Wednesday, 16 November 2016

DONALD TRUMP: What is next?                   The Biblical Deluge?

This recent presidential election process was interesting, especially the final result. The election proved one aspect of elections and that is the undeniable  fact that that a crackpot can actually win the jackpot.

Irrespective as to who was declared the victor in the 2016 presidential election, the outcome for Americans and for that matter, the rest of the world is extremely troubling.

Trump certainly isn`t anything like President Lincoln was who like Trump; was also not a politician when he too ran for the office of the presidency. However, Lincoln had an edge over Trump. He was a lawyer who could read and understand the American Constitution. Trump on the other hand, can read and only understands how to build buildings. That alone won’t make America great as Trump keeps saying.

Next January, the White House will be occupied by the most un-prepared, less knowledgeable, the most reckless and therefore the most unsuitable person ever to be the president of the United States. In my opinion, this political buffoon is an obvious disaster in the making. At least, a good half of the electorate believed then and probably believe now that this man is truly unsuited for the role as the president of the United States. In fact, there were more American voters who voted for Hillary Clinton than Trump who had that same thought. 

During the race for the presidency, Trump held a press conference at his golf club in Jupiter, Florida, where he defended himself against charges that he isn't acting 'presidential. He claimed that he does everything better than anyone else. How did he demonstrate to the voters his presidential behavior at that press conference? He did it by plugging Trump Water, Trump Magazine, Trump Vodka, Trump Wine, and Trump Steaks. It's the first presidential campaign speech I've heard of where the candidate is selling his products instead of his presidential potential.

Donald Trump's doctor wrote a letter saying that if elected, 'Mr. Trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. Obviously he was referring only to his body, not his mind.

A new study claims the stress of being president takes three years off your life. If that is so, the Americans will be happy since that could mean that  Trump will only be their president for one year.



Why did the Republicans choose this man to run for the presidency in the first place? It certainly wasn’t because of his business acumen. Trump has never filed for personal bankruptcy however he has filed four business bankruptcies. Donald Trump brags about how well his businesses have fared even in bankruptcy. But in fact, no major American company has ever filed for Chapter 11 more times than Trump's casino empire in the last 30 years.

Trump told The Washington Post that he'll be able to get the United States completely out of debt in eight years. Judging from his past failures in business, here is how he intends to do it by quoting him, “It’s easy. Declare bankruptcy and start fresh! It's fantastic. I've done it already. It's amazing.'" Will he say the same thing after the Federal government goes hopelessly in debt during his watch?

What the Americans currently have is a single economy shared by three countries; the United States, Canada and increasingly Mexico. It is called the North American Free Trade Agreement, (NAFTA).

This Agreement was one of the most lopsided trade agreements in history by recasting the victims of its most egregious ramifications into the villains who used it to take America to the cleaners.

The current Federal Government of the United States was in favor of the NAFTA which is rather ironic as all get-out, because one of the most devastating side effects of that program was that it flooded the Mexican market with U.S. government subsidized corn, thereby forcing millions of Mexican farmers in that country out of business.

Trump certainly knows who reaped the financial rewards of NAFTA, and it for damn sure wasn't Mexico. Inevitably, this NAFTA Agreement led to huge numbers of Mexican farmers migrating to the United States to look for work, often in the agriculture industry. This influx of those workers willing to do tedious, sometimes back-breaking manual labor in return for absurdly low wages undoubtedly played a huge role in keeping American farms afloat which pleased the American farmers to no end. Of course, many of the Mexicans then remained in the United States as illegal immigrants.

I will be amazed if any these American corn-growing farmers actually voted for Trump considering that he publicly stated that he wants to get rid of NAFTA. If NAFTA is gone, the corn growers will have to pay the illegal Mexicans more in their wages.

Can anyone with a heart really blame a great many of these Mexicans slipping into the United States considering how NAFTA has enriched the Americans and bankrupted the Mexicans? The United States shit on the faces of the Mexicans and didn’t have the decency to give them cloths so that they could wipe their faces.

Why does Trump want the US to get out of NAFTA? If the US throws up obstacles to the quick and efficient movement of goods between these three countries as a direct result of NAFTA; its ability to be efficient producers and therefore prosperous, is effectively curtailed.  

