The Trump Administration started in January 2017 and is expected to end in January 2021.
His government has been marked by controversies such as the construction of a wall on the border of Mexico or rapprochement with North Korea.
In turn, the US economy resumed growth and unemployment declined.
In November 2019, he found himself charged with obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. The US Congress opened a case against the president who went to the US Senate, but the Senate decided not to prosecute the president.
In the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump lost to Democratic Party candidate "Joe" Biden.
Impeachment of President Trump
In November 2019, the US Congress voted to investigate relations between the US president and the government of Ukraine. The President of Congress, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, wanted to know if there was abuse of power by Donald Trump.
Trump called the Ukrainian president and reportedly asked him to investigate Hunter Biden for corruption. Hunter Biden is the son of Joe Biden, his main political rival and a major shareholder in Ukrainian companies.
Once a majority was obtained to approve the opening of the investigation, several American ambassadors and politicians gave their testimony to the Intelligence Committee.
Congress, dominated by Democrats, understood that Trump could not have pressured the Ukrainian president in that way.
Therefore, on December 18, the US Congress approved that the president be prosecuted by the Senate, on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
As the Republican Party has a majority in the Senate, the impeachment request was rejected by this institution.
Trump Administration Internal Policy
Donald Trump assumed the American presidency after eight years of rule by Barack Obama.
Domestically, Trump's policy has sought to recover American industry and make illegal immigration more difficult.
In his first month in office, for example, he threatened to raise taxes on the auto industry if it continued to assemble cars outside the country.
The public administration of the United States needs a budget that is submitted to Congress and the Senate to function normally.
For 2019, the American president asked Congress to consent to a supplement to build the wall on the border with Mexico.
The US Congress, which has had a democratic majority since 2018, has rejected the proposal and has not voted on the budget. As a result, federal agencies ran out of money to function.
The measure affected 800,000 employees who are not receiving their salaries, and jeopardizes service in museums, parks, research institutions, etc.
Donald Trump had to face natural disasters that destroyed cities in the state of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Despite having visited the affected places, the ironic way in which he referred to the events provoked much criticism.
Transgender in the Armed Forces
In July 2017, the President wanted to veto the entry of transgender people into the Armed Forces, but the Pentagon vetoed this rule.
Two years later, in January 2019, the Supreme Court found President Trump right and banned transgender people from entering the US military. The decision does not affect those who already work in this body.
One of his campaign promises was to end the health service implemented by President Barack Obama, popularly called "Obamacare".
However, it did not get congressional support to do so, but reduced funding for the health program.
It also made funding for contraceptives optional.See also:Barack Obama
In terms of immigration, it reduced the aid fund for young immigrants, the so-called "Dreamers " that helped about 800,000 people.
Another controversial measure was to restrict immigration from Muslim-majority countries. After an intense legal battle, in December 2017, the US Supreme Court released the measure. Thus, citizens of Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Chad are prohibited from entering the United States.
However, nothing caused more controversy than the decision to apply a law from the fifties, in June 2018. This law provided that children of undocumented immigrants, arriving in the country, could be separated from their parents.
Images of children in cages, without their families, went around the world and unleashed a wave of indignant protests. Even the government of Brazil spoke out because a family of Brazilians was among those who had their children separated.
Under pressure, President Trump signed a new decree on June 20, 2018, which states that minors detained with their parents will no longer be separated.See also:United States
Trump Administration Foreign Policy
In the field of foreign policy, President Donald Trump has collected a series of controversies.
One of his first acts was to withdraw the United States from the Pacific Treaty, claiming that it did not bring significant commercial advantages to the country.
He announced the withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO, which should take place in 2020.
One of his most controversial measures concerns the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.
However, the US Congress did not authorize funding for this work, which caused an intense dispute between the Congress of Deputies and the President.
Paris Climate Agreement
He also announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, which provided for a commitment to try to stop global warming.
Although he cannot do so before 2020, according to the same agreement, he has already publicly declared his intention to break the treaty.
Relations with Russia are also a matter of concern. Not only because of the opposing positions that the countries hold in matters of international politics, but the possible interference of Russian President Putin in the American electoral campaign.
The CIA and FBI, American intelligence agencies, discovered that undecided Democratic voters had their social media profiles bombarded with fake news about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. In this way, they got many to choose Trump.
In July 2018, the FBI accused 12 Russian agents of attacking the US computer system during the US presidential campaign.
On July 16, 2018, President Trump and President Putin met for a bilateral meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
Contrary to expectations, Trump defended the Russian president, stating that he had no responsibility for a possible interference by the Russians in the American campaign.
These statements have caused astonishment in the United States because they contradict what American intelligence agencies are investigating. Republican allies themselves strongly criticized Donald Trump for not supporting them.See also:Vladimir Putin
After decades of conflicted relations between Cuba and the United States, former President Obama had finally reconnected with the Caribbean island. However, Trump is reviewing this policy and has ordered the withdrawal of most diplomats serving in the country.
Likewise, restrictions on travel to the island of Cuba were reinstated and business with that country's military entities was prohibited.See also:Cuba
In December 2017, fulfilling a campaign promise, he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, triggering protests from the international community.
In May 2018, its main ally in the region, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, accused Iran of continuing its nuclear program.
The American president's response came on May 8, 2018, when he announced that the United States was breaking the Nuclear Pact with Iran and returning to lifting economic sanctions on this country.See also:Middle East
President Trump also does not like the European Union, as it is a multilateral, multicultural body that negotiates everything as a bloc. Trump prefers to make bilateral deals.
He intends to tax European steel at 25% and aluminum at 10%. In July 2018, in an interview, he stated verbatim that he saw the European Union as a trade enemy.
Immediately, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, replied that the European Union and the United States were friends and anyone who claimed otherwise was spreading false news.
However, Trump continued his attacks when he visited England in July 2017 and congratulated supporters of a hard Brexit. He even openly criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May for favoring a deal with the EU.
Trump's misogynistic attitudes contribute to this view, as he is known to dislike strong women like German Chancellor Angela Merkel or Theresa May.See also:European Union
President Donald Trump received about 20 representatives in the US, such as the president of China, Xi Jinping; Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe; the president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri; and the former president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy.
In 2017, he made a series of visits to his traditional allies such as Poland, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Japan.
He was with Pope Francis at the Vatican and watched the July 14, 2017 parade in Paris, France.
War Conflicts During the Trump Administration
The Trump administration has faced the possibility of war with some countries such as North Korea, however, relations with that country have taken a turn and are calmer.
In Asia, it intervenes militarily in Syria and Afghanistan.See also:Geography Enem:subjects that fall most
The Trump administration faces problems with North Korea. Since the government's arrival, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been carrying out tests with missiles that could hit US territories in the Pacific.
Faced with Kim Jong-un's willingness to end the nuclear tests, Trump scheduled a meeting with the leader on June 12, 2010. However, diplomatic friction caused the American president to cancel the meeting.
In addition to the exchange of insults by the press, President Trump ordered the deployment of the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in Asia.
The situation took an unexpected turn when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced that he would renounce nuclear testing. The decision was welcomed by the international community and both presidents met for the first time in history on June 22, 2018, in Singapore.
In the context of the War in Syria, Trump bombed Syria in response to the chemical weapons attack on civilians on April 6.
Likewise, on April 13, he ordered the dropping of bombs on Afghanistan, claiming that these hit an Islamic State hideout.
- Twitter is your most important communication tool. President Trump's account has over 40 million followers.
- Trump spends more time at a resort in Palm Beach, Florida, than at the White House in Washington.