Let me start by saying that Trump isn't an angel. He’s a straight shooter, has his issues, and can say some really dumb stuff off the cuff. I am personally not a fan of his efforts to further militarize Israel and expand its borders, or how he boasts about selling weapons to Sunni-led Saudi Arabia, and is constantly posturing Iran. His cockiness and rashness is not common for an American president and has created a lot of enemies in politics here and around the globe. Not to mention he is an All-Star capitulator when the fire is on his ass doing things like banning bump stocks and giving Dianne Feinstein a hug right afterwards.
Outside of these issues he’s created a strong economy, enthusiasm for the country, and has become a voice for Americans who are too scared to speak up. He brought Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table, pulled troops out of Syria, and took a hardline stance on critical race theory by banning it completely from the public sector. Donald Trump has tried to and successfully squashed neo-liberalism in several facets of American life.
While I personally have my gripes with President Trump, there is something that separates himself from the pack. He is a populist...a word that America needs to learn and start to appreciate. The shortened, but true definition of populism is “for the people”. President Trump went to places like Pennsylvania, threw on a hard hat, and told our coal miners and others in the energy sector that he is fighting for them. People in the media construe this as racism because he didn't and still doesn't pander to minorities, women, or any other large voting block of the democratic party.
President Trump prioritizes the union worker, the waitress, the person ringing up the cash register, and has passed up on easy money in politics time and time again. The billion dollar business man, while hard to believe, is the current hero for workers in America. Not to discredit those like Bernie Sanders who have fought long and hard for workers and their rights, but President Trump has had four years of higher wages, a booming stock market, and low unemployment across the board.
“Slow” Joe Biden along with his democrat colleagues personally took a stand against workers and average Americans everywhere when they cheated Bernie Sanders out of a clear-cut nomination for the democratic party. This is an example of why Joe and his colleagues are beholden to their special interests, foreign initiatives, and friends in high places. President Trump, unlike others in 2020, was supported by countless blue collar unions in the rust belt and police unions alike. It is almost unheard of for a Republican to get working- class support this day in age.
President Trump is not perfect, but he is perfect for the working man, the stay-at-home mom, the small business owner, and just average everyday Americans...in other words, the “little man.” He lifted our voices, our spirits, and most importantly our raw patriotism and love for the country that has given us so much. There will never be another President Trump. He has altered the course of dialogue and politics in this country forever. As of right now, I could not think of another politician in either party who could have made such a difference in one term as this president of the United States of America.
For those reasons alone, in my humble opinion, President Donald. J Trump will forever be the most important man in this century of American politics.
(Tony Montana) 2020. “There Will Never be Another President Trump.” Hard Hat Philosophy. 11/06/2020 HARD HAT PHILOSOPHY - Home