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Ten reasons why Donald Trump will win a second term

19 March 2019

4:37 PM

19 March 2019

4:37 PM

In one of those classic, “the truth is stranger than fiction” scenarios, it’s been revealed that former First Lady Hillary Clinton used to conduct séances to commune with the long since departed spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt. After investigating, even Snopes confirmed that it’s ‘mostly true’. But if you still don’t believe me then take a look at the following video:

Now, normally when people contact the dead they’re trying to predict the future. So, I wonder if Mrs Roosevelt told Hillary that—her then good friend—Donald Trump was going to defeat her goal in becoming the first female President? What follows, though, are ten reasons why I believe Trump will win a second term in office.

  1. Sneering Democrat Socialists:

The left has always had an interest in framing the opponent in moral terms, and the 2016 Presidential election was no exception. According to Victor Davis Hanson in his book The Case for Trump (Basic Books, 2019):

The greatest blunder of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton all but condemned “half of Trump’s supporters” into what she called “the basket of deplorables”.

But after writing off half of the nearly 63 million who would eventually vote against her, Clinton then patronized “the other basket” of trump supporters as the naïve and confused who needed her empathy and sympathy (“Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well”). In other words, just sixty days before the 2016 election, Clinton had written off tens of millions of potential voters as either evil for their support of Trump, or bewildered and in dire need of re-education”.

But Hillary was not alone. Just consider a number of other derogatory insults that were hurled at Trump—and his supporters—by other senior Democrats during his campaign, as well as during his first term in office:

  • Bill Clinton — likened the base of Trump’s supporters as ‘standard redneck[s].’
  • Bernie Sanders — calls Trump a ‘racist…sexist…xenophob[ic], [authoritarian] who is undermining American democracy.’
  • Elizabeth Warren — accused Mike Pence of being a dishonourable person due to his ‘homophobia.’
  • Hank Johnson — Democratic Representative of Georgia effectively characterises all Trump-supporters as Nazis when he equates Donald Trump with Adolf Hitler.

Or then there’s the most radical claims of all, made by the ‘fresh-faced’ socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

What is becoming clear is that as the Democratic Party increasingly pursues an aggressive and unequivocal socialist agenda, the likelihood of Trump being elected for a second term in office is more and more likely.

  1. The North Korean conflict:

While many were predicting that he was going to start WW3, it has since become evident that Trump has done more to facilitate peace between North and South Korea—due to the diplomatic intervention of Dennis Rodman—than any other President before him.

  1. Increased domestic wages

Under Trump’s Presidency, wages have skyrocketed:

  • 2017 — The first year of Trump’s Presidency saw the highest rate of national wage growth since the recession ended in June 2009.
  • October 2018 — US wages reached a nine-year high; these two positive improvements drastically improved the global value of the US dollar.
  1. Decreased domestic unemployment: Under Trump’s presidency, “the jobless rate dropped to the lowest in nearly half a century, and the number of unfilled job openings hit a record high.” Back in September 2018, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 per cent, the lowest since 1969, as shown in the graph below.

Source: Unemployment Rate (16 years and over), Bureau of Labour Statistics

What’s more, labour force participation has dramatically risen since the beginning of Trump’s Presidency as shown below.

Source: Federal Reserve, via BBC

  1. Increased manufacturing jobs

The reason why this has succeeded is because of President Trump’s commitment to deregulation at a rate of 22:1 for every regulation introduced.

  1. Increased national employment
  1. Cracking down on gangs: In 2017: prosecution criminal gang members rose by thirty-six per cent, compared to 2016. What’s more, there was an increase of ninety-eight million dollars to fund police operations and secure safety in neighbourhoods across the US. Over 4,000 MS-13 gang members are arrested in a joint-operation with Central American nations
  2. Ending the Iran deal: On 8 May 2018, Trump withdrew from the Iran Deal—which was illegitimately signed by President Obama back in 2015—signifying his intolerance of dictatorships that abuse their own citizens and fund terrorist campaigns.
  3. Conservative Supreme Court Justices: In 2017, President Trump appointed two conservative Supreme Court Justices — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanagh, both of which, will have a widespread conservative influence long after President Trump leaves office.
  4. Restrictions on abortion: The US President has from the very beginning stood on a ‘pro-life’ platform, whereas, the Democrats have pursued an aggressive, pro-abortion agenda. While a divisive social issue, The Washington Times reports that most pro-choice Americans are opposed to late-term abortion.

So, this is all to say that when you see mainstream media outlets predicting a majority win for the Democratic Party — such as CNN’s 91 per cent prediction back in 2016 — think again. Look not only at what President Trump has accomplished, but what he could achieve if offered a second term in office.  Because, unfortunately for Barack Obama, the prophetic utterance he gave about Donald Trump turned out to be a laughingstock. And I’m expecting something similar to happen during the 2020 Presidential Election.

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