With the 2012 Presidential elections almost two years away, Donald Trump has already indicated that he is seriously considering running as a Republican Presidential candidate. So, naturally, we have to wonder what the Donald’s Presidential platform might look like.
Two weeks ago we learned that Donald Trump is seriously considering a run for the President in the 2012 election. He would run as a Republican, presumably because he wants to remove Democratic President Barack Obama from office. [Source: Winder, John G. Trump said to be “seriously considering” run for presidency, The Cypress Times. Downloaded 1/15/2011: http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/National_News/TRUMP_SAID_TO_BE_SERIOUSLY_CONSIDERING_RUN_FOR_PRESIDENCY/38775].
We already know one feature of Donald Trump’s likely political platform: He will oppose the Chinese government’s manipulation of its currency, which artificially suppresses the prices of Chinese goods resulting in a U.S. trade deficit (because Americans tend to buy cheaper Chinese goods over American-made goods). Trump has been very critical of President Obama in the past two weeks for pandering to the Chinese. [Source: Gavin, Patrick. “Donald Trump knocks state dinner,” Politico.com, 1/20/11. Downloaded from: http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1101/trump_knocks_state_dinner.html]
But what other issues might Trump campaign on? He is obviously a fiscal conservative, concerned primarily with economic issues. We can reasonably expect him, therefore, to support (1) a reduction of government spending, (2) reduced regulation of American business, and (3) lower taxes generally. Each of these positions would be in direct opposition to Barack Obama’s political positions, and each is well within Trump’s experience as a business man.
What about issues outside of Trump’s experience (e.g., education, environmental regulation, and the like)? Although it would be difficult to guess where Donald Trump will come down on every random issue, we can rest assured that he will have well-thought-out positions on each issue, because he will undoubtedly hire an army of advisors to develop such positions. The Donald understands the importance of hiring good people. If his political advisors cannot produce results, he will have two words for them: “You’re fired!”
Gavin, Patrick. “Donald Trump knocks state dinner,” Politico.com, 1/20/11. Downloaded from: http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1101/trump_knocks_state_dinner.html
Winder, John G. Trump said to be “seriously considering” run for presidency, The Cypress Times. Downloaded 1/15/2011: http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/National_News/TRUMP_SAID_TO_BE_SERIOUSLY_CONSIDERING_RUN_FOR_PRESIDENCY/38775