Delivering a speech in sharp contrast to wealth redistribution expert President Barack “Man of Steal” Obama, Donald Trump embraced American manufacturing, capitalism, and our potential to once again reclaim our American Exceptionalism. It strayed far from mainstream Republicanism, and, boy was it refreshing to hear.
For the past 20 years both Left and Right have preached on the virtues of Globalization—this bizarre notion that Americans benefit through the job extraction of our own industry. Trump railed, awkwardly reading from a teleprompter, against NAFTA and TPP. He slammed our trade deals, and pointed out the absurdity of the continuation of our chosen demise by potentially electing Hillary Clinton—a lesbian who happens to be married to the man who signed one of those deals into effect.
(He didn’t call her a lesbian, but I will)
Ye Olde Republican Establishment continue to bitch and moan that Trump is the presumptive nominee. By God, I mean Allah, (mentioning our God is now a microaggression, right?) even Republican stalwarts like George Will are leaving the GOP. Well, boo-fuck’n-hoo. George Will, who I respect and have read for the past decade, is smart; he’s also wildly disconnected from everyone in America other than the Chamber of Commerce. Political punditry jobs aren’t shipped overseas—the same goes for Economics professors, Austan Goolsbee.
Trump’s message was about middle-class stability through manufacturing jobs. It is a message directly against the current system—the one we were all raised to believe in—that college education is the key to success. Bull. Shit. American colleges produce nothing but brats with Gender Studies degrees who graduate and learn that nobody gives a shit about your Gender Studies degree.
We need factories and plants—Donald Trump stands with Rust Belt steel manufacturing and coal mining. Who does Hillary stand with? She vowed to put poor-ass West Virginians out of their jobs.
Is it wrong to desire an American President who actually likes us? Because one option is an old woman who thinks we’re all Islamophobic, homophobic queer-beaters, and the other is a guy with funny hair speaking awkward truths. At least Trump likes us. But it’s probably xenophobic to want a president who likes the majority population of the country he represents.