Thursday, January 19, 2017

Trump's Announcement 19 Months Later

When Donald Trump announced for the President of the United States on June 16, 2015, everyone laughed their heads off. Here's a flashback of all the MSMs laughing their heads off.

Hmm. What did I think 19 months ago? The first time I mentioned Trump was on July 8, 2015, when I wondered "Whose Side is Trump On?" I waffled around wondering if he was a Clinton plant. But I shaped up at the end when I wrote:
So, to you folks panicking that Trump is throwing away the Latino vote, and to you Democrats that think that Trump will hand the 2016 election to Hillary, I say: hold your horses.

Let's just say that Donald Trump is a bull in a china shop. And there is no telling whose precious china he will smash.
I finally looked at his speech made at Trump Tower 19 months ago. Here is what I got:
  • Trump obviously knew what he was about, because he is still saying the same things today.
  • Trump's style of segueing into constant sidebars introduced a new approach to political speech-making. Who knew it was a winner!
  • Trump approaches life as a process of negotiations and dealmaking, and that's what he promises as president.
  • Trump thinks that the president should be a cheerleader, not just a leader. He thought Obama would be a cheerleader, but "He’s actually a negative force."
  • There is not a word about the urban-progressive social agenda: abortion, LGBT, drug legalization, death penalty. Not a word about race: he mentions "Mexico" but not Hispanic. Not a word about gender. In the Obama years we heard about nothing else.
  • Unions: "good and some bad." Hmm.
Here is his bullet point list from June 16, 2015:
  • I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare.
  • I would build a great wall, 
  • Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody.
  • I will find the guy that’s going to take that military and make it really work.
  • I will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. 
  • I will immediately terminate President Obama’s illegal executive order on immigration, immediately.
  • Fully support and back up the Second Amendment.
  • End Common Core. 
  • Rebuild the country’s infrastructure.
  • Save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts. (But get rid of fraud, waste and abuse.)
  • Renegotiate our foreign trade deals.
  • Reduce our $18 trillion in debt.
  • Strengthen our military and take care of our vets.
All those items that Trump listed in 2015 are still on the list and all are issues that he is going to push,19 months later.

Tomorrow Donald J. Trump gets to be inaugurated the Forty-fifth President of the United States.

It seems to me that Trump's uniqueness is that he has lived and worked and thrived in the incredibly creative and turbulent modern economy, which is light years away from the hoary clich├ęs about workers and employers and the neo-feudal economic assumptions of today's urban liberals. 

Our political class does not have his experience. And our urban hipster class does not. And our left-wing activist community does not. And our media professionals do not. So they really do not have a clue.

Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

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