President Trump unveiled his new Quantum Leap plan that will create a new American future and modernize communities across the country. By building new cities, investing in transportation, lowering the cost of living for everyone, and modernizing public spaces across the country, President Trump has laid out a bold strategy to revolutionize the American Standard of Living.
“Past generations of Americans pursued big dreams and daring projects that once seemed absolutely impossible,” President Trump said. “Today, our country has lost its boldness. Under my leadership, we will get it back in a very big way. Our objective will be a quantum leap in the American Standard of Living.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S OBJECTIVE IS A QUANTUM LEAP
IN AMERICA’S STANDARD OF LIVING
“It is time to start talking about GREATNESS for our country again. I will dramatically increase living standards and build a future that brings our country together through excitement, opportunity, and success.” – President Donald J. Trump
BUILDING FREEDOM CITIES: President Trump will work to open up the American frontier, holding a contest to charter new cities where families and individuals can have a new shot at the American Dream.
The federal government owns nearly one-third of the land mass of the United States. Hundreds of millions of these acres are empty.
President Trump proposes a national contest to charter up to 10 new cities on a very small portion of federal land and award these charters to the best ideas and proposals for development.
Of the approximately 640 million acres owned by the federal government, 10 charters roughly the size of the District of Columbia would amount to just a few one-hundredths of a percent—about 0.06%.
Freedom Cities will be built on federal land that is undeveloped and not part of any of our country’s magnificent national parks or other natural treasures. These cities will give hundreds of thousands of hardworking American families a new opportunity for home ownership and the American Dream.
REVOLUTIONIZING AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION: President Trump will launch the biggest revolution in American transportation since the interstate highway system.
Dozens of companies in the U.S. and China are currently racing to develop vertical takeoff-and-landing vehicles to lead the next generation in air mobility.
President Trump will work to ensure that America, not China, leads this new industry, using the full range of tools and authorities available to the federal government.
Just as the automotive revolution created extraordinary economic growth and helped link our country together, the coming air mobility revolution can transform commerce, bring an infusion of wealth into rural America, and connect families and our country in new ways.
DRAMATICALLY LOWERING THE COST OF LIVING FOR YOUNG PARENTS AND WORKING FAMILIES: President Trump will lower the cost of living for all Americans.
President Trump will ask Congress to provide young parents with “baby bonuses” to help launch a new baby boom.
President Trump will work to make it easier to raise a family by launching a major initiative to lower the cost of living, especially lowering the cost of building a home and buying a new car.
Home prices have increased by over $93,000 on average in the past few years.
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate has more than doubled since January 2021.
The cost of buying a car is also rising, with a new car averaging nearly $50,000.
MAKING AMERICA THE WORLD’S UNPARALLELED MANUFACTURING SUPERPOWER. President Trump’s Strategic National Manufacturing Initiative will revitalize forgotten communities by turning them into flourishing hives of industry.
President Trump’s America First Trade Policy will replace the current system of punishing domestic producers and rewarding outsourcers with a new system of universal baseline tariffs that rewards domestic production while taxing foreign companies.
Higher tariffs will create millions of new jobs, increase real household income, boost GDP, increase domestic manufacturing output, and generate trillions of dollars of new wealth to strengthen American society.
In addition to universal baseline tariffs on most foreign goods, President Trump’s Strategic National Manufacturing Initiative will reclaim our economic independence from China. President Trump will revoke China’s Most Favored Nation trade status and adopt a 4-year plan to phase out all Chinese imports of essential goods—everything from electronics to steel to pharmaceuticals – bringing many of those jobs back home.
GREAT MODERNIZATION AND BEAUTIFICATION CAMPAIGN: President Trump will work to improve our country’s public spaces for the benefit of all Americans.
President Trump will challenge the governors of all 50 states to join him in a great modernization and beautification campaign — getting rid of ugly buildings, refurbishing our parks and our public spaces, making cities and towns more livable, and working to create a pristine environment.
President Trump will also support the construction of towering monuments to our true American heroes.
To ensure that our cities are safe, President Trump will always stand for law and order and continue to support our brave police officers.
Past generations of Americans pursued big dreams and daring projects that once seemed absolutely impossible. They pushed across an unsettled continent and built new cities in the wild frontier. They transformed American life with the interstate highway system—magnificent it was. And they launched a vast network of satellites into orbit all around the earth.
But today, our country has lost its boldness. Under my leadership, we will get it back in a very big way. If you look at just three years ago, what we were doing was unthinkable, how good it was, how great it was for our country.
Our objective will be a quantum leap in the American Standard of Living. That’s what will happen. Here are just a few of the ways we can do it.
Almost one third of the land-mass of the United States is owned by the federal government. With just a very, very small portion of that land— just a fraction [of] one half of one percent—would you believe that? We should hold a contest to charter up to 10 new cities and award them to the best proposals for development.
In other words, we’ll actually build new cities in our country again. These Freedom Cities will reopen the frontier, reignite American imagination, and give hundreds of thousands of young people and other people, all hardworking families, a new shot at home ownership and in fact, the American Dream.
Another big opportunity is in transportation. Dozens of major companies in the U.S. and China are racing to develop vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles for families and individuals. Just as the United States led the automotive revolution in the last century, I want to ensure that America, not China, leads this revolution in air mobility. These breakthroughs can transform commerce, bring a giant infusion of wealth into RURAL America, and connect families and our country in new ways.
Likewise, through our Strategic National Manufacturing Initiative, which is going to be very big and very, very successful, we will turn forgotten communities into hives of industry, producing the goods we will no longer import from China.
We will also have a major initiative on lowering the cost of living, with a special focus on lowering the cost of a new car and lowering the cost to build a single-family home. And they will be beautiful homes.
And I will ask Congress to support “Baby Bonuses” for young parents to help launch a new baby boom.
Finally, I will challenge the governors of all 50 states to join me in a great modernization and beautification campaign—getting rid of ugly buildings, refurbishing our parks and our public spaces, making cities and towns more livable, ensuring a pristine environment, and building towering monuments to our true American heroes.
Very importantly, I will also make sure all of these new places are safe. We love and cherish our police. They will do the job the way they have to.
It is time to start talking about GREATNESS for our country again.
I will dramatically increase living standards and build a future that brings our country together through excitement, opportunity, and success.
Thank you very much.