During the 2016 campaign Donald Trump made many promises, which he repeated over and over to tumultuous crowds of his supporters, about what he would do as president to make their lives better, by "making America great again!"
After his first 100 days, we now know, as any sane or sober adult would have suspected before the election, that Trump's pronouncements were all lies, and that he would betray his supporters, and do the exact opposite of what he had promised.
Aside from his inane and unconstitutional attempt to ban Muslims from entering the USA, the biggest about face from what he said is and was the GOP healthcare bill.
As pointed out on the website Vox, "Trump ran and won promising to cover everyone, avoid Medicaid cuts, and boost funding for opioid abuse treatment. He is now lobbying Congress to pass a bill that does none of those things. Instead, millions will lose insurance and Medicaid spending will be sacrificed on the altar of tax cuts for the rich."
Trump also promised to "drain the swamp," which figuratively meant rejecting all those lobbyists and special interests, who routinely feed off the Washington, DC, political establishment to gain advantages and/or taxpayer funding for their dubious if not detrimental causes.
So what did Trump do? He appoints the Koch brothers hand picked man to run the EPA. The only qualification for the job that Scot Pruitt seems to have had was that he was a vigorous denier of science and Climate Change.
And now we have the Trump tax cut proposal, which benefits the rich, and not the down-trodden Trump supporters, who actually believed the Orange Charlatan.
Trump's tax proposal enriches the rich, including himself and his family, as it eliminates the Alternative Minimum Tax, which cost Trump $31 million on his 2005 tax return (as shown by Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show), and it eliminates the Estate Tax, which Trump's children, and the children of the rich everwhere in America will appreciate, because it allows untaxed assets to pass through to them without having to pay any taxes at all!
According to financial scoring agencies, Trump's tax proposal will cause $6 trillion in deficits over the next ten years. Now deficits used to be prohibited by the GOP, when Obama was president, but now that they control the WH, deficits don't seem to be a concern, and the GOP is trotting out their usual lies and fairy tales about how the "tax cuts will pay for themselves!"
They didn't during the Reagan, Pappy Bush or George W. Bush administrations! In fact, they ran up record deficits in each of them with the deficits getting bigger and bigger, until they surpassed $1 trillion/year in the final years of the Bush Jr. administration!
So now we know why Trump ran for president. It's because it's making him richer than ever, thanks to the GOP ignoring his business "conflicts of interest," and he is eliminating most of the taxes he had to pay by his corporations or on his personal tax return (which he still refuses to disclose)!
And as for his supporters? By the time they realize that Trump has conned them, he'll be out of the WH with his ill-gotten gains, and be receiving a healthy pension and Secret Service protection for life - all at the expense of the fleeced American taxpayers.
But at least his supporters will have that "Wall!"