Trump v Clinton on the Economy Monday Night to Audience of Millions

The sharp differences between Donald Trump, the successful real estate mogul soundly in the private sector and Hillary Clinton, a career politician, will be embedded in a national audience of an estimated 100 million Americans during Monday night’s first debate between the two presidential candidates.

There is no doubt that Trump will press that difference in his bid to win over voters on the economy. Unlike Ms. Clinton, Trump has spent his business life in the private sector. He has met payrolls in the millions and hired thousands of employees. He will hold all the cards on experience creating jobs with proven results.

On the other hand, Hillary will attempt to gloss over those stark facts with Trumps four bankruptcies, the Trump University scandal and other items to get the viewing audience to look at those shiny objects to counter her complete professional ignorance on how to make jobs and build things. It will be interesting when Trump illustrates the economy that has not risen over an annual three percent in eight years of the Obama administration.

Clinton Trump debate
Clinton Trump debate

Hillary has said very publicly she intends to carry on Barack Obama’s economic plan which is a topic naked in the sun for the aggressive Trump. Why will Hillary defend the indefensible and why has she hooked her wagon to a president that is highly vulnerable to such a public forum?

All of this will be unveiled next Monday in their first national debate. Mr. Trump is nowhere near as liberal as Hillary Clinton, but hes far from conservative. Trumps plans for the economy have consistently been far to the right of his opponents plans. On taxation, spending, and regulation, he will be able to come off as the new age of politics answering to no special interests or campaign.

The answer is Donald Trump is not a politician, he isn’t polished from years of political campaigns and he comes across as just what he is; a successful businessman who delegates authority to the most competent people he can find for the job at task.

Trump will bring up the astounding fact that the Obama cabinet members are academics and think tank people who have never held a private sector job or owned a business; not one. Trump would provide incentives for private investment, economic growth, and job creation, a policy that worked brilliantly for Presidents Kennedy and Reagan. Hillary would provide zero incentives for growth and rely on government spending to generate jobs, a policy that has never produced a robust economy.

The career businessman has taken a narrow lead over Clinton and now is the time to address his best issue to fight against Clinton with. Did Trump plan this issue to be sidelined until he had a huge audience? Did he know all along as a brilliant salesman that the timing would be just right? Now he will strike.

Trump has soared from well behind in the race a month ago to a tie with Clinton today without unleashing his best issue. Hes now ready to show his cards to drive home his plans for the economy in the final weeks of the campaign.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.