What does a Trump presidency mean for America?
Well, that depends on who you ask.
For some, a Trump presidency means safety and security. It means returning power to the people and it means a more conservative and better America.
For others, a Trump presidency means oppression and tyranny. It means turning the clock back on the Obama agenda. It means for them also a more conservative, but worse, America.
For those in the first group, Trump’s promises to slow immigration and build a wall are great. They believe it means more work for Americans and less money spent on welfare.
Trump has promised to “drain the swamp”. That is, to rid Washington of corrupt and crooked politicians. A Trump presidency means greater transparency and honesty in government.
Other Trump Promises include:
- rebuilding and strengthening the military
- reducing the size of government by cutting federal jobs
- investing less in green energy and turning again to gas and oil
- renegotiating trade deals
For those upset to have a Trump presidency, his election feels unbearable. It means the loss of their healthcare and welfare programs. They believe it means a rise of sexism, racism and bigotry. More than anything, it means the loss of Hillary’s presidency. Many of her supporters wanted her to be the first woman president.
Other concerns these folks have with a Trump presidency include:
- a limiting of abortion services
- the installation of conservative judges on the Supreme Court
- an increasing intolerance of Muslims and other minority groups
- Trump getting close with Russia
But what does a Trump presidency really mean for America?
Well, no one really knows.
Donald Trump is something of an enigma. He is an unknown in politics, unlike Hillary Clinton, who has been in public office for upwards of 30 years.
On and off the campaign trail, Trump would often contradict himself.
Earlier in life, Trump was pro-choice. Now he claims to be pro-life. He once believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. Now he believes “if two people dig each other, they dig each other.” He began his campaign promising broad tax cuts. He has now altered this after discovering that it would be impossible to do.
We will have to wait and see what a Trump presidency really means.
We can assume that he will be like every other president. He will keep some of his promises and break others. He will make some people happy and others angry. He will entertain some and infuriate others.
The one thing we can know for sure is that a Trump presidency means change for America.