Monday, May 13, 2024

David Farrar: Trump's second term

Time magazine did a detailed interview with Donald Trump. Here’s some of what Trump said he would or might do if re-elected, as is likely:

* Build migrant detention camps

* Deploy the U.S. military, both at the border and inland

* Let red states monitor women’s pregnancies and prosecute those who violate abortion bans.

* Withhold funds appropriated by Congress

* Fire U.S. Attorney who doesn’t carry out his order to prosecute someone

* Pardons for every one of his supporters accused of attacking the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, more than 800 of whom have pleaded guilty or been convicted by a jury.

* Deploy the National Guard to American cities as he sees fit

* A tariff of more than 10% on all imports

Going to be an interesting four years!

David Farrar runs Curia Market Research, a specialist opinion polling and research agency, and the popular Kiwiblog where this article was sourced. He previously worked in the Parliament for eight years, serving two National Party Prime Ministers and three Opposition Leaders.


DeeM said...

Deploying the US military at the border and inland...deploying the National Guard.

Sounds like that new movie - Civil War.
It's hardly going to help resolve the USA's many social and economic problems.

The USA's in a bad way.

Anonymous said...

I detest Trump. He didn't deliver on his promises in the last election. But there are major issues in the USA - like the open border - that no one is doing anything about. So I can fully understand why people would vote for Trump - because the problems are still there and getting worse. He is a grenade that they will throw into Washington - again. Who knows what the result of that will be, apart from chaos.