After watching all of Trump's speechs this week and then many of his youtube appearances here are his positions:
Will not cut social security
Tariffs on "free trade"countries like china and mexico that put tariffs on the us.
Fair wages that make people have incentives to work.
Higher taxes on millionaires
Health care for all. Universal Coverage for all. Not obamacare but something that is all inclusive. (in one recent speech he actually says to conservatives " get used to it. Everybody gets coverage") saysobamacare was a gift to the insurance companies who have done very well under it while leaving americansith very high useless deductibles "you have to get hit by a tractor to use your insurance"
Very tough talk militarilly. " I will wipe out isis. I will take their oil and they will have nothing"
Direct attacks by name on plebs like jeb and hilliary and other republican and democrat candidates as politicians who serve only their donors. He reminds people he is net worth 8 billion dollars will be the only person who can ignore lobbists because he doesnt need their money. (The bushs have all served saudi arabian lobbists and hillary serves wallstreet lobbists if you havent been paying attention)
Straight talk. Speeches from off the cuff without teleprompters. This is a huge thing. Hillary cant do it. Obama couldnt do it . It shows you that what he person is saying is more likely what THEY wrote or thought of - especially when given in audience response style like trump does. I am NOT talking about flowing inspirational speeches that obviously were written by wordsmiths like Obama used to read on teleprompters. I am talking about answering questions quickly without equivocation and in a consistent direct manner that shows honesty in his opinions. Reagan had this too. Its a huge deal and really resonates even with people who dont agree with you becuase everyone always assumes people who dont do this (like hillary and jeb) are just liars anyway. People would rather vote for the honest perso they know who they sometimes disagree with than they one whose opinion is never clearly stated or who has changed their opinion every year (jeb now says he is NOT for illegal immigrant citizenship)
I thought trump was going to be a joke .
Now I think he'll win.
If you actually watch him speaking (although he isnt the most polished speaker which frankly is almost a good thing these days) you realise he would be the best chance we will have from this group of candidates to negotiate for us economic deals internationally and to defeat the bankers and other bloodsuckers . And his positions on the social issues are right down the middle.
Forget the immigration thing. It pales in comparision to his policies on economics, and the social issues.
And unlike other candidates (except maybe bernie sanders) if you watch trumps old videos from as much as 30 yrs ago on youtube like early david lettermen appearances you see his political and business environment opinions are the same and real and historically he was right. Look at his stuff from the 80's. He was always right years before others about upcoming economic downturns and why.
And I love that he actually was smart and did well at wharton and wasnt just a legacy like bush at yale. Trump IS actually smart. And damned if we dont need smart now.
Its funny because the only other honest person running for president now is Bernie Sanders and while he was good on the business issues he was a complete unknown on his ability to negotiate with other countries and his military and defense thinking. Trump has Bernie Sanders like positions on domestic social and business issues (break up big banks etc and higher wages for working, healthcare for ALL) but also includes incentives for real business growth which bernie may not be so inclined and expert about. The usa needs BOTH. Trump deals with foreign leaders all the time and has huge projects all over the world. And he knows how to NEGOTIATE and WIN. It isnt a myth. He isnt a facade. He isnt secretly broke. He just did his disclosure statements. I didnt realize this until really studying him this weekend. I thought he was a bit of a has been who had temporarily increased his large inheritance but it turns out he has been secretly doing very well all over the world.
I cant think of anyone who could hold a candle to him in foreign trade negotiations which are going to be SO IMPORTANT if the United States will ever be great again economically . Can you?
Honestly now i am just thinking we need to figure out how to get more regular non politician people into congress who will actually follow Trumps lead if he wins. I am excited about the future possi ilites for the first time in a long time. For those who are too young to know how the general feeling of optimism was under Reagan who are in for a treat. Forget what you have heard or been told. Man things were popping for anyone who got themselves off the couch in the 80's.
Frankly of Trump doesnt win its just going to be more of the same steady decline from either hillary or jeb . ( Maybe bernie sanders could do some positive things about fixing healthcare and taxes and big business monopolies but he doesnt have the stature to make congress tow the line and i dont see evidence he could really jump start the economy although ill give him some time to develop that).
Trump makes a good point that once the usa hits about 24 trillion in debt its almost impossible not to become greece and we are at something like 20 (i forget the exact numbers). I think that swhy he decided he had to run this time. He knows if something isnt done to really change things the country will be a significantly different place in the next few decades.
So why will trump win? Because like reagan he will bring people out to vote who normally would have stayed home. Most people dont vore becuase they dont beleive candidates actually beleive the speeches they make, they are in disagreement on either social or taxes and business issues so they have no one to vote for. Trump is clearly honest in meaning what he says and he combines strength with moderate social positions. He will bring them out in droves to vote.
Ill be honest. I was excited about bernie sanders but thought at best he was only half the equation and had better chances than many assumed but a tough case to make for "presidentialness". But Trump has it all. Moderate middle social positions, good understa ding of business incentives and negotiating skills for the domestic and international revitalization of the the us economy (and you cant habe good social programs without a strong economic rebound) and tough minded defense policies and negotiating ability. (as someone who watched jimmy carter make the mostake of telling iran what he wouldnt do to them if they didnt do as he asked (so they didnt) and then saw reagan tell everyone he preferred to let the others wonder what he would do, i was very happy to see Trump say exactly the same thing to bill oreilly when asked what he would do to isis. Its SO important to winning to have the other side have no idea how far you will go to defeat them and to have good negotiating skills. SO IMPORTANT it can stop conflicts from ever happening and gets great results in business.)
And damned if he isnt funny and goodnatured in those old lettermen appearances on youtube. If you want to get a sense of him as a person those lettermen appearances are what you want to watch.
I started with all youtube results from since he announced aboittwo weeks ago including his speech in pheonix ( a little heavy on trump but thats trump. Wait him out.) and then his announcement speech (with a great intro by his daughter). I then watched him on youtube in a recent hannity interview and then in a sparring match with bill oreilly. Both since he announced so look for the dates. Then some old stuff from lettermen literally some as far back as 1988. Guess what? What he said then came true and is consistent with what he says now? What other person running for office can you say that about excpet Bernie Sanders? I'll tell you. NOONE.
Ill try to post a list of his best videos
Rapidfire skeptical bill oreilly interview https://youtu.be/6DkC_34q_V0?t=56s
YouTube Hannity interview https://youtu.be/DpDgfwXUtSU
The huge Pheonix rally speech. https://youtu.be/r0UMsNUEZuI
Presidential announcement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_q61B-DyPk
YouTube Letterman appearances https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=trump+letterman