Obama vs. Trump? It’s as simple as the difference between men and boys.
It’s called ‘manning up’. Maybe Obama can use his new-found free time to learn more about it.
Watch here as Trump DEMONSTRATES how that works.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 28, 2017
What did President Trump just do?
He was asked a direct question about assessing his performance.
You know the answer he was EXPECTED to give, right? (You caught the ‘I think I know what you’re going to say,’ right?)
The interviewer most likey expected a self-congratulatory pat on the back. Maybe complaining about being hampered by forces beyond his control, by unfair criticism.
But no. He didn’t do ANY of that.
You don’t build Billion-Dollar empires or succeed wildly in spheres as wildly varied as business, Hollywood, and politics without having SOME ability to honestly assess your strengths and weaknesses.
Did Trump try to hide behind excuses, like Obama did with Dubya, Fox, Tea Party, Bitter Clingers, economic downturn or the excuse du jour? Nope.
Did Trump behave as though he was a SPECTATOR in his own administration, or straight up LIE about the situation? (Like Obama always finding out about problems within his administration ‘only when it became a news story’? Or claiming there wasn’t a ‘smidgen of corruption’ despite the IRS actively targeting Obama’s political enemies.) None of that either.
What did Trump do?
He owned his errors. He didn’t even throw his underlings under the bus. The ‘buck stopped here’ with him. HE took responsibility HIMSELF for messaging failures. And then — only then — extended his explanation to their handling of the messaging as well. With a message of ‘we’ not of ‘they’.
He split it into effort (A+)
Messaging (C or C+)
and Achievement (A).
I think I’ve done great things, but I don’t think I — (pause) — I and my people — I don’t think we’ve explained it well enough to the American public.
That’s called ‘manning up’. He knows he fell short. And you realize what THAT means?
It means The President will LEARN from the mistake, correct it, and move forward.
It’s called ‘Being Presidential’.
It’s the difference between being a perpetual child blaming the world around you for all of your problems and a man who faces his failures, learns from them, and builds toward success.
Speaking of Perpetual Children, there’s still hope for Obama, if he ever wants to ‘man up’ himself. He could start by adding THIS to his reading list:
ClashDaily.com’s, Editor-In-Chief, Doug Giles addresses our nation’s abysmal wussification in his NEW book …
The Effeminization Of The American Male
by Doug Giles
Doug Giles, best-selling author of Raising Righteous And Rowdy Girls and Editor-In-Chief of the mega-blog, ClashDaily.com, has just penned a book he guarantees will kick hipster males into the rarefied air of masculinity.
That is, if the man-child will put down his frappuccino; shut the hell up and listen and obey everything he instructs them to do in his timely and tornadic tome.
In The Effeminization Of The American Male, Giles takes ‘Crispin’ from the unaccomplished, prissy and dank corridors of ‘Wussville’ up the steep, treacherous and unforgiving trail that leads to ‘Mantown.’
“Secretly, everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a p*ssy generation.” – Clint Eastwood
This is definitely one of the most politically incorrect books to ever hit the market.
It will most certainly offend the entitled whiners, but it will also be a breath of fresh air to young males who wish to be men versus hipster dandies.