Commonsense tells me that habitual tardiness reflects poorly on a person’s character. Habitual tardiness is not only arrogant and rude behavior, but also demonstrates a basic lack of respect for the other people attending the scheduled event, as well as a poor work ethic. The 44th President of the United States of America has been late for scheduled public appearances far more than he has been on time.
Unfortunately for the nation, this behavior extends beyond public appearances to the official duties of the 44th President of the United Sates of America. Statutory deadlines are routinely missed or ignored. Perhaps the most important of these is the President’s annual statutory obligation to submit a budget to Congress. The most recent example is the President’s tardy, misdirected plan to address the border crisis.
This behavior cannot be excused by the demands of the job because the 44th President of the United States of America demonstrated this character trait while he was the Senator from Illinois when he was habitually late for committee hearings.
What defies commonsense is why so many good, intelligent and knowledgeable Americans sat idly by watching the masses of low-information voters elect the 44th President of the United States of America, not once but twice.