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What If Trump Wins?

May 14th 2016

The mainstream media has been cashing in, “on Donald Trump hysteria,” for the past several months… so today, at Civilians News, we’re going to do that exact same thing.

And what if Trump wins?

Where despite a plethora of controversial viewpoints and opinions, Trump has developed a particularly great deal of support, from a variety of voters. Furthermore, Donald Trump has won a lot of support, connected to the daily news cycle, where in turn, this has created a base of supporters that just might win the upcoming election.

So what does that mean for the future of this, “great country?”

  • Will… fruit smoothies retroactively replace the cheeseburger, as the new culinary symbol of American austerity?
  • Will… America go to war 6 days after the election?
  • Or… if Trump wins, will New York build a water-park… named after, “The Donald,” himself?

Only time will tell but one thing is for certain, Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, in this year’s upcoming election. And who am I, to act as though this could trigger the end of the world, as we know it?

Trump’s resume is more than impressive, his work ethic is evident and history shows that the Presidency is a very difficult job. In fact, the job of President is probably one of the most stressful jobs, in the world. Whereby, lest we forget that this job, of US President, is a job that most billionaires would rather avoid altogether. But here we are, in 2016, with a very real possibility that a very opinionated, very stern and quick tempered man, may soon become the Commander and Chief of the American military. And not only that… but his Republican party might also regain control of 1/3rd of the US Federal Government, in his wake.

So how could this impact the future of America?

Well, it could potentially mean a number of policy changes in Washington. But the first change, in the event of a Conservative candidate winning office, would likely concern taxes. Whereby, Trump would likely lower taxes, on the upper class tax brackets, in the hopes of creating his preferred, “trickle down economic policies.” This is a standard Republican move, as the Republican Party has historically done so when taking over the Executive branch.

Then in the event of victory, Trump would also likely increase the military spending budget, as he routinely speaks about the need for military strength, a view which also aligns with his Conservative roots. But furthermore, Trump would also likely opt to build the Keystone Pipeline, a very scary thought that could greatly harm not just the US but the global ecosystem, as well. And in my opinion, this is perhaps the most threatening Republican platform, in this year’s election cycle.

However, this ecologically devastation, which should be more primarily discussed on the news, is perhaps the reason NATO held the Global Goals Summit last year. This summit, in accord with the first ever, “global goals for reducing green house gases,” sought to limit global carbon emissions. However, it is also a very real possibility that Donald Trump would prioritize short term economic benefits, in favor of building Keystone, as opposed to following through on these, “global goals, agreed upon last year.(See Past Article On Keystone Pipeline consequences.)

Furthermore, this issue… could also unfold into a situation where Conservative leaders use other issues, such as Rowe V. Wade, to leverage political power in favor of building Keystone. However, again, this creates a scenario where building the oil pipeline, with a focus on short term economic gains, inevitably creates federal government gridlock, in the event of a Republican winning office.

Yet, in the event that Trump does become the 45th President of the United States… there are a few things that could also be positively affected.

To his favor, Trump appears to be a very capable boss for the Pentagon and this could benefit America in a number of different ways. Whereby, this is particularly true because Pentagon officials run so much of our country today… and Trump is a capable leader of those officials and can command a room and not only that, his successes in business should have taught him something that he can use as President, if he were to win office.

President Trump?

Nevertheless, whether Trump’s, “trolling,” taints the very identity of our nation or not, remains to be determined and in the event that Trump does win the upcoming election… then this man will in no way, be the most eccentric to ever take office. For example, in 1923, Calvin Grace Coolidge (1923-1929), literally kept a zoo of animals in the White House… which I’ll point out… was a seemingly eccentric style of leadership, beyond that of even, “The Donald,” himself.

But clearly, “The Donald,” may not come across as the strong or quiet type, however, maybe it’s time for America to embrace someone who’s not afraid to have an opinion. Nevertheless, Republican gridlock over the past 8 years, will surely be met with Democratic gridlock, in the event that a Republican takes office.

Nevertheless, Trump is still the underdog this year and Hillary Clinton is the nominee with greater experience, experience which is going to be difficult for Trump to withstand. Although, Trump represents real change, simply because he’s a very outspoken candidate.

But in conclusion… and in my opinion, I think that now is the perfect time for America to consider abolishing 18 and 19 year old voting rights… and this could be done to encourage our young voters to care more about the future of our country… troll for troll.

(*But that's not me being smug or greedy, that's me being an ingenius politician. And the root of our nation's leadership problem is obvious to me.)

-William Larsen