by Dee McLachlan
The idea that Donald Trump might become President of the United States frightens most Australians.
I was at a script meeting last week, and during a brief segue from our fictional story, someone mentioned Trump. When asked, I suggested that both Presidential candidates were a poor choice, but I’d reluctantly tick “Trump.” I was figuratively shown the door in no uncertain terms.
The hate for Trump is prodigious, and it seems Australia is emotionally unprepared if he becomes President.
Even Australia’s former ambassador to the United States Kim Beazley is reported to have said that a Trump victory “would be an absolute disaster in our region”, and that “a Trump presidency would cause substantial problems in relations with China and sink the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.”
But Mr Beazley, even the ABC’s The Drum is reporting that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is designed to entrench the interests of major corporations at the expense of ordinary citizens and their governments.
Sexism, racism, guns, and islamophobism sell papers, and so the tsunami of anti-Trump content has been relentless in Australia. Very little is written about his tax policy, NAFTA, the TPP, protectionism, currency manipulation, tariffs and manufacturing.
Let’s take a look at how Trump’s views and promises align with Australian politicians?
1. The “Abbott Stop The Boats” Promise – Trump announced his candidacy with the promise to stop the boats — sorry — I mean build a wall on US border with Mexico — and have them pay for it. Maybe Trump could advise Canberra how to stop paying billions housing refugees in detention off-shore detention centres.
As John Cleese said: “Don’t mention the wa
2. Trump’s “Nick Xenophon — Bring Back Manufacturing” promise. Trump will hold talks with Xenophon to discuss their desired plans to bring manufacturing back to home base in the US and Australia.
3. In Trump’s “Aussie Greens Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Remedy,” he would withdraw the US from the TPP and renegotiate NAFTA to bring jobs back for the benefit American workers. He is in sync with the Greens who advertise that “the TPP is actually more dangerous than we expected,” especially with the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions.
4. Trump’s “Pauline Hanson Muslim Immigration” plan will slow down Muslim immigration — and send many back where they came from.
5. Trump disagrees with Canberra as he wants to stop any “shirt-fronting” with Putin and cooperate with Russia — but he agrees with former prime minister Tony Abbott who scrapped the carbon tax.
Trump wants to remove the US from the Paris climate accord, and has threatened to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency — following in Abbott’s footsteps abolishing the Climate Commission. He is also planning to enlist Senator Malcolm Roberts as a climate-change adviser.
6.The Lambie Appointment — Trump is preparing to co-opt Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie to manage Chinese relations for him. Lambie is presently vowing to push for an overhaul of the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), and Trump will get her to instruct the US Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator to prevent them gaining advantage in the US market. They’ll click as they both have a high regard for veterans.
7. Trump will adopt the “Turnbull’s Terror-Safe Policy.” Trump echoes Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who said, “…my most important obligation, my most important responsibility as the Prime Minister of Australia, is to keep the people of Australia safe.” And Trump, “I have a message for all of you… Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored.”
Trump and the Press
But when it comes to Trump, the Australian mainstream media (MSM) have the uncanny skill of twisting facts whenever they can find an opportunity.
The other day the MSM reported that Trump was encouraging violence towards his opponent Hillary Clinton. He was not. He was presenting a satirical argument about getting Clinton to disarm her guards whilst she was being a strident advocate for gun control — for everyone else.
I listened to his speech. It was clearly satirical — ending with the words, “Take their guns away, OK? It’ll be very dangerous.”
Meanwhile, Canberra is still drooling over Hillary. But it is clear that Hillary is a very bad choice.
Hillary Clinton wearing brightly-colored blue tinted dark sunglasses — apparently also used by Parkinson’s sufferers.
What Really Happened reports that back in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he authorized the transfer of highly sensitive technology to China. It seems to be happening all over again.
“The Clintons [are] treating US secrets as their own personal property, and selling them to raise money for campaigns!”
There is so much written about Hillary’s “Body Count“, “China-Gate” and her role in the death of the US ambassador in Benghazi. Citizens are calling for her to be jailed for her team copying intel off a top-secret server, and Govtslaves.com writes:
“There isn’t much about Hillary Clinton that isn’t tainted, co-opted or politically compromised. Indeed, she may well be the most corrupt presidential candidate in the history of our country.”
She might be just ahead of most of the polls at the moment, but other hurdles lie ahead.
The MSM finally acknowledged her health issues, and it seems clear she suffers from seizures and a medical problem.
There is one person who does not want Hillary to become president, and that is Mike Rivero. He writes about how he discovered Hillary’s lover, Vince Foster, was murdered.
“This is the story that nobody dares touch. This is the story that ended my career in Hollywood back in 1994.
“On July 20, 1993, six months to the day after Bill Clinton took office as President of the United States, the White House Deputy Council, Vincent Foster, told his secretary Deborah Gorham, “I’ll be right back”. He then walked out of his office… That was the last time Vincent Foster was seen alive.
“Vincent Foster’s connection to the Clinton’s was primarily via Hillary, rather than Bill… [full story here]
Mike is interviewed about the race to the White house below (May 2016).