13 June, 2021

Foreign Hand

A look at some of the unfinished businesses of US President Donald Trump as he asks voters for a second term

Foreign Hand

President Donald Trump swept into office nearly four years ago as an outsider who promised to get things done quickly through willpower and unrivaled knowledge about the art of the deal. He has checked off some items on his to-do list, reports the Associated Press. Trump pushed through a significant overhaul of the US tax system. He tilted the Supreme Court further to the right with confirmation of three conservative justices, the latest being Amy Coney Barrett. His promise to get tough on illegal immigration has resulted in a surge in migrant apprehensions at the US-Mexico border. A look at some of his unfinished businesses as he asks voters for a second term. On healthcare, Trump has managed to undermine President Obama’s healthcare law, but has fallen far short of his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The number of uninsured Americans has risen on Trump’s watch. Trump has made only modest progress toward meeting his 2016 pledge to bring home all troops from America’s “endless wars”. When Trump took office, the number of US...

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