Would Donald Trump’s election as the United States’ next president set this country back? Even his own party does not agree on the answer. He is specific about his vision for America, and, according to “The New York Times,” he knows that people in his own party, and many Americans, are scared or nervous to have him in the presidential office.
Trump wants to keep immigrants from coming to the United States by building a wall to keep them out. He wants Mexico to pay for and build this wall that will go across the Southern border. He also wants to ban Muslims from entering the United States. He would allow certain Muslims who, in the presidential hopeful’s estimation, have proven themselves in the United States, such as athletes and diplomats, etc. Another promise he has made, according to “The Washington Post,” is to shut down parts of the internet so that Muslims and others cannot reach out to recruit American children.
He wants to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while serving as Secretary of State. Those who back Clinton believe she was not trying to hide anything, saying she has a right to use another email as well as a right to freedom of speech.
According to the “Los Angeles Times,” the famous author J.K. Rowling supports Trump’s bid to be president, but says she does not fully agree with him. She calls him “offensive and bigoted,” but supports his right to enter her native United Kingdom. Rowling believes that “His freedom guarantees her freedom as well.”
Trump has said he is pro-life, and he wants to appoint anti-abortion justices to the Supreme Court. “The Huffington Post” surmises that if the real estate mogul was elected president, it may end a woman’s right to legally terminate her pregnancy. Trump also wants to eliminate the Department of Education, giving back control to local school districts.
He wants to ban Syrian refugees from entering the country and remove those already living in the states. Trump says Persian Gulf nations like Saudi Arabia should set up a heavily-guarded safe zone in Syria.
He also has said, according to “The Huffington Post,” that he wants to “build a military so big and powerful that no one will mess with us.” He also defends the practice of waterboarding, saying he is willing to torture people for what they are doing.
He vows to replace free trade with fair trade. Trump’s idea is to gather together the nation’s smartest negotiators, give them a name of a country, and have them renegotiate all foreign trade deals with the United States.
Trump is also controversial for his vow to leave U.S. troops in Afghanistan. His focus is to protect Israel and increase the United States military presence in both the Eastern and Southern China Seas. This is another part of Trump’s vision for America.
In more social matters, Trump has also vowed to invest in programs to help American vets with job training and placement. He is also in favor of increasing funding for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), other traumatic brain injuries, and mental health. Other promises he has made during his campaign offers a glimpse into what Trump’s vision of American is.
By Brandy Combs
Huffington Post: Donald Trump Promises To Appoint Anti-Abortion Justices To Supreme Court
Los Angeles Times: J.K Rowling Defends ‘offensive and bigoted’ Donald Trumps Freedom of Speech
The Washington Post: Here are 76 of Donald Trump’s Many Campaign Promises
The New York Times: Here’s How He Says It will look
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