In a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump invoked the words of Abraham Lincoln as he vowed to clean house in Washington, D.C., setting out a series of plans in an election “contract” to offer voters for the November elections.
“If we follow these steps, we will once more have government of, by and for the people,” Trump said to cheers from his audience.
But in classic Trump fashion, he garnered many headlines for something else on this Saturday, by using his speech to denounce women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, as he threatened lawsuits against them.
“Every one of these liars will be sued once the election is over,” Trump said, as he indicated he would also use legal action to determine if Democrats were involved in the accusations.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump added.
On his agenda if he’s elected as President, Trump did not roll out any brand new plans, but instead packaged them together in a “Contract,” much like the way Congressional Republicans did before the 1994 elections.
“What follows is my 100 day action plan to Make America Great Again,” Trump said.
Here is a summary of what he proposed:
Trump’s legislative plans both encouraged and discouraged Republicans, many of whom believe that the GOP should be well ahead of Hillary Clinton.
“Trump should have been making these kinds of specific, policy-based speeches since start of general election,” wrote GOP pollster and strategist Frank Luntz on Twitter.
But Luntz then delivered the line that has haunted Republicans about the Trump campaign from the outset.
“Winning requires discipline,” Luntz said.