When real estate mogul and successful businessman Donald Trump announced he was running for president few took him seriously and many scoffed, no one could have anticipated that he would be the GOP frontrunner and Americas golden boy.
Agree or disagree, in the era of highly scripted politics, Trump is the only candidate offering Americans what they crave – the truth about illegal immigration, the atrocious treatment of our veterans, the declining job market and our growing deficit.
While other presidential candidates have provided rhetoric, Trump promised to implement policies. “If I’m elected president,” he announced, “we will make America great again.”
To begin with, “we have to repeal Obamacare,” he said, adding that Obamacare’s biggest effects won’t begin until President Obama is out of office and, Trump says, on the golf course. That said, he also noted he owns several golf courses, and he invited Obama to feel free to retire early and play them instead of finishing out his term.
He promised to bring jobs back to the United States, and crack down on illegal immigration from Mexico. Trump promised to “immediately terminate President Obama’s executive order on immigration.” And that’s not all, (HT Breitbart).
“I would build a great wall on our southern border,” he added, “and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
Trump’s immigration plan almost exclusively focuses on enforcement and cracking down on unauthorized immigrants and pledged to “[put] the needs of working people first — not wealthy, globetrotting owners” and vowing to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
Trump’s three principles of the plan include: “1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border. 2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced. 3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.”
Until Mexico pays for the wall, the United States would, “among other things,” “impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them); increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays); increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options],” the plan reads.
Trump also promises to beef up the military by finding “the guy, the Gen. Patton or Gen. MacArthur” to lead it. He also vows to get tough with Iran. Unlike Secretary of State John Kerry, Trump says he knows how to negotiate a good deal.
“I will tell you. We are going to make our military so strong and so powerful and so incredible,” he said. “Nobody is going to mess with us, folks.”
He also took a jab at Jeb Bush: “Education has to be local,” Trump said, announcing he’ll staunchly oppose Common Core. Bush had announced that he supports Common Core.
Trump says of the other GOP presidential candidates, “They will never make America great again,” Trump said of the career politicians, but insists he can.