I am trying to learn why supporters of Trump like him. Please be as specific as you can. I promise I will not criticize your comments.
Please ask specific questions with "for-instances."
Why do you NOT like him?
we probably don't like him for the same reasons.
but we do like his understanding of how to get the economy percolating.
That's what we need. That's what we like.
I liked the way he could get people to get experience in business by operating a Lemonade stand. Was that on the Apprentice?
He already had that going for him.
Well hells bells Mike, where is the fun in that? Plus, you will probably give yourself an ulcer, or at least indigestion holding in your natural responses. ;-)
GA: I don't get ulcers, I give them...just kidding! I'm just asking a simple question that any Trump supporter should be able to answer in any way they wish. I sincerely want to learn why people like Trump as a president.
Well then, let me offer an observation; perhaps people are just fed-up with our recent history of politics as usual. Perhaps they are fed -up with the hypocrisy of the PC movement. Perhaps they are fed-up with politicians telling us what they think we want to hear and ignoring what we really need - honesty in government.
I think Pres. Trump was elected for those reasons, and, that he wasn't Hillary. I think that is what Trump supporters like about Pres. Trump.
+100000000000000000000000000000, Mr. Anderson!
Grace, don't you think it is about time for "GA," (or Gus), instead of Mr. Anderson? Mr. Anderson makes me worry about stepping on my pecker, (not an unheard of occurrence for me)
I like Mr. Anderson-it is classy like you are. You were always a person who has class. I respect you.
I agree with all the reasons but not the man. or values, they chose to replace the status quo. Out of the frying pan and into the fire as the saying goes. Even stating Trump and honesty in the same sentence is hilarious, and Trump clearly tells his people exactly what they want to hear. Lock her up, build the wall, mindless chants to enchant the masses and profit off the presidency.
If we can't do better than Trump, we are done for real.
Thank you everybody for participating so far. Here is a list that I have compiled based on your comments of why you like Trump. I'm viewing my forum in the chronological mode.
• Deplorable, Benghazi, Foster, still ringing in ears
• Politics as usual
• Hypocrisy of the PC movement
• Need honesty in government
• Don’t buy into conspiracy theories of the left
• He is not Hillary
• Gets the economy percolating
• Removed regulations and increased military spending
• Anti-gun control
• Has kept the left at bay
• Complete transparency
• Gets things done
• Doesn’t take any crap from the press
• Takes illegal immigration seriously
• Jobs matter
• Deregulation of corporations
• Punishes those who don’t support America
Thank you for your participation, so far.
"Trump clearly tells his people exactly what they want to hear. Lock her up, build the wall," I that all you heard? I heard tax reform, work on a new form of health care, defeat ISIS, new trade laws, build the military, as well as caring for our vets, Bring jobs back to America, improve wages, work on improving infrastructure, and yes build a wall, and change our failing immigration laws.
These past two years have well shown he is accomplishing many of his goals and continues to work on each and every promise, and he has never let his uphill battle detour him from making every attempt to keep his promises.
Funny some will not give credit where it is due. I look at results, they speak loudly.
I don't like Trump or the direction he's leading our nation. His tax reform hurt every middle-class individual/family I know, and I certainly don't see infrastructure improving. His environmental policy is ludicrous.
I think Trump's only goal is to profit from the Presidency. That doesn't mean every single thing he's done, I disagree with, but, this is why we vote. There's not much more to say about that.
I don't see America first. I see Trump first. Have a good week.
I like President Trump due to his complete transparency. He is working hard to keep the promises he made to the country. His agenda is pro-America. He certainly has personality flaws. However, I care about results, could care less about his personality or his hair. To sum it up, I like Trump because he gets things done. It's so simple, yet so many do not see why he won, and why he will win again.
How hard is it to understand why people like Trump - not necessarily the man, but the gist of what he says?
1. He doesn't take any crap from the press. The press is fundamentally dishonest and watching politicians allow the press to manipulate them drives me crazy. Trump doesn't take any b.s. from the press.
2. Trump takes illegal immigration seriously. He wants to worry about who is already in America, not about who is crossing our borders. The people who cross our borders illegally don't matter. Let's not waste time on the illegals. Let's spend time on Americans!
3. Jobs matter. Americans matter. We need to stop the influx of cheap goods from China and buy American and make sure American workers have the opportunity to work. We need to make sure companies build plants here and give jobs to Americans, not to cheap labor overseas. Our policies should reflect that.
4. America first and Americans first. Our country has many proud traditions and the more we dilute that, the less we become America and the more we just become some nation that tries to do something for everyone. Doing something for everyone simply isn't possible. Let's worry about our own and let other countries worry about their own.
5. Liberals are strangling U.S. business with regulation. We need to punish business who violate laws, but making it so they can't even do business in the first place is ridiculous. Trump understands that businesses need to be allows to operate and not be strangled with undue regulation. That will get our economy chugging along.
6. Support those who support America. Punish those who don't.
7. I know it's racist to say, but white, middle and lower class Americans matter. Their jobs matter and their lives matter. Everything is always about minorities and immigrants and everyone else, but talk about white Americans and you're branded a racist. Trump talks about white America.
8. He's not a career politician, so he's not in it to make money or to rip-off the American people. Most politicians are liars because they're always furthering their careers. Trump doesn't need the money.
A person does not have to "like" him to support him or his political stances. "Supporting" him could mean various things. Definitions are crucial to details.
It may be that one of the things many people like about him is that he does not let whether everyone likes him dictate what he does. Another guess is that supporting him was not a choice because words like "deplorables" (not even a word), "bring them to heel", "Benghazi", "Foster", and more are words that still ring in the depths of most Americans' consciousness.
