As we face down this present Chinese Coronavirus pandemic, I am thankful that President Trump is demonstrating both the visionary and practical qualities of leadership that Dr. Maxwell highlighted so aptly.
The visionary: President Trump has led throughout his presidency, and even before he was elected, with a vision for America. His vision for America is of an economically resilient, militarily powerful, and inherently good and moral nation. A nation that does not interfere in the workings of other nations and asks them not to interfere in ours. A nation that is as self-reliant in all manners as our founding fathers envisioned as they fought for independence.
President Trump’s understanding is that freedom, not the government, makes our nation exceptional. That is why he removed burdensome regulations and unleashed our economy. It is why he called upon our allies to bear their fair share when it comes to defending against borderless threats, such as the now decimated ISIS. It is why he negotiated and re-negotiated fair trade deals to bring jobs back home and made domestic prosperity amidst a global marketplace achievable once again.
As we face the health and economic crisis brought on by the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, we should all be exceptionally grateful for his fearless visionary leadership, which has allowed us to enter these uncertain times from a position of strength and with a robust booming economy. Just as the measures taken against the spread of the virus are designed to “flatten the curve,” so our patient care infrastructure can keep up, having started from a powerful economic position has helped mitigate the blow to our economy, and will speed up the recovery when we turn the corner.