We know that לב מלכים ושרים ביד’ ה’
does that mean that were Trump to be president he would automatically renegotiate with Iran or be as soft on Putin as Biden is being?
People get what they deserve.
🙂 to quote Kamala Harris.
It a good question
What I think the ממרא is saying is “you think these people have power, Hashem is controlling the strings so instead of relying on them rely on Hashem
However Reb eliezer is answering your question correctly that there’s no “if trump was president…” because it’s the same as “if pigs could fly” they can’t and they never would be, just like trump wouldn’t be president now either
No contradiction between 2 positions above: people deserve what they elected, and then Hashem gives us what we deserve through the officials we elected, R’L.
As Presidents/Governors deserve respect and possibly a brocha due to their control of human lives, what is the story with VPs? Do we respect them according to their potential of becoming a President, or according to their current (lack of) responsibilities, like a Crown Prince? To put this in the halakhic context, were Joe Liberman elected as VP (and his claim is about as strong as Trump’s) – could we count him among ten batlanim for DC to be considered a city for the purpose of reading megilah?