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Is Trump 'Growing In
Office'? Let's Hope Not

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Posted By: RockyTCB, 9/15/2020 7:00:28 AM

Democrats and never-Trumpers keep warning that if President Donald Trump wins reelection, he will only grow more dictatorial. The more realistic risk is that he will shift leftward, or as the pundit class puts it, "grow in office." The two announcements he made in the past week are a worrisome sign. "Growing in office" is always the concern when a conservative spends too much time in Washington. Eventually, the nonstop pressure to conform to the government-centered swamp tends to overtake even the most rock-ribbed conservatives. Once they give in, they're treated like the prodigal son. All grown up. For example,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne 9/15/2020 7:08:04 AM (No. 541157)
Donald Trump made it clear that he wanted to move into the White House so he could "drain the swamp". He has proven, time and time again that he detests the swamp and sees it as a thread to our constitutional republic. Save any concern that Donald Trump will become more of a liberal thinker in a second term for some other "compassionate conservative" type with an "R" label after their name.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ARKfamily 9/15/2020 7:16:51 AM (No. 541160)
I would think differently. Donald Trump probably recognizes that the next four years are just as important as the previous four years. He probably also recognizes that at the end of the next four years will be the "new" starting point for the next president's four years. I don't think the author of the article gets that Donald Trump gets it. . .
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Reply 3 - Posted by: NeverForget 9/15/2020 7:46:03 AM (No. 541179)
Always a danger. But I'm not too worried about it with this President.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger 9/15/2020 8:10:09 AM (No. 541195)
I never thought Trump was the perfect custodian of constitutional ideology. I do think he has grown into the job but in a positive way. He has also proved to be the ultimate pragmatist and done what he needs to do for the long haul. In the end if our constitutional founding is to be salvaged it will only have survived because of Trump and our willingness to take a chance on him.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/15/2020 8:36:40 AM (No. 541227)
it would not have been too long ago that DJT would have been called a JFK democrat, minus the constant war mongering of JFK. I understand the limitations attached to the presidency, even furrther limited by an out of control judiciary, and a State Department that acts as the enemy of the state. The most important thing DJT has to do in his second term is to find someone to be his Human Resources czar. He has been failed consistently by his staff - perhaps the most bizarre HR decision was to hire K.T. McFarland at NSC, and her subsequent act of hiring Dr. Fiona Hill away from a George Soros organization. I remain convinced that Fiona Hill was worse than the fat Ukranian Lt Col twins.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY 9/15/2020 8:49:21 AM (No. 541237)
A thousand 'likes' for poster 5's comment. Spot on, as usual.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 9/15/2020 9:21:06 AM (No. 541287)
I & I usually writes intelligent articles. They obviously do not know Donald Trump. Anything he has done that might appear dictatorial has been exactly what real Americans want. I would think that there would be much greater concern for what the democrats have in mind if they can steal the election.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 9/15/2020 10:34:06 AM (No. 541393)
More like Washington is being transformed into Trump's image.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/15/2020 10:55:45 AM (No. 541425)
I worried about Trump at first. He has become the most Pro-Life, Pro-Christian POTUS of my life and I'm 66 years old. MAGA!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: starboard 9/15/2020 1:35:06 PM (No. 541598)
Pure tripe.
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