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saskiaelisabeth December 16th, 2016 6:09pm

My worry with Trump is that he has never in any way served our country in any capacity before, and now he is the most powerful leader of it with no experience. Is this a valid worry, or do you this is a nonissue?

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musiman28 Cotton country
12/19/16 5:50 am

How is that really any different than Obama when he took office?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/18/16 2:04 am

Would you feel comfortable having a surgical procedure performed on you by somebody with no experience whatsoever? Yeah, probably not.

DoctorWasdarb Decolonize
12/17/16 6:09 pm

I'm more concerned that this will be another Harding, Nixon, or Reagan.

smartfart Florida
12/17/16 5:51 pm

I'm hoping that isn't your only concern about him.

12/17/16 5:53 pm

It certainly isn't haha, just I thought the most relevant one to make a poll about where I might gets not the generic democratic and republican responses:)

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 5:39 am

At least I am not the only one ....


davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
12/16/16 3:26 pm

That is exactly what people are looking for. Many are sick and tired of Washington Politics status quo and wanted a leader to shake that institution up.

12/16/16 3:31 pm

I get that. I'm in favor of that, too. But, I'm worried not because of his lack of political experience, but lack of experience serving our country. He has yet show any kind of loyalty to our country, that's what worries me. I'm not sure how much of this is because he loves America, or he loves the attention.

dfish at home
12/16/16 4:05 pm

What're you even afraid he'd do? Sounds like a very irrational fear

Malekithe Throwing the flag
12/16/16 5:13 pm

Experience does not assure competence or success

dfish at home
12/16/16 3:24 pm

He has a TON of leading experience

12/16/16 3:31 pm

Never said he didn't. Said he has no experience serving our country. I'm looking for loyalty here, not just leadership.

dfish at home
12/16/16 4:04 pm

Gov't leadership doesn't prove loyalty, just look at Hillary and all the other politicians that bow to donors and lobbyists

12/16/16 4:26 pm

Loyalty to America. As in not trusting Russia or China after what they've been doing simply because their good business countries. My fear stems from the fact that in business you often do anything to get the deal or make the money, often sacrificing the good of your employees. He's not shown himself in anyway to be loyal to America and I'm fearful he'll sacrifice citizens for his own best interests. He's done it before with his business. This goes to respond to your irrational fear comment above, too.

dfish at home
12/16/16 4:50 pm

Yes, with the whole world watching, our billionaire president is going to screw over America to make a few extra bucks. 🙄
Your fears are unfounded and most likely not well thought out

12/16/16 4:54 pm

Not make a few bucks, but he's more concerned with our economy than anything. I have no doubt he'd make a bad deal with Russia or China at the expense of the citizens in an effort to lower the debt.

dfish at home
12/16/16 6:45 pm

The economy should be the number 1 issue right now. Lowering the debt would be a godsend. How would that be a bad thing?!?

12/16/16 6:51 pm

Our economy is currently one of the strongest in the worlds, I don't think it's our #1 issue. And it could very easily be a bad to lower the debt if it's at the expense of our rights, our saftey, and jobs. Business leaders like Trump don't care about their most of their employees, what makes you think he'll care about you?

Ebola1 Florida
12/16/16 8:37 pm

Our economy is in shambles. That's why Trump won. His victory is a direct repudiation of Obama's policies by the voters? You're concern should be can he undo the damage BO has done to the country. Certainly no one could do worse than Obama, so you can lay your fears to rest.


patrioticparody Pale Blue Dot
12/16/16 3:18 pm

The United States is essentially the largest company in the world. There is very little difference between running a country and running a multi-national corporation. Trump's business experience is extremely relevant in this situation.

12/16/16 4:47 pm

I'm very curious as to why so many people think running a company and and a country and so similar. In a company you only have to be concerned with how to make the most $. In a country you have to care for your citizens, regulate the businesses within the country, create and enforce laws, and deal with issues like immigration, economy, foreign policy, and constitutional rights. A country isn't only its economy or you would see millions of immigrants moving to Brazil and India, too.

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
12/16/16 6:26 pm

A country isn't run for profit

valeriejo ramble on
12/17/16 9:16 pm

Companies don't care about people, they care about profit. This is exactly my concern about trump. He cares about "winning" and being "#1". Let's hope he DOESN'T run our country like a business.

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/16/16 2:44 pm

Career politicians have cripple this country and our government. An outsider is a good thing.

