I did not hesitate to say yes when the Arizona Capitol Times invited me to write an op‐ed on Donald Trump.
After I jumped at the opportunity, I started to think about what I could say about Donald Trump that has not already been said since he announced his candidacy for president of the United States back on June 16th. It has been just over a month now since Trump’s announcement and there have been hundreds of interviews, thousands of articles, tens of millions of text messages and hundreds of millions of tweets about the man.
Trump’s hard charging, blunt talking, tell‐it‐like‐it‐is, pull no punches personality has taken America and the world by storm thanks to the news and social media.
His polling numbers have skyrocketed giving him a commanding lead in a majority of the polls.
Let’s face it – the American people listen when Trump speaks. Whether they love him or dislike him, everyone knows Donald Trump is running for president. Who knows who the other 31 declared Republican candidates are. Yes, I said 31 according to “2016.republican‐candidates.org.”
The American people are fed up with the direction of this country. They are mad as hell with the spineless establishment elite that are destroying America. The politicians, crony capitalists, chambers of commerce, unions, special interest groups, illegal aliens and terrorists (both foreign and domestic) who have sold their souls to the devil at the expense of America’s future generations. Their continued status quo will no longer be acceptable or tolerated.
Unlike many of the other presidential candidates who talk a lot but say very little, Donald Trump’s vision and clear message is resonating not only with America’s silent majority but with all Americans.
Trump has already laid out the beginning of his conservative plan for “making America great again” in his latest book “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again.” The book describes in great detail the proposed policy initiatives he believes will help revitalize the American economy, generate jobs, and strengthen and restore America’s standing on the international stage.
The proposed policy initiatives are:
1) Foreign Interventions Must Require Cost‐Sharing Plans to Reduce U.S. Costs and Guarantee Veterans and Their Families Are Protected
2) Pass NOPEC legislation to break OPEC’s grip on energy prices
3) Crack down on China’s currency manipulation by calculating taxes on imports based on how much a manufacturing country’s currency is undervalued
4) Spur job and wealth creation through a 5‐point tax plan
5) Finish the border fence, boot out criminal illegals, and reform America’s legal immigration system.
The road to the White House will be long and the journey to the presidential nomination will be hard fought. The GOP establishment elite, the news and social media, and the liberal left will try to dismiss Trump and his candidacy every chance they can. They do so at their own peril and threat of angering America’s no longer silent majority.
Ronald Reagan once said “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought
for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
Donald Trump is a patriot who wants to help “Make America Great Again”!
-A.J. LaFaro is a Republican activist and former chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.