Donald J. Trump is a man of his word. Even the most biased, moaning and stubborn of Democrats are starting to comprehend that the “bombastic-billionaire” President has truly been keeping most of his promises. Whether one likes it or not, both Democrats and Republicans need to be appreciative of the fact that it is the first time in a while that America is governed by a President who actually delivers.
The Democrats are frightened at this moment in time. Most of them are shaking as they sit around in their up-market villas in Coral Gables, Greenwich, or Palm Beach, waiting for Trump to possibly make a mistake in foreign policy, or for any miscalculation which would weaken his position and, in the worst case scenario, lead to impeachment. This hasn’t happened yet, the Russian investigation has not revealed enough if anything at all. Trump has demonstrated tremendous ability especially when it comes to domestic policies. The administration has stuck to the “America-First” program. Economic Bannon-style nationalism is what the American people asked for when they voted in November 2016.
If one decides to look at the beginning of Trump’s term objectively, it is fairly simple to point out where and how the President has effectively put America First. The renegotiation of NAFTA, the pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and the Paris Climate Accord are all parts of the same deal. These actions are meant to reinstate an American monopoly on capital. It is clear that with Trump at its lead the USA will not accept putting its national interests second in line. Trump pushed for economic growth focusing on the stock market and, among other things, Americans now find themselves with a domestic product that expanded at a rate of 3.3%. He is bound to give the American market system a good shake.
Trump’s most recent development has been to impose high tariffs on imported machinery such as solar panels and washing machines originating from China and South Korea. This of course, has led to great panic worldwide, especially among the most savage of “free-trade gurus” and miscellaneous scaremongers who argue this will lead to a trade war with China and other nations. However, objectively speaking, what the tariffs will do is give the USA an opportunity to create more manufacturing jobs. It is very likely that now this type of specialised machinery will be finally produced in America, ultimately benefiting the nation as a whole.
“America-First” is not purely about economics though. Radical but efficient immigration policies such as imposing a ban on people traveling from seven countries on the Islamist terror watchlist, that awkwardly for the Democrats, Obama drew up, has made Americans feel secure again in their communities giving people an opportunity to have a say in what type of future they want for their children and in what direction they want their nation to go. America-First is about putting Americans first, more importantly it is about making Americans feel second to none.