If Donald Trump fucks Canada on NAFTA, Canada can screw the USA by cutting off oil, gas and especially electricity resulting in no power for many American factories. Canada can also refuse to sell Uranium and Pot Ash to the US and all the raw resources needed for the production of steel and aluminium and whatever else the USA wants to produce So much for Trump dismantling NAFTA.

Trump knows that the United States has a 5.5% unemployment rate. The US employment rate is one of the lowest in the world, so as a result of  NAFTA, if Mexico steals jobs from the United States, then  the Americans will be not doing very well at all.

However, it is ironic when you thing about it. Trump hates NAFTA yet Trump’s furniture is manufactured in Mexico and not in Pennsylvania or Ohio where furniture manufacturers are located.

Does Trump really want America workers and businesses to remain in the United States? I guess not. He has factories in Mexico and China manufacturing his clothing lines. Why? Because wages in those  countries  are much lower than in the United States. That way, he makes a higher profit for the sale of his clothing line.

There certainly has to be some big changes made in Washington. After twenty years of NAFTA, as much as 11 trillion dollars has been sucked out of the American domestic economy in trade which this does not include all the investment in American plants built overseas. Since 2001 60,000 factories have left the United States to go elsewhere. Americans do not have the benefit of working in those factories if they were in the United States.

Every politician lies about bringing about jobs for Americans. Former President Bill Clinton stabbed the voter’s back when he said he would fight free trade. Former President Bush said he would restrict NAFTA but instead he expanded it. President Obama said he would curb it and yet he also expanded it.  Trump is now the only one against it. It can be fixed but does Trump have the ability to fix it properly?  Does he really have enough interest in his mind to fix it?

"Donald Trump had claimed that his candidacy was fueling more interest in voting. He said that more people were signing up to vote. That is not unlike having a plugged nose which fuels more interest in buying nose drops. Both are necessary especially if the Americans want to breathe easier believing that Trump will be a good president.     

Trump said, 'There’s nobody that’s done so much for equality as I have.” He’s absolutely right.  In some States, he is hated equally by both blacks and Hispanics. I am convinced that in all the States, he is hated by the majority of women.  Trump is unstoppable when it comes to his hatred for so many people.  He's like Godzilla but with less foreign policy experience. After years of being banned, Adolf Hitler's Mein Kamp (My Struggle) is now placed in German bookstores. The new edition should have a foreword by Donald Trump since both men expressed racism.

Consider the fact that he has appointed Stephen Bannon who will serve as Trump’s chief strategist and senior counsellor. That decision has prompted alarm from many who describe the 62-year-old as a “white nationalist” who has expressed anti-Semitic views and is a misogynistic just like his boss. Bannon was Chief Executive of the alt-right Breitbart News before stepping down to serve as CEO of Trump’s election campaign.

Upon that appointment, a guest on David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the KKK’s radio show declared: “We’ve taken over the Republican Party.”

Here are two things you need to know about Bannon.

1.  Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News became more alt-right and nationalistic than before.
Over the last few years, Breitbart has promoted conspiracy theories such as Planned Parenthood having Nazi ties and  Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin being a spy for Saudi Arabia.

2.  Bannon has made a number of films and documentaries which give a clear insight into his political leanings. One of his films was titled; Fire From the Heartland: the Awakening of the Conservative Woman. The documentary highlights Margaret Thatcher, Sarah Palin and Anne Coulter as women who are the “unintended consequence of the liberal feminist movement”. While promoting the film, Bannon said: “These women cut to the heart of the progressive narrative.”

It is conceivable that Bannon could have the same power that Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels had when he was the propaganda minister under Hitler.

In one of Goebbels’s speeches he said; “Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things than I say in the Pharus Hall. That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.” 

Will Steve Bannon, an anti-Semite whose website is a hub for white nationalism, who is going to be the White House chief strategist, follow in the footsteps of Goebbels?  If so, American women, Jews and Muslims may suffer under Trump’s reign.

Trump certainly wasn’t chosen for his respect for women. He actually had the audacity to publicly state and I quote; “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”

That statement was made by a rabid sexist misogynistic. Trump has relished calling women “dogs,” “slobs” and “pigs,” and cyberstalked and derided journalist, Megyn Kelly for having the temerity to ask him to defend his own words. He threw out the most misogynist of attacks, attempting to undermine her professionalism by accusing her of menstruating when she was questioning him.  He’s cruelly ridiculed the appearance of a female opponent (Carly Fiorina) and an opponent’s wife (Heidi Cruz). His campaign even openly acknowledged that it disqualified all women for consideration as his vice-president.