So, the why you ask for does need to be asked in a specific way, definitions of the words the question is framed in need to be clear rather than vague, otherwise, it sounds like one is being baited for an argument, making the statement about not criticizing suspicious.
Everybody: I don't have to be specific. You can just ramble your answer if you want to. I just want to know why you like him as president. Is that so difficult? If I were to go to a Trump rally, I could probably pick someone at random and they would tell me why they like Trump. I'm not trying to bait anybody. I sincerely want to learn why people like Trump as a president. What is it that you like about him? I promise I will not argue with any reply.
GA hit the nail on the head why I voted for him. I could never support Hillary having any power.
I don't know that I support him as much as I don't buy into the conspiracy theories of the left. I do support stopping illegal immigration and I think he has done a good job with policies that have helped our economy.
I suppose my support of the right has increased in direct proportion to the rise of what I consider to be insanity currently coming from the left.
People voted for Trump because he wasn't the usual politician. He was a businessperson w/real life experience, pure & simple. Hillary was politics as usual. Also, many became tired of the sociopolitical stance of the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party has...…….GONE TO THE LEFT.....
That may well be. But, I didn't like Trump in the primaries and was shocked he won the nomination. Had the democrats offered up a viable alternative in a moderate Democrat I doubt I would have voted for Trump.
I don't think he has done a poor job, I do think the democratic party has bullied, lied and slung mud at him for too long and they have gone too far left so I'll vote for him in the next election, barring any miracles.
I'm conservative and I didn't vote for Trump in 2016 because I felt he would damage American culture and not govern conservatively. I will vote for him in 2020 because any damage he gave to the culture is already in action and he has governed mostly conservatively based off his removal of regulations, increase in military spending, etc.
Consider something like gun control, and how all data shows gun control does not work, despite the desperate virtue signaling the fanatics are forever flinging at us, like lower primates fling poo in a zoo. Trump would not entertain such nonsense. This is why I love Trump.
I almost didn't vote for Donnie in the general election. In fact, if Florida had been a shoo in for either Hillary or Donnie, I would have voted for a 3rd party.
The primary reason that I did vote for him is because I wanted to keep the left at bay, and he's performed that task well.
- The Democrats have record fundraising.
- Liberal organizations like the ACLU have skyrocketing membership and fundraising.
- The Dems have taken over the House.
- Surveys of Presidential historians (both right and left) have ranked him the worst President in history.
- His popularity remains the worst of any President in modern history.
Smart Presidents don't go out of their way to infuriate 60% of the country because they know they will create big problems for themselves and their party like the list above.
I agree that it's unwise to diss that many people.
Eventually, the far left is going to have it's way, and right now, IMO, Trump's hold on the executive office is the thing keeping things together. If he doesn't make it in 2020 (and you've laid out some facts that put it in doubt) then we'll have had a 4 year reprieve, for which I'm thankful.
To your point, the farther left the left goes, the stronger Trump becomes with his own base and the center right.
I think Trump has more to worry about from establishment Republicans than the Democrats. They can't control him, and the ones in the purple states worry that he could undermine them in 2020.
Trump's base has largely kept them in line. If the economy weakens and his base shrinks, I wouldn't be surprised to see a strong challenge from some Republicans during the primaries.
Audacious ones do. Audacious ones who want to Shake it Up!
Sure is easy to make statements without any proof. It seems to be the liberal way.
2020 is going to be an absolute landslide in favor of Trump and the AMERICA FIRST agenda. The Democrats may as well not even run a candidate.
I seriously doubt that, I don't think anyone who is or about to collect Social Security and Medicare will be voting for Bozo Trump or whomever the 2020 GOP candidate is, and the ONLY thing Bozo Trump puts first are wall Street Elites while he continuously attempts to undermine 99% of Americans:
"It’s not just Medicare: Trump budget eyes Social Security cuts, too"
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show … y-cuts-too
Have been watching to see what the various replies might be. In talking to people I hear many other reasons along with these same ones worded in different ways, for instance, he stands up to bullies and does not care that it gives others opportunity to call him a bully.
That said, my two cents worth is as simple as I like him as president because it is who God has given him to us as president. The same is true of every other president we've ever had but in this country the person in the office changes with regularity. This man is God's choice for now. A dramatic way one could try to prove it is by how surprised so many people were to see that He won the presidency, though God does not need to prove that He is the Ruler of all things to anyone.
As with other presidents there is a good bit of discussion on whether the choice is for our good or for our judgement (for God may give people their own way if they insist on it), but either way, God calls Christians to honor the office and be respectful to the person. One of the reasons for doing so is that honoring and respecting leadership is generally good for a nation (and any other group including families, for that matter).
Other reasons are enough to fill a hub, but it is an interesting study to look at how God has used some governmental leaders in His dealings with peoples. He even foretold the use of certain national leaders by hundreds of years and by name, King Cyrus being one of the most prominent examples. Most people today would be stunned to get a real look at history's record of such examples.
Our constitution was designed for people to use to protect them from government, which is one reason we hear so many on the left calling for its demise. The power it gives to various branches of our government and to the people living under our government needs to be respected even when we do not agree. Without directly saying so, its wording powerfully calls for us to respect the offices and the people in them, reflecting the wisdom of God's Word.
What we see in hate directed at any president is dismissal of God's wisdom. People are certainly free to direct hate to a man holding the office of president, but there is a long history of the consequences of doing so. It opens the door to incredibly detrimental things for a people, perhaps best summed up by words from Jesus the Christ along the lines of how a house divided cannot stand.
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