What follows is a synopsis of the political career of Donald J. Trump based on public record.
As a college student, Donald J. Trump, son of Fred Trump was a vocal supporter of the Vietnam War. However, claiming bone spurs and with financial assistance from his father Donald was able to get 5 draft deferments to avoid service in Vietnam.
While working with his father in the New York real estate market, Donald was sued twice by the Department of Justice for housing discrimination against African Americans.
In 1987 Trump changed his party affiliation to Republican.
In 1989 a white female jogger was assaulted in Central Park. Police arrested and charged 5 Black and Latino men for the assault. Donald Trump, a Democrat at the time, took out a full page ad in the New York Times demanding the death penalty for the “Central Park Five.” It was later determined they were completely innocent of the charges and to this very day, Trump has refused to apologize for his demands or acknowledge their innocence.
As a failing business man in the New York real estate market Trump began to remarket himself via media attention. He would make political commentary on issues of the day, associated with Democrats in power like Bill Clinton.
In 1999 Trump changed his party affiliation to Independent Party of New York.
In August 2001 Trump changed his party affiliation to Democratic.
On 9-11 Donald Trump made sure in a phone interview that after the World Trade Center collapsed, Trump Tower was the tallest building in Manhattan.
Trump condemned George W. Bush and the Republican Party for invading Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2004 during an interview with Wolf Blitzer Trump said “In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat”, explaining “It just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than under the Republicans. Now it shouldn’t be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under Democrats…But certainly we had some very good economies under Democrats, as well as Republicans. But we’ve had some pretty bad disasters under the Republicans.”
During this period of time, Trump was still a Democrat and would make regular political commentary. He also hosted a reality TV show called “The Apprentice” designed by Mark Burnett to market Trump as a success when in reality (as proven in Court records) he wasn’t as successful as he claimed. Though initially popular, over time viewership began to decline.
On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama was elected President of the United States.
Soon after Obama was elected and took office, Trump would make regular commentary that Obama was not a legitimate president. He claimed that Obama was born in Kenya and that he had investigators go to Hawaii to prove it. Trump never provided the proof. During this time “Celebrity Apprentice” continued it’s slide in the ratings. Trump would make “inquiries” into running for office in Obama’s early years in an attempt to improve ratings.
In September 2009 Trump changed his party affiliation to Republican.
In December 2011 Trump changed his party affiliation to “No Party Affiliation.”
In April 2012 Trump changed his party affiliation back to Republican.
Trump toyed with running for President during the 2012 campaign but never officially entered.
In a July 2015 interview, Trump said that he has a broad range of political positions and that “I identify with some things as a Democrat.”
On July 16, 2015, Trump formally announced his candidacy for President of the United States. In his speech after coming down the escalator in Trump Tower he made several racist comments against “Mexicans” calling them drug dealers, rapists and murderers.
In the primary, Trump competed with multiple Republican candidates. Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz were among the many who said that if Trump became president, he would destroy the country and the Republican Party. It was a Republican opponent who actually contracted with Steel to get opposition research on Trump.
In a large field of contenders, Trump was able to maintain a 30% following which was enough for him to secure the nomination. He campaigned on Immigration, Infrastructure, Saving Social Security and Medicare, Tax Cuts, Social Safety Programs and repealing Obamacare.
On November 9th Trump won the election against Hillary Clinton. Although she won the popular vote by 3 million, Trump was able to turn Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin Red by a total of 75,000 votes. Despite what he keeps saying, he only recieved 304 Electoral Collage votes with they met because two Electors from Texas refused to vote for him.
Despite what he ran on, Trump only focused (or rather signed off on) what became known as the GOP Tax Scam that favored corporations and the wealthiest Americans by 83% of the cuts and adding 2 trillion to our national debt. Further, economist agree it did little to increase the economic growth of the nation already under way from the Obama administration. In fact the economy began to slow despite the Stock Market continuing it’s gains begun again during the Obama Administration. Further via Executive Orders he focused on building the walls and banning all Muslims from entering the nation, curtailing all other immigration and deregulating corporations that pollute. Very little congressional acts were signed by Trump beyond spending measures, most of what he did was through Executive Orders. Nothing substantive was ever done for infrastructure. Instead of saving Social Security and Medicare he ended up saying they’ll need to be cut and has cut contributions to FICA which funds those programs.
During his presidency he golfed one day for every 4 days in office. He did little to address the Covid 19 pandemic and push Congress for economic aid. Finally, instead of trying to expand his base of support, he instead focused all his rhetoric on the small segment of White Nationalists and Supremacists by making racist claims and spreading disinformation. Trump did very little to help the general population of the nation and earn their trust and support.
So he lost to Joe Biden by 7 million votes and despite losing over 60 Court challenges to the election, continues to refuse to concede. Further, despite advertising that his Super Pac will help him win the election he already lost and help two Republicans win the Georgia Runoff on January 5th, the $200 million he’s collected is earmarked for his legal “defense” and his personal needs upon leaving office on January 20. 2021.
Trump lost because he focused on the minority of the country he could easily fool and grift for money. He’s dependent on them and wouldn’t at any time in his presidency lift a finger to expand his base. Had he simply took the time and effort to follow the sound and scientific advise for how to effectively combat Corona instead of making it a racist issue, hoax, fraud whatever fewer Americans would have died and our economy wouldn’t be in ruins right now.
Trump lost because he refused to do his job. The politics of Trump has been and always will be what’s best for Trump, screw the Party, screw the people, screw the Constitution, screw the United States of America.