trump demonizing bump stocks. He needs something to say he’s “doing something.” He’s placating the idiots. Do I like this? No. Am I wringing my hands and banging my head against the wall and denouncing the President? No. I trust that he will cut the best deal we can get. He’s the right man for the job. I wouldn’t want any of the usual suspects getting involved (McCain, Rubio, Romney). I don’t even prefer that a Second Amendment hard-liner take the lead. Trump’s the man for the job. Hopefully he can get the damage control done as quickly as possible and move onto his agenda.
After a year in office my motto is “Let Trump be Trump.” He’s got better skills and instincts than anyone else. How would we do better than to let him do his thing. I feel my best action is to spread the gospel. I try to calm the nervous. And believe me I understand. We’ve been betrayed by the weak and the wobbly and the wolf in sheep’s clothing. It takes courage to trust. But I think I’ve seen enough from this man to give him some space. As Ann Coulter said “In Trump We Trust.” It’s remarkable to see how few of our politicians know anything about human nature. Politics in a democracy is a combination of salesmanship and coalition building. Sounds like the place for a deal maker.