President Donald Trump has announced his plans for his second term, assuming he is elected. This announcement came just prior to the Republican National Convention which is taking place this week.
In order to secure his second term, the president ultimately has to convince Americans that he’ll do something they want to be done. Thanks to his unique ability to frustrate Democrats, the president has been made into the villain to progressives and many swing voters.
His base, however, seems as intact as ever, and the only question seems to be will he hold onto (or strengthen) his margin in such a way that would allow him to win again.
“Building on the incredible achievements of President Donald J. Trump’s first term in office, the President’s re-election campaign today released a set of core priorities for a second term under the banner of ‘Fighting for You!’” the president’s campaign site stated.
“President Trump’s boundless optimism and certainty in America’s greatness is reflected in his second-term goals and stands in stark contrast to the gloomy vision of America projected by Joe Biden and Democrats.”
Among his listed goals were his intention to create 10 million new jobs in 10 months and 1 million new small businesses. He also plans to cut taxes in such a way that would increase take-home pay for workers. He also has several economic initiatives for trade, making products in American and weaning the country off outside products and energy.
Additionally, the president listed “return to normal in 2021” as part of his plans to eradicate COVID-19, along with developing a vaccine by the end of 2020 and increasing medical supplies for healthcare workers. In a combination of his COVID-19 goals and economic benchmarks, the president stated he hopes to cure American of its dependence on China, and also hold them responsible for the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The president also outlined an ambitious plan on healthcare and education before moving on to his longtime plan to “drain the swamp.” According to his website that will include passing congressional term limits, ending “government bullying of U.S. citizens and small businesses” as well as exposing “Washington’s money trail and delegate powers back to people and states.”
The president also gave honorable mention to the “globalist swamp” which he plans to take on by removing the “international organizations that hurt American citizens.
In a move that was in no way surprising, the president vowed to defend police and increase their forces, adding that he would crack down on acts of domestic terrorism. He noted that he planned to bring groups like ANTIFA to justice as well, before addressing immigration.
In addition to some expected moves on immigration, the president said that he planned to make mandatory deportation for any non-citizens found to be gang members and end sanctuary cities. This is also the heading where he addressed the hot-button issue of human trafficking, saying that he planned to “dismantle human trafficking networks.”
In addition to his other initiatives, the president talked about plans to expand his efforts on projects like Space Force, which included a “permanent manned presence on the moon” as well as a manned mission to Mars.
He also plans to push toward 5G and make sure Americans have the “cleanest drinking water and cleanest air.”
Trump’s last promises included those on foreign policy and along with a few highly politicized issues, including expanding the military, bringing troops home, and an effort to “wipe out global terrorists who threaten to harm Americans.”
The president will find out in November if his platform truly resonated with Americans, however, his extensive efforts to address hot button issues with his base will hopefully reassure those who have received mixed messages from the mainstream media, that the president’s plans are clear, concise and still America First!