Pat Buchanan says that if Donald Trump can deliver on the three unique promises he made during his campaign, that he will win reelection. The specific promises Pat is referring to are to 1) secure the border, 2) bring back manufacturing jobs, and 3) end overseas adventurism and regime change operations. This is the mix of policies that enticed Americans to vote for a man with no proven political record despite over a dozen other experienced, conservative candidates in the mix. Pat writes (abridged):
On many issues—naming Scalia-like judges and backing Reagan-like tax cuts—President Trump is a conventional Republican.
Where he was exceptional in 2016, where he stood out starkly from his GOP rivals, where he won decisive states like Pennsylvania, was on his uniquely Trumpian agenda to put America and Americans first—from which the Bush Republicans recoiled.
Trump alone pledged to kill amnesty and secure the border
Trump alone pledged to end the de-industrialization of America and bring back our lost factories and lost jobs.
Trump alone pledged to end the democracy-crusading and extricate us from the endless Mideast wars into which George Bush, Barack Obama and the War Party had plunged the nation.
And, upon how he delivers on these three uniquely Trumpian issues will hang his political fate.
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