Historical Precedents For Trump’s Policies Bring Sense Of Hope

The 2016 Presidential Election was arguably one of the most controversial elections in modern history. Rarely has a country been more divided or on the brink of self-destruction due to election results.

President-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform of hope for Blue Collar America, while his opponent, Hillary Clinton, promised radical socio-economic change with no way to follow through and destruction certain.

During his campaign, Trump ran on a platform reviving the phrase, “Forgotten Man”, which was popular in the 1930’s Depression Era.

The “Forgotten Man” represents the majority figure in America — those working to make ends meet and those falling flat due to political and social constraints working against them.

Breitbart News reports:

During the campaign, Donald Trump revived the phrase, “Forgotten Man,” which echoes back to the Depression years of the 1930s. Specifically, it harkens to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the great mid-century champion of blue-collar Americans.


As FDR said during the 1932 presidential campaign, while challenging incumbent Herbert Hoover—who had presided over an eight-fold increase in unemployment during his single miserable term—the crisis of the age was akin to 1917, when the US was forced to enter World War One:

Like FDR, Trump recognizes there is a sense of urgency in Middle America at this time. While so many are struggling, the Democrats are throwing away more money into government handouts than the country can afford, considering the fact that the National Debt is reaching into the trillions.

Donald Trump recognizes the problem is the lack of jobs available, as overpopulation from immigration and corporate America is affecting the workflow.

Though FDR was a Democrat, he saw a very real problem with the “Forgotten Man” of America, and won on the platform of hope for the people.

Many who previously identified as Democrats voted for Trump due to his policies that would benefit the average American. Many others voted for Trump solely because they could not morally vote for one as corrupt as Hillary Clinton.

Breitbart News reports:

To be sure, there’s been a lot of forgetting in recent decades.  The Democratic Party, once the stout champion of blue-collar America, has, in recent decades, neglected—shunned might be a better word—its political patrimony.


Instead, the Democrats fell in love with a newer group during the Clinton-Obama years: the self-proclaimed “coalition of the ascendant.” That is, the multicultural high-low coalition of mostly non-workers (including college professors and their “snowflake” students) and trust-funders put together by Al Sharpton, George Soros, and Tom Steyer.  This coalition worked well for Barack Obama in the elections of 2008 and 2012, though not so well for the Democrats in the elections of 2010 and 2014.

Furthermore, Trump is addressing the issue pointedly: The Democratic Party and their loose economic policies have pushed the country to the brink of Depression. Policies from Clinton’s campaign promised to take away jobs from coal miners and other Blue Collar workers, which are prime examples of how devastating her win would have been for the country.

Breitbart News reports:

Eight decades later, we were reminded of this same point: During the campaign, Donald Trump had plenty to say about the economy, and his message most hit home in the forgotten areas of the country.  For example, on October 21, in hard-hit Johnstown, PA, Trump said:

Your government betrayed you, and I’m going to make it right.  Your jobs will come back under a Trump administration.  Your steel will come back. We’re putting your miners back to work.

For many, the Obama administration created a crisis that will take decades to crawl out of. As President, Donald Trump has promised to make radical changes to benefit all, not just those who struggle.

History has been known to repeat itself, and if it is any indication of the future, there is hope for the “Forgotten Man” under President Trump.

Breitbart News reports:

And so on Election Night, the victorious Trump, having Pennsylvania and other afflicted states, emphatically revived the Rooseveltian trope of yore, proclaiming, “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”

What are your thoughts? Will the “Forgotten Man” be forgotten no longer under Trump?

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