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10 Reasons why Donald Trump Should Lose the Elections in November

Elections are approaching in the United States, and incumbent President Donald Trump will have to roll up his sleeves if he wants to win because his country is in chaos.

Although it seemed that his re-election was practically inevitable, the events that marked the past and the beginning of this year show that his chair in the White House shook dangerously.

What are the problems that Trump has faced?

1. Covid-19

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In the first place – the coronavirus. Since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, America has recorded a record of 1,816,897 cases of infection, 105,557 deaths, and 535,238 recovers, according to Worldofmeters.com. In all three categories, the United States is on the first place of this blacklist and makes about a fifth of the total 6,172,302 cases of infection globally, while the share of deaths is about a third.

2. WHO

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He then announced on April 15 that he was suspending WHO funding. He accused the world organization of promoting “Chinese disinformation.” He assessed that this led to a greater spread of the “Chinese virus” epidemic, as Trump calls it than would otherwise have happened.

At the press conference, Trump said that the United States will sever relations with the WHO and that the funds intended for that organization will be redirected to others.

The pandemic, however, did not only affect the trade war. Unemployment has been recorded in the United States, which has not been remembered since the Great Depression. In April, more than 20 million Americans lost their jobs, and the unemployment rate was more than three times higher since the coronavirus pandemic shook the global economy.

3. CHINA

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Trade and the coronavirus are not the only fields of conflict between the US and China. The second hotspot is the South China Sea. China has excellent territorial pretensions and the United States now and then lets a warship to cruise the disputed waters, invoking the principle of freedom of navigation. Such “provocations” are frequent on both sides, and it is not expected that these conflicts will subside soon.

As for Taiwan, the situation changed significantly in June last year, when the United States made it clear that Taiwan was an independent state. Then, the Chinese Minister of Defense, Wei Feng, said that the Chinese army would react if someone dared to separate Taiwan from China.

4. OPEN SKY

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Trump, who considers himself a “great negotiator,” has so far withdrawn his country from so many agreements that it seems that the United States will remain an isolated island in the ocean of the international community.

He announced on May 21 that the United States would withdraw from the international Open Skies agreement in half a year, allowing unarmed, reconnaissance flights over the signatory countries. This time, Trump shifted the blame for that to Russia, stating that it is violating the agreement and that the recordings made during the flights can be obtained faster and cheaper from American or commercial satellites.

5. CLIMATE AGREEMENT

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In June 2017, Trump announced that his country was withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on reducing greenhouse gases, shifting the blame to Russia again. He said that Russia did not respect the agreement and that the United States would withdraw from it immediately.

The United States thus began the process of withdrawing from the climate agreement in November last year, of which it formally informed the UN – the withdrawal will take effect in a year.

6. AGREEMENT WITH IRAN

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In early May 2018, Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from Iran’s nuclear agreement, signed during the time of his predecessor, Barack Obama. He also announced that he would impose economic sanctions on Iran, which were lifted in 2015 after the signing of the “rotten” agreement, as he called it. A year later, Iran also announced a “partial withdrawal.”

7. AGREEMENT INF

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The United States announced the decision to withdraw from the Agreement on Medium-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) on February 1 last year, leaving Russia a deadline to correct the violation of the agreement or the withdrawal will be permanent, as Trump stated.

This agreement is especially important because it represents the cornerstone of international security since the United States and the Soviet Union signed it in 1987. It bans the development and use of ground-based nuclear weapons with a range of between 500 and 5,000 kilometers.

8. NATO

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Trump also has a problem with the military alliance. His administration decided in November last year to reduce the financing of the NATO budget from 22 to 16 percent of the total amount. The losses will have to be compensated by Europe and Canada.

Trump has repeatedly insisted and criticized individual members – like Germany – to increase their contributions to two percent of GDP. Germany has agreed to increase its spending, but in 2031, and currently, only six countries in the NATO coffers allocate two percent of GDP – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

9. G7

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Today, the American president postponed the G7 summit, which was supposed to be held in June, at least until September. He said that he wanted to invite Russia, Australia, India, and South Korea to that gathering. He believed that the group of the most industrially developed countries no longer represented what was happening in the world.

10. PROTESTS IN THE USA

A new problem faced by the Trump administration on the eve of the election is fierce, violent protests across the United States over the death of African-American George Floyd during a police arrest. Protests spread to several cities, from New York to Los Angeles, and curfews were introduced in 25 places in 16 states.

