8 Reasons The Trump is Our Future President
It was Trump’s first wife Ivana who added “the” to Trump’s name, and since then, it’s stuck. The Trump has been talking about a presidential run for decades now, and at last he’s come to the forefront of the 2016 Presidential Race. He put his top reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice on hold and stepped up to the podium to deliver embellishment-free talks about what’s wrong with America, what’s right about America, and how we can keep the greatest nation in the world the greatest.
Trump is not without his detractors. There are people who say he’s unprepared, that he doesn’t really know how to lead an entire country, or that his business sense isn’t all that great after all. He’s a bit of a narcissist, sure, but who wouldn’t be in his position? There are people who claim he has no filter and presidents need to be, well, presidential. But thank God he’s telling the truth—someone is finally saying it like it is. He’s not a career politician. He’s not used to this stuff. Yeah, so? What’s funny is that the detractors are pointing to the very reasons why we should be considering Donald Trump for our next President of the United States of America. They’re just looking at them wrong.
- You’re Fired! Trump Knows How to Weed Through the Good and Bad.
Some people look down on Donald Trump as a “reality TV show star” who appeared and hosted on the NBC show The Apprentice. This may even be the way you first heard about the real estate mogul. He became famous for the catchphrase “You’re fired!” which ended every episode in which yet another wannabee businessman or woman was kicked off the show for good.
But what can we really learn from Trump’s performance on the show? The answer is simple but significant. Trump knows when he sees a winner and when he sees a loser. He knows the difference between a hard-working visionary and a lazy employee trying to get away with the bare minimum. He’s a talent scout, and that’s something our country needs.
What’s more is that this show presents Trump as a mentor, and a president should be viewed as such, as someone you can look up to and strive to be like. Certainly Trump could work as a mentor to our country, bringing us up and firing those who desperately need to be fired already. Trump can clean up Washington. And if you’ve looked at Washington lately, it could use a big sweep-through. Trump can make tough and well-informed decisions about who will allow our country to remain the greatest in the world. This is what we should want in our next president.
As Trump himself says, “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.” We believe Trump would respond well to the twist of becoming president.
- He’s got that cash.
You’ve gotta have cash to keep a country running. It also affords a candidate freedom and shows true financial expertise.
“I’m really rich,” Trump has been known to say.
Trump claims a net worth around $8,737,540,000. He’s said it’s more than $10 billion as well. Forbes says it’s more like $4.1 billion. Bloomberg reduces it to $2.9 billion. Regardless, the man has cash. Trump hasn’t had to worry about impressing donors and special-interest groups in order to fund his campaign—he can easily fund it on his own. Let me repeat: Trump doesn’t depend on donors. In a country with over $18 trillion in debt, our country could really use someone who’s money-savvy and who won’t gut us for the little we have, someone who runs for his own reasons rather than for whoever’s funding him to say what they want him to say.
If elected, Trump would be the richest president in history, by a wide margin. All previous presidents’ net worth adds up to less than Trump’s at a withering and weak $2.6 billion. This is important for a country so in debt. It is also important for those of us who are desperately seeking a transparent candidate, one who isn’t fueled by big-name corporations or paid for speeches.
What’s interesting is we tend to attach morality to money: Trump is either “an embodiment of the American Dream or a bloviating oligarch,” depending on who you ask. How do we see him? A perfectly glowing embodiment of the American Dream.
- Thankfully, He’s Not a Politician.
Everyone, especially the media, is trying to smear Trump to take away his glory. For example, Trump made some comments about Muslims entering the United States, calling for a “shutdown.” What was edited out was the he also said “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Now those are two different statements entirely, and too many people, even professional news organizations, chose to listen to the wrong version of the truth.
They want Trump gone. They’re failing, though. No matter what he says, we take it. And we’re happy to hear it. Why? Trump is different. While softy liberals proclaim the guy is nasty and lacks a filter, plenty of others are happy to hear the truth spew out of his mouth. It’s about time someone who’s willing to speak the truth entered the political scene. How many more lies can we take? Enough with the career politicians! It’s time for the Trump to enter the scene and stay. Is the outsider card going to work for Trump? It seems to. Vox puts it straight:
There are sixteen major candidates for the Republican nomination for president. All but three of them have been United States senators or state governors at some point in their careers. The other three, according to a Morning Consult poll of people who watched the 11 leading contenders debate this past Wednesday, are leading the race.
When it comes to political outsiders, Trump’s on top, and the scale is tipping in the outsiders’ favor this time around.
- Unlike Many Politicians, He’s Straight With You.
Trump doesn’t have a filter. Once again, this is a commonly-held excuse for people not to like him. But it’s a bad one. Career politicians know how to evade even the most basic of questions and in style. Trump, on the other hand, says it to you straight, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. The man is blunt, and we like that.
The First Amendment protects our right to free speech. It’s one of the most absolutely fundamentally important parts of being an American. Trump lives the First Amendment. Instead of couching negative news in fluffy euphemisms, he says it straight. We need someone honest in D.C., someone who will really tell us what’s going on and what we need to do about it. A powerful, decisive leader.
Briebart’s A.J. Delgado puts it really well:
…where you see a loudmouth, I see candor. Where you see a lack of filter, I see transparency. Where you see a man who gaffes, I see a man who is willing to wipe the cancer of political correctness out of our society. Where you see a loose cannon, I see a man who says what he means and means what he says. Or, would we rather the typical Hollywood celebrity or establishment politician (the two are remarkably similar) who runs a statement by 20 handlers, 10 advisers, and a social-media team before making it? Do we wish to be led by an individual who does not speak from the heart but rather prefers to be advised on what to say and when to say it?
