by Patricia L. Dickson 9/18/15
When criticizing Donald Trump, critics cite his supposed inability or refusal to articulate his immigration plan while giving his campaign speeches or during the two presidential debates. They claim that it is proof that he is all rhetoric and no substance. Such claims are ludicrous. Does any sane individual actually believe that a billionaire entrepreneur does not have a plan on how he is going to bring about the changes that he has stated he will do if elected as President of The United States? Is it even possible for an individual to build wealth by running a corporation and employing hundreds of people if he or she did not have a plan? There is no way Mr. Trump would have amassed the fortune that he has if he did not have substance over rhetoric (action over words). Besides, it is not possible to lay out the specifics of a plan in a debate where each person is given three minutes to speak. What the critics fail to understand is that Trump is a businessman. Business people are all about results and the bottom line and will do whatever it takes to get those results.
Mr. Trump is not a politician. He is also not an employee. Because he has never had to answer to anyone (he cannot be fired), he has not had to worry about framing his words to not offend anyone. In fact, he is the one who does the firing. Career politicians have spent their careers polishing their rhetoric so that it sounds good in order to convince people (regardless if they actually plan on doing what they say). That is why the politicians use such phrases as “comprehensive immigration reform” yet our borders are still wide open. Those are nice intelligent sounding words but what exactly do they mean? Donald Trump simply says he is going to deport the illegals and build a wall. Those are action words that do not need explaining because everyone understands what he means. How he plans on doing it (the details) is really not that important this early in the campaign.
Some critics cite Trump’s lack of breadth on foreign policy and other issues. During a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, Trump said that he would hire the best people in his cabinet to keep him abreast on foreign policy and other issues. Again, Trump was speaking as a businessman. Business people understand that for a company to be successful, one does not have to be an expert on everything, he or she just needs to hire people who are experts. The problem with career establishment politicians is that they have been in government most of their adult lives. They have not been personally affected by our huge deficit that is a result of wasteful government spending. Business people are focused on the bottom line because their businesses will feel the immediate effects of unchecked spending. That is why we hear Trump constantly using words like “negotiations” and “deals” because that is how we get results. If there is any one of the presidential candidates that will get results for America, it is going to be Donald Trump.
Patricia Dickson blogs at Patricia’s Corner.
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