Trump’s performance is also a disappointment to women who hoped to see the strongest female candidate—Hillary Clinton; the first ever to bid for the presidential claim to the White House. Whatever else one might say about her; she was one of the most qualified presidential candidate, male or female, ever to seek the presidency.

It was bad enough for women’s hopes of such high political advancement to see Clinton defeated by a disgusting male Republican but to be beaten by an unrepentant misogynist like Trump is like rubbing salt in the wounds of women.

According to at least a dozen women, they alleged that he had illegally sexually groped them. He even went into a women’s changing room while the women and a fifteen-year old girl were changing out of their street clothes  for a Miss America pageant. 

His response with respect to the allegations of the twelve women was, “I didn’t do it. I didn’t do it.”  He later said that the situation was a she said, he said, she said, he said, she said, he said, she said, ad infinitum.

Despite his threat that he was going to sue each one of these woman who claimed that he groped them, he won’t do it. He recently asked his lawyer to delay his trial re his phony university suit because it would take too much of his time while getting ready to assume the mantel of president. Imagine how much of his time will be spent in court answering the allegations of twelve women. 

Did Trump have respect for the woman he was standing close to during the debates who suffered from a disease that caused her body to shake when he later was mimicking her movements in jest?  Does Trump have respect for women when he publicly accused a woman of menstruating in public during the debates? Did he have the best interests of pregnant women when he stated that he has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, despite him acknowledging the good work it does screening millions of women for breast and cervical cancer—because the organization also provides abortions?  He even argued at one point that women who have abortions should be legally punished notwithstanding that the US Supreme Court said that any woman having an abortion has the legal right to have one.  

American voters had sent an unmistakable message that they are fed up with the federal government and aren’t going to take it any more. Trump, whatever his flaws, clearly tapped into the minds of an angry nation over the effects of the economic and cultural changes that have swept the United States in the past generation. The “elites,” he told them, have failed to protect them from the powerful forces of globalization and from immigrants who threaten their way of life.

Clearly, many millions bought into his message. There was a great deal of fury among the electorate that the pollsters and prognosticators failed to pick up on. Add this blunder to their failure to foresee the outcome of the Brexit vote last June.

And there’s certainly no doubt that Trump put his finger on very legitimate grievances among people who have been ignored for too long by both Republicans and Democrats.

The old model of trade deals and globalization has been discredited, but no one has yet put in place a new model that responds to the pain of those on the losing side of these epochal changes. As Antonio Gramsci famously observed, during the in-between times like this, “many morbid symptoms” may appear.”

Trump and Trumpism having been victorious on Election Day was among the most morbid in the history of elections in the United States. The Trump phenomenon is borne along by genuine anger but that doesn’t mean the solutions he offers are necessarily the right ones. What he has managed to do however is to harness the rage and twist it in a dark and dangerous direction. The rioting in some major cities in the US objecting to his election as president is undeniable proof of their concerns of Trump being their president.

Nevertheless the reality remains that however successful Trump’s campaign turned out to be, Trump`s vision is  a pessimistic, radically divisive vision that would pit Americans against one another—principally white working people against Afro-American blacks, Hispanics, Muslims and immigrants in general. Trump’s statements were naive and borderline racist rhetoric, from the first day of his campaign when he lashed out at Mexicans as “rapists” and “criminals” and vowed to build a wall along the southern U.S. border to keep them out of the United States. Now he says the wall won’t go across the entire border because a fence will also be built. 

It’s tragic that such a man could be on his way to the White House to succeed Barack Obama, whose victories in 2008 and 2012 stand as a tribute to the determination of Americans to try to overcome what had traditionally divided them.

Those who voted for Donald Trump would have been safer trusting a rabbit not to eat its lettuce given to it than to trust Trump to keep his word to them.

