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DONALD J. TRUMP’s Slogan “ Will make AMERICA great again “ . How ?
By: Manny Diel
The sudden twist of the Presidential Election result in the United States from the favourite from the punters Hillary Clinton to a Donald J. Trump win caught many by surprise and his victory is what the world is talking about. American voters believed that Donald J. Trump will make “ America Great Again”.
On 20 January 2017 , Donald J. Trump , an American Politician, Businessman, T.V. Personality, who against all odds won the Presidential election on 8 November 2016 will be sworn in as the 45th President of America .
He won the general election by gaining a majority of the US Electoral College, although he received a smaller share of the popular votes nationwide against the Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
At age 70, Trump will become the oldest and wealthiest person to assume the Presidency surpassing Ronald Reagan and George Washington , respectively. He is also the only individual in US history to be elected President without any prior experience in public service.
Donald Trump’s platforms are renegotiating US-China relation and free trade agreements such as NAFTA and the trans-Pacific Partnership, strongly enforcing immigration laws and building a wall along the Mexico – US border. His other positions include pursuing energy independence while opposing climate change regulations such as the Clear Power Plan and the Paris Agreement , reforming Veterans Affairs , replacing the Affordable Care Act , abolishing the Common Care Education standard , investing in infrastructure , simplifying the Tax Code , reducing taxes across the board and imposing tariff on imports by companies offshoring jobs. He also advocates largely non-intervention approach to the foreign policy, increase military spending , extreme vetting of Muslims immigrants to counteract Islamic terrorism and aggressive military action by ISIS. Trumps positions have been described by scholars and commentators as populist, protectionist and nationalist.
As a businessman, he has built , renovated or managed numerous office towers , hotels , casinos and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants from 1966 – 2015. He also hosted ‘ The Apprenctice” on NBC from 2004-2015. As of 2016 , Forbes listed Trump as the 324th wealthiest person in the world ( 113th in US) with a net worth of US4.5 billion. Washington Post conclude that Trump is a mix of braggadocio, business failures and red success. Trump did not personally file personal bankruptcies but his casino and hotel businesses have declared bankruptcies six times. Trump said “ I’ve used the laws of the country to pare debts”. In 1971 , he took control of the family real estate and construction firm. ( Source Wikipedia)
Who is Donald J Trump ? He was born on 14 June 1946 in Jamaica Queens , a neighbourhood in New York City . He is the 4th of 5 children from a German father and Scottish mother. Trump attended Fordham University in the Bronx but later transferred at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He is married to Melania Knaus, a Slovenian model and has a son Barron. He has other children from first marriage namely Donald Jr , Ivanka, and Eric and another one daughter from Maples , Tiffany. He is a Presbyterian by religion.
Donald Trump has sought the Reform Party for a Presidential Nomination in 2000 but withdrew before voting began. He also considered running as a Republican for 2012 election but ultimately decided against it. In June 2016, however , he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Election and emerged the winner from 17 contenders.
What does his Presidency mean to it’s allies , Australia , Philippines , etc . Let’s wait and see.
It looks though that Donald Trump is ready to face this ultimate challenge of running America and we hope that he will live up to that promise of “ Making America Great Again.”, but to what expense?. H A P P Y N E W Y E A R – 2017

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