Could Donald Trump make America great again? Trump could be the accidental president who fooled the critics and won the support of dissatisfied voters. After so much politics as usual, Americans appreciate this straight forward, in your face approach.
A few months ago, when the Republican party paraded out the numerous candidates for president, Donald J. Trump was not highly regarded in the press. Trump was relegated to the role of a reality show candidate at best, but never considered a serious contender for the office of the President of the United States.
His overbearing demeanor, his almost comical appearance, his arrogant character and insulting speech would never win the appeal of the masses. He was a joke. But, Trump has remained at the top of the polls since this thing started and the joke is on everyone else. Since he announced his candidacy, Trump has created conversation and controversy throughout the campaign.
On Monday, February 1, 2016, Donald Trump will see if his strategy has worked. Trump could take Iowa and cruise on into the Republican nomination. There are some voters who are starting to think that Donald Trump, with his business acumen and high energy: he could be the president who makes America great again.
When Trump talked early in the campaign about constructing a wall and having Mexico pay for it, political commentators gasped and the other candidates clucked in disgust at the suggestion that America would protect her borders in such a restrictive manner. Now, after recent reports of the number of terrorist possibly living among us in this country and the continuing incidents being reported in the news of deadly and destructive terrorist activities; other presidential candidates have begun to echo the need for some kind of ‘wall.’
When Trump talked about deporting undocumented aliens to create more American jobs, critics slammed him for being naïve. Americans didn’t want the kind of low level jobs these undocumented workers were taking, his critics explained. Trump pointed out, as an example, that construction workers make good money. Construction work is not a low level paying job. Yet, it is an area where many undocumented workers are thriving. Are there any unemployed Americans who would do construction work to support their families?
When Trump talked about a moratorium on Muslims entering the United States, the press reported it was another slanderous, bigoted, unconscionable comment from a racist. But, then the Paris shootings happened and that business in Germany with immigrants assaulting hundreds of women on New Year’s Eve and the discovery of two Muslims in Texas who entered the country illegally and were reported to have plans for terrorist activities. It’s like an episode from Twilight zone. Trump predicts it and it happens.
When Donald Trump opted out of the final Republican debate on Fox News and instead put together a fund raiser at Drake University to profit disabled American veterans, his critics said it was a mistake for him. They said Trump was afraid to face their femme fatale reporter. Trump brushed it off. He was bold and confident to say that Fox would not profit at his expense. Trump predicted Fox would lose ratings. Trump was right again. The Fox ratings were down and the event Trump hosted was able to donate millions to the wounded warriors from his efforts.
Trump realized the value in putting the wounded warriors first, front and center for the acclaim they deserve over posturing at yet another debate. Two other Republican candidates attended Trump’s event that night, in support of wounded warriors. Another two Republican candidates proposed that they would donate to the wounded warriors, if Trump debated them one on one. What candidate seems to be putting the people first and representing real American values?
Candidates talk about going rogue and making real changes. But, lobbyist and supporters, who have made contributions to their political campaigns, expect and receive certain considerations for their financial investment. The billionaire Donald Trump comes with no strings attached. He can’t be bought and he can’t be sold. He knows the art of the deal.
Listening to Trump express his true desire to make America great again becomes inspirational. A return to patriotism is inviting. Trump talks about plans to strengthen the military, revive American pride, invigorate the loyalty and return this country to the John Wayne, General Patton, Ronald Reagan era of feelings about America as the greatest nation in the world.
Donald Trump desires to go down in history as the outsider who brought America back into its glory days and he may get the chance. Hillary Clinton has become embroiled in the political system that she helped to create and could lose her golden ticket.
With increased questions about Hillary, her integrity and the 22 new emails looming as possible reasons for litigation against the former secretary of state, her star has been tarnished. But, Trump is rising from the early criticism to receive more positive attention from the voters. Trump is on a mission and his supporters are growing. Critics say Trump epitomizes the American spirit of more confidence than capabilities, but, the presidency is not a monarchy. Trump can get the job done. He is smart enough to know what he doesn’t know and like Ronald Reagan, he will surround himself with competent people to aid in his decision making.
Even though it was confusing that President Barack Obama never acknowledged God and Christianity in his final State of the Union speech, where he mentioned and defended Muslims and their rights more than once, Trump makes his priorities clear. Obama may never acknowledge the existence of or utter the phrase ‘Islamic terrorist’, but Donald Trump has made it understood that his intention is to “…bomb the sh** out of them…” when he becomes President of the United States. What he lacks in diplomacy, he makes up for in passion for the protection of this country. Trump says our enemies will fear us and our allies will trust us again.
While President Obama releases 1.7 Billion dollars to Iran, as Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledges that he knows that some of that money will likely go to terrorist activities, Trump says he would have negotiated differently with Iran, from a position of power and that money would have been given to Americans who have been victims of Islamic terrorism instead of funding more terrorist activity.
Where other candidates vacillate in their speeches, striving to be politically correct depending on the crowd they are addressing; Donald Trump remains the authentic and genuine renegade who defends his position, despite opposition, to the delight of the disgruntled voters, who have started picking up what he is putting down.
Trump says to his audience, when hecklers try to disrupt his rally with whistles and shouting, that he believes those protesters would become supporters, if they would spend just ten minutes actually listening to what he stands for in his campaign. Trump was on stage at his rally to support disabled American veterans. Trump had his arm around performers, Diamond and Silk, the two black female rappers with YouTube fame, who proudly announce to the crowd, “We stand behind Donald J. Trump.”
Despite all the criticism and ridicule for everything from his hair style to his intelligence, even being disparaged by his own party, Donald Trump might just be the electric shock treatment that American needs to win again. Trump is all about putting America first and making America great again. He believes he is the man to do it. It will be interesting to see if Iowa voters agree.