Donald Trump held a press conference today one day after being featured on CBS’ show 60 Minutes. He revealed the details of his tax plan and other policy strategies.
Trump is a much better candidate now. He seems to have realized that his cheesy reality TV braggadocio was not presidential and has turned it down. It was so bad at one point that I wrote the essay “Donald Trump has Tourette’s Syndrome“.
Meanwhile, Trump is hitting on the topics that have angered Americans, such as Wall Street, unfair taxes, immigration, and other areas where old-school GOP is afraid to venture. I have said for a long time that the GOP would lead the country if they threw Wall Street under the bus and stole Elizabeth Warren’s thunder.
Trump also wants to eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and bring back jobs that have been outsourced to other countries. I have said that for a long time.
He wants to reduce corporate tax rates to 15%, which would help to repatriate more than $2 Trillion in cash held oversees by American countries. This has bipartisan support and will work.
Trump is picking on hedge fund tycoons making billions and paying no tax due to the carried interest tax dodge. This is also a smart political move.
The most important thing that Donald Trump said today was during the Q&A when he explained how the low 5.3% unemployment rate is a total joke. He said that true unemployment is closer to 30%, and he is correct.
Those millions of unemployed people are who will elect the next president. The establishment GOP thinks that they can win elections with Super PAC money and they are wrong. Scott Walker, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Mitt Romney all had plenty of PAC money and they all failed. In contrast, President Obama won with small donations from the Internet.
Donald Trump is now sounding very Greer-like. If he keeps this up, he might be POTUS Trump.