The 2016 presidential race has been nothing short of a roller coaster. And after it all, we finally have our 45th president.
Both Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump made a number of promises during their campaign. Now that Trump will be soon taking over the Oval Office, he has a number of words to live up to. But given the fact that he is well known for manipulating statements and twisting words, one can only question if he’ll deliver the commitments he’s made.
Trump on numerous occasions has talked about building a wall around the U.S. border to protect the country from Mexicans. He also assured people that he would make Mexico pay for it and that “nobody builds walls better than me.”
But, there’s a lot more president-elect would like to do once in the White House.
Firstly, he wants to deport around 5 million people, which is about half of the undocumented immigrants living in the country. However, it doesn’t seem like he’s actually analyzed and acknowledged the costs associated with doing so, since that could reduce annual output from the private sector anywhere from 2.9 percent to 4.7 percent.
The business mogul also wants to crush and destroy ISIS like it’s no big deal. “My administration will aggressively pursue joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS,” he said while unveiling his anti-terrorism plan.
Trump also plans to reintroduce the policy of stop-and-frisk , where police will be allowed to stop, question and frisk pedestrians for no other reason than the cop’s own suspicion. He believes this has previously reduced the number of murders taking place in New York, and once again will help deter crime if implemented.
Moreover, Donald Trump wants to defund Planned Parenthood. "Millions of millions of women — cervical cancer, breast cancer — are helped by Planned Parenthood. I would defund it because I'm pro-life, but millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood,” he said in the same breath.
Unfortunately, things don’t end here, and Trump also vows to remove all gun free zones, because apparently, not having a gun prevents people from the basic right of being able to defend themselves.
"I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools — you have to — and on military bases on my first day. It gets signed my first day," he said. "You know what a gun-free zone is to a sicko? That's bait."
Moreover, he wants to seize oil from Iraq. "Now we're there, and you have ISIS. And I said this was going to happen. I said Iran will take over Iraq, which is happening, as sure as you're sitting there. And ISIS is taking over a lot of the oil in certain areas of Iraq. And I said, you take away their wealth. You go and knock the hell out of the oil. Take back the oil. We take over the oil, which we should have done in the first place."
All the above is nothing but scary, and the worst part is that these are not even a quarter of the promises Trump’s made. So much for making America great again.