The other day I mentioned to a friend that everything is understood by contrast. He was not able to digest that statement and come to the same conclusion. Language often makes it difficult to agree. He may have seen the word “contrast” differently than I do. The word, like most words, has multiple meanings and nuances. The word “nuance” can even be defined as a “subtle contrast” but a contrast nonetheless.

While a distinction may be subtle, it is essential to have a point of comparison to fully comprehend the differences between two entities. One is not two, black is not white, a wall is not a door, good is not evil, and so on. Science, philosophy, politics, religion and life itself is a matter of contrast.

Trump’s personality drives things to his detriment and to his favor. There is a huge contrast between Trump and traditional politicians. As I write this it strikes me that I am only stating the obvious. However, it is so apparent many people do not take the time to analyze it. Could Trump’s policies be achieved apart from his non-traditional approach?

I do not think so. The typical political rhetoric is just that. It does not get anybody’s attention. Let’s contrast some main issues.

 

NATO

President Donald Trump called out NATO on multiple occasions during his time in office, criticizing the alliance for not meeting its defense spending commitments. Trump repeatedly urged NATO member countries to increase their defense budgets to reach the agreed upon goal of spending 2% of their GDP on defense. He argued that the United States was bearing an unfair burden by covering a disproportionate amount of NATO’s defense expenses. Trump’s confrontational approach put pressure on allies to increase their military spending, leading to some countries making significant increases in their defense budgets. While his approach may have been seen as divisive, it brought attention to the issue of burden-sharing within NATO and sparked important conversations about how member countries could collectively strengthen the alliance.

Other Presidents including Barack Obama and George W. Bush have also raised similar grievances, urging NATO members to increase their defense budgets in order to strengthen the alliance and ensure collective security to no avail.

Gas & Energy

As we approach the upcoming election, I can’t help but reflect on the incredible impact that President Trump had on gas and utility prices during his time in office. Under his leadership, the working man finally experienced some relief as prices for essential commodities dropped significantly.

I remember driving to work and feeling a sense of relief at the pump as I filled up my tank for a fraction of what I was paying before. It may seem like a small victory, but for the average American trying to make ends meet, every penny saved makes a difference.

Not only did lower gas prices benefit individuals like myself, but businesses also saw a decrease in operating costs, allowing them to invest in growth and create more job opportunities. It was a win-win situation for everyone involved.

As we move forward into a new era, I can only hope that our leaders will prioritize the needs of the working class and strive to implement policies that will continue to keep gas and utility prices affordable. Let’s not forget the progress we made under President Trump!

Trade

“Trump’s Successes in Foreign Trade”

Trump’s decision to assign businessmen rather than politicians to negotiate trade deals reflects his belief in the value of leveraging business acumen and practical experience in driving successful negotiations. By appointing individuals with a background in commerce and industry, Trump aimed to bring a fresh perspective to trade discussions, focusing on economic growth and job creation.

Unlike career politicians, these businessmen were able to draw on their direct experience working in the private sector, understanding firsthand the challenges and opportunities that face businesses in global markets. This approach brought a pragmatic and results-oriented mindset to trade negotiations, prioritizing tangible outcomes over political considerations.

While it may have raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest, for Trump, the bottom line was clear: having seasoned businessmen at the helm would strengthen America’s position in international trade agreements and drive prosperity for the country.

President Trump has achieved significant successes in the realm of foreign trade during his time in office. His administration has negotiated numerous trade deals that have benefited American businesses and workers. These agreements have opened up new markets for American goods and services, creating opportunities for economic growth and job creation.

One of the most notable achievements of the Trump administration is the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has been replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This new agreement includes provisions that are designed to level the playing field for American workers and businesses, ensuring fair competition and protecting intellectual property rights.

In addition to the USMCA, the Trump administration has also made progress in trade negotiations with China, resulting in a phase one trade deal that addresses longstanding issues such as intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer. These negotiations have helped to reduce trade tensions between the two countries and create a more stable trading environment for American businesses.

