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Monday, November 14, 2016

Will Trump do what Trump promised?

President-elect Donald Trump has repeated his promise to build a wall across the southern border, repeal and replace ObamaCare and deport criminal illegal aliens. 

He also promised to "lock her up," referring to Hillary Clinton over her illegal personal server and "pay to play" with the Clinton Foundation. He said that he would appoint a special prosecutor and keep Comey out of the picture.

There will be a wall and the roads will be rebuilt along with other infrastructure, the debt will be paid, jobs will be in abundance and  there will be unicorns and rainbows. 

Yes, the world will respect us again. 

Except maybe the wall will not run across the entire southern border. "Certain areas, a wall is more appropriate," President-elect Trump said. "I'm very good at this; it's called construction." Other parts may have a fence and lots of Border Security guards watching to make sure nobody crosses over our border.

And maybe repealing "all" of ObamaCare won't be necessary. Maybe we can leave in the parts about keeping your under 26-year-old kid on the policy and leave in the pre-existing conditions clause.

And deporting 2-3 million illegal immigrants doesn't have to happen so fast, but we can deport the felons and rapists and drug dealers, and other 'very very' bad people. And let's not forget about the plan of "extreme vetting" of Syrian refugees.

"What we are going to do is get the people that are [criminals] and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers," Trump said on '60 Minutes.' "We have a lot of these people. Probably two million, it could be even three million. We are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate . . . after the border is secured and after everything gets normalized . . . we're going to make a determination on [other undocumented immigrants] . . . But before we make that determination . . . we want to secure our border."

So even though he promised us in the primaries that he would immediately deport all 11 million illegal immigrants living here, it's clear now that the Republican administration was "not looking for mass deportations." 

That should make many undocumented Democratic voters happy.

The "lock her up" thing?

Well, maybe we're being too harsh on Clinton. Maybe we should take care of more important matters.

"She did some bad things, I mean she did some bad things," Trump told Leslie Stahl of "60 Minites" in that way he has of using monosyllabics and repetition for emphasis or to show that he really really means it.

Stahl responded, "I know, but a special prosecutor?"

"I don't want to hurt them, I don't want to hurt them," Trump said. "They're, they're good people. I don't want to hurt them."

He really doesn't want to hurt them, I can tell you that.

Trump told "60 Minutes" that he would eschew the $400 thousand per year salary and only take a dollar as president.

When talking about the recent anti-Trump riots that are going on across the country he said the media coverage represented a "double standard." He added that "If Hillary had won and if my people went out and protested, everybody would say, 'Oh, that's a terrible thing.' And it would have been a much different attitude. There is a different attitude."

Trump added, however, that he was "saddened" by reports that some of his supporters harassed minorities since the election.

"And I say, 'Stop it.' . . . I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it."

Let me be clear, I am willing to give Donald Trump the chance to follow up on his promises. I want him to succeed, unlike some leftists who would rather have the country go down with the new 'Captain,' so to speak. 

There is no way that Hillary Clinton should have been elected, in spite of those low information voters who believe otherwise. The best thing about this election for me, wasn't that Trump won, it was that the Clinton machine and its arrogant belief that Hillary was destined to victory lost. 

I have to admit, the tears of the snowflakes on the left were a wonderful thing to see.