Donald Trump will keep his campaign promises just like he keeps promises in business: only as and when it continues to suit his interests.
The wall will not be built unless Trump invests in the Mexican ladder industry, in which case Mexico will not pay for it.
The yard man and the busboy will not be deported.
The rust belt will go on rusting.
Unemployment will rise.1
ISIS will not be defeated.
America’s economic decline will continue as Trump’s and Clinton’s mutual cronies get richer.
And Trump will cast the blame on others.
Meanwhile, there’s not a whole lot that you or I can do about it, so let’s love our people, do our work, and enjoy the show.
Those jobs are lost to machines; not to Mexicans. A modern billion-dollar steel mill employs four hundred people, not fifty thousand. ↩