About Geoff B.

Geoff B graduated from Stanford University (class of 1985) and worked in journalism for several years until about 1992, when he took up his second career in telecommunications sales. He has held many callings in the Church, but his favorite calling is father and husband. Geoff is active in martial arts and loves hiking and skiing. Geoff has five children and lives in Colorado.

Grading Trump’s first year

Back in May 2016, I predicted Trump would win the presidency.  You can read my prediction here.  If I do say so myself, my prediction was spot on, not only the prediction that Trump would win but the reasons he would win.

The other point I made in the article was that when it came to policy Trump is not that much different than Mitt Romney.  And, again, that prediction has pretty much come true (with important caveats — keep on reading).

I have to admit, I love being right.

So, here we are nearly at the end of 2017, and the question is:  how has Trump done?

To summarize:  when it comes to policy, he gets a solid B.   When it comes to demeanor, personal moral leadership and generally being presidential, Trump gets an F.

I am of the school that policy is more important than demeanor and personal moral leadership, so I must say I am mostly happy with Trump’s first year.  (Note the word “mostly.”)

Here are the specific grades:

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