Trump power: Five reasons why US should be scared of what’s coming

Everything he said during the campaign, especially repealing Obamacare, is coming true.

Written by Abhimanyu Chakravorty | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2017 2:48 pm
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In his first news conference since winning the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday ominously reiterated to achieve what he had promised during the election campaign last year. Everything he said during the campaign, especially repealing Obamacare, is coming true. With a poker-face and brash attitude, Trump blithely took on questions from the media, offering succinct answers to some. To others, especially CNN, he got into a shouting match with their reporter and refused to allow him a question. Pointed his finger at him, he said, “Not you. Your organisation is terrible.”

Here are five scary things he is actually going to do

Repeal Obama care 

Right from the beginning of his election campaign he had rallied against Obamacare. Today, Trump did not mince his words when he termed Obamacare as a ‘total and complete disaster’ at the press conference. He said as soon as his health secretary is approved, they will file a plan on healthcare to repeal and replace Obamacare, adding that they are going to introduce a healthcare that is far better and less expensive. Slamming the Democrats, he said Obamacare is their problem. “We’re going to take it off the shelves. It would be easier to let Obamacare implode in 2017,” he added.

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Build wall with Mexico to stop illegal migrants

During campaigning last year, Trump had stridently said he would build an ‘impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful wall’ between the US and Mexico. It seems he just might. He said today that his administration will soon build a massive border wall with Mexico to keep out illegal migrants. He also said the cost of construction will have to be borne by Mexico, either by tax or payment. “I don’t feel like waiting a year or a year and a half to start building. Mexico in some form, in their many different forms, will reimburse us,” he said. “They will reimburse us for the cost of the wall. That will happen. Whether it’s a tax or if it’s a payment. Probably less likely that it’s a payment. But it will happen,” added Trump.

Closer ties with Russia?

Trump may not have been consistent on many issues from his election campaigning last year. But not when it comes to Russia. Even as he vehemently denounced as disgraceful the claims he had been caught in a compromising position in Russia, he said he hoped for a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It’s all fake news, it’s phony stuff, it didn’t happen,” Trump said. But he clearly defended his aim of better ties with Moscow when he said, “If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability.”

Huge border tax for companies moving out of US

He had said it before, and he said it again today that if US companies move their businesses overseas there will be retribution for such companies in form of heavy taxes. Rightly so, the president-elect today said that companies that want to move plants out of the US are going to pay a ‘very large’ border tax. “Companies can move from state to state as long as it is within the US. There will be a major border tax on companies leaving the US and getting away with murder.”

He also reiterated his pledge “the greatest jobs producer that God created.”

Supreme Court 

Now that he is going to be the president of the United States in a few days time, the first place which will have an immediate impact will be the Supreme Court. His choices will essentially shape the country’s laws for a generation and more. The ramifications on the apex court could be enormous given that it could eventually lead to reversal of major cases, such as on abortion and gay marriage. In today’s conference, he said his team has met with numerous candidates to fill the longstanding U.S. Supreme Court vacancy and promised a decision on a nominee within about two weeks of taking office on January 20.

The president-elect, however, did not mention any potential candidates by name or by state. But he did say, “We’ve met with numerous candidates. They were outstanding in every case.” He had, during the news conference, clearly indicated the importance of this decision. He said, “It will be a decision which I very strongly believe in. I think it’s one of the reasons I got elected,” said Trump.

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First Published on: January 12, 2017 12:00 am
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    Murali
    Jan 12, 2017 at 12:22 am
    There is nothing wrong with a monkey. Did you forget evolution my friend. Do not pull an innocent monkey into this bipartisan bickering. Let's grow up and give him a chance.
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      shekhar
      Jan 11, 2017 at 11:54 pm
      Liberal cry foul like spoil child, welfare mentally, wants government to be nanny. Author scare of 5 things, will get over it in time. Indians call their parents from India and put them on were and give them selter , medcaid, A TRIPLE DIPS. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
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        shekhar
        Jan 11, 2017 at 11:57 pm
        Were supposed to be welfare
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          Guest4321
          Jan 12, 2017 at 3:35 am
          Trump is going to fulfill the election promises that got him elected. What is your problem with that?
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            james
            Jan 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm
            Completely true. Trumpanzee did not win the por vote. More than 3 Million Americans voted for his rival than for him. That is 3million more votes than what he got. He is an who has no idea what he will say next. A 5 year old man child. Sooner he gets impeached the better for america
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              james
              Jan 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm
              Hindus do not marry Muslim men. Only fools do. Who would marry an illiterate, uneducated person who has no respect for people and humanity and who follows a violent religion blindly.
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                Krishna Shetty
                Jan 11, 2017 at 10:28 pm
                Everybody has a chance in democracy and that includes Trump too, regardless of what anyone says. He won the election as per the rules, and you can not blame the rule after the elections. Accept him and move on.
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                  Mahender Goriganti
                  Jan 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm
                  Very true, and even more. anybody thinking of US than India are foolish to say the least.We have seen this all over the world. What has happened to how mother India had to rescue them from Africa to Fuji to middle east. It is not very long time ago there was a dot buster program in Chicago in 1970s. Save India for your children from further invasion and displacement by Muslims.
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                    Murali
                    Jan 12, 2017 at 5:45 am
                    muslim women lovehindu , christian men ...who would want to marry barbarians ..not even u if u were a woman
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                      g
                      Jan 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm
                      As long as people have jobs, he will get a p.
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                        g
                        Jan 12, 2017 at 8:06 pm
                        Exactly
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                          g
                          Jan 12, 2017 at 8:08 pm
                          Interloper!
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                            g
                            Jan 12, 2017 at 8:09 pm
                            interloper using filthy language.
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                              sdas
                              Jan 12, 2017 at 1:47 am
                              So what is wrong with following up on his campaign promises ? That is how he won the presidency or do you ( the author of this article ) think your ideas are brighter ?
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                                Venu Menon
                                Jan 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm
                                Do you seriously think that if you publish some rubbish Americans will be scared? Donald Trump won on the changes he promised and millions in America chose him for the same. Trump wants to put America first and as an American I am proud of him. America cannot afford millions of people crossing the border illegally and now there is a man who will put an end to this.
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                                  Vishwas Patil
                                  Jan 13, 2017 at 5:05 am
                                  Biased article. Just wild imagination without any substance or analysis.
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                                    Vishwas Patil
                                    Jan 13, 2017 at 5:11 am
                                    Bogus and double voting by Hispanics and African Americans and illegal immigrants would exceed the lead claimed by Hillary Clinton.
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