Of course, what we want is someone who speaks from the heart, someone who will lead with bravery and courage, not a weak and thoughtless rag doll underneath the strings of political puppeteers.
- He’s a Good Parent.
As far as we can tell, Trump lives a pretty good life—it’s not only luxurious; it’s moral. He’s got no scandals (unlike the likes of Paris Hilton) and this is a reflection of his character, something we should be careful to consider when voting a president into office. Sure, he’s had divorces. How many others have? Many. Marriages don’t always make it. He’s on good terms with his ex-wives, though, and his children describe him as a loving and supportive father.
Here’s what Ivanka Trump had to say on CNN about her father:
I wouldn’t be the person that I am today, I wouldn’t have the ambition, the drive, the passion, the commitment to what it is that I’m doing both for the Trump Organization and for my own brand if he hadn’t encouraged me, emboldened me, given me the confidence that I could do whatever I set my mind to accomplish if I had the vision, the energy, the passion, and the work ethic to match.
Leadership is about action, leadership is about setting an example, and he’s very much done that in the context of the Trump Organization.
Ivanka supports her father and is also able to correct the media on one thing: Donald Trump has been misunderstood on his views about women. According to Ivanka Trump, Donald’s criticisms are not gender-specific; rather, they are a symptom of his bluntness.
- He’s Standing Up for the Middle Class—And It’s About Time Someone Did!
People say Trump’s got gold wallpaper and he doesn’t understand the plight of the poor or the middle class for that matter. This is, simply, wrong. Think of what America is truly made of, its base: hard-working, salt-of-the-earth, real middle-class Americans who refuse handouts and welfare. Guess what? Trump’s the one they’re voting for.
Thanks to Obama’s socialist nonsense, the middle class is being battered to death. As Trump puts it, “The middle class is getting clobbered in this country.” The middle class is being destroyed by Washington. Trump promises to bring it back.
Here’s some more of what he has to say, in simple English, as is Trump’s fashion:
I would take carried interest out, and I would let people making hundreds of millions of dollars a year pay some tax, because right now they are paying very little tax and I think it’s outrageous. I want to lower taxes for the middle class.
He continued to say that the middle class built this country, not the hedge fund dudes. If you’re one of many frustrated middle-class citizens, here’s something for you: The Trump has your back.
- We Need a Business-Minded President.
We’re in so much debt. Really, the U.S. just doesn’t know how to handle its money these days. Why is The Trump the answer? For one, he’s worth billions. For another, well, listen to what Tom Anderson has to say:
He’s a negotiator, not a political puppet. He’s a dealmaker who thrives in the hot seat of a boardroom. Logic suggests he’ll be the same in foreign negotiations or hunkered down in a military command center.
In other words, if you know finance and negotiation, you know how to apply it to other situations, to politics, to the Oval Office. Here’s where Trump has a lot, a lot, a lot of experience: the business world.
As Trump put it himself, “I’m running for office in a country that’s essentially bankrupt, and it needs a successful businessman.” Since 1988, Trump’s net worth has quadrupled from $1 billion to $4 billion. Clearly, he knows what he’s doing.
Already, he’s giving clear-cut advice: “Be very conservative, because it could be very rough out there. And who can fix things better than me?” On our present situation? “…we’re sort of satisfied at 2% [rise in U.S. economy]. I’m not satisfied, but a lot of other people are satisfied. And we shouldn’t be satisfied with that number. We should be doing much better.” With Trump, we’re going to do better.
- He Projects Power and Leadership.
In 1987, Trump wrote in his book The Art of the Deal:
The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular.
America has lacked firm leadership for a long time. Obama preached hope and change but didn’t provide us with much. Maybe Trump can.
Psychology Today taps into what they call Trump’s “Bright Side”:
- He’s highly adjusted, meaning he doesn’t appear anxious or nervous in public. He doesn’t take criticism personally and seems to like himself quite a lot. He’s bold. He’s big. He’s The Trump.
- He’s highly ambitious. He’s made it clear he’s not leaving this race, and he’s also asserted that he’s going to win it. The man is in command.
- The man is highly sociable. He’s a people person, and he knows how to attract voters like bees to flowers.
- He’s low on interpersonal sensitivity. What does this even mean? It’s basically psychobabble for “Trump isn’t a wuss.” You’re fired!
- He’s low on prudence. He’s not excessively careful—he’s going to make decisions, and he’s going to be able to make them fast.
- He’s highly inquisitive. Trump’s full of ideas and imagination. He’s bombastic! He’s fun! One of the greatest things about Americans is that they know how to Think Big. And Trump may just be the king of Thinking Big.
In short, the guy has a personality perfectly tailored to the presidency and to our country’s needs at this time. Vote Trump!
We’ve looked at some of the naysayers biggest arguments and completely ripped them apart:
“He’s just a reality TV show guy. He sold out a long time ago.” He’s also the host of an immensely successful reality TV show, one that shows off his ability to weed through the best and the brightest for the absolute best.
“He’s rich. He’s disconnected from many Americans.” So the guy has fancy stuff. So he spoils those he loves. We want a rich president. Isn’t that a simple answer to the whole issue? Yes, he’s rich, and yes, that’s good. Our country’s down in the dumps. And imagine how nice the White House would look if Trump took over… like a palace!
“He doesn’t have a filter. He doesn’t know how to talk like a politician.” And thank you for that, Trump. Isn’t honesty one of the most virtuous attributes anyone could have? We’re so glad you’re not a politician, Trump, that you have the ability to shake things up like no other presidential candidate. It’s time Washington was turned upside down, am I right?
“He’s full of himself.” This is a weak person’s way of saying that Donald Trump is confident. And we could really use a confident president for a shaky country. We need to remember we’re the greatest country in the world, and Trump is the symbol of that.