2. Flippy Floppy
Just a little bit of consistency can go a long way. It wasn’t all that long ago the idea of Donald Trump as President was a crazy, almost comical idea. Now a reality, if President Trump is to be taken seriously, respected and believed by fellow world leaders and citizens of their respective countries, he must take an actual stand on the issues which affect us all. Just look at this breakdown on 15 key issues on Politico, complete with quotes, where The Donald says one thing one day and the opposite the next. Check out this point-by-point, policy-by-policy breakdown by NBC News where the issues themselves are flipped, flopped, flipped again, and in some cases flopped once more by Trump over the course of the campaign until now.
Changing your mind from time to time is one thing. Having a stance on an issue and deciding there’s a better answer because new information has surfaced to shift your viewpoint is valid. Changing those stances, seemingly on a whim, is quite another, as is saying something in a public forum and then blatantly lying about it later when anyone with an internet connection can call you out on it. These aren’t small matters of opinion we’re talking about, they are key issues that the President-elect holds in his hand which affects every single citizen of this country and the world. The great flip/flop, once an almost comical changing of the mind and backtracking of the statements, must stop.