Donald Trump: Behind the Criticism

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Cabry Lueker, Invited Columnist

The 2016 election was perhaps the most controversial election in U.S. history. One liberal Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, who was on track to be the first-ever female U.S. president, and on the other hand, we had Donald Trump, a conservative Republican candidate.

It was a close, close call, with Clinton winning the total count, but Trump won with the Electoral College.

With recent events in early 2020 stirring up people, and the 2020 election approaching, tensions are high. I’d like to discuss why I think President Trump makes a good president, without the day to day hate he faces and with just the facts.

Let’s start off with Immigration. Every year, the United States apprehends around 700,000 immigrants who attempt to cross the border between Mexico and the United States. But, there are still an estimated 10.5 million people in the U.S. who are illegal immigrants. In the first year that Trump was in office, the number of apprehensions on the border was the lowest since 1971, which, I think, is due to more funding going towards fixing walls and adding more guards alongside the border in areas of concern.

Now, that’s important, but people who have bad intentions who would like to come into our country can still get in, and technically legally. It’s called the asylum system. Heard of it?

It’s made a lot of headlines since Trump was elected in 2016, and it’s a broken system. You probably hear about immigrants being held in “detention centers,” as they illegally immigrated into our country. People say that this is bad and they need better living conditions, but you need to understand – that’s what they want!

Do you really want to use taxpayer money to assist people who are trying to illegally come into our country? I don’t. I think we need to use that money to send them back to their countries, and not spend a dime on them.

They shouldn’t get amenities because they decided to break into the United States. We need to stand up to people trying to break our systems. Together.

Now, as I already showed, Trump is fixing the immigration system piece by piece. But another big factor in his election campaign is business. I think we can all agree–no matter your political view –that Trump does good things for the economy. First up, the unemployment rate. It’s currently at 3.7 percent, which is the lowest point in over 50 years. He’s doing all of this while also seriously improving the

Gross Domestic Product, which has risen by $7 trillion since he was elected. In 2015 with Obama, it was at $14.4 trillion. Now, in 2020, it’s at $21 trillion. That’s a major increase, and that’s only a fraction of what Trump is doing for the U.S. economy.

On Feb. 4, 2020, Donald Trump held the annual State of the Union Address. During this event, Trump talked about his election term and brought up multiple, very valid points about his work while in office. He said, “Since my election, we have created 7 million new jobs — 5 million more than government experts projected during the previous administration.

“The unemployment rate is the lowest in over half a century. The unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans have reached the lowest levels in history. African-American youth unemployment has reached an all-time low. African-American poverty has declined to the lowest rate ever recorded,” said the president.

He then also added on to that by saying how the unemployment rate for women is the lowest it has ever been in 70 years – and that last year women filled 72 percent of jobs created.

Donald Trump is frowned upon too much based on prior events.

You can do a small amount of research on any other president, and you too will see that they did some bad things as well. Immediately judging a president by what you hear by friends or whomever says something just makes no sense.

By all means, you can all make your own opinion, but I just showed you the facts of his term in office.