In Gettysburg on Saturday, Donald Trump laid out a “contract with the America voter,” a six-point plan to restore accountability and take on corruption in Washington, D.C. The Republican presidential candidate called the proposal his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again,” including a 10-point legislative agenda that “begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington.”
“I’m not a politician, and have never wanted to be one. But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I knew I couldn’t stand by and watch any longer. Our country has been so good to me, I love our country, I felt I had to act,” he said in his address at The Eisenhower Complex. “Change has to come from outside this broken system. The fact that the Washington establishment has tried so hard to stop our campaign is only more proof that our campaign represents the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime.”
Before laying out the details of the plan and his legislative proposals, he briefly addressed what he called an assault by a corrupt Big Media. Mr. Trump asked voters to ignore their attempt to depress voter turnout and preserve the status quo by helping to elect a Wall Street- and Washington-preferred status quo candidate over an agent of change.
“I am asking the American people to rise above the noise and the clutter of our broken politics, and to embrace that great faith and optimism that has always been the central ingredient in the American character,” said Mr. Trump. “I am asking you to dream big.”
The 100-day plan focuses on taking six actions against corruption, seven to protect American workers, and five to restore security and the constitutional rule of law. The 10-point legislative agenda aims to ensure that America’s economy is revitalized and citizens are protected.
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said the “Gettysburg speech will be the most decisive break with the corrupt establishment in modern times. He is detailed and decisive.” Mr. Gingrich knows a thing or two about making contracts with the American people, which is how he engineered the first Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in decades during the 1990s.
“Hillary Clinton isn’t running against me,” Mr. Trump said. “She is running against change. She is running against you, the American people.”
Mr. Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter” and comments, with added commentary from PPD, are broken down below in full.