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In his first 100 days as president, Donald Trump made many unpopular decisions. Although Republicans currently dominate all three branches of government, Trump failed to convince members of his own party to support his policies on numerous occasions. His proposed budget blueprint, which cuts or guts upwards of 50 federal organizations, won’t be an exception. While it is unlikely that Congress will pass his destructive budget plan as is, the blueprint reveals an unsettling truth about the president: regardless of public opinion, political support, or practicality, Trump will stand his ground.

When Trump first unveiled his budget blueprint in March, political leaders at all ends of the ideological spectrum immediately expressed outrage, disbelief, and disappointment. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) deemed the budget “morally obscene,” Rep. Hal Roger (R-Ky.) called it “draconian, careless and counterproductive,” and Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said the budget would cause “all kinds of pain… around the country.” This is because the White House hopes to eliminate or reduce federal funding to every single governmental organization other than the departments of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and Defense, which would receive an extra $4.4 billion, $2.8 billion, and $52.3 billion, respectively.

The proposed plan would shrink the overall budget by $54 billion, hitting the Environmental Protection Agency, State Department, Labor Department, and Agriculture Department the hardest. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Institutes of Health, and departments of Health and Human Services, Commerce, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Interior would also see percentage cuts in the double digits.

Trump would halt programs that fund research in science and technology, aid victims of natural disasters, help low-income Americans pay their energy bills, support long-distance train services, build infrastructure, and provide dozens of other services that both Trump lovers and haters rely on every day. Even military officials have criticized Trump’s pro-military budget, stating that many of the foreign aid programs currently on the chopping block support global stability and reduce the need for military intervention in the first place.

In short, the implementation of Trump’s plan would be a disaster on all fronts. A recent Quinnipiac poll demonstrates voters’ attitude toward his proposal: 84% of Americans oppose cutting funding for road and transit projects; 67% don’t approve of curtailing scientific research on the environment and climate change; and 79% disagree with eliminating the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The list of Trump’s proposed budget cuts that are statistically unpopular goes on and on. However, resounding opposition from the American people does not seem to faze Trump, whose doggedness likely accounts for his low approval ratings.

Since President Trump spent much of his life managing a business, he grew accustomed to getting his way without question. In light of recent failures such as trying and failing to institute a travel ban in the face of widespread opposition, Trump must learn to be more open and adaptable early on in his presidency. If he wishes to see more success, he must learn that running a country is not the same as running a private company. The former requires significantly more patience, pragmatism, democracy, and diplomacy. It requires that he listen to the concerns of every American, not just to those who cheer for him at rallies.

Meanwhile, Trump’s budget blueprint demonstrates that he is more concerned with sticking to his guns for the sake of appearing tough and resolute. To be an effective leader, however, Trump must prioritize meeting the needs of his people over fulfilling campaign promises that were unpopular to begin with, even if that means disappointing the minority of the country that supported some of his most controversial ideas. After all, Trump is not only the president of his supporters; he is the president of the United States.

Now, more than ever, Trump needs a win. To come back from early losses, the president must learn the value of compromise in a democratic system. Rather than pushing against the will of the people to preserve his ego and ideals, Trump must learn to balance his own goals with those of all Americans.