President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress has been widely regarded as excellent, but it's worth noting that Trump advocated for a number of policies that are not conservative. Here are five of them.
1. Trade. Trump's protectionist rhetoric has long been a sticking point for conservatives, and Tuesday's address was no different. The president touted the country's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and made the case for tariffs: ...
2. Infrastructure spending. Trump re-iterated his call for a trillion-dollar infrastructure spending bill, stating, "The time has come for a new program of national rebuilding."
"America has spent approximately six trillion dollars in the Middle East, all this while our infrastructure at home is crumbling. With this six trillion dollars we could have rebuilt our country –- twice. And maybe even three times if we had people who had the ability to negotiate," Trump said. "To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking the Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States -- financed through both public and private capital –- creating millions of new jobs." ...Read the full op-ed HERE.
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