Posted By matt on January 19, 2017
I just realized something.. this whole.. disagreement about the recent election has a lot to do with how strangely we do things in this country.
In other countries, they tend to have a President (who handles the diplomatic and statesman-type stuff) and a Prime Minister (who is a policy wonk and does all the beancounter-y stuff). We smush those two together.
Obama was a president.
Hillary Clinton would have been a president.
Trump is no president – but he’d make a decent Prime Minister.
You can disagree on their views, for sure, but I think it’s clear that Clinton’s platform was very focused on the nation as a political entity, and our position on the world stage as viewed from that lens. Trump, on the other hand, is focused on the nation as an economic entity – dollars and cents and the like.
President vs. Prime Minister.