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Trump promises a more affordable, safer country for young voters in new op-ed

The former president added that there seems to be a "war on young people" with crime going up and seemingly everything becoming unaffordable. 

Published: November 29, 2023 3:27pm

Former President Donald Trump wrote in an op-ed published by Newsweek on Wednesday that he will "make America great again" for young people, as President Biden has failed them.

"The U.S. economy had never been better for young Americans, but for the past three years, young people have borne the heavy costs of the failed Biden agenda: crippling inflation, soaring prices, skyrocketing interest rates, unaffordable housing, and escalating crime," Trump wrote. 

He added later that home ownership seemed way out of reach for young Americans, as inflation seemed to be making it impossible. 

"When I was in office, the 30-year mortgage rate reached a record low of 2.65 percent—and the median-income American family could afford a mortgage," Trump wrote. "Yet thanks to Biden's disastrous economy, interest rates have skyrocketed, making home-ownership out of reach for too many Americans, especially young Americans who in previous generations would be looking to start a family."

According to a survey from Realtor.com, approximately 78% of people wanting to purchase a home expect to be priced out of the housing market if interest rates and home prices continue to rise.

The former president added that there seems to be a "war on young people" with crime going up and seemingly everything becoming unaffordable.

"I will ... restore law and order in our nation's cities, empower our men and women in law enforcement, and stop the Radical Marxist prosecutors surrendering our cities to violent criminals," Trump wrote. "I will quickly secure our southern border to end the influx of deadly drugs into our communities."

He also promised to make sure young Americans could afford to raise a family, buy a house and achieve the American Dream. He had previously addressed this issue at a Turning Point USA conference over the summer. 

"I will restore energy independence and bring down interest rates so that young people can once again afford to buy a house and a car," he said during a speech at the conference.