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Trump Made A Lot Of Promises - He Broke All Of Them

Posted on the 14 November 2020 by Jobsanger
Trump Made A Lot Of Promises - He Broke All Of ThemWhen he was running for president in 2016, Donald Trump made a lot of promises to the American people. Unfortunately, he was lying -- because almost none of those promises were kept.

Here's a short list of some of those problems:

He promised to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. While somewhere between 350 and 400 miles of wall have been built, only about 15 miles were built where no wall previously existed. The rest were just replacing wall that already existed.

He promised Mexico would pay for that wall. Mexico has not paid a penny toward building the wall. The small bit of wall built was financed by stealing money from the military's budget -- money needed to repair and build new facilities for soldiers and their families.

He promised to eliminate the national debt in eight years. He will not get another 4 years (having been defeated in the 2020 election), but in his four years in office he has increased the national debt by trillions of dollars.

He promised to cut taxes for most Americans. He actually did cut taxes, but almost all of the cuts went to corporations and rich Americans. And that tax cut bill had a provision that would start raising taxes on everyone making less than $100,000 a year in 2021, and continue raising those taxes until 2027 (when most workers will be paying more in taxes than they were before the tax cut bill was passed. But the rich and corporations will get to keep those cuts. I consider that another promise broken.

He promised to reduce the trade deficit with China. But his tariff on Chinese goods imported was nothing but a hidden tax on American consumers. China did NOT pay it. American farmers were devastated though as China looked elsewhere for the products they bought. And the tariffs were a failure. The trade deficit with China is larger than it was when Trump took office.

He promised to create a great economy. The economy was good for a while (a continuation of the good economy he inherited from President Obama). But then Trump mishandled the virus pandemic, and created the most serious recession in this country since the Great Depression.

He promised to reform immigration. That never happened. All he did was ban muslims and people of color from entering the country. That's not reform -- it's bigotry.

He promised to unify the country. But early in his term, he called white supremacists "good people". Then went on to refuse to condemn white supremacy or racism, while vilifying the Black Lives Matter movement. His actions have created the worst racial divisions in this country in years, and emboldened racists (who consider him, rightly, to be one of them).

He promised to have a plan to cover all American citizens with health insurance. That plan never happened. All he's done is try to outlaw the Affordable Care Act, which would leave millions more Americans without insurance.

He promised to make America great again. Unfortunately, he meant great for rich white men -- not all Americans.

Trump's term in office has been a disaster. He made beautiful promises, none of which he ever intended to keep. The promises were just more of his lies. The voters were right to kick him out of office.

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