Day Two: “Make America Unemployed Again”

After a year-long fiasco of a campaign with little more sophistication than a third grade student council contest, it’s no surprise that the kick off of the Republican Trump National Convention was another clown car of chaos, featuring a heated rules fight and even some plagiarism. The GOP’s disunity is on full display, instead of “Making American Safe Again,” the theme of the night seemed to be “Make America Isolated Again.”

Day two’s “theme” is “Make America Work Again,” but with Donald Trump at the helm it would be better named “Make America Unemployed Again.” Trump staked his campaign on his financial savvy and business record — a record he built by outsourcing and conning small business owners, single parents, seniors, and everyday working Americans out of their hard-earned money.

In addition to Trump’s unethical deals and sketchy business connections, economists predict that his policies will devastate the American economy. Trump’s economic plan would kill 3.5 million jobs and his tax policies would increase the national debt by $11.5 trillion. 

But Trump could not care less if the economy faces turmoil — he regularly welcomes it. In 2006, Trump excitedly awaited the crash of the housing market: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy.” As the world economy suffered after Brexit, Trump callously asserted that “If the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly.

Take a look at who will take the stage tonight:

The GOP used to be the party of business, but with Donald Trump as its nominee and more business leaders are abandoning the GOP. The RNC is already on a crash course after day one with no signs of letting off the gas — has Donald Trump put on his oxygen mask yet?