Clearly, voters were looking for “change,” as the polls recognized on the day prior to the election. What was Clinton’s biggest obstacle despite her unquestionable qualifications in having been First Lady, senator and Secretary of State? It was her liabilities which she does have both in her private and public life.  She unwittingly dragged that baggage with her to the election. (More on her in the next article)

If there is any comfort for women in the outcome of this election, it is that Clinton struggled against Trump more because she is a Clinton than because she is a woman. A woman with less personal and political baggage that Clinton has would surely have had a much easier time fighting off such a flawed man as Donald Trump. In the end, this election revealed fault-lines in American lives of politicians  that can no longer be ignored.

The biggest division in the past of the two major political parties from the voters in this particular election was economic problems facing their constituents.  Both the Republicans and the Democrats had abandoned big sectors of the American population to only fend for themselves amidst the fallout of globalization. They’ve ignored the despair of working class voters in various American States where traditional industry has been abandoned and destroyed along with the worker’s and their families’ hopes for a decent life. The well-paid politicians stood by in their luxurious government suites while economic inequality reached obscene proportions throughout the United States.

Trump and Bernie Sanders as well finally seized on that problem. But Trump’s solutions involved building walls, scapegoating immigrants and threatening to tear up trade agreements that were never at the root of the problem. Trump was wrong about many things, but he wasn’t wrong about the economic problem. Other politicians still ignored it at their peril. That is why the members of the Congress are overwhelming new recently elected members. Maybe they can do better.

Donald Trump told The Washington Post that he'll be able to get the United States completely out of debt in eight years. When asked how, Trump’s response was similar when asked about his businesses ‘It is easy, declare bankruptcy and start fresh! It's fantastic. I've done it already. It's amazing.”

This election was a first for Donald Trump.  It’s the first job he ever had to apply for which is being the president of the United States.

During a rally in Florida, Donald Trump boasted about his plans for ISIS and said he would be their worst nightmare. He certainly would be their worst nightmare if he was their president instead the American president.

Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said during the race for the presidency that Republicans should decide whether or not they support Donald Trump and 'stop pussyfooting around. She chose the worst choice of words. I found better words especially since it appears that Trump is going to conduct his government like a Southern slave owner. Abraham Lincoln said it best, “I need slavery like I need a hole in the head.”

Donald Trump bellowed that Obama's birth certificate could be a fake and that he really wasn’t born in Hawaii. This is the hypocrite who holds fake press conferences, has a fake university, a fake foundation, fake hair, and a fake tan. Now he states that he believes that Obama really was born in Hawaii. Is that belief also fake?  

With respect to his so-called Trump University, during a CNN interview on June 5th, 2016, Trump said, "I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I'm building a wall, OK? I'm building a wall.”

Trump was accusing the U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the fraud case against Trump University, of being biased against him because of his Mexican heritage, despite the fact that he is a U.S. citizen who was born in Indiana. 

After more than a year of promising mass deportations of undocumented Mexican immigrants, Donald Trump later referred to them as great people. Did one of his advisers kick him in his butt to set his mind straight?                        

Donald Trump had actually described himself in an interview by stating that his strongest suit is his temperament. Actually the suit he was wearing was stronger and it was made in one of his own factories in Mexico or China. So much for his promise to keep American factories in the United States.

At one of his rallies, Donald Trump had yet another awkward moment. Apparently there was a crying baby making distracting noise, Trump  ordered the Secret Service protection unit to remove the baby by screaming,  “GET THE BABY OUT OF HERE!”  The Secret Service should have then  removed Trump.

Donald Trump said if he's elected, he would create a deportation task force to evict illegal immigrants so they won’t take up space in the United States. It's not really necessary, because now that he has been elected president, a great many citizens in the United States will probably leave voluntarily thereby leaving extra space for the illegal immigrates to fill. 

The Boston Globe reported that according to his campaign staff, Donald Trump wouldn't take any vacations as president. I think that's because he has offended the leaders of so many other countries, there is nowhere else he could go other than in the United States

Donald Trump tried to win over black voters by asking them, 'What the hell do you have to lose?' Coincidentally, that's also the way he proposed to all three of his wives. Two of them left him. Does he expect better from the blacks?

During the presidential race, Trump got rid of his first campaign chairman who was trying to get him to tone down his controversial rhetoric. He then called on people who wanted him to be even more controversial. Trump’s actions are like an alcoholic who fires his doctor and then seeks medical advice from his bartender.

