This is donald J Trump’s Report card for his first term:
Infrastructure = C
When Donald J. Trump became president there were a series of train derailments and crumbling bridges. After granting millions in emergency funding to the wife of Mitch McConnell who was head of the NTSB Trump has kept his word to rebuild roads, tracks and bridges through federal funding, but why wouldn’t he most construction companies are owned and operated by Caucasian males and very few heavy equipment operator are of color. mainly the colored people are laborers or hold the flags for traffic. Banks are giving home repair loans and home loans at better rates and more freely with less red tape. Which allow minorities investment opportunities in real estate as long as they have good enough credit.
- It’s been almost 4 years since Trump promised a wall. To this date the wall is nonexistent and Mexico hasn’t paid for anything. Immigrants are still coming and going. Trump’s idea of immigration reform appears to be oppression and persecution as a deterrent. Notable policy enforcements included
- Child seperation
- Refusal to provide showers and soap
- Indefinite detention of babies
- Ice raids
- Elimination of birth right citizenship
Gun rights and crime= D
Touting himself as the law and order president Trump stated he would restore order under his presidency. To date there have been twice as many mass shootings and what looks like a war between police and citizens as six police officers were shot in one situation in Philadelphia and killings by police have tripled. His inability to separate himself from the NRA seems to have tied his hands when it comes to regulating assault weapons and other gun issues begging the question is Trump pay for play like all other puppets in Washington that take corporate donations.
Women’s rights= F
As the federal government cut funding to planned parenthood and Republican run States implement the strictest abortion laws in the country. we watch as facilities withdraw from the title x funding allocated to clinics throughout america. With his support of people like Republican senator Steve king who akin rape and incest to suitable ways of population growth. To his support for accused paedophile Roy Moore this grade should be of no surprise.
Trade and economy= D
One of the biggest talking points used by Trump is the claim of a booming economy. I cannot give Trump credit for this economy because he began with a stable economic pulse left by Barack Obama. Also the numerous actions of the FED chairman to counter balance Trump’s erratic actions in regards to tax cuts for the wealthy, the false trade war with China, the bailout of the farming industry, the crumbling steel industry which tariffs on China was suppose to help and the secret deals surrounding a Russian oligarch in regards to America’s aluminum industry. As the markets begin to show signs of a recession we must ask what was really done to strengthen the economy for the future. We must recognize that 70% of Chinese goods are marketed in low income areas which means the 500 billion in product that trump turned into a few trillion in revenue was created on the backs of the poor.. since they do not consider black and brown as people no one was harmed.
Domestic and foreign policy= F
If we are honest we can say that america seems more divided than it ever has… Between the barrage of insults and attacks on people of color emboldening racists, his attacks on countries of color implying they are Sh!t holes. To his snubbing of foreign officials from the Danish PM to the utter misogynistic approach to Angela Merkel. The shocking rhetoric regarding Congressional representatives who do not approve of his approach. all the way to the threats directed towards fellow Republicans who question it. The failed involvement in Venezuela and the inability to stop North Korea from threatening it’s neighbors with numerous rocket tests. The refusal to support globalized dreams of democracy from Tokyo, Iran and within Russia. Continuing to allow russia to sale weapons from North Korea to a once strong ally turkey. To the total disrespect of NATO which depends heavily on united States aid.
Race relations /civil rights= F
It’s no surprise Trump gets an F in this category. from appointing Jeff sessions a noted racist as attorney general. To stating that there were fine people within the white nationalist movement. To the nonstop attacks on people of color. The refusal to label the KKK and other white nationalist organizations as terrorist organizations while swiftly claiming black lives matter and antifa are terrorist. Claiming to be king of the Jews while never addressing nazi white supremist marching through the streets of America. Gerrymandering and voter suppression, to the tariffs on China meant to draw financial resources from poor and low income neighborhoods. Lack of funding for public schools and the almost nonexistent aid to small businesses operated by minorities Down to the infamous racially charged chants at his rally addressing 4 righteously elected congresswomen of color to be sent back…
Environmental Policy= F++
After winning his election Trump wasted no time placing political allies in strategic positions for big oil and big pharma corps. Once the director of the EPA had his secret phone booth installed they began to roll back regulations. After ending the ban on drilling in the Arctic, exporting American oil reserves, denying the apparent change in the global climate, Deregulation of the gas and coal industry. Lack of urgency in acting on behalf of farmers affected by global warming. Trump still remains certain global warming is a myth. Also Flint still doest have adequate clean water..
Defense / national security= C
Securing billions in funding for the American military kept Trump from receiving a failing grade. Opening up to the adversaries of America from Russia to North korea allows a means of attack as russia placed a spy ship in Cuba. the inability to reach a nuclear deal with iran or north korea enabling north korea to claim American weakness. The alienation of our allies and NATO. The lack of retaliation for the torture and death of Washington post journalist khashoggi at the hands of Saudi Arabia while agreeing to sell them 8 billion dollars in military weapons which Democrats refused but Republican senators pushed through. The continued war in Afghanistan. The false claim of defeating the caliphate which will result in the worst Arab spring the world has seen.
To Trump’s credit he isn’t responsible for the crumbling of America’s public schools nor for the extraordinary debt incurred by seeking a higher education. However it is his fault for releasing secretary of education Betsy devos on the public school system. Refusing federal funding for necessary supplies needed to keep public schools competitive with private and charter schools has brought about the closing of thousands of public schools across the nation. The inability to operate these schools have force teachers to adjust to classrooms twice as big making teaching more difficult and less interactive . Mix that with low pay it’s no wonder there is a teacher shortage.. the reason I gave Trump a D+ is because of the teachers who use their own pay to buy supplies and even though forgiving 30,000 disabled veterans school loans is all that’s been done in these 3+ years it’s a step in the right direction.
While in at a rally in Michigan in front of steel workers who were told they would lose a days pay if they didn’t attend Trump stated “You have no choice to vote for me! You know what would happen to your 401k if you don’t vote for me? It would go down the tubes. So like me or not you have to vote for me”
This statement alone should scare all Americans who have a retirement fund because the statement confirms that Trump is leveraging everyone’s future. Recently Trump has removed millions of people from services such as public assistance. His most recent swipe was denying visas to immigrants who have applied or are currently receiving public assistance and his attempt to unravel the affordable Care act has thrown Medicare into a crisis. Then there’s the issue of social security. A tax that is deducted from every paycheck due to be insolvent by 2030. If this is true what happens to the thousands of dollars tax payers have paid into that system and still are paying?
One on the better numbers on Trump’s report card. As employment remains steady. Even though this number has been steady or growing since Obama. Trump’s policies have not deterred employer from hiring prospective employees, but why wouldn’t they keep hiring uneducated workers who work for fractions of what they should be receiving. As employees work longer hours at wages that cannot maintain an adequately dignified quality of life. As employees have to work 2 to 3 jobs to maintain a normal way of life. There are no other options if you desire to live in America. So there are no incentives to raise wages. For employees who are poor or with limited education the avenues to elevating to the middle class is paved in credit and without it one has no upward mobility. Living paycheck to paycheck there is no extra income to invest. So the employment numbers remaining steady only proves that people are being hired at the same rate they are being fired.
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