For these reasons I believe President Trump has the potential to be a transformational figure. And he is moving fast. His actions and energy in just the first couple of days have been remarkable.
Everywhere he repeats the theme of economic growth with lower taxes and fewer burdensome regulations. The war on business is over. We will reward, not punish, success.
He talks bilateral trade deals that can be enforced. He is freezing federal hiring, proposing to cut government spending $10.5 trillion over ten years, doing away with Obamacare mandates, getting the Keystone and Dakota pipelines in place, welcoming a constant flow of visitors from businesses and unions, and taking calls from foreign heads of state.
He has set up a meeting with British prime minister Theresa May, moving a U.S.˗Britain free-trade agreement from the back of the queue to the front.
He is making it clear that he will seek border security, replace catch-and-release with catch-and-deport, institute skills-based (rather than family-based) legal immigration, deport criminal illegals, and end sanctuary cities.
Following up on his inaugural pledge to eradicate ISIS -- "unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth" -- he is calling for a military strategy memo from the Joint Chiefs and is backing an allied coalition of ground forces to take the ISIS stronghold in Raqqa, Syria.
No more containment of ISIS. The eradication of ISIS. We have wanted to hear this for years. Trump said it, and he means it.
Finally, conservative journalists are now recognized at the beginning of press conferences, cabinet nominees are getting through confirmation, and Republicans on the Hill are finding they can work with the new president.
In all this -- from strength at home to strength abroad -- Trump is moving at warp speed. And he is keeping to his inaugural pledge that "Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families."
This is what he ran on. Thankfully, he is not about to change. And that's why he has the potential for greatness.
Right now, I truly wish folks would help him, not seek to harm him. Give him a chance.
"We must think big and dream even bigger."