Thursday, November 24, 2016

Trump Wins!

The Strangest Adventures and almost everyone else predicted wrong! Trump wins! Donald J. Trump, reality TV star, semi-successful real estate developer, failed salesman of many products branded with his name, has been elected POTUS. He won states that republicans had not won in decades, for an amazing upset win! But is America ready for the upcoming kakistocracy

The important question of the day is, will he be Candidate Trump who promised to ignore basic legal principles protecting the country and people of the United States,  including no religious qualification to enter the US, torturing suspects, starting trade wars with the rest of the world -- or are we getting a different president? President Trump? Let’s examine what Candidate Trump  promised.

Promise One- Build a wall at the Southern Border to stop the flow of illegal immigration into the United States.         
"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively," Trump said, announcing his candidacy on June 16, 2015. "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall."

Status- Unfulfillable. Already reality rears it’s ugly head (you can not  see illegal immigrants entering through a concrete wall)   and Trump says the wall may only be a fence. 

Promise Two-A Muslim ban, "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," a campaign press release said. 
Status - Uncertain, possibly abandoned- On Sunday November 2016 Rudy Giuliani explained to Jake Tapper of CNN  that what Trump is really proposing is extreme vetting of immigrants from countries with high levels of radical Islamic extremism.

Promise Three - Bring manufacturing back to the United States. 
"I am going to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (and) I’m going tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers," he said. "I will use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of tariffs."
Status -Uncertain. It seems unlikely that he can bring back jobs which have been leaving since the 1970s. It seems to make more sense  to promote jobs of the future such as computers and solar power  than to try returning jobs of the past, such as coal mining and steel production but let’s see what his policies produce. 

Promise Four -Appeal and replace Obamacare. This is very popular with republicans in general but Trump is vowing to protect the two most popular provisions, Insurance can not be denied because of preexisting conditions, and people twenty six and younger can stay on their parent’s insurance.
Status - Likely however will trump really take the insurance  away from 20,000,000 Americans? Normally the opposing party takes congress 2 years after a presidential victory.

Trump was the top Mad Magazine Cover Model! 

Promise Five - Cut taxes.
Status-Likely and possible.

Promise Six - Deport 11 Million illegal immigrants. That was one of the main pillars of Trump’s campaign, he promised a special deportation force, but he’s already backed off of that promise. Now he’s only talking about deporting 2 or 3 million that might have criminal backgrounds. 
Status - Promise altered midway through the campaign. Uncertain outcome.

Promise  Seven - Lock up Hillary Clinton.  
“If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation,” Trump told Clinton during a debate in October. “Because there has never been so many lies, so much deception, there has never been anything like it. And we’re going to have a special prosecutor.”   
Status- Unlikely.Donnie could follow through with this promise however it would be extremely divisive at a time when this nation needs unity. 

This is the way some people see Trump. 

There are many more promises but this is enough for now.  We will have a new president in 2017, love him or hate him.Donald J. Trump is president-Elect! Rest assured the Strangest Adventures will show him as much respect as he showed President Obama, which was no respect,  The next four years promises to be the strangest four years in American History!

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