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My problem with Trump stems from my military background

I'm fine with most of his policies and the way the country is running. However, in the military we have something called "protocol" and "customs and courtesies". In a nutshell, these are forms of respect and courtesy that are important within our government and when interacting with leaders from other nations. They enhance diplomacy.

Trump knows ZERO about protocol and courtesy. He's crass and unprofessional. We knew this was coming when he got elected but I would think he could learn on the job. I don't mind a president who is tough and, frankly, I LOVE that the Obama Apology Tour is over. But I think he would do much better if he learned that he's not "the boss" anymore. Much of what he says (or tweets) is true but he could choose better words or not say anything at all. He's a government official. Everything he says and does represents the United States. He embarrasses me kinda the same way Megan Rapinoe embarrasses me but on the opposite end of the political spectrum. Trump needs to remember that his office existed before him and will exist after he leaves. He needs to treat his position with respect.
[Post edited by CUKev at 02/14/2020 1:45PM]

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