Trump doesn't seem to understand what his job is

Amazon crumb
Apr 9 48 Comments

Trump seems to think that a President is a CEO and is attempting to govern by issuing executive orders and firing people who don't follow them. For example he says that immigration is a key issue for him and he has issued many immigration related orders and shaken up the management at DHS.

That is what a CEO would do, but what makes governing different from a CEO job is legislation. The government doesn't only operate within the law, the government can change the law.

How is it that this far into his Presidency Trump has still not moved a single piece of legislation relating to immigration? He keeps COMPLAINING about the law but doesn't seem to understand it's within his remit to change it.

Especially in the first two years when the GOP controlled both houses of Congress it would have been relatively easy for Trump to use the Presidency to propose changes and lobby Congress to pass them.

Yet he didn't even try.

He seems to be doing everything he can to work around the law and even fires people when they do not help him get around the law, but it has apparently not dawned on him that he can actually work with Congress to change the law.

Even now with the Democrats in the house he could bargain for changes he wants in exchange for changes they want.

He just doesn't seem to know that's his job.

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TOP 48 Comments
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
    Did that at least make your TDS feel better? Also, don’t pretend the dems want to bargain on anything. Dems just want to change the rules they don’t like.
    Apr 9 27
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      You need therapy for your TDS.
      Apr 10
    • Amazon crumb
      OP
      You're not debating anything now. I win, you lost. Bye.
      Apr 10
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      You got recked a long time ago. Back to your safe space
      Apr 10
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      Right out of the dem playbook
      Apr 10
  • Twitter Oomnj
    His job is to own the libs
    Apr 9 3
    • Amazon crumb
      OP
      So he doesn't actually want to get anything done?
      Apr 9
    • Zillow Group Slag
      Trumps fans would eat shit if they knew a liberal had to smell it. But yeah keep owning them libs.
      Apr 9
    • Facebook / Other
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      Janitorquemore
      Hillary fans would stick their dix in shit if they knew a conservative had to smell it. Oh wait ..
      Apr 10
  • PayPal da anomaly
    It’s almost as if years of Obama issuing a record number of executive orders set a bad precedent
    Apr 9 4
    • Twitter Oomnj
      At least Obama didn’t destroy the economy
      Apr 9
    • Amazon crumb
      OP
      You missed the point. Trump keeps trying to do things with executive orders the he CAN'T do, and then gets frustrated, and rages about it. But the exact same thing would be relatively easy to do with a bill.

      For example, he is furious that people can cross the border illegally and then request asylum and is doing all kinds of illegal things to deter it. He is also furious that they can stay in the US while waiting for the case to be heard.

      But it would be pretty easy to pass a bill that just says you can't apply for asylum after crossing illegally and giving CBP discretion to make them wait in Mexico.

      He's running into legal problems because he's trying to do this with an executive order.

      I don't even think he's wrong to want to do this, but he doesn't seem to understand how to do it and is as a result failing to do it.
      Apr 9
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      You’re the one who missed the point, he’s not the first president to issue executive orders.
      Apr 9
    • Amazon crumb
      OP
      Try reading my post again to understand the difference between "issues executive orders" as the point being made.
      Apr 9
  • Uber gRtV35
    G GDP growth staggered along at 1.5% in Mr. Obama’s final six full quarters in office. …growth doubled to 3% during Mr. Trump’s first six full quarters. …the increase in job openings over Mr. Trump’s first 21 months has averaged an impressive 75,000 a month. Over Mr. Obama’s last 21 months in office, the number of job openings increased an average of 900 a month. …During Mr. Obama’s last 21 months, the number of employed Americans increased an average of 157,000 a month. Under Mr. Trump, the increase has accelerated to 214,000 a month, a 36% improvement. …In Mr. Obama’s final 21 months, weekly earnings rose an average of $1.31 a month. Under Mr. Trump, weekly earnings have increased an average of $1.84 cents a month: a 40% improvement that’s come mostly since tax reform took effect in January. Over that period, weekly earnings have grown an average of $2.31 a month, a 76% increase over Mr. Obama’s last 21 months. …The unemployment rate declined 13% during Mr. Obama’s last 21 months, but from there it has dropped another 23% during Mr. Trump’s tenure.
    Apr 9 1
    • Amazon crumb
      OP
      There was no inflection on the rate of change. An objective assessment is that the economy was picking up speed under Obama and continued to do so through Trump's first year. Which makes sense because Trump's first year was under Obama's last budget, economically nothing changed.

      Trump's second year was bumpier with some stock market hiccups, and trade took a beating, effect of the trade war, but no major calamity yet.

      There's not much objective basis for saying much has changed, aside fun the trade war, which likely doesn't serve the agenda of either party.
      Apr 9
  • Uber gRtV35
    Andy Puzder claims that Trump easily wins over Obama when you look at the numbers:

    For eight years under President Obama, the growing burden of government suppressed the economic recovery that should have followed the recession of 2008-09. Mr. Obama nonetheless has claimed responsibility for today’s boom, asking Americans in September to “remember when this recovery started.” Yet it wasn’t until President Trump took office that the economy surged. …The result is a rising tide that is lifting boats across every class and region of the country. …Today unemployment rests at 3.7%, near a 50-year low. Since the government began reporting the data, unemployment has never been as low as it is today for African-Americans, Latinos, Asians and people with only a high-school education.
    Apr 9 1
    • Amazon zmrR08
      Wow this is insane. Go look at a graph (any graph - job count, unemployment, stock market, house prices, etc) on the economy. Nice upswing 2009-2018. Now most of those are sputtering and having issues. To understand an individuals impact, you look at how the trends change under them. 2 years in office and you can start to see the impact someone has.
      Apr 9
  • Uber gRtV35
    MAGA country!! Finally someone coming in and draining the swamp as promised 👍
    Apr 9 0
  • Oracle tc_or_gtfo
    TLDR version for deplorables please..
    Apr 9 2
    • Amazon crumb
      OP
      Trump doesn't know it's his job to change the law and keeps trying to work around it
      Apr 9
    • Oracle tc_or_gtfo
      Got it. Peace out.
      Apr 9
  • Microsoft 🍩doughnot
    I don’t think there is anymore a point in trying to have a conversation in this country. It is rolling downhill to a fully authoritarian police state. The dystopia is becoming reality

    This is going to end badly.

    Consider yourself lucky if you hold several passports. It’s gonna be very handy.
    Apr 11 0
  • Microsoft / Admin Trumpster2
    Stop complaining and do your due diligence as a citizen. There is a reason behind everything
    Apr 9 0
  • Zenreach PrezDTrump
    Oh he did
    Apr 9 0