“Georgia will be better off with Trump in the White House than Obama”
27 August, 2015
“Georgia will be better off with Trump in the White House than Obama”
Bill Thomas is an author and journalist in Washington who has written about politics for more than 20 years. His book Club Fed: Power, Money, Sex and Violence on Capitol Hill was called “required reading” by The Washington Post. He is a 2005 recipient of Georgia’s Golden Feather. Georgian Journal has invited this outstanding man to find out more about America’s most successful (so far) presidential candidate. 

– Let’s start with a simple question. Who is Donald Trump?

– Trump is an outspoken New Yorker who’s
been extremely successful in the real estate business - $9 billion successful, in fact. Also, Trump is the most well-known businessman in the United States. He even had his own network television show for years. No wonder real estate developers pay big money to use his name on their projects. When the Trump name goes on a building, people want to move in. That’s celebrity status and financial clout no American politician can match.

“His campaign slogan says it all:  “Make America Great Again.” Obama has never said anything like that in the six years he’s been in the White House.”

– Why is he running for president?

– Trump is a “winner,” as he likes to say. And he thinks he can win the job. Polls suggest he’s right, for now at least. The American voting public is angry at the Obama Administration for reasons ranging from the economy to foreign policy. Voters are also angry at the Washington political establishment. Donald Trump appeals to that anger. He has said things in the campaign most politicians are afraid to say - his frank opposition to illegal immigration, for example. Trump speaks his mind clearly, and voters like that. His campaign slogan says it all:  “Make America Great Again.” Obama has never said anything like that in the six years he’s been in the White House.
– You say voters like Trump. Why doesn’t the media?

– Because the American mainstream media is the communications department of the liberal establishment. So, naturally, the liberal media hates Trump, the same way they hated Reagan. And American public opinion seems to respond in the same way. Whenever liberal news outlets attack Trump, his popularly increases.

– Yes, but even some conservative media and big-name Republicans oppose Trump. How do you explain that?

– Much of the conservative media is in the back pocket of the Republican Party, which fears Donald Trump, who’s a direct threat to the party›s pathetically ineffective leaders. For several election cycles conservative voters have handed the Republican Party a majority in the House and now the Senate, but Republican leadership in Congress has consistently caved in to congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration. If Trump wins the presidency and brings the House and Senate with him, he will completely remake the Republican Party. 

– Let’s say he is nominated. Will he be elected?

– If he’s nominated, he will almost certainly be elected, especially if the Democrats nominate the criminally corrupt and chronically repulsive Hillary Clinton. Historic patterns in presidential elections – not to mention a growing dissatisfaction with liberal policies - suggest the next president will be a Republican.

– What kind of president would Trump make?

– I think he’d be a lot like Ronald Reagan: strong on defense, good for the economy, quick-witted and politically incorrect. His wife also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous.

– Speaking of appearances, what’s going on with Trump’s hair?

– I don’t think anyone, with the possible exception of Donald himself, knows where it starts or where it ends.

– How about Georgia? Will Trump be good for Georgia?

- Georgia will be better off with Trump in the White House than Obama. The world is a safer place when the American president projects strength. And that’s what Trump would do. We’ve already seen what happens when an American president projects weakness.

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