Do we really know anything at all about where Donald Trump will take this nation after he is sworn in next January? All we know is that he is a deeply flawed, ill-prepared, unteachable egotist whose ideas are either unconstitutional, opposed by his own Republican Congress, or hopelessly scrambled in his own mind.
What is this secret plan for defeating ISIS? The ground war might be almost over by the time he becomes president. What is his replacement for the Affordable Care Act? What he’s said thus far sounds like the existing law. How does he intend to force corporations to repatriate offshore profits, and, more important, how will he entice those corporations into investing those funds in job-creating capital investments? His long list of infrastructure needs looks just like those itemized by Hillary Clinton, and he doesn’t offer the smallest hint about how they will be paid for.
The list of questions goes on and on, and as we ask them, we realize how little we know about the man or his plans. A few other key words might be “Cuba,” “Iran,” “Russia,” Syria,” “Wall” and “Trade.” I hope the morning-after buyer’s remorse that America is likely to suffer is not beyond fixing.
Martin Bensky, Richland