Trump and his Democratic rival in the presidential election, Joseph Biden, also spoke with Floyd’s family. Although Trump did not reveal details, the brother of the deceased Philonis Floyd said that their conversation was “speedy”.

– He didn’t even give me a chance to speak. It was difficult, “said Philonis, adding that he then turned to Biden, asking him to bring justice in the event of his brother’s death.

Is Trump Really Able to Destroy Twitter and Facebook?

Everyone around the world is talking about the conflict between the USA and the biggest tech companies of today

Donald Trump very openly suggests that he has the power to shut down tech giants like Twitter and Facebook. The cause of Trumps reaction was a provocation by Jack Dorsey.

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Ironically, Twitter in a way owns its popularity to Trump, who uses it as tool for making public announcements. Further, he uses Twitter to address both the public and his opponents.

This company has not sanctioned anything the president of America wrote yet. Even his controversial tweets about women or China were not sanctioned.

However, a turn in the course of events happened. This company decided to react to Trump’s recent tweet about “unfair voting” and “illegitimate election”. Trump left the warning massage under his recent post.

This tweet by the president of the US was enough to start the “feud”. While millions of people are admiring Twitter for reacting to Trump’s posts, it might be possible that the president indeed has the power to shut it down. In fact, he may even have the power to shut down any company he wants. Soon, Trump will sign the contract which applies to the social media. To put the long story short, according to some sources “everything is fine as long as it is convenient to president Trump”.

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Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that these companies are worth millions of dollars and that their fame exists thanks to their followers. In the time of the corona pandemic, the number of followers grew due to the fact that people were quarantined. This is the reason why the experts agree that this move was brave, but not necessarily needed. The problem is, according to the experts, that Trump did not strictly claim anything, but instead he only doubted the new potential way of voting.

Twitter has become the subject of political communication. Furthermore, this Trump’s tweet is controversial, but it represents only an opinion. The question which arises is: Would Twitter react in the same way if somebody else tweeted the same thing? Would this company react in this way if some citizen expressed the same doubt? In the upcoming course of events, we will see if Trump really has the power to shut down such a powerful social media platform as Twitter.

In the past times, it was spoken about such a thing, but the social media survived after all. However, it seems that the president of the US thinks that it is time to introduce some kind of regulative. What these regulative measures mean exactly – is probably familiar only to the president himself.

Trump: Obama was grossly incompetent

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Trump later thanked Obama and Biden on Twitter, where he wrote that their actions just helped his campaign.

 

Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, stated that his predecessor Barack Obama was very incompetent. He said that as a response to Obama’s indirect criticism, that he does not know how to manage the country during a crisis.

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On Saturday, Obama said that this pandemic, more than anything else, showed how many in public office don’t know what they are doing. And he added that some of them even don’t pretend to know.

 

After Obama’s speech, which Trump didn’t see, he only said that Obama was an incompetent president.

 

But Obama never directly mentioned Trump in his speech, but the current president is still trying to prove himself better than the previous president Obama.

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Trump attacks Obama a lot, just like he attacked him and Joe Biden last week.

 

President Trump claimed that Obama and Biden knew that the FBI was investigating Michael Flynn, a former National Security Advisor. The latter later admitted in 2017 that he lied to the FBI about talks with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

 

Recently, the state’s attorney, William Barr, dismissed the case against Flynn, but the federal judge to whom the case was assigned could pronounce a verdict.

 

Trump accuses the previous administration of spying on Flynn, a member of his election committee, of compromising his campaign, which Trump called “Obamagate,” alluding to the Watergate affair, when the seat of the Democratic Party was eavesdropped on during the term of Republican President Richard Nixon.

 

He called the investigation against Flynn “the biggest political deception in history”, in an interview with Fox News.

 

“It’s all Obama to you. It’s all Biden. These people are corrupt. The whole thing is corrupt, and we caught them,” Trump said.

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Trump later thanked Obama and Biden on Twitter and wrote that their actions were helping his campaign. He also said that they are the reason why he is in the White House.

 

Trump has also repeatedly pointed out that Obama is partly responsible for the crisis caused by the coronavirus, due to the inadequate response to the swine flu epidemic.

Beauty More Important Than Health to Trump

President Trump is worried that wearing a mask in public could jeopardize his chances of reelection.

He was never seen with one. On Tuesday, he visited the Honeywell factory in Arizona, which manufactures N95 masks, but didn’t wear one, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. According to some sources, he repeatedly “suggested they were impractical, pointless and beneath the dignity of the leader of the free world.” He is worried that a picture of himself wearing a mask could be used in attack ads against him.

