Donald Trump the President is a rare phenomenon. All the polls showed that Hillary Clinton was expected to win against him by double digits. Americans are now indeed living in unprecedented times.
Since his victory, never has any sitting U.S. President been so viciously and relentlessly investigated or challenged by the Democratic Party, mainstream media, courts career politician and diplomats and, at times, even his own Republican party for almost the entire first term. At the same time, never has that same President achieved so many quantifiable changes that could forever change the political and strategic landscape of the country. It is awesome and at the same time breathtaking.
The main motivation for writing this book was to address the extremely bias news reporting by some of the most established news organizations in the world but it eventually evolved into exploring the subject of political and strategic leadership.
Since 2007, while living in Massachusetts for four years, I witnessed the rapid decline of America first-hand. America was no longer winning strategically on the world stage. China on the other hand, rose rapidly through the ranks, making all the right strategic decisions. America was heavily in debt, while China enjoyed strong economic growth as the world’s manufacturing hub. The 9/11 attacks had weakened the American psyche and emboldened its enemies to engage in increasingly aggressive acts of violence in the country.
The Obama administration doubled the national debt and, in its second term unleashed liberal propaganda that further divided the country along racial, gender and economic lines. The stage was set for a hard reset.
Donald Trump the Candidate
In 2015, prominent New York billionaire Donald J. Trump entered the race and ran a campaign that significantly transformed the political landscape. He not only defeated sixteen Republican heavyweights, the largest field of candidates at the time, but also the very first female Democratic nominee. Almost two years later, America’s economy and the stock market are at their strongest ever, unemployment is at historic lows, the transnational terrorist networks are largely defeated, and North Korea is no longer a serious global security threat.
Donald Trump never hesitates to think big. He mesmerised his fans by flying to his rallies on his private jet. As a billionaire, he was the only candidate who could afford to arrive in such a grand style to his rallies across America. It was an excellent strategy because over time, large crowds began to attend his highly entertaining rallies. Not only was he able to organize and attend more rallies, he was also able to attract free publicity for most of these events.
Without Fear or Favor explores how Donald Trump’s strategies won him the election and succeeded in numerous monumental achievements in just two and a half years, and why it is envisaged that he will continue to spark moments evocative of the indomitable spirit of America’s founders. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump is essentially ‘predicting the future by creating it’. Without fear or favor, President Trump continue to take actions to deliver on his promise to Make America Great Again.
My views may depart sharply from those of most academic experts or the political elites who have dominated the mainstream media but who have failed to effectively address many of the strategic issues facing the country in the past 50 years.
We can see that President Trump’s single focus has been to Make America Great Again. He has been extremely persistent in pursuing his goal and policies, and unlikely to give up on any of his policies. When the courts were ruling against him on his stricter illegal immigrant policies, he pursued alternative initiatives with Mexico and other South American countries.
Donald Trump the President believes that a leader should never back down because if you are a pushover, the word will quickly spread, and the competition will then destroy you. As we have all seen repeatedly, President Trump never apologizes and instead always doubles down on his attacks or his policies.