trump’s vision

 Trump’s Agenda



slap (2) campaign present (3)
replace headlines politically (in) correct
grab minority flex his muscles (2)
torture migrant worldwide
election carry out undocumented
repeat majority deportation
tie (3) strategy dismantle
focus alliance stance (2)
shift evidence interrogation
revise promise competition
hefty suggest consists of
reject spark (2) initiative (2)
tariff hard-line come into force
deliver set back fossil fuel
bold order (4)





Throughout the election campaign, Donald Trump presented himself as a politically incorrect strongman willing to flex his muscles to fix what he sees as a broken America.

His hard-line stance on immigration has grabbed headlines worldwide, especially his promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico to keep out undocumented migrants.

He has also suggested he will carry out mass deportations, block immigration from Muslim-majority countries, and end automatic citizenship for every baby born in the US.

Trump’s foreign policy imagines a different world order: he says he will form closer ties between the US and Russia.

He wants the NATO military alliance to shift its focus away from Moscow, and onto terrorism and migration.

And he’s repeated stated that NATO’s European allies should pay more for US protection.

His strategy to defeat the so-called Islamic State consists of “bombing the hell out of the group”.

And he supports the use of torture as an interrogation technique.

Trump wants to revise international trade deals to protect American industry from foreign competition.

He’s threatened to slap hefty tariffs on Chinese goods — a move that could spark a trade war between the US and China.

A Trump presidency is likely to set back efforts to stop global warming. He rejects the evidence that climate change is real, and says he will dismantle the global climate deal which recently went into force.

He also supports the use of fossil fuels, and rejects initiatives to replace with them with green energy.

Donald Trump has told his supporters he could make a bigger and better American Dream.

But it will take more than bold promises to deliver on the fantasy he’s created.

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1. Donald Trump is politically incorrect. What does this mean? What is the difference between being politically correct and politically incorrect?

2. Trump plans to build a wall between Mexico and the US. True or false? Would this wall be more similar to the Great Wall of China or the Berlin Wall?

3. Under Trump’s presidency, would the police turn a blind eye towards dark-complexioned landscape gardeners and farm laborers?

4. Does Trump like Putin? Would he like to have Sharia Law? Is he an ardent supporter of military alliances? Does he favor diplomatic solutions to conflicts?

5. Trump is pro-free trade and globalization. Is this right or wrong?

6. Is Trump an environmentalist? Does the Green Party endorse him?

7. What is Trumps goal or vision for the United States?

8. Is the tone of the report positive and optimistic; negative and pessimistic; or neutral, objective and unbiased? Is it pro-Trump, anti-Trump, both, neutral, in the middle?


A. In your society, do people tend to be politically correct or politically incorrect? Has it changed over the decades?

B. Do many migrants and immigrants flock to your country? What kind of work or business do they do? What do locals think about immigration? Do they favor immigration, are they against immigration, or have mixed feelings?

C. People admire G.I. Joe, Rambo, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What do you think? Are they hawks (jingoists) or doves? Do they prefer diplomacy or war?

D. Which is “better”, free-trade or protectionism? Are there advantages and disadvantages of both? How do people feel?

E. What are peoples’ attitudes towards the environment?


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