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This behavior drew a lot of criticism. “At the very least, it confuses people,” said Dr. K. “Vish” Viswanath, a professor of health communication at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “At the very worst, it might even cause them to question if these rules apply to them or if the message is really that critical.”

This is not the first time Trump failed to adhere to CDC’s guidance on coronavirus prevention. He also refuses to stop shaking hands, as he believes that a politician has to shake hands with people.

Is Trump Trying to Sell the Moon?

The US executive order to mine the Moon proves that the collective good seems to be less important than neoliberal ideas of “value”.

According to David Bollier “the real estate developer who improbably became US President legally declared that he sees the Moon in far less elevated terms”, reports Al Jazeera.

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President Trump signed the executive order which makes the private commercial uses of the Moon, Mars and meteors authorized. This means that Off-Earth bodies are now starting to be observed as a means to gain profit.

The so-called space business was the topic of the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ request to the US government.  He called the government to support this kind of business, and to reduce regulations and coordinating government aid, especially due to the competitive threats by China and Russia. He also emphasized the idea of the space tourism and using ice on the Moon’s dark side for the creation of hydrogen and oxygen. The latter two could be then used for rockets for Mars, according to Ross. On the top of that, he has the idea of “turning the Moon into a kind of gas station for outer space.”

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Property rights’ for Americans on the Moon, by 2020 as well as the large-scale economic development of space are being further explored by Trump’s administration.

Ross is enlightened by the whole idea, so he compared it to A Space Odyssey, a film from 2001. Further, he has no doubt that it will happen. “IT is coming closer to reality sooner than you may have ever thought possible”, stated Ross.

The question which arises is: Who really owns the Moon?

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Things like the space, oceans, and atmosphere are usually referred to as global commons by politicians and economists. It implies that these notions in fact belong to everybody and that they should be used for the collective good. The fact many nations have signed series of treaties in order to keep the space in the zone of the collective and global, proves that it does belong to all of us.

In 1959, seven states agreed that Antarctica should be non-militarized by signing a treaty in order to establish a scientific research commons there.

In 1967, USA together with more than 100 states, signed the Outer Space Treaty, which guarantees that the research done in space will be for the benefit of the humankind.

A Moon Agreement from 1979 is considered to be the international law. The US did not sign it, but it is still considered to be valuable. According to this agreement the Moon is not a private property, which means that it cannot be colonized, owned or militarized.

It seems that it is hard to get rid of the imperialism, though. Trump’s executive order proves that the states do not observe things as the collective good, but rather as the free resources in order to gain profit.

Donald Trump Wishes His Wife Melania a Happy Birthday

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, on his Twitter account, posted a happy birthday wish to his wife, and the First Lady, Melania. Since the US is in lockdown, the celebration is going to celebrate quietly. This was an official statement of Stephanie Grisham. At the same time, best wishes to the first lady were sent by her daughter-in-law and the President’s daughter, Ivanka. On her post, we could see an image of Melania and her husband, Donald Trump.

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Another cousin, Lara Trump, who is a wife on Trump’s son Eric, gave her best wishes to the birthday girl. Moreover, a lot of fans of the first lady were ecstatic. One of the most prominent ones was the post of Ronna McDaniel, who is a GOP Chairwoman. She thanked Melania for serving her country as its first lady. A similar tweet was posted by an ambassador of the UK, who, together with his wife congratulated his birthday on the first day.

Since the coronavirus pandemic started, Melania Trump wasn’t in the focus of the public. Pretty much, for a month or month on a half, she remained under the radar. In the last week, she appeared when she and the president appeared on the celebration of the Earth’s day. Since she is located at home during the lockdown, she was active on social media, where she posted retweeted all tips on the prevention of coronavirus.

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It looks like she is on some kind of a break during the week of her birthday since she posted only a handful of posts. According to Stephanie Grisham, the celebration will occur on Sunday and it will have a few guests because of the current lockdown. For her previous birthday, the first lady hosted a dinner with the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, and his wife.

Two years ago, on her birthday she put her duties ahead of her private life when she appeared on political events that day. Before she became the first lady, her birthdays were glitzier let’s say. For example, back in 2016, she appeared at the Time 100 Gala.

Trump Wants to Leave the White House!

The world crisis everyone is facing at the moment, affects even the biggest leaders.