Jazzy5 USA
12/16/16 2:11 pm

BO was a Community organizer,
Never wrote a pay check in his life. Was not responsible for a business or employees. Talk about no experience!

12/16/16 3:09 pm

Uh...yeah? Never claimed Obama ran a business considering I didn't think have business experience is relevant to having served the country. I'm talking more about a show of loyalty here.

12/16/16 3:11 pm

Most business leaders actually show lack of loyalty by outsourcing jobs to countries with cheaper labor costs (hint hint).

F1Dan Parked in your spot
12/16/16 3:32 pm

Yeah, because being a senator and constitutional lawyer don't count as experience at all...

Jazzy5 USA
12/16/16 4:06 pm

The United States is a business! The largest in the world, next to China...
The world RUNS on business!

12/16/16 4:40 pm

Oh okay the America is a business. In that case you don't mind if every citizen is paid a livable wage for doing nothing but being a citizen (being a citizen would be equivalent to being an employee of business), and you have no problem providing every citizen with free benefits as big businesses usually do, and firing (kicking out) anyone arrested for breaking company regulations (laws), and oh yeah! Every other business in America has to be shut down because you can't have a competitive business within a business, that just wouldn't work so hello to communism :) and requiring all babies born here to go through a rigorous interview process to make sure they'll be good employees.

The USA isn't a business. It's made up of businesses no doubt, that's why we're capitalist. It can't be run like a business because citizens are employees. If a country was only its economy Brazil and India would be just as great places to live and Canada and Germany. But they aren't.

12/16/16 4:41 pm

*citizens aren't employees.

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/16/16 1:53 pm

It's about time this country be run more like a business. A balanced budget!

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/16/16 3:12 pm

Do you think Trump will balance the federal budget?

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/16/16 3:33 pm

I'd love to think so, but I'd be whistling Dixie. We don't have the taxes to cover Obama's debt he accumulated while he was in office. This government can't keep spending more than it takes in! That will apply to Trump too.

Trump's a business man and I'm sure he already knows that. It would be a big job but someone needs to go over all this spending
and remove all the duplicate and triplicate spending that congress so loves to do. Too many government departments doing the same thing! Get rid of all this and that would be a good start.

I'm hoping by the end of President Trump's six month anniversary will see that he's going in the right direction.

I do believe our military needs some beefing up. The infrastructure can wait. Those who serve need our support, financially and our vets need to be taken care of!!

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/16/16 4:52 pm

Come talk to me in 4 years, let me know how that works out. You've got all the talking points down.

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/16/16 6:10 pm

One more point. It
sure would be nice if congress would pay back all the money they stole from our social security!

RagingMystic covfefe
12/16/16 12:28 pm

The spice girls have more foreign policy experience than trump

Jazzy5 USA
12/16/16 4:03 pm

Since the middle east is on fire, China took an undersea drown and building military islands in China Sea, Iran is harassing our ships and doing fly overs and will build nukes, too many to count that were slaughtered in Aleppo, BO has been brilliant!

RagingMystic covfefe
12/16/16 4:12 pm

Nobody said anything about Obama

Jazzy5 USA
12/16/16 5:49 pm

I don't care, it is a comparison!

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/16/16 12:02 pm

It's a valid worry. Trump does not give a shit about this country, the people, or the law. Trump only cares about the Trump brand and how much money he and his cronies can milk the taxpayers for.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/16/16 3:43 pm

No, I'm a figment of your imagination - smgdh

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/16/16 6:14 pm

Donald Trump builds golf courses, he doesn't play golf all day every day like Obama does! President Trump actually works!

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/16/16 10:10 pm

Your ignorance is has no boundaries.

12/16/16 11:12 am

Obama entered office with no executive experience and left office the same way.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
12/16/16 11:17 am

Obama Taught constitutional law and was a senator. Trump puts his name on things and grabs pussy.

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/16/16 11:33 am

Monkey Boy, an adjunct professor is a guy who teaches night school. I am still listed on the adjunct faculty of a northern college. The Constitution is not that hard to understand.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
12/16/16 11:33 am

Harry boy, still knows more than Trump.

12/16/16 11:11 am

Obama never served either, even as a congressman. He voted 'present' most of the time and just like his presidency led from behind.

12/16/16 11:22 am

That's still serving the country in a governmental position, whether you think he did anything or not. All senators vote on proposals, so if nothing else (which just isn't true) he did that. He also was a civil rights lawyer and studied constitutional law. I'd say he dedicated his whole life from adulthood to serving our country.