The balance as a leader

Dear Donald Trump. I wish I had a bit more time to help you getting over the first year. But my own country Denmark is in a middle of a great turning point, and I am at home taking care of my little daughter, so I am pretty busy with all this.

This is no excuse, I know, and I wish I had more time, and more energy, but you may know, that kids scream a lot in the night, and it keeps one pretty tired all the time.

Anyway, it seems to me, that you are reaching the first time presidential blues. That was the way it was with Obama. In the first four years of his presidential ship he couldn’t get anything through in congress. There was this Boehner, who did all he could to stop him.

But he did get somethings through, and that was all and well. Then we started focusing on foreign policy, and that was a great success.

Anyway, you have to do with what you have.

I know that the wall is all you are thinking about, and want to put up. The problem for us Democrats is, that if you get that victory, then you will get stronger in the next election.

To me, that is playing pity politics. One should think of the greater good, and not on the strategic game. But, that is not how most politicians think, and I understand that.

What I would do then, is keep searching for the remedy, everything can be made politically, it is just a matter of finding the right solution. To find the right solution, you have to be persistent, and work on the long game.

One of my greatest political heroes, Shimon Peres had a knack for getting things done in the Knesset. The way he did it, was with persistence.

He just never gave up.

At the same time, you could not challenge his ethical basis. He was a true patriot from day one, he founded Israel. He made mistakes, but he never wavered in his loyalty.

At the same time, he was a generous and good man, so he was well liked by most.

It is about finding that balance between patriotism and humanism that is really difficult, but all great politicians have found. Politicians like Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill as well.

You have it in you, but there is a long way to go yet.

G-d bless the will to do good in a difficult situation, and make a better world.

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