Has President Trump changed the way we think about politics forever?


This is my answer to this Question taken from Quora.

Not yet but there is a mood of change and President Trump is creating it. However,  just because he uses Twitter and does not feel constrained by Political Correctness does not make him a good President.

It is what you are able to achieve for your people that produces a change in Politics. Many Politicians come and go. We sigh with wilted expectation at yet another cheery sound byte at a school or construction site somewhere.

We listen to the spin and the promises and we walk away with resigned acceptance.

We watch the lows of internal corruption and then we witness the inevitable exit of yet another ‘all promise but no deliver’ politician – who never actually met with any of us only their own carefully choreographed supporters.

Then along comes President Trump. I was so enthusiastic about the prospect of change I campaigned for him in marginal key swing states to coincide with Obama and Clinton public meetings. By that I mean I sent out emails supporting President Trump from the United Kingdom where I live. I even wore my President Trump 2016 Campaign Baseball Cap.

Has President Trump made me view politics in a different way? Not yet. But I do say this:

‘I speak with a dim but beating soul of optimism when I say see a light and it doth hath the possibility of a brightness with intent. The people to lead out of a once darkening gloom’.

I used to say that I would not support any Political Party and I still do not. But I do support President Trump’s undoubted enthusiasm for the right of a Nation to choose its own destiny and for its people to make that destiny their fate and promise.

I am beginning to see President Trump’s change to Politics. First the collection of dynamic suport. Then the Strategy – the December USA National Strategy. Then the confirmation of the movement – the State of the Union Speech – I liked that he involved people in the Speech. Then slowly moving into an Economic and Industrial Strategy but all the time communicating to and involving the people.

As President Trump said in the State of the Union Speech it is the People who made America and it is the People who will make America great again.

Yes if President Trump has changed anything it is that I feel I can write to him and my letter will not be thrown in the bin – I have had two replies from the White House.

President Obama, and Prime Ministers May, Turnbull, Cameron, Rudd, Gillard and Abbott have never replied neither has Corbyn.

Are we able to put ideas to President Trump and will he listen and engage? Maybe. Time will tell. But there is a light…………………