President Trump called for an American Independence agenda to defeat the spread of the Chinese coronavirus and save our nation economically.
During a March 24 press conference, Trump discussed the need for independence in manufacturing, the energy sector, and for the nation’s borders to be secured to stop the crisis and address other long-term issues that have arisen in a globalist economy. He said:
We should never be reliant on a foreign country (China) for the means of our own survival. I think we’ve learned a lot. This crisis has underscored just how critical it is to have strong borders and a robust manufacturing sector. For three years, we’ve embarked on a great national project to secure our immigration system and bring back our manufacturing jobs. We’ve brought back many jobs, record numbers of jobs, and this really shows, this experience shows how important borders are. Without borders, you don’t have a nation.
“Our goal for the future must be to have American medicine for American patients, American supplies for American hospitals, and American equipment for our great American heroes,” Trump said. “Now both parties must unite to ensure America is truly an independent nation in every sense of the word.”
“Energy independence, we’ve established it, something incredible we’ve established … manufacturing independence, economic independence, and territorial independence enforced by strong, sovereign borders. America will never be a supplicate nation. We will be a proud, prosperous, and self-reliant nation. We will embrace commerce with all but will be dependent on none. Above all, we know the best thing for our economy and the world right now is a very, very powerful victory over the virus.
This is great stuff. This is one of the very good things that will come out of this crisis – a realization that we must change our ways, particularly in distancing ourselves from the evil Chinese.
Is Andrew Cuomo Running for President?
Considering the terrible presidential campaign of Joe Biden, Democrat New York governor Andrew Cuomo could be called in to take over if Biden drops out of the running or is eased out or forced out.
Let’s face it – Democrats are panicking about Biden. They know that they are stuck with him but that he is too old and too demented to be a serious challenger to Trump, that Trump would tear him apart in November. That is why they are hiding Biden and not allowing him to speak much in public.
He appeared on MSNBC recently and he bungled sentence after sentence. It was shocking. He appeared on The View TV show and did the same thing. Crazy Granpa Joe even said that he became a college professor after leaving the Senate. But he became vice president although he did get an honorary professorship but never taught a class.
This guy is going downhill fast… Nikitas3.com believes that his days are numbered.
We might expect that Democrats would fall back on 2016 and 2020 Democrat runner-up Bernie Sanders if Biden is forced out, but that is very unlikely to happen. Top Democrats including Obama have apparently had “the conversation” with Sanders warning him that he is way too far to the left and that he cannot win if he is the nominee against Trump. And that he would do irreparable harm to the Democrat party in losing.
Sanders surely knows this by now but that may not stop him. He may be waiting for Biden to flame out so that he can get the nomination and push his radical agenda.
It gets even more tricky. There is talk that Democrats could ease Biden out and pick Cuomo as their nominee. The reason is simple: Cuomo is governor of the third-largest state in the country and he has been all over the news with the Chinese virus outbreak as it spread rapidly in New York state. He has essentially become the ‘voice’ of the Democrat party in the virus outbreak.
Cuomo is being promoted in the Fake News media as a well-spoken, calm figure as he leads New York’s charge against the virus. And Democrats certainly see him as a superior alternative to Biden or Sanders. Democrats would have to simply ease Biden out and then rig their national convention to nominate Cuomo.
There are several problems, however. First, Biden might not step aside and he has no obligation to do so. But then again, top Democrats could be planning to have “the conversation” with Biden that he cannot win. If Biden insists on staying in the race, Democrats will lose in November.
Second, if Biden were forced out it would make the Democrats look really bad. Voters will wonder, “If Democrats are such a great political party, why can’t they come up with a decent candidate? Why is their party so disorganized? And how did they give us Biden in the first place?!”
There is also a potentially major problem with Bernie. He may not care what the Democrats think about his electability. He may say, “I want the nomination. I earned it. And the Democrats screwed me in 2016 anyway”. Who knows. That would be massive trouble for the Democrats. Trump would beat Sanders in a landslide.
And if Bernie is forced out and Cuomo is chosen, you can bet your bottom dollar that millions of Bernie supporters would either angrily stay home on election day and that some even would vote for Trump (they will. This is a known fact). This would harm Democrat candidates all up and down the ticket from president down to state representatives and mayors and city councilors.
There also are big problems with Cuomo. Nikitas3.com believes that he is just another ‘white knight’ candidate for the Democrats who would generate lots of enthusiasm but would end up losing to Trump. Here are the reasons:
*First, Cuomo may not even want to run. He knows about political power and he knows that Trump is strong. This is probably why he did not enter the 2020 primaries in the first place. Cuomo surely might like to be president someday but he would not want to risk losing to Trump in 2020. That would probably end up being his only shot at the White House.
*Cuomo is too far to the left. He is a radical socialist. He has done nothing for the people of New York as their state has tumbled into an economic abyss under crushing taxes and daunting regulations, including ‘green’ laws. This includes a ban on ‘fracking’ for the rich natural gas deposits underlying the rural Southern Tier of Upstate New York.
Hundreds of thousands of younger, skilled, educated, productive and even wealthy people have fled New York state since Cuomo was elected in 2010. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have disappeared in the same period.
Even president Trump, a lifelong resident of New York City, moved his legal residence to Florida in 2019, along with many other high-profile people like mega-billionaire Carl Icahn. This hardly makes Cuomo look good.
*At the same time that the New York state economy has tanked, Cuomo has done all of the usual far-left-wing stuff like insuring the most extreme abortion rights and driver’s licenses for illegal aliens; he signed radical legislation in 2019 that coddles criminals; and he also signed the restrictive gun law called The Safe Act which would rouse up Second Amendment backers in important electoral states like Pennsylvania and Michigan.
*Cuomo is a demagogue. He has a horribly annoying way of lecturing his audiences in a very slow cadence as if he is talking to schoolchildren. And if you understand the Democrat New York electorate, you know why he talks that way.
Many people in New York state cannot stand Cuomo and consider him to be a publicity hog and a narcissist. Then again Cuomo could brag that he is in his third term as governor and is very popular. But that does not change the dire economic conditions in the state that Cuomo has presided over. Socialists always support socialists no matter how bad things get.
*Cuomo is corrupt. Gothamist.com reported in September 2018:
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former right-hand man, Joe Percoco, has been sentenced to six years in prison on federal corruption charges, after a jury found him guilty of accepting more than $300,000 in bribes—ziti, as he put it—from companies that had business before the state.
*Cuomo’s father Mario was governor of New York for 12 years and was considered to be a potential presidential candidate in both 1988 and 1992, but he never ran. This was said to be a sign of weakness or fear in his character that his son may also have.
*While he is a long-time Trump hater, Andrew Cuomo praised the president for the job that he is doing on the Chinese virus. And the reason that he did so is simple: Cuomo needs federal money and federal help to fight the virus that is ravaging his state. And so the Trump campaign could re-play videos of Cuomo praising Trump and that would be very damaging to Cuomo.
*Virus patients need respirators, which are very expensive at $36,000 each. The former Republican lieutenant governor of New York state Betsy McCaughey recently wrote a commentary that explained that Cuomo did not buy respirators for the state when it was recommended that he do so in 2015 at a cost of $575 million. Instead he spent $750 million on a solar panel factory. This negligence would look very bad for Cuomo in light of the virus crisis.
*And finally we must never forget Cuomo’s quote from August 2018 that would bury his candidacy. He said “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.” This is pure poison for someone who wants to be president.
All in all Nikitas3.com does not believe that Cuomo is a threat to president Trump.