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2 years of Trump: Personal foibles? Yes; Policy success? More so

President Donald Trump’s administration has been characterized by personal failings and policy successes.

Donald J. Trump has been president of the United States for almost two years. He is currently beset with multiple problems having to do with his personal business dealings, allegations concerning his campaign and payments to purchase the silence of women who have alleged affairs with him in the past.

He is also, and justifiably, accused of personality defects of such magnitude that they have negatively affected his ability to govern, due to increased political polarization both among the public and in Congress. Of course, previous presidents have displayed similar defects of character and personality. Some have had affairs not only prior to taking office but during the time they occupied the White House. Some used foul language and engaged in verbally violent disputes in private and occasionally in public.

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