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Ada Fisher: The world according to Trump

In the lexicon of new language development, trampled is being displaced by “Trumpled.” Rather than “the world according to Garp,” we are now in the midst of the world as seen through the eyes of Trump. Not to be discounted is the lack of appreciation for or understanding of the pervasive influence of those termed “the deplorables” who are Trump led.

On the world stage, there is no doubt that Trump boldly speaks to the issue of America First. This pleases many who are not globalist in their orientation; but misses a point — our support is essential to other nations, not just those of the developing world  but others depending on us  for many things such as trade. It is refreshing that Germany, Great Britain and other nations appreciate the Trump gauntlet and must pick up their pace of involvement. The calls for membership in the United Nations, NATO and other services which the United States has lopsidedly supported are tempered by an understanding that membership requires equitable financial support.

The sad thing is the lack of development and filling of positions for the Trump administration caused by the distraction of whether Russians were involved in the elections. This misses the point that much malfeasance was committed by the Clintons on several levels involving the Russians. The Obama Administration’s deals were also not clearly defined or known by the American people. We have yet to investigate that which we know there. Obsessed, we’re trying to find things which aren’t documented.

It is now clear that corruption occurs on both sides of the aisle, and it’s time that we cleaned house not just drained the swamp.

Attorney General Elliot Richardson was dismissed at the behest of Richard Nixon and we survived, but it was not a pleasant experience.  One thing is clear — President Trump will separate the executive offices out from the rest of the government and make its three branches more autonomous. The lack of involvement at the top levels by people who have extensive government experience is showing and the focus of leadership is too much on the rich who though they can articulate the problem no longer feel the pain of being poor or well grounded in their communities.

The Trump tenure will dictate that if people are to be elected to Congress in certain districts, some of the language and messaging must be better crafted. Party loyalty is suspect. Those who have played the game to get ahead find themselves taking  preference over those  who have loyally carried our torch, now being decisively disadvantaged. The RNC is trying to feel its way given that Trump is the head of the Republican party  and members must find a way to accommodate him while maintaining ties with the rank-and-file  of our party. Will anti/dissing  of the establishment come at a price which has yet to be calculated?

A return to messaging on immigration, health care and infrastructure repair is essential to success at the local and state levels. The jobs which are leaving us can come back if we prioritize repairs to our bridges first, establishing more immigration courts for all states and supporting the public health departments which can pick up the access problems in health care — they could use an infusion of the funds which have been diverted to a private entity, Planned Parenthood.

Keep one’s eye on the creeping erosion of basic principles which undermine what was promised citizens. Why have HB2 when there are Indian reservations, areas like ghettos whose citizens can use these jobs? And if we give them fair wages, health care and transportation — as we are providing guest workers — we would improve the plight of  Americans. The Democrats are promising a better deal, which is bunk. The Republicans must be committed to a fair deal which puts its citizens first.

Dr. Ada M. Fisher of Salisbury is author of “Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us,” available through Amazon.com. She is the N.C. Republican National Committeewoman.

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