In my opinion, Donald Trump is the preferable presidential candidate to re-elect this November.
When it comes to policy, I believe that the majority of Americans would agree with him and find him to be effective.
For example, according to R.J Reinhart’s poll featured on Gallop.com’s website, in 2012 only 41% of people say they were better off than they were four years ago, under the Obama/Biden administration.
However, under the Trump/Pence Administration 56% of people say they are better off than they were four years ago which is much higher in comparison. This was again referring to Gallop.com’s article written by R.J Reinhart.
Trump has also been a peace maker in reference to his involvement with the Balkans, Middle East, and Korea.
In the first years of Trump’s administration, Trump was able to communicate with the leaders of South and North Korea, working to resolve tension between both countries.
According to BBC News, Trump was also able to get the Taliban and Afghanistan officials to sit down and talk peace.
According to BBC News, Trump played a significant role in normalizing ties between UAE, Israel, and Bahrain, working toward achieving peace in the Middle East.
Under Trump’s administration, tensions between Serbia and Kosovo leaders were improved, resulting in an economic breakthrough, creating peace between the two rivaling Balkan states according to BBC News.
Trump has also brought home thousands of troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq, for the first time in history while the previous administration kept the war going and caused thousands of casualties in the Middle East according to a Military Times article written by Robert Burns and Zeke Miller.
In my opinion, Trump has made significant improvements to the economy for the American, especially considering minority groups.
According to CNN’s business’s section of their website, in an article written Chris Isidore, written on a platform that is not the most favorable towards Trump, there was record low unemployment rate of 5.5% in 2019 for African American citizens. This was the lowest unemployment rate for African American citizens in U.S. history.
Additionally, Trump has also improved wages.
According to the New York Times website, in an article written by J. Smialek, wages were rising under Trump’s administration before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, before the COVID-19 virus hit, the GDP and stock market were at an all-time high.
The GDP growth rate in early 2020 was 3% which is the historically highest growth rate in history.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy faltered, however, the economy quickly recovered-one of the fastest economic recoveries in U.S. history according to Krtn Radio, Bev Eddy’s radio transcript.
In my opinion, I believe President Trump also handled the COVID-19 pandemic well.
According to Cato Institute, in an article written by Alan Reynolds, only 8 million people tested COVID-19 positive with two-hundred thousand dead; the projected deaths were 2.2 million from the virus.
According to the CDC’s website, the last time we had an infectious disease, the 2009 swine flu, there were 60 million cases; I would like to draw attention to the fact that this was under President Obama and Vice President Biden.
In February of 2020, Trump closed many airlines that were traveling to and from Asia due to the outbreak of the corona virus; according to my knowledge this information was released by the press secretary.
While some critics were saying this was a xenophobic act, Trump has stated the reason for the traveling restrictions were to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus among Americans according to a WSJ article written by Karl Rove.
Although I believe the majority of efforts taken by the Trump administration have been positive, many critics believe Trump is a “racist” and supports white supremacy; this is likely due to the fact critics believe Trump has never condemned white supremacists and is endorsed by KKK.
However, to my knowledge, Trump has condemned white supremacists and called them horrible people according Factcheck.org, in an article written by Robert Farley.
In my opinion, he has done the most in comparison to other U.S. presidents in this regard. As I mentioned previously, he made significant improvements to unemployment and wages among African Americans.
Critics may also be skeptical with how Trump has handled the police and protests. In my opinion, many believe this due partially to the fact of police brutality.
However, according to a Gallop.com article, written by Lydia Saad, 61% of African Americans approve the current treatment of the police force and, 81% of African Americans say they want the same or additional patrol hours.
Additionally, Trump has consistently supported the police and, every police union has endorsed Trump according to a Courthouse News Service article, written by Jack Rogers.
Because of these historical accomplishments accomplished in the past four years, Trump should be re-selected during the 2020 presidential election.
Please acknowledge that the opinions featured within this article are that of the writer, not The SU Flyer.
By SEBASTIAN ACOSTA Staff writer Featured image by Michael Cotterino.