Americans are gearing up for the 2020 presidential elections, and Republicans have a choice: Should Donald Trump be their nominee? His detractors see a politically vulnerable candidate caught up in the uncertainty of the Mueller investigation, wounded by the longest government shutdown in history, and defeated by House Democrats who refused his demand for border wall funding. But many are standing behind the president. They argue his passionate and loyal base will deliver yet another political win, particularly if his campaign finally has the full support and guidance of the Republican Party. Can Trump deliver key swing states and another victory for the GOP? Or is he the wrong choice for the American right?
- The GOP is the party of free markets, and Trump’s deployment of tariffs strays from Republican ideals. It’s time for Republicans to nominate a candidate who embraces all conservative values.
- Since he took office, President Trump and his inner circle have been entangled in controversies, and the Trump administration has left nearly 40 percent of cabinet positions unfilled. It is in the GOP’s best interest to nominate a new candidate who will appoint strong and experienced officials.
- From pulling out of international agreements and dismissing our European allies to cozying up to dictators in Russia and North Korea, critics question Trump’s foreign policy agenda and whether it’s right for America.
- Trump’s stance on immigration – including the border wall, child separation policies, and the Muslim ban – have drawn criticism and in some cases, been questioned by the courts. The Republican Party should support a primary challenger who will advocate for less divisive immigration policies.
- The United States is enjoying a prosperous and thriving economy under Trump, and Americans are taking notice. Supporters say a change in leadership could imperil economic conditions.
- Trump maintains an impassioned and loyal base of supporters, plus he has history on his side: As an incumbent, Trump is more likely to beat a newcomer in the primaries, and a challenger could hurt his chances in the general election.
- From the JCPOA to the TPP, President Trump has shown his supporters he isn’t afraid to pull out of agreements he believes to be against America’s interests. And, they say, he’s putting America’s security and prosperity above that of other countries.
- The president is keeping his campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration with the goal of securing America’s borders, and he should be re-elected to see these policies through.