Thursday, February 9, 2017

Credibility is Critical for a Commander in Chief

Quality leadership provides the ability to inspire the best in people. It is the foundation of trust and confidence and for people to believe you are committed to doing the right things for the right reasons in the right way.

Donald Trump appears to be psychologically unstable, petty, vindictive and malicious. He is a proven compulsive, pathological liar who will say anything without considering the potential ramifications and ethics and integrity are not even in the mix with him. His exaggerations and self-aggrandizement knows no bounds.  He trades on fear and hate mongering like no other politician in modern history.  What is worse, he has surrounded himself with surrogates who on a daily basis prove they have absolutely no regard for the truth, or facts.

 It is a frightening time to be a citizen of the United States. I am embarrassed and ashamed to call myself an American when so many people in this country seem just fine with Trump's actions. They are like lemmings going right over the cliff. They are no different than the mindless Germans of the late 1930's who put Hitler in office and allowed the destruction of Europe and Germany because they either believed in what Hitler was doing or were so cowardly they stood silent in the face of escalating atrocities.

What is most concerning is that there may come a time that he will ask for support to take military action or some other critical measure that could have tremendous impact on our country. Without credibility and being known as a liar and exaggerator, it will be very difficult for a country to unite and follow someone who has proven himself to be reckless beyond measure.

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