Why I support Donald Trump for president
The Republican Party’s presumptive nominee is going to need a few big wins on Election Day to get him out of the dustbin of presidential history.
But, it seems, a few of those victories might come from the people in the room with him: his voters.
So, who are the people Trump has to woo on Election Night?
In a recent interview with The Atlantic, I asked him about who they should be rooting for and why they should care.
Here are some of the highlights: 1.
Trump has called for the government to “give more to the middle class.”
He’s promised to bring back the Earned Income Tax Credit and expand the Earn-Per-Hour Tax Credit.
He has promised to reduce taxes on the wealthy.
Trump wants to “end the massive tax breaks for the rich.”
He wants to end the enormous tax breaks that corporations get.
He’s said that the federal minimum wage should be $15 an hour, that the estate tax should be repealed, and that the corporate tax rate should be lowered to 25%.
And, he’s said he wants to get rid of the estate taxes.
Trump also wants to expand Medicaid and create new health care programs for low-income Americans.
Trump’s plan to provide health insurance to the disabled sounds pretty good: It would allow people with pre-existing conditions to buy coverage.
He also wants a Medicare for all program.
But he’s never really explained how that plan would be paid for.
And, as a result, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Trump’s “single-payer” plan would add about $400 billion to the deficit by 2026.
The Republican proposal to expand Medicare would cost $1.5 trillion in 2019 alone.
People with disabilities.
Trump is an opponent of a federal human rights law that would protect people with disabilities from discrimination.
In March, he tweeted that he would “end human rights violations against the mentally ill” if he wins the presidency.
But a few months later, he changed his tune.
He told the Washington Post that he had changed his mind on this issue.
But now he wants “to end the Human Rights Protection for the mentally and physically handicapped.”
People of color.
In July, Trump said he’d support a federal ban on discrimination against people based on race and ethnicity.
But the following month, he reversed himself.
“I would have to get it through Congress, but it’s not going to happen,” he said in a radio interview with KJZZ.
The next month, Trump signed an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating against workers on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation.
In September, Trump promised to protect women’s rights by banning all forms of birth control.
He later backed away from this promise.
In October, Trump announced that he’d appoint a Supreme Court justice “whose lifetime appointment would be unprecedented in our nation’s history.”
Trump has also said that women should be allowed to choose when they’re fertile, and he has called abortion “murder” and “abhorrent.”
People who are transgender.
Trump says he’d “end transgender discrimination.”
But in April, he said that he doesn’t know if he’d sign the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009, which would have prohibited discrimination based on gender identity and sexual preference.
People living in the middle-income bracket.
Trump promised in March that he “would end the poverty trap.”
But last month, the Washington Examiner reported that he said he “does not believe it is in the best interest of the middle income bracket to provide any kind of safety net, including Social Security.”
People over age 65.
In August, Trump told The Washington Post he would make it easier for Americans who are older than 65 to buy insurance on the Obamacare exchange.
But in November, he softened his stance.
“You have to be 65 to get on the exchanges,” he told The New York Times.
“We’ll let the insurance companies decide if they’re going to sell to older people or not.”
The working poor.
In the wake of the Great Recession, Trump has promised that the rich would pay more in taxes.
And in October, he told ABC News that the wealthy should pay “more taxes” in order to “make sure that the middle and working class get a fair shot.”
But he said on The View last month that he’s not sure what the right tax rate is.
“There’s a lot of taxes,” he replied.
“And you have to pay those taxes, and if you don’t, then it’s very difficult to get into the middle.”
People working full-time.
Trump promises to “get rid of” the “dead-end” work requirements for people with college degrees.
He wants workers who work more than 40 hours per week to be able to earn up to $25,000 a year.
He says that the country needs to “cut the dead