Trump led on the fundamental issues of immigration and trade like he has done throughout his campaign. He also explained in a compelling way the harmful results of crime committed by illegal aliens. He described how he personally met with the family of a young woman who was killed by an illegal alien. That same illegal was then released and still remains at large.
On jobs, the Republican Party has supported free trade deals that have cost American workers dearly since the 1990s. Trump has now done much to convert our Party into one that is pro-American-worker. He declared “I have visited the laid-off factory workers, and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals. These are the forgotten men and women of our country . . . who work hard but no longer have a voice.” Donald Trump seems to be the first GOP nominee since Ronald Reagan who connects with the average American worker. An astounding 12 million voters crossed party lines to vote for Trump in the Republican primaries. These voters did so because they like his positions on immigration and trade. Those values are why he is the Republican nominee and why he will win the presidency in November.
*recorded August 2016
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