Donald Trump has proven, again, that he’s the calm and steady leader America needs. Barack Obama has proven – again – that he is the erratic one. And liberal heads are exploding.
‘Donald Trump doesn’t have the temperament to be president!’ was the lie pushed by mainstream media, and taken straight from the mouth of Hillary Clinton. Every pundit willing to sacrifice journalistic credibility took the bait, just to get a chance to salivate all over Democratic leadership.
But reality is a stubborn thing. And, in a moment where real leadership was needed, both Trump and Obama showed their true colors. And if it wasn’t obvious before, it sure is now – Trump is the calm and collected leader. And Obama’s erratic behavior is endangering the country.
Let’s back up. We all know that the Democrats tried to blame their historic defeat on Russian hacking – not Clinton’s corruption, or Democrat cheating, or simply being unqualified for service. The lie worked so well that Obama himself decided to snub Russian diplomats as revenge. Was it childish? Yes, and extremely unwise – retaliation, without proof that someone did something wrong, is a good way to destroy otherwise good relationships.
Russia, if you recall, did absolutely nothing in response to Obama’s immaturity. Good for Putin.
And Trump? Well, rather than go off the hinges and kick people out of their homes, Trump pointed out what should be obvious: we don’t know what happened, so let’s all just calm down. And that he may have some knowledge that the rest of the world does not.
From the New York Times: President-elect Donald J. Trump…said on Saturday evening that he knew “things that other people don’t know” about the hacking, and that the information would be revealed on “Tuesday or Wednesday.”
He continued, hacking is “a pretty serious charge. If you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong. So I want them to be sure. I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.”
Trump said this, too, summing everything up nicely: “Hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else.”
Trump has a valid point here – it’s unfair to intelligence agencies if they don’t know for sure whether someone committed espionage. And it’s very unfair to them if a bad leader acts on that incomplete intelligence. It essentially paints the agencies into a corner – now they have to stick by Obama’s childish decision, even though they’re not sure. And if Trump knows “things that other people don’t know,” then there may be even more reason why Obama shouldn’t have acted so rashly, and we — the American public — just don’t know it yet.
Trump rounded off his statement with a wise observation about cybersecurity. “No computer is safe. I have a boy who’s 10 years old; he can do anything with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”
In light of the massive intelligence breaches and failures of the Obama years, it’s refreshing to hear a leader get to the root of the problem, and have a solution for it. Now, we will be waiting to see Trump reveal what he knows that no one else does.
Source: New York Times