Donald Trump—Who He REALLY Is
by Chuck Yeager
The criticisms of Trump are amazingly missing something. They are lacking in negative stories from those who work for him or have had business dealings with him. After all the employees he’s had and all the business deals he’s made there is a void of criticism. In fact, long term employees call him a strong and merciful leader and say he is far more righteous and of high integrity than people may think.
And while it may surprise many, he’s actually humble when it comes to his generosity and kindness. A good example is a story that tells of his limo breaking down on a deserted highway outside of New York City. A middle-aged couple stopped to help him and as a thank you he paid off their mortgage, but he didn’t brag about that. Generous and good people rarely talk of charity they bestow on others. But as much as all this is interesting, the real thing that people want to know is what Donald Trump’s plan is for America. It’s funny how so many people say they don’t know what it is, or they act like Trump is hiding it. The information is readily available if people would just do a little homework. But, since most Americans won’t do their own research, here, in no particular order, is an overview of many of Trumps positions and plans:1) Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in other country’s problems without being compensated for doing so. If America is going to risk the lives of our soldiers and incur the expense of going to war, then the nations we help must be willing to pay for our help. Using the Iraq War as an example, he cites the huge monetary expense to American taxpayers (over $1.5 trillion, and possibly much more depending on what sources are used to determine the cost) in addition to the cost in human life. He suggests that Iraq should have been required to give us enough of their oil to pay for the expenses we incurred. He includes in those expenses the medical costs for our military and $5 million for each family that lost a loved one in the war and $2 million for each family of soldiers who received severe injuries.
2) Speaking of the military, Trump wants America to have a strong military again. He believes the single most important function of the federal government is national defense. He has said he wants to find the General Patton or General MacArthur that could lead our military buildup back to the strength it needs to be. While he hasn’t said it directly that I know of, Trump’s attitude about America and about winning tells me he’d most likely be quick to eliminate rules of engagement that handicap our military in battle. Clearly Trump is a “win at all costs” kind of guy, and I’m sure that would apply to our national defense and security, too.
3) Trump wants a strong foreign policy and believes that it must include 8 core principles (which seem to support my comment in the last point):
American interests come first. Always. No apologies.
Maximum firepower and military preparedness.
Only go to war to win.
Stay loyal to your friends and suspicious of your enemies.
Keep the technological sword razor sharp.
See the unseen.
Prepare for threats before they materialize.
Respect and support our present and past warriors.
4) Trump believes that terrorists who are captured should be treated as military combatants, not as criminals like the Obama administration treats them.5) Trump makes the point that China’s manipulation of their currency has given them unfair advantage in our trade dealings with them. He says we must tax their imports to offset their currency manipulation, which will cause American companies to be competitive again and drive manufacturing back to America and create jobs here. Although he sees China as the biggest offender, he believes that America should protect itself from all foreign efforts to take our jobs and manufacturing. For example, Ford is building a plant in Mexico and Trump suggests that every part or vehicle Ford makes in Mexico be taxed 35% if they want to bring it into the U. S., which would cause companies like Ford to no longer be competitive using their Mexican operations and move manufacturing back to the U. S., once again creating jobs here.
6) Trump wants passage of NOPEC legislation (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act – NOPEC – S.394), which would allow the government to sue OPEC for violating antitrust laws. According to Trump, that would break up the cartel. He also wants to unleash our energy companies to drill domestically (sound like Sarah Palin’s drill baby, drill?) thereby increasing domestic production creating jobs and driving domestic costs of oil and gas down while reducing dependence on foreign oil.
