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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I saw a video of where some Christians were praying for Trump. Trump's head was bowed and I was thrilled that if he was not saved before that meeting.....that those prayers would have an impact on his life. I also think there is entirely too much animosity toward Trump. It's quite enough for folks to say they can't support him but instead this site has turned into a "bashing session"......both for Trump and for those that support him. I'm beginning to wonder why people feel a need to be so argumentative. Sad. There's not a one of us that knows what's in another person's heart....only God and that person knows. I sure don't know what's in Trump's heart but I pray for him and I wish the very best for him.
James..........it's not for you to worry about Christians or non-Christians......it's for you to set the example of Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work.
And by the way, so far as I know this site has no requirement that anyone be a Christian or any other religion to participate in discussion.
It is dangerous to assume anything with regard to others relationship in a Spiritual sense.
James.........you take of James.......I'll deal with Harry.....
As far as Trump........you nor I know the heart of Trump........nor do I know your heart, only what you say.
I won't judge you or Trump.
I don't know what's in Trump's heart either but Jesus taught us to judge by their fruits and from what I see of his fruits... well? He sure has said many things about others that I wouldn't dare say aloud. Guess we'll see how he primaries work out?
Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president...Carson needs to stick to Medicine.. He is not the right person for the job.. When I found out one of his top advisers is neck and neck with Louis Farrakhan, I said no to Carson...
Agree 100%, and neither is Rubio! I also recently found out about his association with Williams! Disgusting! I wasn't supporting him any way but that just topped it off!
raynix, I, too, saw the interview where Trump said he hasn't asked forgiveness of any people. I heard that. HOWEVER, he also quickly said that, when he is in church, he does ask God's forgiveness for things. That stuck in my mind at that time and the minds of the people I viewed the interview with.
yes , is he saying what we want to hear ??
no one , if elected will stop our destruction , this i have posted on many sites.
Hillary WILL expedite our demise , she will use her cute tricks to slowly disarm us.
Gary t, you have a lot of truth but you are very pessimistic, whatever happened to what God said, " 2CHRON 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Now Gary I doubt very seriously that will happen, but it won't be because I didn't obey the Lord and try and get others to. We have one guy on here that says it is "only by faith" and to just believe a pray a prayer, while James the brother of Jesus said, JAS 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Those type of so called Christians is exactly why we are in the shape we are in today. This false preaching has been going on for a long time, that is why we are where we are. At least 74% of Americans say they are Christians, yet look at us, gay marriage, go the movie house and its filled with so called Christians watching stuff there our Savior would never approve us, watching crap on TV etc, etc. .
Satan has infiltrated organized religion and twisted the message. I like the following scripture as well as scores of others that prove what I am saying and if Gods people would heed these words and not the only by faith and just pray this prayer without telling people they have to stop wilfull sin, repent the Lord would intervene for us.
MT 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
MT 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
But Gary don't just say it don't matter it is too late, there is still hope, not much but some.
Amen raynix, let's not forget His people are called Y'Israel. (Not any church.) We are to be grafted into one tree and the richness and fullness thereof.
i am realistic. we have one viable solution > ARMED REBELLION, oust everyone and reboot.
HIS intervention may occur , however , this Nation rebuked HIM and has for the most part
become perverted. Will he bless this ?
obviously some have communicated to him via prayer , yet has HE stopped the carnage
of this nation ?
we can continue to be treated as a herd of cattle or worse yet a cramped pen of Chickens,
that pleases the global elites.
The primary process is upon us. It's finished by June. There isn't anything new to learn about these candidates that you should not have already been exposed to and vetted yourself. If by "playing both sides of the coin" you mean donating to the party in power, that is TYPICAL business acumen that is played all across this nation, even on small levels. If you are a developer, you are wise to donate some amount of money to your local or state representatives in order to help expedite your permits through the system--or else you are an average schmuck like the rest of us average folk. Trump's only crime is thinking big. He earned his money the old fashioned way in this country. He didn't earn it like the Clinton's or the Bush's through foreign donors. He's not an Obama who is now worth over $15 million for being a community organizer. He built a concrete business in which his fine children are following. His other crime: being honest. He didn't have to expose that he donated to Hillary and so what. Only con people hide what they do what they don't want you to know what they did. Bill Gates tried to ignore the political system when they came to him asking for donations. They made him care. Now, he's made billions off Common Core and is promoting it. Trump is NOT promoting any global agenda. He's running against it. Look at how the others are running. No one is as honest about their flaws as he is. I don't give a crap he didn't ask God for forgiveness. Is that now our litmus test for hiring a President--and since when--when a liberal Republican who probably has never asked for forgiveness himself asked Trump the question. He could have lied, but didn't. Those are the traits that say something about the man. Honesty, integrity. That's between him and God if he asks/asked for forgiveness. What should he have asked forgiveness for--and who are we to judge? Frankly, it's none of our business.