Among other things, he has been described as ambitious, self-serving (a measure of narcissism), dominant and controlling. Many times he speaks — and tweets — without thinking. He is most defiantly NOT a politician.
Those are not the reasons I am voting for Donald J. Trump on November 3.
I refuse to listen to the attacks against him by Democrats who started with the lie of Russian collusion before Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
I will be voting for him based on what he has done for the United States of America during his first term. Accomplishments ignored by his enemies.
In case you have forgotten them — with the coronavirus dominating the news for the last six months — here are some examples.
As a conservative Republican, I am for our borders to be open to anyone who enters legally and closed to everyone who would circumvent or ignore the law. To that end, Trump is building the wall on our border with Mexico with 450 miles expected to be finished by the end of this year.
In addition, Trump has strongly enforced our nation’s immigration laws. Something I believe Joe Biden would ignore.
During the Obama-Biden administration, a terrorist group known as ISIS was formed in the middle-east. In 2015 they bombed a Russian airplane, killing 224 people. That same year 130 people were killed in a series of coordinated attacks in Paris by ISIS. At its peak, some 10 million people were living in territory controlled by ISIS.
Innocent men and women were be-headed by ISIS and shown on national TV. It is estimated that ISIS terrorist attacks killed over 28,000 people between 2013 and 2018 — excluding battlefield deaths.
The Obama-Biden US-led government let them grow, with the assumption they would overthrow Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.
Under the strong leadership of the Trump administration, the ISIS caliphate was defeated and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed on Oct. 26, 2019.
Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both promised during their presidential campaigns to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. Trump did it. Obama warned that the move would have “explosive” results. It didn’t.
Trump withdrew America from the horrible, one-sided deal that the Obama-Biden administration had made with Iran — a country whose goal is the destruction of the United States.
President Trump reversed the previous administration’s policy on the communist country of Cuba.
NATO member countries have been encouraged to pay their fair share by Trump. As a result, NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016.
In January of this year, Trump replaced the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) making good on his promise to deliver a fairer trade agreement for America. USMCA has the potential to create nearly 600,000 jobs and generate up to $235 billion in economic activity.
Also involving trade, the Trump administration reached agreements with the European Union, Japan and Korea to increase U.S. exports — benefiting American blue-collar workers.
He is the first president, in memory, to stand up to China by imposing tariffs in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft and unfair trade practices.
None of this was even considered during the eight years of the Obama-Biden administration because they never put America first.
Trump has been the opposite of the Obama-Biden administration where our nation’s police is concerned. Trump supports American police and the thin blue line that protects us. The previous administration has been accused of starting the ‘war on cops.’
Our current president officially established the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces last December — the Space Force, tasked with protecting US military assets in space.
Pay increases for the military under Trump is almost double that of Obama averaging 2.775 percent per year as compared to 1.4 percent.
I’m running out of room but I still have more of Trump’s accomplishments to highlight, including tax cuts, energy independence, elimination of hurtful regulations, the judiciary, the economy and more. Read my column next week for more.