A heartbroken President

Trump is hurting. He loves this country. He had it going wonderfully. His first term moved along from success to success…and then came the sucker punch from China.

Jack Engelhard

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This is a different President Trump we’re witnessing at these daily pandemic press briefings, and we can only hope he gets back to his feisty self sooner than later.

We need him back as he used to be – swashbuckling, optimistic, salty, and vigorous. 

It has not been so over the past few days, and this is not good for him, nor for the nation that he reflects. In him, we see ourselves.

Let’s get this straight. Donald Trump is a GOOD MAN. You would not know that from NBC’s Chuck Todd and the rest of them in the media. They caricature and vilify beyond anything resembling the true man. People who knew him back when testify to his kindheartedness. But the media won’t give him a chance; not even a minute to reveal his fine qualities…such as his patriotism. 

Trump is hurting. He loves this country. He had it going wonderfully. His first term moved along from success to success…and then came the sucker punch from China.

They finally got him. Three years of Adam Schiff and the Impeachment Hearings failed to do him in, but the pandemic has him down…not out, but down. 

At the briefing the other day, I turned to my wife…and we both shared the same impulsive thought. Something happened. Something changed. This President is terribly depressed.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, by the way, is an expert, but his bedside manner, some find lacking. A comfort to an ailing nation, he isn’t. 

Is hydroxychloroquine an answer? Others say it works. So does Trump. That means, to his naysayers, that it deserves no chance.

They’d rather Trump suffer, than the nation heal, and we understand that to some degree it is the same way in Israel, where, at first, the networks also cut off Netanyahu’s vital TV briefings for spite.

First things first, apparently. Get Trump. Get Bibi. Use the power of the press to help save the nation? Nah. Not when the left-wing/Liberal agenda comes before everything.


For three years the House was too busy with Impeachment to notice what was coming over the horizon, namely China and the Virus.
Who wins when the nation’s leader is found hurt and brooding? They think they do. They forget that we all share the same boat and if he capsizes so do we. 

Hereabouts, finally the Impeachment Madness has come home to roost. For three years the House was too busy with Impeachment to notice what was coming over the horizon, namely China and the Virus. The New York Post’s Miranda Devine spells it out point by point, date by date, how today we suffer because the Democrats had only one thing in mind, get Trump.

The process exhausted the nation, wore down Trump, but not enough to damage him so far as his high spirits.

He ducked the blows. He persevered.

Now it is different. He is different. Even a President is only a man, and for all his powers, he is at the mercy of a Virus…like the rest of us.

The rest of us…the majority…root for him. A cheerful President means a cheerful nation…as it was only weeks ago.

That’s the ideal. But the resisters won’t let up. Nancy Pelosi has announced plans intended to investigate President Trump’s response to the crisis at hand.

Translated: “Here we go again” – in Trump’s own words. 

This can’t wait? But yes, another probe, and in the middle of all this, and Adam Schiff is already salivating for Act Two.

Only this: We are all hurting together…the President, Republicans and Democrats alike. This time, the scrutiny will fall on the rogues.

We will be watching and we will be back. Like Israel, America is most powerful and dangerous when they think they’ve got us against the ropes.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He wrote the worldwide book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal,” and the authoritative newsroom epic, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” followed by his coming-of-age classics, “The Girls of Cincinnati,” and, the Holocaust-to-Montreal memoir, “Escape from Mount Moriah,” for which contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com








 



 



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