Denny Lauer of Shalimar believes this is a time for leadership, not campaign rallies.

Why did President Trump make premature statements that he was considering quarantining New York and other states, but then a relatively short time later, tweet “no quarantine?”


Dr Fauci stated there was an intensive White House discussion on this option and the negatives greatly outweighed any positives.The New York governor wasn’t aware Trump was considering this; nothing was coordinated before Trump made this announcement.


Trump pops these “ideas” out like he’s a gumball machine. An idea enters his brain and immediately rolls out of his mouth. Trump’s irresponsible statement is just grandstanding.


Have any of your bosses ever said: “I’m thinking of laying off 1/2 of you. I haven’t talked to anyone else about this, but will let you know shortly.” Trump lacks basic leadership abilities. He tells his VP not to call and work with certain governors because they aren’t ‘appreciative’ enough.


Their job isn’t to stroke Trump’s ego; Trump’s job isn’t to be appreciated. This is the president of the United States, not a guy at end of the bar, or worse, a tyrant demanding constant adoration.


This keeps happening. Sunday, Trump tweeted the ratings of the coronavirus briefings are higher than “The Bachelor,” as if the ratings are the point. The “‘point” of the briefings is for COVID-19 information, but Trump uses it as just another campaign rally, attacking the media and perceived enemies.


Many go: “That’s just Trump being Trump.” His words matter and reflect how he thinks and what is important to him. His words should comfort, reflect true empathy while relaying important information.


Instead, he sets a negative tone, attacking whoever disagrees with him in an attempt to negate and hide his mistakes and numerous misstatements.


This is a time for leadership, not campaign rallies.


Denny Lauer, Shalimar