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Donald Trump

November 20, 2019

        Donald Trump enters as the favorite to represent the Republican Party in the 2020 presidential election. If re-elected, Trump would be the fourth consecutive president to be in office for two terms and the oldest president in U.S. history, being 74, if he’s sworn into office.

       But how good are his chances against a loaded field of Democrats?

       Trump started as a businessman, a television personality and eventually tried his hand at politics. Trump quickly made waves with his bold and blunt style. His Twitter account has been the site of many controversial statements and ideas as well. He managed to make it through a crowded group of republicans and would find a way to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election. Many saw this election as a “pick your poison” situation, and Trump was only the lesser of two evils. 

       Throughout his presidency, jobs have been created, tax cuts have been passed and the American economy has been boosted. Trump has been bashed for his foreign affairs. A combination of Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, increasing high tariffs placed on China and the construction of the wall along the southern border have led to a lot of people disapproving of Trump’s ways. His use of $700 billion in military spending has also been attacked and thought of as unnecessary by many. 

       Of course, the impeachment investigation can’t be ignored, and the results could have huge implications on Trump’s future (see pg 18.) 

       Love him or hate him, here are Trump’s views heading into the 2020 election: 

       Trump is in favor of repealing the Affordable Care Act and is hugely against the issue of climate change; he is actually cutting funding toward environmental agencies.           He supports the Second Amendment and he is hard on trade policies and prioritizes education spending. He is pro-choice, and his stance on immigration is strict.

       Trump is trying to limit the number of people entering the country. 

       Trump’s views align with most of his Republican opponents and his candidacy will come down largely to his character and the actions he did during his presidency. 

 

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