There are many preventive measures the citizens are advised to follow. Things like good hygiene, disinfection, and self-isolation are effective and crucial. With obeying these measures, everyone is in fact, saving lives. Nevertheless, the experts constantly point out that staying at home is one of the most important preventive measures. These measures apply to all, including the president of the USA. According to some sources, president Trump finds it really hard to stay at the White House during these difficult times.

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On March 28th, the president travelled Norfolk, Virginia, and on March 6th he stayed in Florida for three days. Those two short trips have been the only ones, and Trump is apparently frustrated due to the fact that he must follow the rules of self-isolation.

Trump, like everyone else wonders when the crisis will be over. The president seems to be optimistic according to Tim Murtaugh, communications director of Trump’s campaign. He stated “The coronavirus will pass and the president is looking forward to getting back out on the campaign trail and holding rallies. We will get back to those rallies. Never fear, the president is certain that we’re going to be back out there speaking directly to the American people.”

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From the White House, it was reported that new ways in which the president may travel are being considered. They are thinking about a safe way in which the president could visit health centers in the USA which have had around 50.000 casualties.

According to NBC one senior administration official said “Like many Americans, the president is looking forward to travel when it is safe to do so.”

How Will Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Donald Trump and the Upcoming Elections?

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Even though the global pandemic of coronavirus is in full swing in the United States, it can’t be said that people forgot the upcoming elections. It looks like that both parties are perfectly aware of what awaits them in days after the pandemic is not as dangerous. There are a couple of facts that could provide us with an idea of what we can expect from the upcoming elections. Now, we are going to present them to you. Let’s see what we know so far.

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Who is Going to Rival Biden?

One of the commonest things related to the elections in the United States are rumors about candidates. Since we know that Donald Trump is going to go after the second mandate, it leaves us with the question of who will be his main rival. As you probably know, Joe Biden is most likely a candidate from the Democratic party. However, there are rumors about other potential candidates. Stacey Abrams, the former state representative of Georgia gave an interview to the “Elle” where she stated that she considers herself to be a good running mate for Joe Biden. The second option is Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota senator said that Biden knows what is important for a proper vice president and that he is going to be the one that will make a final decision. Other possible candidates are Gretchen Whitmer, Kamala Harris, and Catherine Cortez Masto.

Biden Still Struggles to Break Through

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Just think about how many times have you heard about Joe Biden in the last couple of days or weeks. Well, not so much. The reason is that he is outside the national debate related to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Naturally, in the meantime, he became the main candidate to oppose Donald Trump in the future elections and won several primaries. However, all of that is going unnoticed since the pandemic started about a month ago. Since Biden is not elected in any position, he is struggling to present his opinion to the public. It’s not because he doesn’t want to. Moreover, his campaign is organized on all of the major networks in the United States. But his voice is not so loud in this situation. He probably waits for the whole situation to be over in his home in Delaware. It looks like we will hear much more from him after this situation is resolved.

The Protests

As you are probably aware, there are a high number of protests that are occurring in all of the US. Michigan, Texas, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, etc. The protesters pointed out that the Second Amendment of the US constitution is under attack since the global pandemic started. Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States stated that the President wanted to encourage the Governors of these states to find the best solution so all of the US could back to work. It looks like President Donald Trump knew exactly what he was doing. That way he is able to prove that he wanted for the country to be open. Furthermore, he stated that he is aware that some of the Governors got it carried away with the measures and that he will make sure that the situation is going to be better than it is.

Did Donald Trump Lose the Public’ Favor?

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During the early days of the pandemic in the United States, President Donald Trump had a jump of his popularity to the level that has never before experienced during his presidency. People supported the measures he proclaimed. However, it looks like the situation is not the same as it was in the beginning. According to a poll done by NBC-Wall Street, they’ve obtained some of the thoughts from the public.

2/3 of the respondents said that the President didn’t think too much about the pandemic in the beginning. This was really close to the Pew poll, which said that around 65% of the respondents said that the President was too slow to see the danger that is caused by a coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Around 34% said that the response to the pandemic was quick enough. Looks like the main reason for the decline of his popularity was a high number of deaths caused by the pandemic in the United States.

The Bottom Line

We’ve presented you with the latest occurrences that could tell us what we can expect from the upcoming Presidential election. There are two conclusions that could be taken from these. It looks like the public opinion about the President is back at where it was before the whole situation started. The second one is that Joe Biden, even though he is struggling to speak to the public, is the candidate from the Democratic party. It looks like we still have a lot of uncertainties about the elections, however, the picture is much clearer than it was before.

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