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I would like to state clearly that I, for one, strongly support Donald Trump for president of the United States. Even if he were to keep the duplicitous Clintons out of returning to the White House, a Trump vote would be worthwhile.

Do we really want to see the Clintons returned to power? How long before the next scandal comes oozing out once Bill and Hillary are ensconced once again in the Oval Office?
Historically, also, Republican presidents have been much better for Canada than Democratic presidents. One only has to refer to the long time Barack Obama kept Canada waiting on that pipeline we needed so much into the United States. At the last minute, Obama cancelled it, vaguely referring to unproven environmental concerns.
During the primary debates, Donald Trump was asked a question about Canada. Trump’s answer was clear and insightful, indicating he understood Canada and he defended Canada against the ridiculous proposition in the question which claimed the Canada border was more dangerous than the Mexican border.
Yet why support a billionaire to become president? The plain-truth answer is that Trump is the only one of all the candidates — Republican or Democrat — who has identified strongly the source of the anger in America. Briefly stated, it is these grossly unfair trade agreements which have devastated the American economy and stripped its middle class and working class of the good jobs which used to be so prevalent in America. These jobs have disappeared overseas to China, India, Mexico and numerous other countries with poor records for human rights and worker safety.
The Clintons, however, have been strong supporters of these trade deals. In typical duplicitous fashion, perhaps pushed by Bernie Sanders, her fellow Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton is trying to back away from her support for these ruinous trade deals which she helped into being in the first place.
The Democratic Party of the United States used to claim they were the party of the working class; no more, however. Instead, the Democratic Party wishes to become and has become the party of the liberal intellectual professional class. This has allowed Donald Trump to seize the abandoned position of protecting the ordinary workers of America, that is to become the Tribune of the People.
The only other candidate perhaps eligible for this position is Bernie Sanders (an independent, historically, though now he is in the Democrat race for the nomination against Hillary Clinton).  However, it appears his chances of being the nominee over Clinton are, at present, quite slim. Trump however, is his party’s front runner by far.
There is plenty of historical precedent for a very wealthy person taking up the cause of the ordinary worker. In ancient Roman history, the Gracchi, extremely wealthy, took up the cause and protection of the ordinary Roman against the established system. Now the Americans have Donald Trump.
As residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, we should support firmly Trump for president. The reason being much of the language and explanations he is using to renegotiate these grossly unfair trade deals can be applied to our ongoing claims to renegotiate the grossly unfair Upper Churchill contract.
If Trump succeeds in getting a better deal for America in these trade deals, then the same logic he uses should help us with renegotiating with Quebec for a better deal for us.
Trump for president of the United States — yes!

Robin Reid, St. John’s

Do we really want to see the Clintons returned to power? How long before the next scandal comes oozing out once Bill and Hillary are ensconced once again in the Oval Office?
Historically, also, Republican presidents have been much better for Canada than Democratic presidents. One only has to refer to the long time Barack Obama kept Canada waiting on that pipeline we needed so much into the United States. At the last minute, Obama cancelled it, vaguely referring to unproven environmental concerns.
During the primary debates, Donald Trump was asked a question about Canada. Trump’s answer was clear and insightful, indicating he understood Canada and he defended Canada against the ridiculous proposition in the question which claimed the Canada border was more dangerous than the Mexican border.
Yet why support a billionaire to become president? The plain-truth answer is that Trump is the only one of all the candidates — Republican or Democrat — who has identified strongly the source of the anger in America. Briefly stated, it is these grossly unfair trade agreements which have devastated the American economy and stripped its middle class and working class of the good jobs which used to be so prevalent in America. These jobs have disappeared overseas to China, India, Mexico and numerous other countries with poor records for human rights and worker safety.
The Clintons, however, have been strong supporters of these trade deals. In typical duplicitous fashion, perhaps pushed by Bernie Sanders, her fellow Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton is trying to back away from her support for these ruinous trade deals which she helped into being in the first place.
The Democratic Party of the United States used to claim they were the party of the working class; no more, however. Instead, the Democratic Party wishes to become and has become the party of the liberal intellectual professional class. This has allowed Donald Trump to seize the abandoned position of protecting the ordinary workers of America, that is to become the Tribune of the People.
The only other candidate perhaps eligible for this position is Bernie Sanders (an independent, historically, though now he is in the Democrat race for the nomination against Hillary Clinton).  However, it appears his chances of being the nominee over Clinton are, at present, quite slim. Trump however, is his party’s front runner by far.
There is plenty of historical precedent for a very wealthy person taking up the cause of the ordinary worker. In ancient Roman history, the Gracchi, extremely wealthy, took up the cause and protection of the ordinary Roman against the established system. Now the Americans have Donald Trump.
As residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, we should support firmly Trump for president. The reason being much of the language and explanations he is using to renegotiate these grossly unfair trade deals can be applied to our ongoing claims to renegotiate the grossly unfair Upper Churchill contract.
If Trump succeeds in getting a better deal for America in these trade deals, then the same logic he uses should help us with renegotiating with Quebec for a better deal for us.
Trump for president of the United States — yes!

Robin Reid, St. John’s

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