Donald Trump for 2020?

Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD
4 min readSep 27, 2018

The way the story goes, Donald Trump represents everything that conceivably could be wrong with the United States of America.

Last I checked, however, for the first time since inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009, 2017 through 2018 is the most America has been at forefront of world politics.

Since The Donald took over office, America once again has begun to affect world affairs. The rest of the world may not like Trump, or yet still this new America. What the rest of the world has not been able to do, much as it was wont to do between 2009 and 2016, is ignore the United States of America.

For the first time in many years America straddles world affairs not merely because the rest of the world does not have many other options for investing of excess monies, but because America once again is actively involved in world politics not as a pacifier, but as an instigator.

That word, instigation? When a gal sits a guy down for discussion of their romantic relationship, she instigates, perhaps may save the relationship. Ditto the guy who avoids the proverbial text message or voicemail in attempts at working out a romantic relationship.

But I digress.

The years, 2017 through 2018 have generated more respect from the rest of the world for America than combined, all of the preceding eight years under Barack Obama.

The United States of America no longer goes around attempting to pacify, now is instigator of world politics. Instigation can be good, is not necessarily bad for relationships.

By the way, how exactly does a country in which every other country wants to invest excess monies become a pacifier on the world stage?

Now, you may argue that were America be perceived to be too aggressive on the world stage, this may induce China and the Arabs to pull their monies out of the American economy.

While I am not supportive of aggression for sake of aggression — instigation is not necessarily aggression — the question remains, if the Chinese and Arabs…

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Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD

Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos