Well, he could not win the nomination of the Republican Party. He did
He could not win the Presidency . He did
He could not speak properly . He just did!
He could not be Presidential. Looked Presidential to me.
The delivery of the speech . Seemed pretty good to me.
Of course , he just does not have the temperament ? Well, too soon, I agree but so far, not bad.
The themes developed in the speech are all familiar . They represent his campaign themes and his promises . And as everyone is finding out , this fellow seems intent on keeping his promises. What a novel idea!
A . The Economy–
Removing the barriers to Dakota and XL Pipelines —already done
Removing burdensome regulation –every new one two old ones to go
Proposed tax bill –lower taxes on business and middle class
Massive Infrastructure Bill Proposed
Free trade must mean fair trade
B . Security—-
More money for law enforcement
More money for military and veterans
Removing ‘bad’ illegal immigrants–begun
Proposes to build the wall on southern border
Stricter vetting of immigrants –already begun
New legal immigration policy
New bill emphasizing school choice for all students
Eliminate and replace Obamacare
Nations must pay their share in international bodies like NATO
This now starting to happen
‘My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America.’
The Republicans must be united if Obamacare to be eliminated and replaced. That means the leaders in the House and Senate must be squarely onside . And they just have two years to be sure it gets done. Cannot depend on the midterms .
The same goes for tax changes and the infrastructure program .
It is assumed that there will be expenditure reductions in many Departments and Agencies . This could become contentious.
No doubt expenditure reduction and a stronger economy are the factors the Administration thinks will pay for the new programs . Will this materialize?
It will be interesting to see what the projected deficit will be. Hard to see a surplus in the first two years. If the economy takes off then surplus possible in third year.
The Democrats really can’t stand the President. I suspect it is the first time in history that thirty days in and the opposition is talking of impeachement. Of course, no evidence to advance such a silly idea. But they will furiously oppose and frustrate, and obstruct.
Worth watching is how they( Democrats) handle programs like the infrastructure program which will no doubt be popular.
I think they would be wise to refrain from obstruction on the Supreme Court nominee.
If Trump’s overall program gains traction with the people the Democrats will have to be smarter than they are now projecting.