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How can Trump show American he is "President for Everyone"?

  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 16 months ago

    How can Trump show American he is "President for Everyone"?

    What can Trump do to reverse the concerns some have that he is not on their side or doesn't care about them?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 16 months ago

    He doesn't engage in the identity politics of the left that divides everyone into tribes based on demographics and then says "real blacks, real women, real homosexuals are liberal, if you're those groups and not, you're not really X".
    By working on national priorities like repealing regulations that impact jobs and addressing illegal immigration and abuse of HB-1 visas that hurt working class and many middle class people by displacing them in the workforce and/or depressing wages, he'll help everyone.
    It is frustrating that the impact of illegal immigrants raising unemployment for (collectively) blacks, poor whites and legal Hispanic residents always gets dismissed as racist. The problem is more class based, with elites who look forward to cheaper nannies and produce and enjoy ethnic food made by novel immigrants ignore the higher real unemployment rate for the lower and middle class, and then dismiss their economic degradation concerns (joblessness, higher crime, worsening health, competition for welfare and charity) as just racist.

  3. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 16 months ago

    How can he show something he is not?
    The one thing he loves is money and we all know that the love of money is the root of all evil.

  4. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 16 months ago

    I think he already has. Look at all the diversity in the ones who supported him from all colors and nationalities and of the ones the left claimed he was racist against, but they saw through all that.
    I loved how Ben Carson stuck by his side and the right understand the reason for that and it was standing against what would have been so bad for this country otherwise.
    How about Diamond and Silk? Weren't they so great and spoke the truth like no one else could have. Loved those girls and hope they are around to stay!
    Trump will do all he can to make America better I am so sure. This has been very hard on him and crude he was but that is who he was but now he is changing his demeanor and feels an honor being called upon  by America to get us out of this corrupt place we have gotten into. it will not be easy but he wants the best for us and we need to help him all we can for everyone's sake. Look at what America has become, with non-Americans really spewing hate and laws and rules, burning flags, taking away everything we have ever stood for. I hope it is not too late but that is the hope of those who came out to put him there being the only hope we could see.
    Trump will be for everyone who stands for America and I hope he is not for those who don't. He knows why he was elected and we sure do.

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Jackie, Your hope comes through loud and clear. While not everyone shares your optimism now, in time we might see improvement and we all might begin to hope. I would be thrilled if everything you said is the way it really is.

  5. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 16 months ago

    I didn't vote for him or Hillary but the one thing he can do to convince me he is real is to follow up and start implementing the things he had promised to do namely his Contract with America.

    If he did that, it would show that he is a man of his words. He will do the things that will help all Americans equally. He will stop the division based on race and gender and economic level...and put America first.
    I've been around a long time and fully realize that politicians all lie. They lie to get elected and end up doing what benefits them and their donors.
    I will take a wait and see attitude when it comes to Trump.

  6. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 16 months ago

    By coming out and speaking to the protesters, especially the ones outside his Trump Tower.  He needs to reasure them he is listening to them and assuage their fears and anxieties.  He needs to come out of his ivory tower and actually talk to people on a one to one basis instead of in a rally situation. 

    He needs to stop blaming others ie. tweeting that the protesters were "professional" and it is "not fair" they are protesting against him.  He needs to stop tweeting period.  He needs to stop whining and get over himself.

    He needs to apologize for his racist, zenophobic, misogynist etc. statements to bring this country together.

    He needs to stop being a brat.

    He needs to listen to everyone in our country, not just white men, and gather representatives from each section of our country and sit down and discuss how we can fix things like immigration in this country without heartlessly throwing people out of the country, and how to end our involvement in the middle east while at the same time helping the refugees from that part of the world.

    He needs to have some empathy for his fellow man - all his fellow man throughout our country.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Are you condoning these protesters? Some riots in Portland. They had their chance by voting. What part of democracy did you not get?

    2. suzettenaples profile image90
      suzettenaplesposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Really Jack I get democracy.  And democracy means people can protest.  It's called the 1st amendment.  The protests for the most part are peaceful so yes I condone them.  No, I don't condone violence.  Protests are part of democracy too.

    3. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      What are you protesting exactly? He hasn't done anything yet...look many things are said on both sides that are hyperbole in elections. It would be nice to give him some space as Obama have said, elections have consequences...

  7. cam8510 profile image96
    cam8510posted 15 months ago

    I sense that the President-elect has a strategy about bringing American's together. To some, he seems to have ignored the racial tensions that have been growing for the last few years. Is that true or is it a misunderstanding of what Donald Trump is up to?

    It seems to me that the root of racial and gender tensions is economic. Minorities feel they do not have the same opportunities as whites. Women believe they do not receive equal pay for equal work. This lack of equality and lack of opportunity, if not the root of the problem, exacerbates underlying tensions and makes them many times worse.

    Donald Trump's strategy for dealing with racial and gender tensions, although it has not been explained as such, apparently is to target the economic aspect. IF the economy begins to grow, IF wages rise, IF there are more and better jobs available, IF women and minorities benefit from those improvements, Trump seems to believe the tensions will subside.

    I have heard people saying he should talk more about race and gender issues. Is he ignoring them or is he dealing with them in what might prove to be an effective way? If this is what he is up to, then it certainly is a novel approach.

    Make America Great Again, MAGA. Is this the Trump plan to economically raise the entire country and thereby relieve a key irritant to race and gender relations? If so, will it work? I'm a white male, so I'm probably not the one to say it will or won't. But there it is, a possible plan to eliminate one thing that divides us –– wealth for everyone

    His election to the presidency has given him four years to show us what he has to offer. He has begun by placing at least two men in very powerful positions who have been accused of racism. I'm not sure they are white supremacists, but clearly they have some serious racist tendencies. Trump himself has exhibited serious negative attitudes toward women. Are these things of the past? If they are, then there is hope this plan, if it is a plan, might have a chance. If these men are presently racists and misogynists, then I don't think any plan will be able to hide it.  But if there has been a change in their attitudes toward minorities and women, then possibly there is hope.

    We just don't have much choice but to wait and see.