Donald Trump will prove to be one of the greatest and most consequential American presidents, at least since Ronald Reagan and possibly before. No one will ever approach Washington or Lincoln, but Trump is positioned to be one of our most important leaders and be a true change-maker, turning this country around at a time when American power and greatness were on the wane.
Although I had previously suspected as much, I was convinced of this watching his performance on 60 Minutes Sunday. What we saw was Trump in the presidential mode he has long promised and he slipped into it remarkably easily, as if it had always been there and needed no coaxing. The daffy Donald of the primaries and later was far in the rearview mirror. (Was it ever real or just a masquerade?)
The interview demonstrated, as did his Gettysburg speech, the man knows what he intends to do. They are good and necessary things for our country. And the stars are aligned for him to do it. He is coming into office with a Republican Congress poised to get things done, a Supreme Court waiting to be filled, and a military largely grateful for new leadership.