Leadership comes in many ways, and some of the people that lead this world, in great ways, are not typical. In MIT engineering admission, they make space for 1% of students who may not conform to the typical “brilliant” students. They admit secondary school dropouts! In my PhD in the Johns Hopkins University, one of my advisors has no master’s degree [I am not sure he finished undergrad]. But that man holds the patent in 98% of all microphones used in smartphones. He is one of the professors the world calls when microphones need to work at its best. The same comes to leadership – and we are learning from Trump. Some of the nonconforming actors change the world we live. Leadership does not need to have all known orders to be viable.
The fact is that President Trump does not conform to the typical “student” or “professor” and that is one of the main problems the world has about him. But if you remove his name from some of the things he has done, you would give him credit. When Elon Musk noted that China charges 25% tax on U..S. cars into China when America charges Chinese-made vehicles 2.5%, he made a good point. A president wants to fix that disparity and the world goes after him.
Elon Musk believes China isn’t playing fair in the car trade with the U.S.
The auto executive says the Asian country puts a 25 percent import duty on American cars, while the U.S. only does 2.5 percent for Chinese cars in return.
“I am against import duties in general, but the current rules make things very difficult. It’s like competing in an Olympic race wearing lead shoes,” Musk tweets.
As I have noted, if Michigan is a country, not a state in U.S., some of the inhabitants of Detroit might have been refugees. But because Michigan is part of U.S., Detroit workers moved to other states in U.S. when the city’s economy collapsed. Detroit was like a ghost town. China was one of the big disrupters of Detroit. Then Trump came and promised to reverse that decline, and they voted him [I am not in support of some of Trump’s policies but it is irrelevant].
The fact is this – what he is doing is what he promised he would do, and that was what they voted him to do. Jobs are coming back. So, whether Japan, Canada, Europe or Mexico is unhappy, for Trump, is not the issue. It was Pittsburgh that voted for him, not Paris.
I am not really a fan of Trump but give him credit. He is working. That work is extending to Korean Peninsula. If not for his name, he may get a Nobel Prize for Peace; Obama got one even before he started work. This is the statement Trump signed with the leader of North Korea.
Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit
- The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
- The United States and DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
- Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
- The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
President of the United States of America
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea