Donald Trump, in a powerful speech delivered on hallowed ground, offered Saturday a “contract with the American voter” that outlined his first 100 days in the White House. At a rally in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Republican nominee used the historic setting of Abraham Lincoln’s most celebrated speech to give voters a preview of his administration.
“I am not a politician,” Trump said. “But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I felt I had to act.”
In that spirit, Trump unveiled the most specific glimpse of his presidential priorities yet. Over the next hour, Trump asked his supporters and detractors alike to take a close look at his proposals and compare them to those championed by Hillary Clinton.
“On November 8, Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our country, security to our communities, and honesty to our government,” he said. “This is my pledge to you and if we follow these steps we will once more have a government of, by, and for the people and we will make America great again.”
Among Trump’s proposals – many of which have been unveiled to one degree or another already:
– An ethics package that would impose term limits on Congress and new regulations on lobbyists.
– A plan that would require the elimination two existing federal regulations for every new one.
– A renegotiation of NAFTA.
– Push for a huge tax cut and simplification of the tax code.
– A hiring freeze on federal workers.
– Cancel Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders.
– And, of course, THE WALL – which is now phrased as a project Congress will fund with the understanding that Mexico will “be reimbursing” the U.S. at a later date.
“It is a contract between myself and the American voter and begins with restoring honesty, accountability, and change to Washington,” Trump said.
Now ask yourself, how many of these details have you seen in the mainstream news media?
Probably few, because the news only bothered to cover a tiny sliver of Trump’s speech, where he vowed to sue the women who have accused him of sexual impropriety.
“Every woman lies when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump said. “Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
The Clinton Machine is desperate to keep the focus away from Trump’s policy proposals, off the issues, and off the anger of the American people. They want to talk only of sleaze and innuendo, because that’s the only way they can defeat this extraordinary political movement.
All we can do is hope that the majority of voters will remember what’s important when they go to the polls next month.