A poll by Public Policy Polling showed that Hillary Clinton was getting 43 percent of the votes and Donald Trump was getting 38 percent.  Imagine if you had to make a choice about a giant meteor hitting Earth with the same percentages given to Clinton and Trump. Your choices at 13 percent and 38 percent would add up to 51 percent of the world coming to an end with two giant destructive orange flaming meteors hitting earth one after the other.

Trump said that he would make America great again. That promise was also said in the Book of Revelation.

During one of Trump’s rallies, Trump was immediately surrounded by Secret Service agents after a man tried to rush onto the stage. The Secret Service later said the man was dangerous and disturbed, but they had to protect him anyway. Were they referring to Trump?

Conan O'Brien said that the Republicans are blaming President Obama for creating Donald Trump while others say he was created in a lab when a young real estate developer (his father) was bitten by a radioactive douche bag.

At a Donald Trump rally, a supporter raised his right arm shouted out the Nazi phrase, 'Sieg Heil!' Trump immediately responded, 'There is no place for that here.  He was right. The follower should raise his arm and shout out the Nazi phrase during Trump’s inauguration.

Donald Trump was under fire for mocking a reporter with physical disabilities. Trump told his supporters, 'Don't worry, I'll soon do something worse and all this will be forgotten. Did he also say this to the first women he is alleged to have groped?

This buffoon made the following statement of a mother of a son who was killed in the war in Afghanistan while he watched the parents of the young man during a TV news show on CNN. Trump said of the mother, “His wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say. She probably….maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say." Trump was smearing Ghazala Khan, the mother of her fallen American son, by implying that she was not allowed to speak, despite the fact that she had previously spoken publicly about her son's death. He was in effect, insulting both parents of the fallen young man. Not all Muslim husbands refuse to let their wives speak publicly especially in the United States. 

One of Trump’s advisers warned him, "Do you know you just attacked a Gold Star family?' Trump didn’t know what a Gold Star family was. That became apparent when he replied, 'What’s that?”  That was the reply of a man who earlier said that he knows more about fighting terrorists than the generals.

During an ABC News interview on July 30th, 2016, Trump, rejected the assertion made at the Democratic convention by Muslim lawyer Khizr Khan, whose son died in Iraq in 2004, that Trump had "sacrificed nothing and no one.”
 Trump replied, "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I've had tremendous success. I think I've done a lot."  When asked to elaborate, Trump was unable to name an actual personal sacrifice he had made.

 Donald Trump threatened to go to war with Iran over Iranian’s rude hand gestures, (middle finger thrust upward) when he was speaking in Pensacola, Florida on September 9th 2016. This is what he said; “When Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats, and they make gestures at our people that they shouldn’t be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water." This buffoon would declare war on Iran over rude hand gestures.

Trump, on September 26th, 2016 when responding to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that he pays no federal income tax, he smiled and replied, “That makes me smart.” He said that there is a way to avoid paying federal taxes and that it is legal and he had been doing it for several decades. It is legal in the manner in which he was avoiding paying the federal taxes but that means that he doesn’t contribute to the war effort, along with many other functions that the federal government does to help America citizen in need of assistance.

What has really upset the American voters is Trump’s lame excuse that he couldn’t publicly disclose his tax returns (as normally the practice by presidential candidates) because they were still being audited.

On July 27th, 2016, Trump said in a speech, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

He was actually calling on Russian espionage services to intervene in the U.S. election and help sabotage Hillary Clinton attempts to become the new president. The emails in question were deemed "personal," but Trump had previously said he thought they contained sensitive intelligence, meaning that Trump was hoping that Vladimir Putin would gain access to classified government information with the help of his Russian hackers.

On July 31st, 2016 Trump said; "Vladimir Putin is not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He’s not gonna go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down."  Apparently he was unaware that Russia had already annexed Crimea in a 2014 intrusion into Ukraine that left thousands of Ukrainians dead.

Trump, encouraged violence at his rallies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on the 1st of  February, 2016 when  he said to his audience; "There may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience. If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell out of them.  I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees."

Trump told his followers how he would handle a protester in Nevada while speaking before a large audience on February 22nd, 2016. "I love the old days, you know? You know what I hate? There's a guy totally disruptive, throwing punches, we're not allowed punch back anymore. I'd like to punch him in the face, I'll tell ya.”

