Donald Trump spoke at Anderson Convention Center Monday evening. A record breaking six thousand people came out to hear his speech, buy hats, t-shirts, and pins from the concession stands, and to get a chance to meet the real estate tycoon and presidential candidate. The night began with an invocation by Nancy Campbell, and then Haley Davis sang the National Anthem. Dan Harvell the Anderson County Republican Chair introduced Trump to the cheering crowd.
In general, Trump spoke on a wide range to topics throughout his entire speech. The first topic he addressed was the nation’s military strength. Trump stated, “We have to make our military so strong so powerful that no one will mess with us.” He was also very friendly to military personal and veterans exclaiming, “Vets are treated not as well as the illegal immigrants!” The crowd then burst into applause. Indeed, the problems with the VA are in great need for reform. However, he failed to mention specifically how he was going to reform the system.
He then shifted to the sizeable crowd that he drew in contrast to the 250 people that Clinton drew to a political rally. Trump exclaimed, “It’s not me, it’s the message. We are going to take our country back!”
Trump was very general in his statement lacking specifics. He then turned to his career in real estate saying, “I have made a fortune dealing with politicians and I have always been on top.” He went over all the states where he is leading in the polls, comparing his popularity to that of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was indeed controlled by the Counsel of Foreign Relations (The Shadows of Power By James Perloff).
Trump continued his speech with foreign policy proclaiming, “We’ve got to build that wall!” and the crowd roared cheering and applauding.
On the contrary, building a wall may not help the immigration issues in America. China built The Great Wall and it didn’t keep foreigners out of their country nor did he address the illegal immigrants already in the US.
Continuing with the topic of foreign policy he proclaimed, “We are going to have victories coming out of our ears!” Then the crowd chanted, “Trump! Trump! Trump!” However, Trump never specifically stated what victories he was referencing or how he was going to accomplish those victories.
Trump affirmed, “We are going to take care of Medicare. We are going to replace Obamacare.”
In addition, he addressed the economic situation. “We have all these people out of work, and we are going to get the 19 trillion dollars of debt down.”
His speech was very general, lacking substance and didn’t really address any topic in depth nor did he cite the Constitution in any of his speech. However, he did address several issues that are in much need of attention.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.