What Trump understands about leadership

It is all about you, the American people. ( **not an actual quote)

When Benjamin Disraeli said “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? “ he was on the money. Leaders do not seek to create a new world of their vision, but to preserve or improve the vision that the people already have and hold dear. Or they may seek to create the vision that the people have.

Either way, it is not THEIR vision; it is the vision of the people.

Trump got this. He understood that his role was not to ask his people to follow him but rather to allow the American people to get on with their lives, make money, make babies and make memories of which they could be proud.

His role? To follow his people.

I never really got this until recently. I was watching a rally in Green Falls Wisconsin on the eve of the White House Correspondent’s dinner. Trump barely used the word ” I “. But boy oh boy did he use the word ” We.”

His message was so clear: his presidency, his leadership, his role was to serve his country and his fellow citizens.
I have watched every rally that Trump has held since the beginning of his candidacy. I did not have some gift of political insight, knowledge or prophetic vision. I just felt something extraordinary was happening. I was seeing a man who made me feel good. Full of hope and optimism for the future.

It just felt RIGHT.
When I watched the rallies on RSBN I loved the vibe that was created even though I was not physically present. I could only imagine what it was like to be there in the flesh.
It always felt like I was part of a family and a damned fine family at that. And I am not even American.

What Trump did was nothing short of extraordinary. He united the people of America. He galvanized them into a family that offered pride, a sense of belonging and a sense of excitement.

In my opinion, the turning point in the 2016 campaign was the day that Hillary Clinton announced that I, along with millions of others around the world and throughout America were “a basketful of deplorables.” She blew it that day with those words. She made the campaign one of ” us against them ” and “them against us.” Instead of Trump’s message of unity and family, she created a campaign of derision and division.

When our leaders mock and divide, condemn, ridicule or castigate the voters, they are effectively alienating half of the population. How on earth can they expect to win applause and support when they seek to divide in order to conquer?

While presidential hopefuls focus on the rights of illegal aliens to the detriment of the people, they are treading on quicksand. While they elevate the status of the minority groups to the detriment of the majority, they are sure to sink into that shaky ground called defeat.

Winning is no longer about getting sufficient votes to form government.

President Trump has paved the way for future leaders throughout the world to lead by following.

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