Americans should elect Donald Trump because he is not a politician, which will allow for new ideas and voices in the White House.
The 2016 presidential election has been viewed as a joke across the world. When the last two candidates turned out to be Trump and Hillary Clinton, the U.S. and the rest of the world were shocked. Individuals were stunned a non-politician could have made it so far in the race, especially someone like multi-billionaire Trump.
Around 75 percent of Americans believe politicians are corrupt, according to Gallup and termlimits.org. This percentage implies that perhaps current and more recent political figures have been unsuccessful overall in the field of bettering cities, states and the country. This raises the question of whether or not having a person outside of the political realm could be more helpful.
Trump is often viewed as blunt, but he is not strongly viewed as a liar. Clinton has been caught in several lies, such as violating State Department protocols by using a private, family email account for confidential information and blaming the Benghazi attacks on a nonexistent video rather than the terrorists who were responsible.
Clinton also worked to protect her husband while he was in office by hunting down the women with whom he had affairs in order to silence them, according to The Washington Times. It seems hypocritical for Clinton and her supporters to call out Trump on any crude comment he may have made when Clinton’s own husband, whilst in office, committed worse infidelities and she worked to protect him. Clinton has also been referred to by many articles as a pathological or compulsive liar.
Trump is not a politician. He is a successful and powerful multi-billionaire and would gain nothing from the presidential salary or title. Trump is not a people-pleaser; he says what people do not want to hear. He is not ill-informed about politics and is often much more truthful.
Clinton, on the other hand, would benefit more from being president and often seems to say things just to make people happy, including being anti-firearm, her stances on amnesty, approving of abortion as late-term as nine months and legalizing drugs. It seems as though she is trying to rally as many supporters as possible strictly to gain more votes, not because she personally thinks the causes are worthwhile.
It is perfectly fine to be accepting and welcoming, but Clinton appears to agree with any cause she thinks will help her ‘get the vote.’
Many of Clinton’s policies and speeches praise the work of President Barack Obama and communicate her wishes to continue the work he began. If Clinton continues Obama’s work, it is expected the military and its budget will be downsized even more, there will be an increase in taxes and national spending and the national debt is likely to increase as well.
In the 220 years between the terms of George Washington and George W. Bush, the U.S. garnered 10.6 trillion dollars in debt. In the eight years Obama has been in office, the national debt has increased to 19.5 trillion dollars, nearly doubling, according to The Washington Times. Clinton wishes to continue in Obama’s footsteps, but this trend seems unhealthy for the U.S.
Trump plans on increasing the budget and size of the military, which is good. Just because a war is small or over does not mean that military forces should be depleted. When backs are turned, the knives come out and the military should be kept strong, with enough funding to buy new equipment and to keep machines and aircraft in perfect working order.
Trump also focuses on securing the borders, which has been a huge issue in the past. He is supportive of the second amendment and the NRA, is pro-life and pro-constitution. If a presidential candidate is going to follow any framework for a government, why not follow the constitution, one of the most successful and long-lasting?
The U.S. needs a president to take a different road and to look at things the way they should be looked at: seriously. No matter how many people Clinton might appease, she cannot please everyone. The president should focus on making America stronger, not on making it weaker. Trump can bring in new ideas with a policy that focuses on improving America as the country it has always worked to be.