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The Case for Donald Trump and the Future of the US Elections

“Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.”


-Donald Trump


Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States and was a real estate developer in New York City earlier. Now, he's running for re-election.


One of the major reasons President Trump got elected in 2016 was because he vowed to build a wall along the US- Mexico border, a wall that Mexico would pay for. It was meant to end unauthorized entry, human trafficking, and drug trafficking across the border. His administration has already completed 220 miles of the 450 mile-long wall. But, the original promise of making Mexico pay for it hasn't been delivered. In fact, the $15 billion funding came from government and military spending.


In January, the US and China signed a trade deal. The deal made it crystal clear that China will buy $200 billion worth of American goods and services by 2021. This deal is significant as instead of lowering tariffs (tax on imports) to encourage the flow of goods and services, it ensures that the United States' tariffs on $360 billion worth of Chinese goods remain intact, while forcing China to invest in American products.


President Trump also notably supported the citizens of Hong Kong. He signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which imposes sanctions or penalties on government officials that are responsible for human rights violations in Hong Kong. It also allows Hong Kongers to obtain US visas even if they have been arrested for violent protests.


One of President Trump's popular reforms was the passing of a tax reform bill. Under it, households that made more than $418,000 or married couples that made more than $470,000 would enjoy a tax cut from 39.6% to 35%. Furthermore, it reduced corporate tax from 35% to around 20%.


Acts such as teargassing peaceful protesters in order to pose for pictures outside a Church have severely damaged Mr. Trump's reputation. Additionally, his underlying racism reflected on twitter isn't helping him. Previously, he told Congresswomen of color such as Ilhan Omar to "go back to their country". Also, the Trump administration's response to the pandemic has been subject to massive criticism since more than 110,000 Americans died as a result of it. But, interestingly, 60% of Joe Biden's voters are voting for him because they dislike the President. And, let’s not forget that despite the controversies and the impeachment, President Trump escaped the Senate trial and has always managed to stay in power. Now, the real trial would only require the President to dig himself out of the hole he is in.


Reporter: Hannen F.

Bangalore, India | epicenter.newsmedia@gmail.com

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