In 2015, prominent New York billionaire Donald J. Trump entered the race and ran a campaign that significantly transformed the political landscape. He not only defeated sixteen Republican heavyweights, the largest field of candidates at the time, but also the very first female Democratic nominee. Almost two years later, America's economy and the stock market are at their strongest ever, unemployment is at historic lows, the transnational terrorist networks are largely defeated, and North Korea is no longer a serious global security threat.
This book explores how Donald J. Trump's strategies won him the election and succeeded in numerous monumental achievements in just two years, and why it is envisaged that he will continue to spark moments evocative of the indomitable spirit of America's founders. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump is essentially 'predicting the future by creating it'. Without fear or favor, President Trump continues to take actions to deliver on his promise to Make America Great Again.
Based on a purely factual, unbiased perspective, the book uses the political and strategic leadership of Trump to further validate key qualities that make great leaders. Academic literature on these subjects points to numerous qualities of remarkable leaders, which could differ significantly based on profession or environment. This book attempts to identify the qualities that run a common thread throughout most environments.
The study of political and strategic leadership are of great interest to most organizations in the world. Country and corporate leaders may find the narrative and analysis in this book most useful. Politicians and campaigners from both the Republican party (GOP) and Democratic party (DNC) may also find many of the assessments insightful, particularly those on why Trump won in 2016 and on how he could win again in 2020. Business schools and academics could also use the book to get students to explore what maybe some of the qualities that would make great political or strategic leaders.
Both Republicans and Democrats voters would find that the book provides alternative perspectives to those of the mainstream media and notable strategists, partly due to increased bias in reporting. This serves as one of my motivations for writing this book, as I seek to counter the extremely high level of biased reporting by the mainstream media. Almost everything the President has said or done and continues to say and do has been characterized with a negative spin by the mainstream media, often through selective reporting that matched their own globalist narratives.
That said, I may come with my own biases as well; ultimately the readers should decide for themselves which perspective is closer to the truth.
I often get asked by family members and friends on why I support President Trump's policies. As a strategist who has personally witnessed Singapore's phenomenal rise from a third world to a first world country, my reply invariably is that almost every major policy of the President fits perfectly with my grand strategy or vision for the United States. Many of his policies may be politically unpopular but they are critical for the long term success or survival of the United States. Often, my primary concern is that either he may succumb to the constant pressure he is facing from the GOP or his family, or that someone in his administration may dishonestly undermine some of his initiatives.