The farewell addresses of two great presidents offer three pieces of sage advice for President Donald Trump this President’s Day weekend, if he would take it.
George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower, who modeled his farewell address on Washington, gave carefully crafted warnings not just to their presidential successors, but to future generations about the toxic problems of partisanship, debt and military spending.
So far in President Donald Trump’s term, the country is witnessing a level of political warfare the likes of which has not been seen since Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860 brought on secession. Since Trump campaigned on reducing the national debt and changing the way the U.S. military approaches the world, there’s hope he will heed the advice of Washington and Eisenhower in ways that could make him a very successful president.
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