7) Trump believes a secure border is critical for both security and prosperity in America. He wants to build a wall to stop illegals from entering put controls on immigration. (And he says he’ll get Mexico to pay for the wall, which many have scoffed at, but given his business successes I wouldn’t put it past him.) He also wants to enforce our immigration laws and provide no path to citizenship for illegals.8) Trump wants a radical change to the tax system to not only make it better for average Americans, but also to encourage businesses to stay here and foreign businesses to move here. The resulting influx of money to our nation would do wonders for our economy. He wants to make America the place to do business. He also wants to lower the death tax and the taxes on capital gains and dividends. This would put more than $1.6 trillion back into the economy and help rebuild the 1.5 million jobs we’ve lost to the current tax system. He also wants to charge companies who outsource jobs overseas a 20% tax, but for those willing to move jobs back to America they would not be taxed. And for citizens he has a tax plan that would allow Americans to keep more of what they earn and spark economic growth. He wants to change the personal income tax to:
Up to $30,000 taxed at 1%
From $30,000 to $100,000 taxed at 5%
From $100,000 to $1,000,000 taxed at 10%
$1,000,000 and above taxed at 15%
9) Trump wants Obamacare repealed. He says it’s a “job-killing, health care-destroying monstrosity” that “can’t be reformed, salvaged, or fixed.” He believes in allowing real competition in the health insurance marketplace to allow competition to drive prices down. He also believes in tort reform to get rid of defensive medicine and lower costs.
10) Trump wants spending reforms in Washington, acknowledging that America spends far more than it receives in revenue. He has said he believes that if we don’t stop increasing the national debt once it hits $24 trillion it will be impossible to save this country. Even though he says we need to cut spending, he does not want to harm those on Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. He believes that the citizens have faithfully paid in to the system to have these services available and that the American government has an obligation to fulfill its end of the bargain and provide those benefits. Therefore, he wants to build the economy up so that we have the revenue to pay those costs without cutting the benefits to the recipients. He disagrees with Democrats who think raising taxes is the answer and says that when you do that you stifle the economy. On the other hand, when you lower taxes and create an environment to help businesses they will grow, hire more workers, and those new workers will be paying taxes that become more tax revenue for the government.
11) Trump also wants reform of the welfare state saying that America needs “a safety net, not a hammock.” He believes in a welfare to work program that would help reduce the welfare rolls and encourage people to get back to work. And he wants a crackdown on entitlement fraud.
12) Trump believes climate change is a hoax.
13) Trump opposes Common Core.
14) Trump is pro-life, although he allows for an exception due to rape, incest, or the life of the mother.
15) Trump is pro 2nd Amendment rights.
16) Trump’s view on same-sex marriage is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but he also believes that this is a states’ rights issue, not a federal issue.17) Trump supports the death penalty.
Trump believes that there is a lack of common sense, innovative thinking in Washington (Hmmm. looks like he believes in horse sense!). He says it’s about seeing the unseen and that’s the kind of thinking we need to turn this country around. He tells a personal story to illustrate the point:
“When I opened Trump National Golf Club at Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles, I was immediately told that I would need to build a new and costly ballroom. The current ballroom was gorgeous, but it only sat 200 people and we were losing business because people needed a larger space for their events. Building a new ballroom would take years to get approval and permits (since it’s on the Pacific Ocean), and cost about $5 million. I took one look at the ballroom and saw immediately what needed to be done. The problem wasn’t the size of the room, it was the size of the chairs. They were huge, heavy, and unwieldy.We didn’t need a bigger ballroom, we needed smaller chairs! So I had them replaced with high-end, smaller chairs. I then had our people sell the old chairs and got more money for them than the cost of the new chairs. In the end, the ballroom went from seating 200 people to seating 320 people. Our visitors got the space they desired, and I spared everyone the hassle of years of construction and $5 million of expense.
It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a little common sense.” On top of his saving years of construction and $5 million in expenses, he also was able to keep the ballroom open for business during the time it would have been under remodeling, which allowed him to continue to make money on the space instead of losing that revenue during construction time.
Donald Trump’s entire life has been made up of success and winning. He’s been accused of bankruptcies, but that’s not true. He’s never filed personal bankruptcy. He’s bought companies and legally used bankruptcy laws to restructure their debt, just as businesses do all the time. But he’s never been bankrupt personally. He’s a fighter that clearly loves America and would fight for our nation.
Earlier I quoted Trump saying, “I love America. And when you love something, you protect it passionately – fiercely, even.” We never hear that from Democrats or even from most Republicans.
Donald Trump is saying things that desperately need to be said but no other candidate has shown the fortitude to stand up and say them.
Before we criticize someone because of what the media is saying, maybe we should consider what they have to offer. What are they bringing to the table. Researching their background independently of what the news says. What’s their bio?? What’s Obama’s bio? If you researched him prior to becoming President, would you have hired him to work for you or run your business?
