In an article titled Trump Could Win It All, U.S. News is reporting that a sizeable number of Democrat’s are defecting from Hillary Clinton to vote for Donald Trump. It’s no secret that blue collar workers have felt the pain as manufacturing jobs that helped to sustain a vibrant middle class have disappeared. The public isn’t as gullible as the entrenched politicians in DC seem to think. In South Carolina alone ⅓ of the manufacturing jobs have been lost since NAFTA was signed into law by former President Bill Clinton who worked hard to get it passed. The giant sucking sound had come to pass and blue collar workers have been the losers. People know that the influx of illegal aliens competing for jobs also drives down wages and drives up taxes.
Senator Jeff Sessions has been praising Donald Trump for his positions on illegal immigration and trade. “I’m a fan of Trump,” Sessions said. “He’s been clear on immigration, he’s been clear on trade, and he’s talking directly to the American people.” Donald Trump has said that he would renegotiate or break NAFTA and has made it very clear that he is against the (TPP) Trans-Pacific Partnership and unfair trade agreements in general. This appeals to people across the political spectrum. AFL–CIO President Richard Trumka conceded that probably all of his union members say “amen” when they hear Donald Trump blasting unfair trade deals that hurt American workers. The head of SEIU said “Trump appeals to some of her members”. Donald Trump is right on trade and the public knows it.
Senator Jeff Sessions has also said “Trump Could Win General Election, He Is Proving ‘Consultant Geniuses’ Wrong”. Trump has been clearly and consistently against unfair trade agreements. A quick look at this article shows you that Senator Ted Cruz did support TPP and his votes helped to further its passage. Ben Carson has backed TPP and so has John Kasich and Marco Rubio. Trade with China has also been a sore spot and Donald Trump has laid out what measures he would take to remedy the problem.
On the democratic side, Hillary Clinton was for NAFTA, then against NAFTA, for TPP and it’s unclear where she stands now. A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton’s Evolution On Trade. Bernie Sanders, is he still in the race? I say that not in an attempt to be humorous, but it’s unlikely he will win the nomination. Even if he could, he has not been able to protect American workers in all the years he has been in government. Neither Clinton or Sanders are willing to put Americans first, if their intention is to allow all the illegal immigrants to remain, and that is their intention.
Canada is bemoaning the idea of a Trump presidency “it’s all going to be about ‘America first’ and everyone else second”. Excuse me for pointing out that an American President should be representing Americans first and foremost. Trump has vowed to rip up all trade agreements. Yes Donald Trump can win it all and the reasons shown above will go a long way in explaining why.