November 14th, 2016

Donald Trump and the rebuilding of America

Economics & Politics

Sustainable Development

Donal Trump becomes president of a nation that is deeply divided by class, race, health, and opportunity. In his acceptance speech, he pledged to be the president of all Americans. He also gave a promising hint of how to pursue that objective in practice.

Trump is a real estate developer, so it’s not surprising that his brief acceptance speech was dominated by the idea of “rebuilding,” a word he mentioned four times: “Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream . . . We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.”

Read the full article at The Boston Globe


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