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Since this thread is about Trump, below is what my newspaper published today:
Very well put, Col, Riley.
I believe your assessment is right on. NO, I do not believe that Donald Trump is Perfect. There is only one man who fit that category, in the whole of humanity. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In my humble opinion, he is about the closest thing we have to being perfect for our Representative, as our President. He is beholding to no one, no money pit, no organizations, no candidate packagers, no person, and he uses his own money, not relying on the buying, he is bold in his words, and his intents for the Country, and the People.
He seems to have a strong grasp, on what we need, to bring us back to the Country we were before we were saddled with this Dictator in waiting which sits in our Presidents chair. He may, or may not be a Christian man, that is not for me to judge, and I would not presume to do so. He does, however, make a very good fit to fill the suit we need sitting as our Leader. His ideals, his thoughts, his actions, his words, his demeanor, his love of this Country, and people, speak volumes of what he is as a man.
While it is so very true, that words are only words, and in truth, ALL who seek our votes will tell us what we want to hear. Nobama did exactly that. The fact, though, is that with Donald Trump, we can look into his past, which is not hidden, and see from his history, what he is truly made of, and what his loyalties are. Yes, he is a billionaire, but he did not get there by stepping on little people as stepping stones to achieve his wealth. It was not handed to him, and he raised his kids to realize that there is not anything which promotes a free lunch. He raised them to understand that they must put forth a effort to make themselves not only better people, but to sustain themselves through their own abilities, and work ethics.
While many say he is a failure, because he has had to use bankruptcy to pick himself up from the bottom. This could not be farther from the truth. He has NEVER claimed a personal bankruptcy. Those which he has done, have been on businesses he purchased, which had failed, so he did do business bankruptcies on those businesses, to do a reorganization of them, which in EVERY instance turned out to the advantage of the Businesses, creating jobs which had been lost, treating his employees as people, rather than pawns, and making both the business, and the employees flourish.
He is a man of true integrity, he is a open book to any who wish to take the time to read his past. People are judged not only by what they are, but by what they have been. A certain Dictator in waiting, which we got chained to the anchor he held all of us on, as soon as he said his lying vows, SEALED each and every one of his records, pre election. There were signs, for any who bothered to take the time to look back, while they were able to do so, of his Muslim, Socialistic, Racist filled past. He has carried all of that forward with him, but unfortunately the only ones who recognize this, are the ones who are not entitled, or Illegal. He uses all of them as his pawns, and all will vote for, and stay loyal to, the one who butters their toast, and provides the bread for them.
I cannot, nor would I, condemn those who are not sure about his true intentions, how true his words really are, or wonder if there are underlying agendas we are unaware of. I have done quite a extensive research of him, and cannot find anything which tells me that he is anything other than what he represents himself to be.
He is American to the core, loves this Country, and has aspirations of putting us back to the once powerful, highly sought, free living, Constitutionally observant, and following Country we were, once.
If he does not fit the glove you believe he should wear, then by all means, vote for someone else. But please, do not depend upon the lies of the media, the other candidates, or the Government and all concerned within it’s ivory walls about him. Do your own research, and soul seeking, check him out, read all you can about him, then make a totally informed decision. Do not go with the crowds who dislike, hate, despise, or otherwise do not like him, go with your own information, and when you speak of him, do not slander him, without cause. Use your intellect, to make a informed decision.
Love your post!
I'm still watching Trump, Colonel Riley, but I am on guard and hope to not be used like a pawn in a game.
I know Trump loves money and I know he knows if he could become president he could play hard to get
to the Elites and end up much richer, like old Bill and Hilary for that matter.
I must look at all sides, and I notice things like, he came out and said Cruz did not have the tempermament to become President... and then came debate time, the moderator question him on it and he said, well in the last few days I have gotten to know him better and he would make a great president, or something like that.
I notice how if you toot his horn he then gets real soft and cozy to you. That is a warning sign to me.
As for the illegals, be careful, and understand, he says we will deport them and then we will let most all come back in, so then we spent the money to send them back, just to let them back in.
