I can’t help but notice that compared to many governing politicians in the West, Trump is not doing bad. Trump has been often compared unfavorably to French President Macron, but it is Macron who is facing incipient revolt:
Are we going to see a French Trump? It’s one of the questions as the country is rocked to its foundations by riots that are said to be the worst since 1968. That was when leftist students tried to topple the Fifth Republic, which had been created and was then led by Charles de Gaulle. One could argue, though, that the current crisis in France is less predictable and more dangerous.
That’s our sense as the fires spread from the Champs Elysee and the government considers whether to declare a state of emergency. Not only have the fires spread, but protests featuring yellow-vested citizens irate over fuel taxes are now marked by black-masked mobs roaming the streets on more nihilistic missions. The riots could last beyond Christmas, and some are calling for revolution.
The reports are so dramatic that we put in a call to our erstwhile Paris correspondent, Michel Gurfinkiel, to see whether he thought a comparison could be drawn with the events 50 years ago. The more he spoke — in measured terms, as always — the more clear it became that today’s danger might be greater. Starting with the lack of the kind of strong leader that, in 1968, obtained in De Gaulle.
Go here to read the rest. Trump is not my ideal as a President, not even close. However, most of the resistance to Trump comes from people who want to maintain a status quo in the West that is beginning to come apart at the seams. That is the true core of the so called Resistance to Trump. Trump threatens the status quo, and people who have fattened off the status quo will crawl over ground glass to stop him.