The long, tiring and frustrating election season is finally over and it’s been historic in its own right: GOP nominee Donald J. Trump’s victor has proven once more that We the People are the real power brokers in the United States of America, not the corrupt, rigged system that was built by shady, crooked career politicians like Hillary Clinton and the fat cat donors who own them.
It was an uphill battle all the way for Trump, who fought “the establishment” for every vote. The entire political machine consisting of both Democrats and Republicans, global corporations, foreign governments, and the lying mainstream media were aligned against him. Billions of dollars were spent trying to prevent him from winning the White House.
And they all failed.
That’s because in the end, the American people rose up and chose a candidate that did not have a three-decade record of failure. Hillary Clinton has been in politics for more than 30 years but, as first lady, then U.S. senator and finally secretary of state, she never managed to achieve much. During her campaign she touted her resume early and often, but being in a position is not the same thing as accomplishing something.
Trump, by comparison, offered Americans a legitimate record of accomplishment. The billionaire businessman built a brand and a financial empire that few will ever accomplish. The difference is, Trump has always said he wants all Americans who put in the time and energy to have the opportunity to mimic his success. To do what he has done. To achieve what he has achieved.
For Trump, it was never about the presidency, per se. He didn’t need to run. But he wanted to because he has always felt that he was the best-suited to give the country back to the people after wresting control over it from the big corporations, the lying media and the political establishment machines of both major political parties (which essentially pursue the same policies).
What were the messages a majority of Americans just sent to Washington, D.C., and the world by choosing Trump?
— They trust Trump more than anyone else to bring back their jobs.
— They don’t want open borders and unlimited migration into our country from the Third World.
— They don’t want more of the same kinds of ‘trade deals’ that offshore more jobs than they bring in, raising trade deficits in the hundreds of billions. They are tired of America making other countries rich while we get poorer.
— They don’t want the United States to be the world’s police force.
— They are tired of being discounted by career politicians who beg them for votes and then ignore them after they win and get back to Washington.
— They are fed up with broken policies that never get fixed.
— They are sick of inefficient, wasteful and expensive big government.
— They want their healthcare system back and believe Trump is the one to return it.
— They want a president who respects the rule of law.
— They want a president who protects national security and doesn’t give away secrets (or sell them).
— They are really fed up with “politics as usual” and the co-opted and corporate-owned political class that has gotten more and more wealthy and powerful, as the people have gotten poorer and underrepresented.
They want better roads, bridges, schools, and airports.
They want their rusted, aged, lead-leaching water pipes replaced.
They want jobs that can support them and their communities’ tax base.
They want opportunities that have long since gone away.
They are tired of Washington’s one-size-fits-all approach.
They don’t want “solutions” imposed on them from five Supreme Court justices or the federal court system in general.
They want their own state and local leaders managing state and local affairs because they are tired of being told what to do and how to do it from nameless, faceless bureaucrats in Washington who doesn’t know them or their community’s needs.
And the majority of voters just said they didn’t believe ‘Ms. Career Politician’ would deliver on any of those things.
There are millions of people who are not happy with President-elect Trump’s victory. For some reason they believed that a career criminal masquerading as a politician was somehow more “qualified” to be our president. For some reason they thought that because he was plain-spoken he was “unqualified.” They believe that he’s “unfit” to have his hand on the nuclear weapons codes, and that Clinton – so obviously co-opted and compromised by foreign governments – was somehow a wiser choice to secure our country and protect our people. Frankly, that’s incredible.
But now it’s time to come together as a nation. We have made our choice and it is President-elect Trump. We should support him and allow him the opportunity to make good on his pledges. He’ll put a good team in place and he’ll show the world just why a billionaire businessman is exactly the right person for America at exactly the right time.