On the Syrian refugees, take note, he and others say a temporary ban until we figure this out. That is playing to what we want to here and then we let them in. I say we need to stop letting more Muslims in this country period, because we can't afford them and we don't want Sharia law.
we are broke, we don't need to be housing refugees and feeding them, very rarely do I hear the argument that we can't afford these refugees, period, as the main argument.
The love of money as the Lord said, is the root of all kinds of evil, do you think Trump loves money, are we seduced by the fact that he is paying for his campaign, he knows that will play very well that is why he says it over and over. He knows he can get all that money back and some later. It is an investment.
He has said if he wins the primary he will then take money. You meet a lot of people in running for president and get a lot of good business contacts that you would have never had before.
Again, buyer beware, Trump has played with the Elites, via his Apprentice program, lobbied politicians of both sides and proud of it, so he has done the things that we are trying to stop, yet we are all in love with the same man. I say to all, be careful, don't let him seduce you like a beautiful woman knows how to seduce a man Trump is not stupid.
It just blows my mind how the title to all of this is Constitutional Emergency and honestly I believe the most faithful candidate of all that defends the Constitution, backs it up with action, including trying to take the power from the Federal Reserve which is, next to our moral problems, the biggest problem we have.
We really need to think about this. Ran Paul is not flashy, don't have as god a personality and comical like Trump, not a TV star, etc. but he don't want to go to war and aid other countries with money we don't have, but there is no doubt in my mind he will defend America. He is honestly the least hypocritical of them all, and yet gets little attention from many who know our main problems are the Elite bankers, the Fed, and and keeping the Constitution. IMHO.
Dear Col Riley,
First, I would like to thank you for your service to Americans. I AM very grateful for the freedom and protection you provided for me. I will never forget. I do have a great amount of respect for you and for other patriots who are fighting for our country. I certainly mean no disrespect to others. I am, however, very passionate in my fight for our country. My passion is a result of seeing the devastation out country is in. It will truly be a miracle if we can get her back.One of the reasons is because my 5th generation grandfather signed the Declaration of Independence. His name, William Ellery and he represented the state of Delaware. I have a unique view of what is at the bottom of this countries problems (not that others dont as well).
I appreciate your comments and open dialog. In this comment Im not sure I agree that Donald Trump is being "bashed". I have heard people commenting on the way he treats people and has dominated the press. You have to agree with that. He gets more press on Fox than anyone else. In fact, he was on their New Years Special. You couldn't add up all of the other candidates together to equal the time Trump has been on TV.
The Constitution was written as a result of the Declaration of Independence and has been greatly ignored by many. The Declaration holds a very descriptive set of reasons as to why people wanted to form a new country, "A perfect Union". The document clearly defines that we wanted freedom of religion. But not to the point that we would accept just any kind of religion. After all, England had its own religion which they were required to follow. It clearly states how they felt about God. History also tells us most of these men were Christians. In addition, they recognized the one, true God as to whom we answer to. He is the One who granted our freedom. But further into the document, it clearly states the other main reason to form a country; to get out from under King George's rule and his religion. The description of the King is extraordinary. It was very descriptive of the kind of the man King George was as well as a clear description of his behavior/personality. This is a litmus test that we can use as a guide to every man/woman that wants to be elected POTUS.
"Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." ...... "by their Creator" ......
The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, (Trump has already stated that he WILL change the Eminent Domain law that will surely benefit him and his companies) the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained, (narcissism) and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right (narcissism) of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.(narcissism)
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures (narcissism)
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent (narcissism) the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. (narcissism)
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, (narcissism) by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, (narcissism) for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. (narcissism)
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: (narcissism)
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us,(narcissism) and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. (narcissism) A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. (narcissism)
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren.
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world (God, the Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ) for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare.
That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown,
and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved;
and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce,
and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, (God, the Father of our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ) we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
If only we had "read the signs" and purposed in our hearts to speak to grave consequences involving the election of Obama as pres.
It don't disagree with some of what he says. Although as I stated in my previous post, Ben Carson had come out with ideas way back in 2013 following the very essence of courage. He stood in the presence of the POTUS, gave a speech that spoke directly to what Obama was doing to our country. He didn't seek out the media (although they were there). He wasn't seeking notoriety, fame, even that he had all the answers to what has to be done to fix our country.
