President Trump Jan 16, 2017 15:37:49 GMT
Post by Alpine Joe on Jan 16, 2017 15:37:49 GMT
Don't tell me we won't want to make use of a Donald Trump thread on plenty of occasions over the next four (eight ?) years. Plenty of 'Trump2020' T shirts already for sale on ebay, although it was the selection of 'Michelle Obama 2020' merchandise that surprised me. In any case, what are the chances of Trump surviving every assassination attempt between now and 2020 ?
Hillary's approach to military engagement abroad might have been ratcheted up a notch or two,compared to Obama's,but as for domestic or economic policy, wouldn't it have been pretty much keeping things as they were ? With Trump aren't we expecting to see a significant change of direction on most fronts ? A drastic change of approach in some areas, some of which will surely be for the better
Comparisons with Brexit for sure. We had a policy without a Government. The outgoing Cameron Government had fought tooth and nail against it, and the incoming May Government wouldn't have chosen to touch it with a barge pole, but was lumbered with it. The whole of the Left Wing establishment, the Universities the judiciary, the city....all thinking up whatever plans they can to block it.
Now in the U.S, the big corporate media, the security apparatus, the Commie college campuses, every grievance group you can think of, formed from one minority or another, seems totally opposed to their incoming President.
And yet, picking up my trusty Guardian, I was surprised to read that in Donald's opinion, as far as Brexit goes, it was the refugees that helped clinch it for us.
“You look at the European Union and it’s Germany. Basically a vehicle for Germany. That’s why I thought the UK was so smart in getting out”. Trump blamed the decision of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, to welcome refugees fleeing war in the Middle East, for jeopardising the stability of Europe. “I think she made one very catastrophic mistake and that was taking all of these illegals, you know taking all of the people from wherever they come from. And nobody even knows where they come from. People, countries, want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity. But I do believe this: if they hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the problems that it … entails, I think that you wouldn’t have a Brexit.”
link - The Guardian - Trumps view on causes of Brexit
Whether some of Britain's less successful political Party leaders will review some of their unpopular policies, particularly in light of the Brexit result, and actually attempt to get more in tune with the the people of the country, we'll have to wait and see. Trump's ability to identify with the ordinary American allowed him to defeat the massed ranks of enemies who threw all they could at him before the election. Will Cap'n Corbyn take note, or is he determined to chart the same old course ?