During his speech supposedly on energy policy in North Dakota, Donald Trump told voters that only rich people can be great.
Trump said, “There is one more thing that we have to do to make America wealthy again, and you have to be wealthy in order to be great. I’m sorry to say it…..We’ll build the wall. We’re going to build the wall. Believe me. We’re going to build the wall.”
In Donald Trump’s view greatness only comes with wealth. People who dedicate their lives to helping others for low pay aren’t great. Public servants who risk their lives as police officers, firefighters, or serving in the military aren’t great. To Trump, greatness is defined by the size of your bank account.
Everything that Democrats have been saying about Trump is true. The Republican nominee just confirmed it himself. All that matters to Trump is money. Trump defines the worth of human beings by their own personal wealth.
Trump doesn’t believe in economic opportunity for others. He is only concerned with making money. Donald Trump really doesn’t care about bringing jobs back the US that have gone overseas. Trump isn’t about workers. US workers are losers who aren’t rich.
Donald Trump sells himself as the populist billionaire, but the Republican Party is now going to be forced to defend Trump’s belief that only the wealthy are capable of greatness. Republicans already had a ton of problems heading into this election, but the fact that their nominee has turned into Mitt Romney on steroids is the last thing that they needed.
If the message behind Trump’s campaign is going to be that everyone who isn’t wealthy is incapable of greatness, it’s going to be a very long election for the GOP. Trump is taking the mistakes that Mitt Romney made in 2012 to a whole new level, and in the process creating massive headaches for the Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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