Forbes magazine listed the World's Most Powerful People in 2016. The president of the United States barely made the Top 50. He's behind Kim Jong-Un.
Hell, he's behind the fellow who founded Dell.
Vlad Putin is No. 1, followed by The Donald at No. 2.
Barack Obama ranked No. 48.
Kim Jong-Un ranked No. 43.
Michael Dell, founder and CEO, of Dell computers ranked No. 46.
It takes a certain mix of incompetence, airiness, and confusion to head the most powerful nation as measured by both guns and butter -- militarily and commercially -- and somehow manage to be less important than the dude who heads a company whose main claim to fame is that it is the sixth largest company by revenue in Texas.
Not sixth in the world or America. Sixth in Texas.
And Dell's CEO is more powerful than the man who commands the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons?
In fact, Obama did not even make the top 20 most powerful men and women in America. He ranked No. 22 behind Rex Tillerson, Charles Koch, and Rupert Murdoch
President Trump of course is the most powerful man in America -- and he has not even taken office.
A year ago, Obama ranked No. 3 behind Putin and Angela Merkel. Obama is the adolescent who just never quite grew into the man. The job description is to be leader of the free world. He wasn't. Merkel was.
When Reagan was president, he said jump and people were in the air asking how high.
Obama drew a redline in Syria and had the sand kicked in his face by Bashar al-Assad, who did not make the list. I mean he is sub-Kim Jong-Un powerful, and yet Assad made the president of the most powerful nation back down.
Talk about the mouse who roared.
It's not that Michael Dell is a nobody. He is worth $20 billion or so. But come on, there are plenty of people with more money. And most of them are ahead of Obama too.
Donald Trump, whose net value is half Dell's and who has never held public office, starts off at No. 2. Does anyone doubt he will top Putin next year?
We will Make America Great Again.
America has had a narcissistic, cowardly bully as president for eight years whose accomplishments are indecipherable. He is great at marketing himself, turning a class election as
the first black president of a law class at Harvard the first black president of the Harvard Law Review into a big deal.
But Trump built skyscrapers and turned a family business in Coney Island into a worldwide company worth $10 billion. His far flung interests include a hit television show, best-selling books and some of the best golf courses on the planet.
Momjeans on his girl bicycle is gone -- replaced by an alpha male who marries models and lives a Richie Rich lifestyle in a marble-and-gold penthouse high above Fifth Avenue, New York. Donald Trump is the man Putin wishes he could be.
Beneath the brash exterior is a hard-working man who wants to restore America's place as the greatest land of all. The stock market already is soaring.
I am so glad we finally elected a president worthy of the title.