The Movement 2016 was inspired by the message carried by Donald Trump throughout his campaign for the presidency to end corporate hegemony over our government, to bring back jobs stolen by disastrous free-trade deals, and to protect our borders from the serious threats it faces. While we are not affiliated with the Trump campaign, and while we recognize that some of the rhetoric used by the candidate has caused distractions during this pivotal period for our country, The Movement 2016 is absolutely convinced that Donald Trump is the only one in the race who will fight for every day people.
The 2016 presidential race has witnessed an unprecedented phenomenon: We have seen candidates from outside the Washington establishment – controlled by wealthy special interest groups – reach a level of success unheard of in this country’s recent political history. For a time, it appeared that Senator Bernie Sanders may have been on his way to clinch the Democratic nomination for president in what would have been a huge upset and blow to the establishment. But as they do, the media, big business and the Democratic Party colluded using unethical and illegal methods to crush his grassroots campaign. Now, the same exact corporate stakeholders and media are trying to do the same thing to Donald Trump who, like Sanders, poses a major threat to the interests of the money-grubbing elite.
For these reasons, we launched The Movement 2016 to counter the endless stream of media propaganda being pommeled against Trump aimed at preventing the peoples’ voices from being heard. For decades, this rigged system has neglected the poor and middle class in America. If Trump wins in November, we are convinced he will fight to reconfigure the structure of power and ensure our country is controlled by the people, and not by the corporations. If he loses, our country will remain on the same path of outsourcing jobs, uncontrolled borders, and a senseless foreign policy that empowers terrorist groups like ISIS. Either way, The Movement 2016 is here to stay, and will fight for our jobs, our security, and to make America great again!