Businessman Donald Trump is certainly a colorful character, and he has livened up the batch of Republican candidates running for the U.S. presidency.
He’s something of a whipping boy for the liberal media—and yeah he kinda makes himself a bit of a target with his flamboyancy—but he does grab your attention.
He’s great at marketing himself, but at least he doesn’t try to be politically correct, which in itself is a plus in this day and age.
For me, the very self-confident Trump grabbed my consideration in the video below at the three minute mark where he talks about the national debt, and how trade with China and other countries is destroying America.
“What’s going on with trade with this country is unbelievable, you have to stop it… It is all manipulation of currency,” he says in this interview with Fox’s Bret Baier prior to his announcing his presidency bid.
“Y’know, we make better product than they make in China, but they manipulate their currency brilliantly, and they’re taking away our jobs, they’re taking away our manufacturing, and we have to bring it back, so we have to be strong on China, strong on trade,” he says.
He picks up on the China thread again at the 15 minute mark by saying he wants to bring back manufacturing to the U.S.
“You know in China, they make something, they sell it over here, no tax,” he says. When the U.S. makes something and sends it to China, he says, the red tape is horrendous, and the item is massively taxed.
“We have people who don’t know what they’re doing and it is unfair, and our companies can’t compete with that, you just can’t compete with it,” he says. “So I guarantee you there won’t be devaluations of their currency when I am around.”
“And our country will become great again, and our country will become rich again,” Trumps says. “Now, rich doesn’t sound nice—people say: ‘Oh, that’s a terrible thing to say, our country is going to be rich’—well, without being rich, we can’t be great.”
In the second part of this interview below, Trump is afraid that the whole of the U.S. will be like Detroit if we don’t fix it:
Maybe Trump is who he says he is, ‘a conservative with a big heart.’
He says he isn’t going to cut social welfare or Medicare (but he’ll get rid of the waste and fraud), and he is going to look after the veterans.
I have to agree with Trump that the U.S. is in big, big trouble, and whoever it is who comes in and takes over as commander-in-chief next year, they will need to rise to an immense challenge.
To give Trump a bit more time, here he is in an interview with ABC done just after he announced that he was running for the presidency. See it below: