A healthy majority of Americans want to strengthen Social Security, establish medicare for all, improve school funding, make college free for qualified applicants, raise minimum wages and impose a progressive system of taxation. They also want to improve our infrastructure, drink clean water and breath clean air. Although they will never be asked Americans would undoubtedly appreciate more affordable housing and energy costs. It may not occur to many Americans either that the tremendous wealth technology and capitalism produces has been largely captured by the finance, insurance and real estate industries. Globalization and free market worship serves only to concentrate wealth into fewer and fewer hands so that in America today 8 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of our population (~175 million people). For most of its 300 year life the Federal Government operated exclusively on tariffs, which protected emerging industries.
An Oligarchy decided to impose globalization on the masses, at great cost to the standard of living of the masses. Since then most Americans have tried to maintain their standard of living by having more jobs and going deeper into debt.
The ONLY thing that Trump has done to improve this situation is impose some tariffs, which can only help in the long term if lost manufacturing capacity in the USA is restored. In every other respect Trump has made everything worse. Trump lives in an alternate fact free reality, lies incessantly and has the attention of 22% of the population, which is enough to win in a system deliberately designed for minority rule, when Republican cheating is thrown in for good measure.
So the USA is ruled by a moron now, who believes Saudi Arabia, Israel and Poland are our most important allies. Our only saving grace is that he is also incompetent and therefore only able to achieve about 25% of his goals. He would not have succeeded in any of his programs but for the
machinations of seasoned Republicans waiting in the wings for this moment when they control every branch of Government.
The pernicious cycle of boom and bust which forms the entire history of American capitalism is driven by forces largely outside the control of any US President. Most people have no clue what sound economic policy is since the purpose of our Government is to support an elite minority and advocates of that minority enjoy monopoly communication rights to confuse the public, filling their minds with falsehoods. This technique is costly, but less costly than the continuous application of brute force.