Those who do not share his political views have made a spectacle of themselves publicly calling President Trump names—like crazy, demented, or irrational. When people do not understand genius, this is often the reaction. History bears this out.

  • Thomas Edison’s schoolteacher sent a letter home to his parents stating that he was addled and mentally ill. His mother hid the letter from her young son and homeschooled him.
  • The Wright Brothers made headlines when they flew the first airplane in 1903. The flight lasted for some 12 seconds. In 1911, a French general and Allied Commander during World War I, said, “Airplanes are interesting scientific toys, but they are of no military value.”
  • In the early 1750s, people hurled trash and insults at the first man who used an umbrella in British streets.
  • Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because, his editor said, he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
  • After a performance at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Elvis was told by the concert hall manager that he was better off returning to Memphis and driving trucks (his former career).

You get my point—genius is often ridiculed and yes, even called ‘crazy.’ Why are the critics of geniuses so close-minded? Why aren’t we more tolerant of the genius mindset? Why do people feel the need to criticize and lash out at someone different than themselves?

As I view this from a distance—it’s painfully clear to me—geniuses are often misunderstood and insulted. This happens not because they’re doing something awful or insensitive. These men and women who are leaders, who can see things the average person cannot imagine—are visionaries.

Trump is a pragmatic, problem-solver—and, yes, he’s a visionary. He has a knack, a gift, an aptitude, that many of us just do not understand. With genius often comes discipline and some unconventional habits. Research shows that while talent is indeed responsible for some extraordinary results, most accomplishments generally result from a combination of practice, habit, and mindset.

Blessed with the mind of a genius, Trump is also a man of good habits. This is where Trump shines. He’s not a smoker, nor a drinker of alcohol and he doesn’t use recreational drugs. (In fact, I don’t believe he uses any drugs except a cholesterol inhibitor.) He believes in resting and exercise (yes, golfing is exercise). He is very family-centered, has a strong faith, and believes in his own abilities. His recent medical examination, along with a cognitive test, revealed he is, indeed, a healthy individual—both in mind and body—totally fit to serve as President.

However, this information, revealed in a press conference made the journalists apoplectic. I watched the caterwauling press conference with Trump’s examining physician and realized I’d read about things like this in the past. This press conference was instructive—not about Trump, but about those asking the questions. The howling, the shrieking, the crying—the bullying—really—was all that necessary? No, it wasn’t.

What I observed was a giant tantrum—by the press, in unison. Those who point their finger at President Trump and call him childish—were acting worse than children themselves. But, I noticed something more—it was ugly. What I saw was hatred in the eyes of those in the press. They were looking for something, anything, to take this man down.

I couldn’t help but think of another man—who sought to make the world a better place. He fought against the moneychangers in the temple. He pointed out corruption and unjust acts happening against his fellow citizens. But, this man was ridiculed, harangued, then nailed to a cross—and even mocked, scorned, and derided as he died on that cross. No one understood him either.

It is time to stop the disrespect and bullying of Donald J. Trump. He is a man, a genius in my view, a good leader, a man with a heart and soul and feelings. He is a good citizen, a father, a husband, a grandfather. I believe this man is here for a reason. He has already uncovered so much in our government that is wrong, corrupt, and he’s showing us the moneychangers.

Trump is president, right now, for this purpose. Those who cannot see this are willfully blind and I truly feel sorrow for them.

I thank God, every day, that President Trump is leading our country.

IMAGE: Turkish pastry chef Tuba Geckil adds the finishing touches to her figure of US President Donald Trump made out of cake icing which she created in two days, during a chocolate show in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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