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During the 2016 presidential election it was remarked many times from either pro or con commentators how successfully candidate Donald Trump was taking oxygen from his opposing candidates.  Largely, he accomplished this by converting serious debate into foolishness.

For example, his idea of debating candidate Carly Fiorina was to make mocking remarks to the media about her cancer-ridden face.  Trump dealt with international debate points by Florida foreign-relations committee Senator Marco Rubio by continuously saying “Little Mario” in a nonsensical syntax and he would push his palm down to only a couple of feet above the floor to try to illustrate that he was talking about a midget.  He would most often say nothing to Jeb Bush but to use the words “low energy” to describe Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s multitude of debating points.  To counter the salient points of a widely respected journalist, instead of addressing the salient points, Trump mimed the physical symptoms of the journalist’s congenital joint malfunctions to the same TV media that he described as carrying Fake News.

We all know now that Trump consistently used bully’s techniques during his campaign, but his campaign eventually wound up showing why 6th grade bullies are often more popular than their innocent victims.  By the end of the election, the year 2016 was talked about as not simply the day Donald Trump took the oxygen away from his political rivals, but that he had taken out the oxygen from the entire tradition of serious American presidential elections. That of course was dependent on the unprecedented intervention of the Russians.

Surely any thinking American understands that the fact of taking the oxygen away from the constitutional tradition of presidential elections gave the oxygen thief the American presidency, that the oxygen thief would not stop taking away air from the American people. But through Donald Trump’s presidency, he has surely eliminated many of traditional the players in American democracy as surely as he got rid of his Republican rivals in 2016.

As of this writing, it has been nearly a tear since Trump’s gangster techniques won him the presidential election. We should not have expected him to change the techniques used in his campaign when applying himself now to a presidency that was created to serve the whole of the American people.  Indeed, what would have convinced him in the interim that his techniques would no longer be successful?

But the difference for we Americans is the contrast between applying morally destructive words from a political campaign between politically seasoned rivals to an office that was created in the U.S, Constitution created to operate in good faith in serving innocent Americans.

Plainly, when it continues after a year to be not crystal clear that the occupant of this office is serving it in good faith, it is the burden of patriotic Americans to restore the office to an American who values America above his own sweet name.

Chris Sharp- Commentary

Chris Sharp is an Educator and a prize-winning professional writer. He has recently published a new book titled How to Like a Human Being . Sharp's latest book is an Amazon Kindle collection of his published short stories, Every Kind of Angel . His commentaries represent his own opinions and not necessarily the views of any organization he may be affiliated with or those of The SCV Beacon.