President Trump has a secret weapon up his sleeve that will give him a built-in electoral advantage in the 2020 presidential election: the overwhelming popularity of his “America First” policy agenda.
According to a poll conducted by Grinnell College, a whopping 70 percent of U.S. adults identify themselves as believers in “America First” — an increase of four percent in the space of just one month.
The survey also revealed an encouraging finding that only 19 percent of respondents identified themselves as socialists, the label embraced by virtually all of the remaining 2020 Democrat presidential candidates.
Of course, that vast disparity isn’t terribly shocking, because Americans have seen firsthand the difference between the economic stagnation created by socialist policies under President Obama and the prosperity generated by President Trump’s pro-growth agenda. Contrary to the predictions of the so-called “experts” in the liberal media, President Trump’s “America First” policies have restored the U.S. economy to its former glory and created 6.9 million new jobs, sending the unemployment rate to a 50-year low.
In addition, the president’s strategic counter-tariffs on China have crippled the communist regime’s economy, forcing Beijing to negotiate an end to its decades-long history of abusive trade practices. The final result will be a genuinely fair free-trade agreement that will further boost job creation in the U.S. by giving American workers and businesses a chance to compete on even terms with their Chinese rivals.
“America First” policies are effective beyond the sphere of economics and trade, as well. For instance, President Trump has revolutionized our foreign policy by prioritizing domestic development over open-ended military interventionism.
“We will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands, or try to rebuild other countries in our own image,” the president pledged when outlining his foreign policy strategy. “Those days are now over. Instead, we will work with allies and partners to protect our shared interests.”
Predictably, this common-sense doctrine did not sit well with the political establishment in Washington, which had long since arrived at an interventionist consensus. Even before Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, his critics derisively labeled him an “isolationist,” paradoxically arguing that his “America First” foreign policy would weaken U.S. power and influence.
As clearly demonstrated by the recent assassination of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, however, Donald Trump’s aversion to open-ended military involvement in the Middle East did not mean giving free rein to America’s enemies. Indeed, the al-Baghdadi raid was a pure example of what Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy is all about — as promised, President Trump effectively leveraged international partnerships with key U.S. allies to locate and eliminate the elusive ISIS leader with a surgical military operation that didn’t cost a single American life.
With so many successes on so many fronts, from the strong and growing economy to a sane and responsible foreign policy, it’s no wonder that the “America First” agenda is so overwhelmingly popular with the American people. Incredibly, though, the Democrats vying to run against the President in 2020 are quick to criticize his approach to governing, and even quicker to propose job-killing, big-government schemes that would take us right back to the economic doldrums of the Obama era.
The Democrats’ rejection of “America First” policies is sending them hurtling headlong towards a landslide defeat next year. The American people have seen the remarkable impact of President Trump’s economic and foreign policy agenda — and they clearly like what they see.
As New York City’s 40th Police Commissioner, Bernard Kerik was in command of the NYPD on September 11, 2001, and responsible for the city’s response, rescue, recovery, and the investigative efforts of the most substantial terror attack in world history. His 35-year career has been recognized in more than 100 awards for meritorious and heroic service, including a presidential commendation for heroism by President Ronald Reagan, two Distinguished Service Awards from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and an appointment as Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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