Overall, President Trump’s successes in foreign trade have had a positive impact on the American economy, creating new opportunities for growth and prosperity. His administration’s focus on fair and reciprocal trade agreements has helped to strengthen the position of American businesses in the global marketplace, ensuring a more level playing field for all parties involved.

Contrast that with all the big talk by previous Presidents on trade.

Minorities

As we reflect on the incredible accomplishments of President Trump, it is impossible to ignore the significant impact he has had on lifting minorities out of poverty. His dedication to creating opportunities for all Americans, regardless of race or background, has truly been unparalleled.

Under President Trump’s leadership, the economy saw unprecedented growth, with record-low unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanics, and other minority groups. This not only provided more job opportunities for these communities but also empowered individuals to take control of their financial futures.

I am proud to have supported a President who truly understood the importance of economic empowerment and job creation for minorities. The results speak for themselves – more people were able to provide for their families, pursue their dreams, and break free from the cycle of poverty.

Despite the divisive rhetoric and unwarranted criticism, it is clear that President Trump’s policies had a positive impact on minority communities. Let’s not let political biases blind us from acknowledging the truth – Trump lifted more minorities out of poverty than any other President.

This has led to his unprecedented support by blacks and Hispanics.

Economy

As a proud supporter of President Trump, I am thrilled to see the incredible success he has had with our economy. Under his leadership, our country has experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity. Real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 33.1% in the third quarter of 2020—beating expectations and setting an all-time record.

President Trump’s policies have created millions of jobs, lowered unemployment rates, and boosted economic growth to levels we haven’t seen in years. His tax cuts have put more money back into the pockets of hardworking Americans, stimulating consumer spending and driving business expansion.

It’s clear that President Trump’s business acumen and commitment to putting America first have paid off in a big way. His bold and decisive actions have revitalized industries, renegotiated trade deals to benefit American workers, and fostered an environment where small businesses can thrive.

Critics may try to downplay President Trump’s accomplishments, but the facts speak for themselves. He has delivered tangible results that have positively impacted the lives of countless Americans. Most of all the people felt it!

I am proud to stand with President Trump as he continues to champion economic prosperity and make America great again. #MAGA

War and Peace

As we reflect on President Trump’s time in office, it’s hard to ignore the fact that no new wars were started under his leadership. The David Accords, the improved relationships with Russia and China, the ongoing negotiations with North Korea, and the tensions with Iran were all major geopolitical challenges that could have easily escalated into full-blown conflicts.

Instead, President Trump’s diplomacy and negotiating skills played a crucial role in de-escalating these potential threats and maintaining peace. His willingness to engage with world leaders, even those traditionally considered adversaries, is a testament to his commitment to promoting peace and security on the global stage.

While his approach may have been unconventional at times, there is no denying the impact it had on preventing new conflicts from erupting. The world is a safer place today because of President Trump’s efforts to prioritize dialogue and diplomacy over aggression and hostility.

As we look to the future, let’s not forget the importance of continued efforts to build fair and reasonable relationships with our allies and adversaries when possible.

Illegal Immigration

As a proud supporter of President Trump, I am thrilled to see the success he has had in addressing the issue of illegal immigration. His strong stance on securing our borders and enforcing immigration laws has been truly inspiring to me. 

I will also give credit to Obama on this one. After all, they called him “The Deporter in Chief.” There was a time when we all agreed a secure border was best for our country. Then Biden undid all Trump policies with 94 Executive Orders. What a disgrace!

I believe that illegal immigration is a serious threat to our national security and economy, and President Trump’s efforts to combat this issue have been nothing short of remarkable. From implementing policies like the travel ban to cracking down on sanctuary cities, his administration has shown a commitment to protecting American citizens and upholding the rule of law.

I have been particularly impressed by the record-breaking decrease in illegal border crossings during President Trump’s time in office. This achievement is a testament to his dedication to securing our borders and keeping our communities safe.

I am proud to stand with President Trump in his fight against illegal immigration, and I am confident that his leadership will continue to yield positive results for our country. Let’s return him to office so he can keep up the great work. Trump for President! 🇺🇸 #MAGA