Thoughts on Trump's first term as President?
In Debate Topics
Jan 08, 2020
Personally, I am a social democrat and for many reasons I strongly dislike Trumps term as president. Where should I start. For one, on social issues he has attacked the LGBTQ community many times from the trans military ban to trying to make it legal for businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation. Economically people tend to praise him but just because stocks look promising and unemployment is down doesn't mean much. Many of the jobs are low wage jobs and wealth inequality is worse than it has been in decade (for the record Obama is a lot to blame as well). On foreign issues he one of the worst alongside George W Bush. Just a recent example is Iran. The general assassinated was not an intimate threat to the American homeland like Trump claimed and if being a threat to the region in which troops are stationed is ground for a drone strike on a top general, then Iran should be striking all of our bases that shouldn't be there in the first place. On top of it all, Trump promised to bring troops home and claimed that the assassination was meant to prevent war even though it will likely lead to war. Lastly, he is just corrupt across the board and is incapable of picking a stable administration.