Donald Trump – Promises Broken

When Donald Trump ran for the office of President in 2016, he made very specific campaign promises.

Trump promised to eliminate the national debt. In actuality he added an ungodly $7 trillion to the national dept with nothing to show for it but tax cuts for the upper 1% that proved yet again that trickle down economics doesn’t work. That, and the added financial burden of high tariffs on imported goods that the average consumer sees on everyday purchases thanks to Trump’s failed trade wars with Mexico, Canada, and China.

Trump promised he would not cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. His 2020 budget severely cuts funding for all three programs. Further, if elected he promises to permanently remove the payroll tax which would bankrupt Social Security by 2023.

Trump promised that he would build a barrier wall between the U.S. and Mexico and that Mexico would pay for it. Mexico has not paid a dime towards Trump’s ludicrous ego project that has no promise of ever being completed. The sections that have been completed have fallen down or been easily scaled by climbers.

Trump promised he would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a better program. Instead his administration has done nothing to replace Obamacare and is currently in court trying to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions – with no replacement program even in development. He says he has a great replacement program, but he can’t tell you about it until after the election. He wants you to just trust him. I, for one, don’t trust Trump. After all, he has lied over 20,000 times since taking office, as evidenced by the ongoing tally maintained by the Washington Post.

Trump promised that if elected, he would happily make his taxes public. Trump has repeatedly gone to court to try to block the release of his taxes. A copy of his taxes obtained by the New York Times show that despite his claims that he pays millions of dollars in personal taxes, he actually only paid $750 a year. And would you believe he deducts $70,000 a year on hair care? I wonder how much he deducts for his orange face makeup.

These aren’t the only false promises the false prophet Trump has broken. He is a conman who has swindled the American people – promising great rewards in exchange for votes. We must learn from the mistakes of 2016.

The United States of America is in crisis because of Trump gross mismanagement of the coronavirus. In fact, some feel that Trump’s handling of COVID-19 has been so bad that the virus should be referred to as the Trumpvirus.

Over a quarter of a million Americans have died from the COVID-19. Most of these deaths could have been prevented had the Trump administration reacted to the early warnings from the scientific community. Instead, despite knowing the severity of the coronavirus, Trump called it a hoax and stood idly by as it decimated the American people.

While Trump likes to say that he is a self-made man, he started off his business career with a gift of over $400 million from his father. According to the tax records obtained by the New York Times, Trump is now over $300 million in debt. He is perhaps the worst businessman of all time.

Trump has caused the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. He is a terrible businessman who has run the country into bankruptcy, just like he did to his businesses. He’s been bankrupt six times! Who on earth thought the scripted host of a bad reality show would be a good leader for our country? This is a man who gets his policies from Russia and his positions from FOX News. He knows full well about QAnon and Proud Boys and has refused every opportunity to denounce white supremacy. 

Never before has it been so imperative for every able-bodied person to vote. We cannot survive another four years of the gross incompetence of the Trump administration.

I encourage you to vote for the candidate that can fix the mess Trump has created: Joe Biden. Biden is a proven leader with clear plans to get the country back on track. He has plans to create millions of jobs. He has plans to cooperate with the scientific community to battle COVID-19. He plans to combat climate change. He has plans to restore mutually beneficial trade agreements with other countries. He has plans to mend the divide Trump has stoked between parties and bring our country the sense of unity that we can all be proud of. Joe Biden is what America needs now.

Your vote matters. Every vote matters. In 2016 Hilary Clinton won the popular vote by over 3 million votes, yet Trump was awarded the presidency due to the antiquated Electoral College system. To ensure Trump is removed from office, we need a landslide victory for Joe Biden in 2020.

As you cast your vote for Joe Biden, also remember the Republican Senators who have been complicit in letting Trump destroy the fabric of America. There is a reason he was impeached. He broke the law and abused the powers of his office. Not only that, but the Mueller investigation also found that Trump lied about his relationship with Russia and was guilty of obstruction of justice in covering it up.

Republicans in the Senate have proven purposefully ineffective in dealing with Trump. Voting for a complete Democratic ticket seems the only solution.

Make your vote count. Vote Blue.

Peace. Love. Trust.

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