Donald Trump: “We’re Becoming A Third-World Country”

During his address to the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday, Donald Trump pulled no punches in his portrayal of America’s current state of affairs. The Western Center for Journalism is covering the three-day gathering in Washington, D.C. and is reporting the analysis by Trump and many other prominent speakers.

Real unemployment, the famed entrepreneur and former Republican presidential candidate estimated, is as high as 22 percent. Dishonest calculations, however, suppress the real results of Barack Obama’s disastrous economic policies.

“When you give up looking for a job,” he explained, “it’s like they consider you employed.”

Americans are waking up to the truth, however, as Obama’s approval ratings hit all-time lows.

“I’d love to see him do a great job … but we all know it’s not going to happen,” Trump said, concluding that “we’re getting into Jimmy Carter territory.”

America does have incredible untapped potential, he insisted; but it will take a concerted effort among patriotic Americans to secure a bright  future for this nation.

“Somebody said, ‘Who is your audience?’ These are people that love the country, that want to see it be great again. It’s that simple,” he said.

As a pivotal midterm election approaches, Trump expressed confidence that the Republican Party will win back the U.S. Senate. He is also optimistic about the 2016 presidential election; however, he said the years following that cycle will be very trying for the country.

“If you look and study it like I do,” he said, “all of the problems are being deferred to the year 2016 after the election. I don’t know how the Republican leadership is allowing that to happen.”

He shared a common concern among economists that the years of 2017 and 2018 could usher in an “economic catastrophe” as the policies of the Obama administration are fully implemented.

“Whoever’s president, good luck,” he said. “You’re going to have to be smart.”

America currently has a surplus of problems, he said, and a dearth of leadership. He pivoted to Obama’s abysmal foreign policy, touching on the upheaval in Ukraine. Just as Russian President Vladimir Putin targeted the economic center of the Crimean peninsula, he said attacks on American economy are threatening this country.

Instead of “rebuilding and rebuilding” schools and roads in Afghanistan, he concluded the money would be much better spent on similar projects in the U.S.

“We’re becoming a third-world country,” he said.

Trump mentioned several issues that must be addressed immediately, including America’s porous borders and lax immigration policy.

“We either have borders or we don’t,” he said.

While he conceded that “ObamaCare has to be changed,” he criticized some Republicans who want to strip Social Security benefits — as well as those who are targeting Medicaid and Medicare.

“I want to make this country so strong and so rich and so powerful,” he continued, that those programs remain solvent for those who need them most. Polling suggests, he said, that even the most conservative Americans want to maintain these programs, even as some GOP leaders are campaigning on a platform to radically decrease their funding.

“How the hell do you get elected when you want to do that?” he asked.

He insisted that addressing and preventing fraud within those programs, however, should be a priority.

In the end, he said America’s future is in the hands of its leaders, urging voters to support those who will fight for our constitutional values.

“We have so much potential,” he said. “We need to use it.”

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons)

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

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  1. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    We can't vote progressives out. The election process has been seriously corrupted by massive voter fraud by the left. It is doubtful that fair ones will ever be held again, with the Marxists controlling the mechanism as they do. The democraps can’t stop cheating elections, like the woman in philly that voted 8 times. And voter ID should be mandatory, but holder needs the cheating to win. And the Diebold rigged their voting machines. And democraps cheating the Census Bureau data and the unemployment rate. If the rate is 6.6% then why do we need to extend the unemployment benefits? Report the true data! I lived under Carter and a misery index was >22%, but I am affected more under obama. We had better get a handle on our voting systems, cause the left is learning how to persuade 130% of us to vote in every election! Democraps do the following:
    1 The Left understands that honest elections kill them.
    2 There are some elections Democrats just can’t win without cheating.
    3 They buy votes with “free” stuff.
    4 They bribe individuals to vote Democrat several times (people are in prison for this during the last election).
    5 They disallow absentee ballots from America’s war-fighters–even those voting from combat zones.
    6 They bring honest or dishonest results they don’t like to court and ask Democrat judges to overturn them.
    Democrps make up ridiculous objections like “the lines are too long (use a chair)”, or “getting a photo ID is too expensive and time consuming (if they don’t have transportation to the DMZ, then how do they get food. It doesn’t cost anything to get a photo ID from the DMZ).” They’ll say anything but the truth, which is that they can’t win without cheating.

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