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Trump Seems More Like the President than the President

President-elect Trump has spent the month since his election victory engaging in some distinctly presidential-style behavior, including engaging with businesses on behalf of the American people, conducting a bit of foreign policy, and delivering sweeping public addresses — all before he holds the authority of the presidency.

With weeks to go until he takes office, Trump’s moves have tested the limits of his unofficial powers as the president-in-waiting. And although his activism has drawn scrutiny from detractors, his favorability ratings have hit new heights on the heels of several high-profile successes.

“I don’t think it’s normal for a president-elect to be out and about like this, but this is the era of Trump, and he is literally rewriting the rules,” said Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist.

Please read the rest of this piece at the Washington Examiner.

16 thoughts on “Trump Seems More Like the President than the President”

  1. Read the W.E. piece this morning…

    And the funny thing is most of the Left wing posters I encounter are already attacking him as president…

    I love it…

    1. Good point. After reading that his “interference” in the Carrier move wasn’t in line with Presidential constraints, we have to remind everyone that he’s still a private citizen, not yet POTUS.
      He can do what he wants, talk to anyone he chooses, or do nothing at all until Jan 2017 when he’s sworn in as POTUS.

  2. IMO, he has no choice but the hit the ground running to prove that he is #My President.
    The Dems/Media are trying to undermine his term before it even begins – recount votes to slow the Electoral College, complain about every Cabinet choice, remind everyone that MrsClinton won the “popular vote”, and look for disgruntled Repubs (or Dems) to voice their sad opinions of whatever he does.
    Today, several media puts the former mistress of one of his Cabinet picks on top of the page to say she is “shocked” that he is being considered for such high honor – as if anyone cares what she thinks.
    Pres-Elect Trump is doing what he said he would do – work for us. We’re not simpleminded idiots who think everything he proposed will actually happen, so the MSM can quit announcing that the “border wall will be a fence in places” or any sensible adjustment to other issues will make us have voter’s regret.
    Presidental? yes, all day long and weeks before the swearing in ceremony.

    1. And they can only play that “But she won the popular vote!” card because Cankles ran up the score in California. Take away California, Trump wins the popular vote by about a million.

      1. “Tyrus” – professional wrestler and contributor to Greg Gutfeld’s show – used a football analogy…it’s like a team that gained more total yards, but still got its *ss kicked and lost the game!

  3. Keith,

    Could you put a link to the paper in the Blogroll so I can include it in my morning ritual of Starting with you and then pursuing the others.

  4. Supposedly Trump is going to sit with the Army for half of the game and then sit with the Navy for the other half at the Army/Navy game. We have a cool president to be!!!

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