posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:24 PM
As with almost every candidate, there are strengths and weaknesses to a Trump administration. I think his greatest strength is his ability to
negotiate. Add in Mike Pence as a strong VP, and you have a good cop / bad cop scenario. Trump is the loose cannon wielding power, while Pence is the
reasonable guy who has his ear and can be negotiated with. I can see Pence behind closed doors telling a committee, "Look, guys, you gotta give me
something to work with here. If you send me back empty-handed, Trump is going to go off and start exposing people, and get what he wants through
Executive Order. Let me have enough of a concession and I can keep him from going off on this." Then he goes back to Trump, has a good laugh with him,
and they toast the concessions, which were all they wanted in the first place.
Weakness... I would say his social programs. He's not used to dealing seriously with the lower class. He was playing a part throughout the primaries
and almost to the end of the election. He brought out the fear in the establishment and caused Hillary to break down... the biggest factor, in my
opinion, was her calling his supporters 'deplorable.' Her campaign was sliding downhill from there, and I think it was an act of semi-desperation that
caused her to say it.
He's going to need help there.
Foreign policy shouldn't be that much of a problem. He's a successful businessman and that brings some legitimacy to his word in the eyes of another
world leader, be it Russia, China, or South Korea. I truly think that is the source of our problems with foreign policy: our continued lack of keeping
our word, either in spirit or deed, and our constant meddling in the affairs of other countries. Trump will be a breath of fresh air for the other
leaders as well as an opportunity to build a relationship with a superpower previously seen as rogue.