December 11, 2017
It has been twelve months since Donald Trump was elected as the forty fifth president of the United States of America. It has been little over nine months since Donald Trump has taken the oath of office and started to act as president.
We all remember all of his promises that he was going to make America Great Again and he will make so many laws and he will win so many issues that America will be tired of all these winnings. Well it is time to examine all of Mr. Trump’s winning.
Repeal of Obama Care; this was one the most important promise of him if not the most important one. During his campaign he constantly attacked the Obama Care and promised on the first day into his presidency, he will repeal Obama Care. It has been 295 days and the Obama Care has not been repealed. Despite his effort and the Republican controlled Congress, Obama Care still standing. The sad and also funny thing is that after his first failure on repeal of Obama Care, he said to the public “Who knew that dealing with insurance matter would be so complicated”.
Moslem Ban: he also promised to ban Moslems from entering the country, he therefore, issued an executive order banning travelling from five mostly Muslim countries; Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and Libya. His executive order created a havoc in the airport as many people from these countries were en route to USA and when they arrived they were detained in the airport and thousands of people across America went to the airports to protest these actions and many lawyers ran to the rescue of these stranded travelers.
Further, immediate legal challenges were filed in various states and the Federal District Courts immediately issued order to halt these executive order as arguing it was unconstitutional. President Trump then after few weeks revised the ban and added certain people from Venezuela and North Korea as part of the ban to show that is was not aimed at Muslims despite the fact the during his campaign he kept repeating his intention to ban Muslims from coming to America. In fact the Federal judges referred to his campaign promise and using it against him.
Again immediately his new and revised executive order was challenged in the Federal Courts and in Hawaii and the some other states Federal Judges again issued order the ban was unconstitutional. Further the so called Moslem ban is revised to allow anyone who has a connection to the USA to be allowed in such as students, people who are working, and immediate relatives of the people who are US citizen or green card holders.
Trade with China; during his campaign, Mr. Trump accused China of unfair trade and he would stop this imbalance and bring the jobs back to America. As soon as he was elected and his daughter, Ivanka Trump received three patents for her product and a fantastic deal. Mr. Trump also has been very flattering to the Chinese. In fact during his recent trip to China, he blamed America for the trade deficit and said he would do the same.
Revoking the nuclear deal with Iran; Mr. Trump also kept saying that the nuclear treaty with Iran was the worst deal that USA has ever made. He promised that he would revoke the deal as soon as he takes the oath of office.
In October, Mr. Trump refused to re-certify Iran’s nuclear performance despite the fact the International Nuclear Agency has certified Iran’s conduct as well as the European countries. Given that Mr. Trump does not the guts to act Presidential, he passed on his task to the Congress so the Congress to revised the deal. His action has made the European allies, Russia, and China uneasy.
Building the Wall and Mexico will pay for it. It has been over nine month and not much has happened and besides every time Mr. Trump talks about the wall, he does not mention anything about the payment. In fact he asked the Congress to account for the cost of the wall in the budget which the Congress has refused to do so. What Mr. Trump either does not understand or purposely ignores is the practicality of building the 2000 mile long wall. This alleged wall runs through deserts, towns, mountains, rivers which in some places become impossible, such as the river that runs between Texas and Mexico. There can never be a wall built on the river.
He promised to appoint the most qualified people to his cabinet; Jared Kushner, his son-in-law who has not one day of experience in government, has been appointed to basically run the government. He is in charge of revamping the VA, bring peace between Israel and Palestine, to reinvent the government, improve relationship between US and Canada, US and China, US and Mexico, solve the Opioid problem in the USA, Improve USA trade. Each of these tasks require a team of experts to understand the issues, find the problems, and come up with solutions, but yet all these important tasks assigned to this very young and inexperienced person whose only experience is how to invest aggressively in real estate.
His cabinet members are full of incompetent or inexperienced people. The purpose of putting inexperienced people in charge is so they have to rely on him and they won’t be able to grandstand and look better than him. Mr. Trump has complexity of being admired for his success and achievement and yearns to be praise by all people regardless of what he has done, good or bad. He strives to be praised. He was expecting a military parade at his inauguration, but he was told he cannot have it. After his visits to France for Bastille Day, he said that it was great to see a military parade and wants to have military parade for Fourth of July in the US. His admiration for had core leaders such as President Putin and the President Duterte of the Philippines, attest to the fact that Mr. Trump likes to be one of them and if he is given the chance he would act as one.
Making America Great Again, Mr. Trump has managed to damage US relations with most of her allies if not all. First by pulling the USA out of Paris environmental treaty, then by disrespecting the European leaders starting with Chancellor Angela Merkle in their first meeting in Washington DC., followed by hanging up on the Prime Minister of Australia during their first telephone conversation. Also telling President of France wife that she is in good shape, shoving the Prime Minister of Montenegro out of the way so he could walk in the front. Insulting the Moslem Mayor of London after the incident in London, the insult was so bad that thousands of English started a campaign for banning Trump coming to the UK. The relationship between Prime Minister of UK and President Trump is superficial and is not much to be excited about. The only countries that are happy with Trump’s performance are Israel and Saudi Arabia, as they have been pushing the US to be tough on Iran and they could very well make the US start a war with Iran. These countries very much like for the US to do their dirty work, which is starting a war with Iran or other countries that they may have a conflict with.
The last strike was to ordering relocation of US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognizing the entire Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This took place despite the advice and objections by all of US allies and the rest of the World, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt. He basically killed the peace deal between Israel and Palestine. He also made United States as untrustworthy Mediator. Truly causing American losing respect and credibility
President Trump not only has not make America Great Again, but instead has made America look bad and lose respect and influence. In the process Trump has made him and his family richer by having meetings in Mar-a- Lago, hotels, as wells his golf clubs for which the tax payers pay the bills and his company gets richer and richer.