Republicans haven’t had a strategy to win the presidency in a long time. They have simply tried to avoid defeat. Republicans don’t play to win; they play so they don’t lose. Republicans have played defense for too long.
They have nominated candidates who are indistinguishable from the Democrats. Now, Republicans finally have a candidate who is changing the game. Donald Trump has thrown out the old playbook and is developing a new strategy.
Trump has the fire and desire to change Washington, D.C. He understands that it needs to change from the inside out. Washington insiders don’t really understand what this change means, so they don’t want it to happen. They have been a part of a system of political and legal bureaucracy for too long. It has become commonplace to make corrupt pay-to-play deals that are now seen as normal. Trump constantly says he will put an end to cronyism and throw out the rigged system.
The American people have heard Trump and responded in massive numbers at his rallies and speeches. Many Americans want real change in Washington and agree with Trump’s vision of where our country should be heading. His slogans, “Make America Great Again” and, “America First,” resonate because many people believe the political elites have forgotten about them. Trump has shown that he has determination to truly change Washington and return it to the people, because he isn’t a career politician and doesn’t owe anyone any favors, aside from the people.
Trump’s tax policy will simplify the tax code and eliminate all deductions, except for charitable donations and mortgage interest payments. He will scrap frivolous taxes like the estate and Obamacare taxes, and Trump’s corporate tax cuts will breathe much-needed life into American businesses.
As he said in his Detroit speech this summer, “These reforms will offer the biggest tax revolution since the Reagan Tax Reform, which unleashed years of continued economic growth and job creation.”
False claims about Trump being racist or bigoted have fallen by the wayside as the media have tried desperately to get something to stick.
His plan to remove illegal immigrants from the United States is far from racist — it’s common sense. Trump’s website says, “A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.”
Trump has made it clear that under his presidency, illegal immigrants who commit crimes and drain the welfare system will have no place in the United States. To achieve this, he plans to triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and detain illegal aliens who are apprehended for crossing the border until they can be sent home.
Trump has also focused on Veteran’s Administration reform. With 22 veterans committing suicide every day, the VA is failing our veterans.
Care is difficult to receive and incomplete when given. Trump’s website says his plan is to eliminate the waste, fraud, and abuse at the V.A.. Trump will fire the corrupt VA executives and replace them with new leadership that will focus on delivering timely, top quality treatment to our veterans. By increasing funding for post traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention programs, the VA will be able to address veterans invisible wounds.
The American people’s decision in November will either grant more power to the elites or return it to the people. Trump boldly asserts that it is the right of the people to rule. His offensive campaign tactics will place the Republican party in a position to restore the will of the people. Trump is playing to win our country back.
Peter is a junior studying economics.