The mainstream media has been cashing in on “Donald Trump hysteria” for the last several months. So today we’re going to do the exact same thing.
What if Trump wins?
Despite a plethora of controversial viewpoints, Trump has developed support from a variety of voters. In particular, Trump has won a lot of support connected to the daily news cycle. In turn, this has created a base of support that just might win the upcoming election.
So what does that mean for the future of this… “great” country?
Will fruit smoothies retroactively replace the cheeseburger, as the new culinary symbol of American austerity?
Will America go to war 6 days after the election?
Or, if Trump wins, will New York build a water-park named after “The Donald” himself?
Only time will tell, but one thing appears certain, Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee in the upcoming election. Furthermore, this fact in and of itself gives him a very real chance of taking over the Oval Office.
But who am I to say this event could trigger the end of the world as we know it?
Trump’s resume is more than impressive, his work ethic is evident and history shows that the Presidency is a difficult job/experience. In fact, the job of President is one of the most strenuous in America. Lest we forget, this is a job most billionaires would often rather avoid altogether. So here we are in 2016, with a very real possibility, that a very opinionated, very stern and quick tempered man, may soon become the Commander and Chief of the American military. Not only that, the Republican party could also regain control of 1/3rd of the Federal Government.
So how could this impact the future of America?
Well, it could potentially mean a number of policy changes in Washington. The first issue, in the event of a conservative candidate winning office, would be taxes. Trump would likely lower taxes on the upper class brackets, in hopes of creating “trickle down” economic policies. This is a standard Republican move, as the Republican Party has historically done when taking over the Presidency.
Trump would also likely increase the military budget, as he routinely speaks about the need for military strength, a view also aligning with conservative roots.
Furthermore, Trump would also likely opt to build the Keystone Pipeline, a very scary thought, that could greatly harm the global ecosystem. This is perhaps the most threatening Republican platform, in terms of future generations.
This ecologically devastating future, which should be more primarily discussed on the news, is perhaps the reason NATO held the Global Goals Summit last year. This summit, in accord with the first ever “global goals” for reducing green house gases, set out to limit global carbon emissions. Nevertheless, it is a very real possibility that Donald Trump would prioritize short term economic benefits, in favor of building Keystone, as opposed to following through on the “global goals,” agreed upon last year.(See Past Article On Keystone Pipeline consequences.)
This issue, could also unfold into a situation where Conservative leaders use other issues, such as Rowe V. Wade, to leverage political power in favor of building Keystone. Again, this creates a scenario where building the oil pipeline, with the focus on short term economic gains, inevitably creates federal government gridlock, in the event a Republican takes office.
However, in the event Trump does become the 45th President of the United States, there are some things which might be positively impacted.
Trump appears to be a very capable boss for Pentagon. This could benefit America in a number of ways, because Pentagon officials run so much of our nation today. Trump is clearly a capable leader and can command a room. The Donald has experience running very large operations, both domestically and abroad. Not only that, his successes in business should have taught him something that he can use as President, if he were to win.
Whether Trump’s “trolling,” taints the very identity of our nation or not, remains to be determined. Yet, in the event Trump does win the upcoming election, the man will in no way be the most eccentric to ever take office. For example, in 1923, Calvin Grace Coolidge (1923-1929), literally kept a zoo of animals in the White House. This was a seemingly eccentric style of leadership beyond that of even “The Donald” himself.
Clearly “the Donald,” may not come across as the strong quiet type, however maybe its time America embraced someone who is not scared to have an opinion. Republican gridlock over the past 8 years, will surely will be met by Democratic gridlock, “in the event,” that a Republican takes office.
Nevertheless, Trump is the underdog. Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee and her vast experience is going to be overwhelming for Trump to withstand through November. However, Trump represents real change in Washington, a very outspoken candidate with 1 priority, bacon and profits.
I don’t know what else to say. Maybe it’s time to consider abolishing 18 and 19 year old voting rights. This could be done to encourage youth voters to care about the future of our country, more than music and video games. Just a thought. Troll for troll.