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Trump showed awareness

The Army taught me the importance of keen situational awareness, which I saw Donald Trump display when he engaged the hearts of Middle America. He targeted voters who were tired of political correctness and fed-up about the outsourcing of jobs to China. Not mincing words, the un-politician Trump spoke aloud in plain English what his audience was thinking.

Like Thomas E. Dewey in 1948, Hillary Clinton misread the tea leaves. I hope Congress learns from this election that to ignore the plight of our middle class is a losing proposition. Lincoln said: “God must love the common man. He makes so many of them.”

Common folks do the hard work, fight the wars, buy consumer goods and make up the middle class. All championship football and baseball teams subscribe to the timeless axiom of being strong up the middle. Our country will be great again through its middle class.

Another observation, Trump ostensibly employed one of Sun Tzu’s rules of war, which states: “To move your enemy, control him with something he can take.” So he focused on the Rust Belt and let Hillary win California. President Trump will be a fine commander-in-chief.

Dave Saulibio

Colbert



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