President Trump has had many successes. To name a few, he has: nominated 2 new supreme court justices, avoided war with North Korea and Syria, successfully passed criminal justice reform, and great management of the national economy thus far. However, there are several things he must do to win the Presidency. Many of these will focus on issues that have successfully divided the Trump base. At this point, that is the greatest threat to his Presidency. Let’s take a look at the 5 most important actions he must take to win in 2020!
- Trump must veto and reject any and all gun control measures. Unfortunately, the President has completely flip-flopped on his promise to protect the 2nd amendment. He successfully implemented a bump-stock ban, and has vocalized support for a silencer ban, universal background checks, and red flag laws. All proposals violate the 2nd amendment, and all proposals will do nothing to prevent mass shootings or any crime involving a gun. Many are hoping that he will do what he has done with several other actions and that is honoring the original concern, but tempering the overall response. Syria is probably the best example. Trump knew that the neocons and neoliberals wanted troops on the ground, and a full-on invasion. He chose to use the MOAB, a direct strike at the purported problem at hand. The matter ended there, for now. Many are hoping that Trump will do the same with his response to recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Trump has announced that his cabinet is working on several proposals. Hopefully these proposals focus solely on mental health issues and political extremism throughout America, rather than more gun control measures that will only infringe on the rights of all Americans while offering no real solutions. Without a doubt, failing on this issue may result in a Democratic victory in 2020.
- President Trump must continue and increase his attacks on the private Federal Reserve banking system. Trump has attacked the FED more than any other President in recent memory. He must continue these attacks, as the manipulation that occurred up to and after the 2008 financial crisis have set America up for its next economic disaster. He must get out in front of this dilemma; his overall goal should be to delay the recession into his next term. Who better than President Trump to manage a financial crisis? He would then have the excuse to do what is necessary to attempt to balance the budget and prevent a currency crisis. Finally, he must call for a full audit of the Federal Reserve, something that has never been done in the 100-year history of the institution.
- President Trump must propose drastic budget cuts as part of his 2020 campaign platform and continue making his case that he is fighting for the American people. The nation is 22 trillion in debt, and the recent budget proposal that Trump helped pass is one of the largest annual budget deficits in U.S. history. By 2029, the national debt as share of the national GDP will reach its highest level since the immediate aftermath of World War II. It is time that America start paying its bills, for the future well being of all Americans. Simultaneously, Trump must keep fighting for the American people with his trade deals. It may seem painful at first, but many believe that his strategy will prevail.
- President Trump must show the American people the progress made on border security, immigration policy, and the wall. It is time for Trump to pull a Ross Perot. He must pull out charts, graphs, and most importantly—a map—highlighting the upgrades to the existing wall and border sections that he was allowed to do under his authority. He must continue to point out that new wall funding must be approved by Congress, and that he is doing everything he can. He must make his case to the American people. He will also have to shore up other immigration related campaign promises, such as continued restriction or outright moratoriums on H1B-visa immigration.
- To combat the nasty political environment largely brought on by the Democratic Party, President Trump should create an advisory council on political bipartisanship, and bring both parties together to rebuild America’s infrastructure. President Trump should continue to reach across the aisle on areas of common ground. A great starting point would be America’s infrastructure.