I believe with my whole heart it is the right, privilege and responsibility to tell others if I believe to see something potentially dangerous to our nation.
Trump does his own thing. He does what he wants, when he wants. He does not respect others. Why doesn't he hold town hall meetings; go out into small communities to meet people. Everything he does must be done on a grandiose scale. In fact, he will even tell the cameramen exactly how he wants them to film him. He already wants to change the law. He doesn't mention the Constitution on a regular basis, he does not respect others. He says he does. Then in the very next breath he says hateful things about them. As I previously stated, the way he treated Jeb Bush is appalling. As educated as he says he is, he could easily find ways to target Bush's policies and statements without treating him like dirt. I don't agree with Jeb and likewise to not believe he is presidential material either. But I can state those facts without being demeaning.
No matter how angry we are; how afraid we are; we do not have the right to treat other decent human beings that way. To be a strong leader he/she should carry themselves with respect for others, have moral values, humility, patience and a loving attitude to decent human beings. President Reagan was that man. Trump is not like President Reagan. Reagan always spoke in soft tones, he didn't yell, didn't go into angry tyraids, he never focused on himself, he had a great sense of humor, a love for mankind. But he could be firm. I will never forget the first time I saw him in a press conference, I believe it was his first. The press had always just yelled out to get their attention. He said "wait a minute. Please sit down. Quietly raise your hand and then I will answer questions." They did it immediately. He had a presence of strength without being loud, rude and obnoxious. The press never did that again. However, now we have the opposite problem in that the press are handpicked and told what questions they may and may not ask. He worked effectively with Congress and had a good working relationship with them, his staff and other countries. The loudest I remember Reagan was his passionate speech in front of the Berlin wall; " Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall". No yelling, screaming, ranting, raving; but it was a commanding statement which obviously caught the ear of many and today is known as one of the most popular presidential speeches.
A 2008 presidential candidate had huge throngs of people follow him. They hung on his every word and promise. He promised exactly what they wanted to hear, a change to way things were. He told of the changes "I will do". People flocked to him like he was the Pied Piper. But he lied. He told us what we wanted to hear but had an ulterior motive; to weaken the United States, fundamentally changing us and the goal of one day becoming the first dictator of America. Of course he would not reveal his true intentions; he wouldn't have been elected. He had to conform himself in a way that would be appealing to the people so he could manipulate them. Then he would be able to trick them into voting for him: Barrack Obama
We have to be "wise as serpents and gentle like a dove". " Whatsoever is in a mans heart comes out of his mouth".
Freedom fighter I agree it can be simple, If one is ready to surrender all and stop all wilfull sin in their life, that is called repenting. Yashua knew the thoughts of man so he knew that thief on the cross was sincere and if he
could have gotten down he would have lived a different life. My point is most preachers don't tell us we have to obey him for salvation. They suggest we should. Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments and I will manifest myself to you, that is a condition " if ".
I had once been deceived by those kind of preachers and they told me I was saved and Jesus was in my heart, but he was no more in my heart than in the devils, because I was still going to flirt with sin and fornicate. Preachers told me and I still here it, you can't obey Jesus that is why he died, that is a lie, if we can't obey him then why did he tell us to, he said if we love him we will, it is all about love.
But after I learned sin wasn't getting the job done, I quit going to these harlot churches and started reading the Bible for myself and the Lord showed me in his word and through his Spirit that it was all or none, that if I wanted him to come in me and show up in power that I was going t have to give it all, so I did, I trashed my rock n roll, which encouraged me to sin, worldly music, got rid of the carnal mind and got my mind renewed through the Word of God and he filled me with his Spirit and then I knew he was in me.
The Lord has since taught me that the majority of preachers are false preachers and the fruit they bear is a bunch of hypocrites, so here we are in an America with 74% saying they are Christians and quit frankly we are a wicked country, the muslims have no respect for what they see as Christians and rightfully so in that case.
Atheism is on the rise and most of them came out of these false harlot churches but they could have done like me and went a step further and challenged the words of Yashua in the bible and did what he said and he would have manifested himself to them as he did me, but they just chose to blow it all of as false. But they will be sorrow for that when they wake up in hell with all the hypocrites with them. Narrow and strait is the way and few there be that find it, not my words, its Yashuas.