Trump, reacted similarly at the Democratic National Convention On July 29th, 2016 by making the following statement. “You know what I wanted to do? I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard. I would have hit them. No, no. I was going to hit them, I was all set and then I got a call from a highly respected governor. I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was gonna hit this guy so hard his head would spin and he wouldn’t know what the hell happened. I was going to hit a number of those speakers so hard their heads would spin, they’d never recover. And that’s what I did with a lot that’s why I still don’t have certain people endorsing me: they still haven’t recovered."

It is obvious that Trump the bully doesn’t respect the American’s Constitutional right to speak one’s opinions freely. I realize that he was rhetorically speaking but the words he used implied that he actually physically assaulted the persons he was referring to. His comments showed signs of a bully who would prefer to use force instead of reasoning to make his objectives come to fruition. 

Trump, made an unfounded accusation regarding the 9/11 attacks when he said, "There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, (at the shores of the Hudson River) where you have large Arab populations. They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down." In actual fact, there was no evidence at all of any Arab Muslims cheering the 9/11 attacks in Manhattan for obvious reasons. The non-Muslims would take offence and attack them.  Even if a few of them cheered, you can’t put the blame on the entire Arab population in New Jersey for the actions of a few.

Trump is making a big thing about the millions of illegal Mexican immigrants who slipped into the United States and rightly so. However he made a stupid statement when he said, “When Mexico sends its people, (to the United States) they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing (in) drugs, they're bringing (in) crime. They're rapists.”  First of all, the Mexican government isn’t sending any illegal immigrants to the United States. Further, the American federal government has stated that outdated estimates have not changed for twelve years, even though the official annual increase alone ( 700,000 new Mexican illegals enter each year and remain in the United States) would yield a corrected estimate of 15.7 million to 19.7 million illegal aliens who are currently in the United States.  Is this buffoon actually suggesting that all these illegal Mexican immigrants are really bringing in drugs, bringing in crime and are rapists?

Nearly 70 percent of Americans said a Trump presidency would make them become anxious. The remaining 30 percent would make them become Canadians.

Ugly divisions over race, gender and class have been ripped open by Trump.  He has openly insulted Hispanics and Muslims and flirted with white nationalism. His language about women was inexcusable. He played on the anxieties of working class voters with the practiced ease of the reality show host that he was. These divisions must be urgently addressed now that Trump is the new president and his party has the majority of the seats in Congress.

One of Trump’s campaign promises was given when he announced four proposals to improve educational opportunities for American children, including a special grant to help the eleven million school-aged children living in poverty, many of whom are black and Latinos. After he won over the Nevada caucus, Trump said, 'I love the poorly educated.”  Trump then said, “And when I'm president, there'll be more of them than ever.” He’s got that right because if he bankrupts the federal government, there will be no more money to fund his proposal.

Admittedly, some basic government institutions are badly broken. Trump was aware of that as were many other people in the United States.

However, some of his proposals are outrageous. For example, He said that illegal immigrants are “destroying the fabric of the country while the middle class is getting “decimated.” He opposes efforts to grant legal status to undocumented immigrants, calling that a “suicide mission” for Republicans because “every one of those 11 million people will be voting Democratic. That is a terrible motive to expel all of the illegal immigrants who formerly slipped into the United States.

However, he recently said that he only wants to deport only those illegal immigrants who have been found guilty of committing a crime. Does this include someone who merely shoplifted food from a store or was found with a marijuana weed in his pocket? His proposal could create real havoc on the criminal’s innocent families. Do the innocent members of a Mexican convicted criminal have to also be deported? If not, who will support them?

I think Obama was right when he said that he would let them all stay in the United States. In my opinion, those criminals who have served their time in prison and are living crime-free lives should not be deported.  However, if they are gang members, still committing crimes or are terrorists then they should be deported.

Trump says that his views on marriage are “evolving” but that he still favors  a traditional marriage between “a man and a woman. (He has been married three times.) He says that same-sex marriage isn’t his “thing. That is his right to think that way. But will he try to bring in a law that annuls all previous same sex marriages and forbids any future such marriages being brought about in the United States?

Trump does not just deny that climate change is occurring however he calls it a hoax and says those who warn of global warming only want to use the threat of global warming in order to fill their coffers by raising taxes.

