The never ending question is: Does Donald Trump have the temperament to be president of the United States?
David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist in 2008, “This issue of temperament is central to the whole debate.” He cited a line from Clinton’s speech: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons.”
Merriam-Webster defines temperament as “the usual attitude, mood, or behavior of a person or animal.”
American Heritage Dictionary
- The manner of thinking, behaving, or reacting characteristic of a specific person: a nervous temperament. See Synonyms at disposition.
- The distinguishing mental and physical characteristics of a human according to medieval physiology, resulting from dominance of one of the four humors.
2. Excessive irritability or sensitiveness: an actor with too much temperament.
The synonym “disposition” I believe is a better word to describe Donald Trump’s temperament. That definition by American Heritage is One’s usual mood; temperament: a sweet disposition.
Trump’s shoot from the hip style does not give anyone the impression that he has thought about the things he says.
A good example of Trump’s words is his concern about Muslims coming to the United States to preform terrorist acts. The truth is that only the couple in San Bernardino were not natural born citizens. All the rest were born in this country.
What would he do to control the possible terrorist acts of American Muslims or others? I want one of the people interviewing him to ask that question.
Donald Trump says one thing about a subject and sometimes in the same day says something totally contradictory.
Does this man have the temperament / disposition for the job of president? Not in my book.