Trump fails to understand: to defeat China, you need to offer a better alternative. Direct action against the Chinese PLA means he will suffer the same or similar that he did in 2016. Or even DeSantis for that matter.
America has several problems:
Inflation weighted to cost of living - if gas isn't under $2 a gallon, the working class will continue to be a slave class;
Culture - the white working class is dying; whether through abortion or pornography. There is a battle between working from home and working in-person. Those who work from home, are typically wealthier through background or circumstance. The divide is becoming worse.
Sexuality - again, whites in the working and middle-class are killing themselves. There is more expression of sexuality than sexuality itself. White women are mostly to blame for the class of immature white men, who are largely concentrated in the working class. If American culture is to survive, the working class need to be able to form families instead of spending 14+ years in college. We cannot run an economy on student loans forever.
Destruction of masculinity - the military and law enforcement cultivate masculinity, after it has been ripped from young men because their fathers have been emotionally absent or just weak. This has occurred after demoralizing them, with innocent things like bring your daughter to work day and daddy daughter dance and dehumanizing them with every man is a rapist (Title IX/College). We need masculinity to be cultivated by fathers and mothers again, not the agents of the state and strangers.
Beyond that, America needs to encourage manufacturing and start reigning in the Democratic Socialist and the Green Energy movement. The most dangerous thing is the gas stove ban. To counter the far left, republicans need to begin isolating China. That starts with offering better incentives for manufacturing products in America itself, or at least some alliance with countries in the North American region that share similar interests.
Most of the problems with America can be linked to women. There are more than enough men who are willing to build, but few women want to start families - especially white American women. So the culture is dying. Sexuality has been gentrified, which is causing young men to act out - because it takes longer.
Aside from this, abortion and LGBTQ+ are additional issues. They must be addressed theologically and in a way for the childless women who espouse them to understand why they're losing those rights soon.
On LGBTQ politics - nobody cares, unless they're being threatened with losing their job (similar to proof of vaccination/mandates). To start destruction of this, being "tough" or your typical YouTube personality doesn't solve the problem. Demoralization works. Dehumanization does not. Most who espouse these views are immature, inexperienced and only engaging in this behavior to spite men and women. It's only about everyone feeding their egos - nothing more.
Abortion - America no longer is a Christian nation. Banning abortion doesn't work. The culture needs to be addressed. Women and men are immature and not aware of the gravity of actual life. Until weak and effeminate men start being punished, we'll have more of the same faux masculinity.