Will President Trump’s 2016 election strategy work again in 2020?

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BLITZ: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win by David Horowitz, Humanix, $27.99, Pp 250, June 2020, ISBN 978-1630061388

Four years ago, Donald Trump defeated Democratic candidate Hilary, proving most popular predictions wrong. Political pundits have been predicting his impeachment as a Russian agent since he won the elections. In Blitz, David Horowitz says that President Donald Trump was not a politician, but he won because he promised to do what no traditional politician was ready to promise – to “drain the swamp,” build the wall. Trump promised that he would make America Great again by fulfilling his promises. As soon as he entered the Oval Office, he set out to implementing his campaign promises. In his first weeks in the White House, he issued an executive order terminating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Pulling America out of TPP was one of Trumps’ major campaign promises. David Horowitz argues that President Trump wanted to implement his agenda as soon as possible but the Democrats and the corrupt Washington system created all kinds of hurdles in his way.

One of the biggest foreign policy challenges President Trump faced after being sworn in as the President of the United States was to correct America’s economic and trade relations with China. David Horowitz says that he used crippling tariffs to force the Chinese to agree to better, fairer terms of trade. Trump faced severe opposition from Democrats and Republicans as well as Wall Street alike. David Horowitz says that, despite the doubters, the Trump tariffs brought tens of billions of dollars flowing into the American Treasury. David Horowitz quotes the Wall Street Journal, which wrote that Trump’s tariffs caused serious damages to China’s economy and persuaded the Chinese to reconsider their position on trade.

David Horowitz says that the anti-Trump opposition poses nine major dangers to America. The first and the biggest is the anti-Trump left’s call for “Resistance.” The left’s rallying cry of “Resistance” is funded by rich leftist and anti-American networks such as that of George Soros. Their aim is portraying Trump as a traitor and impeach him. If they succeeded, it would have deprived the American people to choose their leader. Horowitz writes, “it has led to the revival of the worst form of McCarthyism, which accuses the president without evidence of being a traitor, while  indicting his supporters collectively as ‘racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic and deplorable.” He calls Democrat support for sanctuary cities and open borders “a mortal threat to America’s security and sovereignty.” For him, it displays “a dangerous contempt for the very concept of American citizenship” — a concept that includes sworn loyalty to country, respect for its laws and values, and commitment to its security and defense.

David Horowitz calls Democrats’ proposed Green New Deal as a form of Green Communism. He says that they are doing it in the name of defending the planet. Democrats’ proposed Green New Deal would bankrupt the country and make America dependent on the Middle Eastern oil. Horowitz calls it green Communism. He also calls Obamacare “Communist Health Care.” He writes, “The democrats are dedicated to taking away Americans’ basic freedom to choose their doctors and health care plans. They would put their life and death decisions — their fates — in the hands of a centralized state. Democrat hostility to freedom does not end here.” Horowitz says that the Democrats are trying to put an end to religious freedom in this country. We “have witnessed the virtual outlawing of conservative thought and expression over the last twenty-five years. This is a direct result of an identity politics that demonized dissent as “racist sexist, homophobic and Islamophobic.”

As the election day approaches, the debate on the performance on President Trump heats up. Blitz is a very timely addition to the growing literature on the politics and performance of President Trump as the president. Blitz beautifully maps President Trump’s preelection politics that landed him in the White House and how he tried to fulfill his campaign promises. It also sheds light on the direction of President Trump’s politics if he wins again. Horowitz argues that President Trump is fighting the left led by the Democrats. If you are planning to vote — and you must vote — Blitz will help you decide who to vote for.

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