Donald Trump, in his first 100 days as president would do many great things for our nation. He would immediately sign an executive order banning muslims from outside our country from entering the United States. He would follow up by calling other countries such as China to advise them that if they do not stop manipulating currency and taking advantage of the United States, we would retaliate by imposing a 25 percent tariff on products imported from China. If they do not follow through, he will propose legislation to the United States Congress requesting that the 25 percent tariff be made law. This would inevitably cause the markets in China’s economy to slow dramatically enough to bring them to the negotiating table. Odds are, they will cease the currency manipulation in order to continue doing business with the United States.
I also predict within the first 100 days he will begin negotiations with Mexico to build the wall along our southern boarder. He will tax the remittance payments from Mexico, which amount to a total of $24.8 billion dollars. Taxing this revenue could in part pay for the wall. He has also argued for restructuring NAFTA to force Mexico to pay for the wall, and he could also put a temporary tariff on Mexican products entering our country. These things combined would mean the wall would be built and paid for within a relatively short amount of time, no big deal.
Third, he will appoint a Supreme Court Justice like Raymond Gruender, a judge appointed in 2003 by President George W. Bush who will uphold the rights of the unborn and shoot down liberal crackpot judicial rulings. He will not appoint a Sotomayor or a Kagan, which is some of what you hear from those who are opposed to a Trump presidency from within the party. He may not pick Gruender, but he will pick someone with the same judicial philosophy. Trump will not appoint his sister, as that would be perceived as corrupt. He is likely to nominate someone as conservative or more conservative than Scalia.
Fourth, he will defund planned parenthood, using the veto pen if necessary. Planned Parenthood is a terrible organization which has performed 300,000 abortions per year in this country, according to the Heritage Foundation. Mr Trump has given them credit for some services they may provide, but he seems to understand that there are many other women’s health centers the funding could go to to provide mammograms and pre-pregnancy birth control, and he will redirect these funds away from Planned Parenthood and put them into those organizations that do not practice and authorize abortion.
And fifth, and possibly the biggest one of all: He will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. He has advocated medical liability reform, as well as abolishing insurance company monopolies in given states, therefore allowing nationwide competition. On this issue, he is a bit different from most Republicans – I believe he will keep a portion of the medicaid expansion to cover those who otherwise would be UNINSURABLE. Understanding that insurance by nature is to cover generally healthy people who are unlikely to need coverage vs the medical necessity of those with disabling conditions who otherwise would be excluded from healthcare “insurance.” There will likely be a board to determine if someone is capable of getting insurance on the open market without being deemed “uninsurable.” This is necessary, because in order to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans must offer a viable option to ensure coverage to the most vulnerable who fall in the income gap, or we will be accused of being heartless again.
Seventh, he will protect our gun rights which are under continued assault by the left and those who wish to infringe on our right to keep and bear arms. I believe he will propose and get passed National Concealed Carry, which would abolish most of the nutty far-left gun laws that exist in some of these states that are run by liberals. While he used to be in favor of gun control, he has since evolved on the issue, with members of his family registered members of the National Rifle Association (NRA.)He will also appoint Supreme Court justices who will uphold the Heller decision.
Eighth, he will roll back some of the disastrous rules made by this administration imposed on the coal industry. He understands this bureaucracy is out of control and out of touch. He may or may not be able to get rid of the EPA entirely due to its entrenched status in Washington D.C. But at a minimum, he can drastically scale it back and allow businesses and coal miners to continue to make a living while breathing a sigh of relief.
Mr. Trump will have a lot on his plate when he takes office, but he will do these things within his first 100 days. There is a lot of damage he will have to undo that was inflicted upon this nation by President Obama. If we want to turn this country around, there is only one choice, and that is Donald J. Trump.