The man is a hypocrite. He sued unsuccessfully in 2013 to block plans for wind turbines in a location in Scotland that would power 65,000 homes, arguing, in part, that they would mar the view from a golf course he was proposing to build. I am convinced that if he had a business that builds wind turbines or sun panels, he would support the fight against global warming.

Our atmosphere has a natural supply of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other gases. These gases capture heat and create a warming effect on the surface of the Earth. This warming effect is similar to warming inside a greenhouse; so, it is referred to as the greenhouse effect. Is this buffoon really aware that there has been an increase in temperature in the world in the last 200 years?

Before the Industrial Revolution, the amount of natural emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases matched what could be removed. When the greenhouse gas emissions and removal were balanced, the greenhouse effect was good because it kept the Earth just warm enough to be habitable.

After the Industrial Revolution, increasingly larger amounts of greenhouse gas emissions were caused by humans. More and more fossil fuels  such as, oil, coal and natural gas were burned to run factories, power plants, planes, cars and trucks and even our homes. These human-caused emissions added significantly to the natural sources of greenhouse gases.

As a result, the greenhouse gases are building up beyond the Earth’s natural capacity to remove them. Since these atmospheric gases capture heat, this increase in gas emissions is causing an increase in global warming that has increased the temperature of the Earth by one degree Fahrenheit over the past century with the last two decades heating up more intensely .By burning more and more fossil fuels, human activities are adding CO2 much faster than the Earth’s natural capacity can remove.

If we don’t effectively reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas pollution, it is predicted that global warming will increase the Earth’s average temperature by another 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit to 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2100. Of course all the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic will have melted and raised the level of the oceans so such a level, all the low level islands will be submerged including low level areas of all the nations bordering the oceans.  Of course, by then, he won’t care since he will be dead by then.

Can you believe it? He actually said that there is nothing to worry about because Earth has had extreme alternative hot and cold eras in the past. Yeah, that is so but Mankind didn’t exist when the Earth was frozen over millions of years ago and since then, the Earth has warmed over to its current temperature. The fact that the temperatures in recent years has been higher than it was in the past is a sign as to what is  in store for those that follow us. 

Trump wants to have the United States get out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).  Trump trashed seven decades of U.S. policy toward Europe in one of his interviews that left foreign policy experts and some in his party saying his approach could embolden Russia and make the world more dangerous.

By questioning whether the U.S. would defend its NATO allies equally, Trump appeared to be rolling back the alliance’s front lines further from Russia’s borders hereby providing a boost to President Vladimir Putin, two years after the Russian leader sent troops and armed supporters into Crimea and Ukraine and has his eyes on countries in the Baltic.

In the interview with the New York Times, Trump criticized NATO members who don’t invest the 2 percent of gross domestic product the alliance calls for in defense spending. He said the U.S. should only defend member states attacked by Russia if those nations “have fulfilled their obligations to us.” Former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich went further, telling CBS News that NATO members should worry about the U.S. commitment, saying each country needs to “pay its fair share.” I have to admit, he was a point there.

However, I don’t believe that the United States abandoning NATO is such a good idea. It is like not inviting a friend to your birthday party because he couldn’t afford to buy you a present.

Much of the media allowed Trump to manipulate them in the early stages of his campaign, handing him priceless free publicity. It took months before they wised up and realized that his appearance on TV was more than a political freak-show. The finally realized that he could be danger to the American people and others around the world.

One ray of hope came in an end-of-campaign poll showing the vast majority of Americans expressed their disgusted with their politicians. That is why so many of those former politicians were booted out of office in this current election.

More than eight in ten of the voters said that they have been repulsed by the election spectacle of the past year and a half. Being apprised of the views of the voters should be the necessary kick in the butt of these politicians now about to take their seats in Congress to correct the economic problems facing their constituents.

Of course, this kind of disillusionment can cut both ways. If voters keep blaming the other political side for every failure, things will continue to spiral downwards. But if they are well and truly fed up, it’s just possible that the voter’s anger may send a clear message to their 45th president and the members of Congress that they expect a change for the better. At this point in time, the American citizens can only hope.

There is however, the possibility even if it is remote that Donald Trump might actually end up being a good president and the members of both parties in Congress will work together in the best interest of the citizens instead of just their own best interests. Trump has the brains to be a good president as do the members of Congress but do they both have the minds to achieve that goal? Only in time will we all know the answer to that perplexing question.

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