By the time you read this article, there will have been a changing of the guard at the helm of the free world. Indeed, Barack Obama will have passed the torch to the victor of the 2016 cycle, Donald J. Trump. While the transition may not have been as smooth as either party would have liked it to be, ultimately the time-honored tradition of a peaceful inauguration will have commenced, and “The Donald” will assume his position as head of the United States of America.
As a Trump supporter since the day he announced his campaign, Friday, Jan. 20 will mark the conclusion of a long, hard-fought battle. No longer will I have to plead a case for why the billionaire real estate tycoon is the perfect fit for commander in chief: the deed will have been done, he will be the 45th president and the policies I voted for will come to fruition. Being (at least very early on) one of the few outspoken Trump supporters on campus, I have dealt with a good amount of concern from the losing side. Many people have picked my brain as to why I think Donald Trump is going to be a phenomenal president and why they should feel the way I do about him as our leader.
This doubt is shared by detractors. Will he do the things he says he will do? Will he build a wall, will he lower taxes, will he fix our imploding health care system, will he end government corruption, will he bring jobs back? While he has a phenomenal business record, he doesn’t have a record of public service to show his prowess as a public servant. So how can we know that Donald Trump will be able to keep his promises to the American people?
Luckily for me, since he was elected on Nov. 8 his actions have spoken far louder than my words could ever do. While the media tends to dwell on the negative issues regarding alleged Russian interference, Donald Trump has had an extremely effective and efficient transition period. It seems like every other day we hear about some new deal he’s making with companies to repatriate massive numbers of jobs and massive amounts of money back to the States. The workaholic Trump has been in talks with business leaders and foreign governments every day, figuring out why America is losing in trade and creating the best solutions for the problems. Even before he took office, Carrier, Ford, GM, Toyota, Hyundai, Fiat, Chrysler and Apple have all pledged to manufacture in the States as a result of Trump’s economic policies and trademark deal-making. Japanese bank Softbank has also pledged an investment of $50 billion and 50,000 new American jobs after a meeting with the new president. On top of the thousands of jobs and billions of dollars being pledged as soon as he swears in, Donald Trump’s election has already begun an economic renaissance in the States. The stock market is at a record high mark, consumer optimism is peaking and the economy is growing quickly in anticipation for the regime change.
When it comes to working hard for America, there is no doubt Donald Trump will not waste much time. In fact, he’s purposefully planning a shorter inauguration so he can get to work immediately. His cabinet nominations were the fastest of all presidents elected in the past half-century. On top of creating an all-star team for his cabinet, Trump has been holding conferences with America’s greatest minds and activists to discuss the problems America faces and how to create the best solutions. Great minds such as Elon Musk and Bill Gates colluding in the same room is something that ought to be done, and Trump is doing just that.
In his plan detailing his first 100 days, he intends to cover a lot of ground very quickly. One of his campaign slogans near the latter half of his campaign, “drain the swamp,” is going to be immediately addressed by imposing term limits and setting boundaries on Congress in order to end corruption and special interests taking priority over American interests. Second will be a complete renegotiation of trade deals that hurt the American economy and only exist to line the pockets of the uber wealthy, while also deregulating trillions of dollars being held behind lobbyist roadblocks. Of course, other promises revolving around lower and simpler taxes, affordable health care for all, ending illegal immigration and building a wall, solving urban crime and drug epidemics, incentivizing child care and a huge $1 trillion investment on infrastructure are also on the agenda. With a majority supporting him in all three branches of government, the circumstances are looking sunny for the Trump administration to “Make America Great Again.”
Sources: CNN, Fox News, U.S. News & World Report