My answer to What is Donald Trump's program for making America great again?
Answer by Desmond Last:
Simple. He wants Americans to want to be Proud of themselves as contributors to a Nation that once again wants to be America first and everybody else's second. He like many American's has had enough of America being blamed for the faults of its President and Government. When Obama decided not to get involved in Syria and as a consequence 300,000 Syrians died did I blame the people of America – no. But the people of America felt as thought they are the butt the World has to kick for the failings of its leaders. When China decided to become a Market Economy, pollute the Planet, move people off the land to feed the factories with cheap labor and dumps its production all over the World – the Western leaders including Obama declared it a miracle economy – and then they took Products manufactured in America, built them in China , and sold them to Americans. Were the people to blame for that? No . It is the Fed who wanted the credit that China offered to keep America's growing deficit afloat. There is no such thing as a level-playing field in economics – not when a dominant economy pays slave wages and does not have the environmental costs of others.
Now China is in Afghanistan providing arms to the Afghanistan Army so it can get a good deal on its resources – it did nothing as over 2000 Marines died. Trump wants the World to take its fair share of military enforced peace and China is long overdue in playing its part. Americans want to spend some time in their own backyard and Trump knows that. Spending over 500 billion a year on the Military has not bought peace to anywhere in the World ,but it brought plenty of body bags home. Trump is a business man, his approach will like none other before. For Trump it will be what the cost and what is the benefit – and that is America.
Americans like many of us are fed up with funding corrupt governments who let their people starve and Trump will not let good American money go to waste whislt at home people are homelss and jobless. He will also not stand for Federal Government delays and think tanks and report after report and consultant after consultant – it will be hard times for the freeloaders – again that is what Americans want. They want to be the priory not some suits who say they can form an umbrella organisation for charities and research and then pocket all the money. I suggest that the Secret Service give him good cover because there are many who will want him gone – we have that in common.
It is damning indictment of the American and Canadians failure to deal with the preparation for Bush fires that with hundreds of thousands of troops between them only 200 firefighters were fighting the fires in Alberta – only now they are bringing in troops, after a whole town has been engulfed in flames- Australia is no better. Trump is a planner and will want Americas backyard ready for bush fires even if it means bringing troops home. Trump has my vote and recommendation. He may not have all the answers but he has the heart of America -and you cannot get stronger than that. His father Fred Trump built social housing ( sure and made money) and some of that principle still lives within Trump http://www.desmondlast.com