Donald Trump’s closing argument in tomorrow’s election: “The U.S. is ‘the laughingstock of the world.’ Trump is absolutely wrong.
The United States is the envy of the World.
The United States has a more millionaires (over 8 million) than any other country in the world. Second place is China with 2 million.
The United States has the universities that are the most desired schools to obtain a higher education.
Latin American nations have all tried to emulate the United States form of government. Most Europeans learn English in the hope that they will have a better opportunity to visit a stay in the United States. Most country leaders, including dictators, call themselves “president” in the hope of convincing their populace that they were selected by them and that they are legitimate leaders.
The rest of the world looks to the United States to help with their challenges caused by floods, earthquakes, tornados, and other natural disasters. The United States is known as the country that tries to help in every way.
United States government always do the right thing? No! But this country tries to help the least fortunate.
Inside this country there is a large gap between the very rich and the very poor. The middle class is struggling. Education and health care are issues that are in need of major attention. Infrastructure has deteriorated substantially. We do have free and fair elections that provide the representatives to address those problems.
Wherever you travel in this world you see McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Kentucky Fried Chicken stores. American music and movies are emulated throughout the world. Do you suppose the people of other countries laugh at what has been built here or do they have some envy?
Finally consider that the U.S. immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million, or 13.3 percent, of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million in 2014, according to ACS data. Between 2013 and 2014, the foreign-born population increased by 1 million, or 2.5 percent.
Does this sound like a country that is “the laughingstock of the world?”