Trump’s Forgotten Man (National radio commentary, Salem/Townhall) November 21, 2016Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds.
In his first tweet as president-elect, Donald Trump echoed a theme from his campaign, promising that “the forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again.”
Funny, but in one of his first radio addresses to the nation in 1932, President Franklin Roosevelt introduced us to “the forgotten man.” His forgotten man became the focal point for the New Deal, growing the government, expanding the welfare state and rejecting American rugged individualism.
But Trump’s forgotten man and woman seem to be different. They are people who have jobs, pay taxes but for whom the government just does not work. Trump’s forgotten man does not want more government and welfare, but instead a growing economy and a fair shake.
Let’s hope Trump can actually do something for his forgotten man and woman.
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