Donald Trump. The person no one expected to be the President of the United States. He has now served at President for one term and is looking to extend his position for another term. He’s been blunt, brazen and divisive, yet he’s followed through his words with action.
After the recent post on Bernie Sanders, it was only fair to write an article on the other front-runner in the election race.
Trump’s policies have been effective. He has significantly decreased illegal immigrant at the southwest border, provided the lower unemployment in 10 years, allowed veterans private health care options and improved consumer confidence. Regardless of whether these statistics were caused by Trump or previous Presidents, he has been in power during this time, and his efforts deserve recognition.
Trump has spoken, and his actions have directly responded to his words. He wanted to stop illegal immigration from Mexico and even famously stated that he would make Mexico pay for the costs. Well, it’s almost happening. His tariff threats forced Mexico to crack down on illegal immigration through Mexico enforcing their own immigration laws.
He has also worked with Democrats and Republicans to pass important legislation. That may seem hard to read, but yes, Trump worked tirelessly with the Democrats to pass criminal justice reform, opioid and sex trafficking legislation and a new ‘right to try’ law which gives dying Americans access to experimental medications. There acts may not gather the same media attention, but they contradict many depictions of Trump.
I do fear the extra freedom President Trump will feel if he is re-elected. He does not have to worry about another election, and that could lead him to make controversial decisions which he may have avoided in his first term. His interaction with the Middle East is still encouraging violence rather than pursuing peace, and his other foreign policies continue to favour violence.
However, President Trump has admirably followed through with his words and created areas of positive change for Americans. Is he worthy of another term? My progressive stance will say no, but what do you think?
Part of the ‘American 2020 Election’ Series – https://thelevinelowdown.com/america-2020-election/
Article 10 of the ‘Why I Love…’ Series – https://thelevinelowdown.com/why-i-love/