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11/16/16

USA: President Trump's Fourteen Points - Will he keep them ?

Exit polls indicate that only 37 percent of voters thought President-elect Donald Trump “qualified to be president.”

Only 34 percent, said he had “the right personality and temperament for the office.”

In many states, voters simply refused to choose between Hillary Clinton and Trump. In Michigan, for example, some 90,000 voted but refused to make any choice at all for President

As was the case for Al Gore in the 2000 election against George W. Bush, Clinton had the support of more voters than her opponent. 

Nevertheless, under our constitution, Trump will soon take the oath of office as President of the United States of America.

The citizens of the US will be honor bound to salute the new president’s rank, despite all his failings as a man. Both President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have already done so, with grace and style, as was their duty.

That said, saluting Trump’s new rank does not mean one must ignore the man or condone his behavior, either as president or as a private citizen.

What policies or actions promoted by President-elect Trump can we all agree on and support for the greater good of our country?

The following 14 points, all given voice and supported by Trump at some point during his mean-spirited campaign, would seem to form a basis for moving the US forward in a positive and bipartisan spirit.

1. A massive initiative to rebuild/improve/repair our infrastructure. (October 2016)

2. Improve the military but reduce the defense budget. (October 2015)

3. Accept gay marriage. (August 2015)

4. Agree that Stop-&-frisk is unconstitutional. (September 2016)

5. Support paid family leave. (September 2016)

6. Serve as an honest broker and negotiate a lasting treaty of peace between Israel and her enemies. (February 2016)

7. Condemn Russian & any other country’s involvement in our elections. (October 2016)

8. Promote maximum representation and maximum voter participation. (Apr 2016)

9. Educate the public on value of comprehensive vaccinations. (October 2016)

10. Institute some form of universal health care. (July 2000)

11. Fix veteran’s hospitals, and pay private doctors to treat vets in the meantime. (September 2015)

12. Raise minimum wages, nationally and in the states. (May 2016)

13. Get rid of carried interest deduction for brokers (October 2016)

14. Support the exploration of space (October 2016)

Let’s hope, and work hard to make sure, that President Trump’s first 100 days are both productive and bipartisan – on the points that lift us all up. There is at least some ground for agreement.


Read more: President Trump's Fourteen Points - The Globalist

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