On January 20, 2021, Donald J. Trump left Washington D.C. for a final time as president, skipping Joe Biden’s inauguration.
President Trump before boarding with his family on Air Force One spoke at Joint Base Andrews and said the following: “I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening, and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck, great success.” But, he added, “we will be back in some form.”
On January 19, 2021, on his last day as President, Donald Trump delivered his Farewell Address and stated the following: “We must never forget that while Americans will always have our disagreements, we are a nation of incredible, decent, faithful, and peace-loving citizens who all want our country to thrive and flourish and be very, very successful and good. We are a truly magnificent nation. All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated. Now more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor and forge our common destiny.”
President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders seriously damaging the national security and the economy
Breitbart reported that on January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders on immediately rolling back some of former President Donald Trump’s top priorities. Sadly, all these executive orders seriously damaged the economy and the national security.
The Breitbart article stated the following: “Biden signed executive orders mandating masks on federal property, ordering support for underserved communities to ensure equity and equality in health care and other areas, and an order reversing the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Biden also signed orders revoking President Trump’s travel ban and revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.”
“Another order ended Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the border, terminating funds for the construction of the wall and ordering a pause in construction within seven days. He also ordered the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to preserve and fortify the DACA amnesty for illegal aliens brought to the United States as children.”
“One order directed a review of immigration enforcement policies and levels a 100-day pause on most removals from the country. Another order rescinded Trump’s ban on transgender military service and rescinded his executive order excluding non-citizens from the 2020 census. Biden also ordered a pause on President Trump’s harmful regulations that were not finalized. Biden also extended moratoriums on evictions, foreclosures, and student loan forbearance as the coronavirus pandemic continues.” Not mentioned was the returned to the pro-China WHO.
It is important to discuss the magnificent presidency of Donald J. Trump whose election was shamefully stolen by the Communist Democratic Party, corrupt Democratic elections workers, China, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, the CIA and MI6, Deep State operatives, Big Tech, and globalists of the New World Order. It was incredibly sad that the federal courts, Congress, state legislatures, and many senators and representatives RINOs allowed the election to be stolen.
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts.
In his inaugural speech President Trump sent a populist message that he would put the American people above politics. He stated the following: “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
First 100 Days
The first 100 days of Trump’s presidency lasted from January 20, 2017, until April 29, 2017. In the first days of his presidency, Trump issued several back-to-back executive orders to make good on some of his campaign promises, as well as several orders aimed at rolling back policies and regulations that were put into place during the corrupt Obama administration.
Several of Trump’s key policies that got rolling during Trump’s first 100 days in office include his Supreme Court nomination; steps toward building a wall on the Mexico border; travel bans for several predominantly Muslim countries; the first moves to dismantle the Affordable Care Act; and the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
In addition, Trump signed orders to implement a federal hiring freeze, withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and reinstate the Mexico City policy that bans federal funding of nongovernmental organizations abroad that promote or perform abortions.
He signed an order to scale back financial regulation under the Dodd-Frank Act, created by the Obama administration and passed by Congress after the financial crisis of 2008. And he called for a lifetime foreign-lobbying ban for members of his administration and a five-year ban for all other lobbyists.
On March 16, 2017, the president released his proposed budget. The budget outlined his plans for increased spending for the military, veterans affairs and national security, including building a wall on the border with Mexico. The Obama administration cut the budget of the Pentagon by several billions a year severely weakening the national security and making America a superpower in complete retreat. At the same time our enemy nations China, Russia, and Iran increased their military spending. Joe Biden and Democrats want to do the same.
It also made drastic cuts to many government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department, as well as the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Community Development Block Grant program which supports Meals on Wheels.
On September 17, 2020, President Trump announced the creation of a 1776 Commission to do the following: “Encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history. Our mission is to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes, and the nobility of the American character. We must … teach our children the magnificent truth about our country…. Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and soul.”
By contrast, the socialist Democrats have pushed the communist Pre-K -12th grade Black Lives Matter (BLM) curriculum and the communist curriculum of the New York Times 1619 Project. These communist curricula teach that America is a racist nation that was born with the original sin of slavery and can never be redeemed.
Vice President Kamala Harris, who is a strong supporter of BLM, has called the 1619 Project as “a powerful and necessary reckoning of our history.” Harris added, “We cannot understand and address the problems of today without speaking truth about how we got here.” On January 20, 2021, President Biden abolished the 1776 Commission. Like many in his party, Biden wants to teach communism in the public schools.
President Trump is a great supporter of charter schools and school choice. Charter schools often serve as a great alternative to failing, substandard public schools — especially in poor urban areas. They operate as schools of choice and are exempt from many state or local regulations related to operation and management.
President Trump called charter schools “the ladder of opportunity for Black and Hispanic children.” In July 2020, he signed an executive order to expand school choice for Hispanics and improve access to charter schools.
School vouchers programs also allow low-income, mostly-minority parents to take the taxpayer money that is normally allocated for their children’s education in failing, substandard public schools, and to use it instead to cover the cost of tuition at a private school of their choice. “We’re fighting for school choice, which really is the civil rights issue of all time in this country, frankly,” said President Trump.
President Biden, the two Teacher unions the AFT and the NEA, and the Democrats, by contrast, have promised to stop federal funds for both charter schools and vouchers. Biden allegiance is not to America’s children, but to the enormously wealthy and powerful teachers’ unions whose financial support is directed entirely toward the socialist Democratic Party.
Trump’s Supreme Court and federal judges Nominations
When Donald Trump ran for president in 2016, he promised to appoint only originalists to the Supreme Court — that meant judges who would look at cases from the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution. Toward that end, he later named Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest Court. President Trump also applied this same originalist standard to his appointments of more than 300 additional federal judges.
These new federal judges that are following the Constitution and not legislating from the bench are one of the greatest achievements of the Trump administration. Sadly, the Supreme Court rejected to even hear solid cases of the massive election fraud and other federal judges ruled against President Trump.
Joe Biden and the Democrats, by contrast, reject and repudiate the concept of judicial originalism. Instead, they want to appoint activist judges who can be counted upon to rubber-stamp the Radical Democratic Party socialist agenda items. Communist Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats have said that if Democrats could gain control of Congress and the White House, they should “pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America.”
“Packing” the Court would entail increasing the number of Justices — from 9 to perhaps 13 or 15 — with all the additions being activists who could be counted upon to rule in favor of Democrat agendas forever. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden repeatedly refused to give his opinion on Court-packing: “You’ll know my opinion on Court-packing when the election is over,” he told reporters in early October 2020. When a reporter asked Biden, “don’t the voters deserve to know your position on Court-packing?” Biden answered: “No, they don’t.” More than likely the Biden administration will pack the Supreme Court to radically changed America.
Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement and Making America self-sufficient in oil and gas
On June 1, 2017, President Trump withdrew from the globalist 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Soon after taking office, Trump approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines to transfer oil extracted in Canada and North Dakota. Oil and gas production increased making America self-sufficient in energy. Thanks to President Trump America is now a superpower in energy! On January 20, 2021, President Biden implemented two executive orders, one joining the disastrous Paris Climate Agreement and stopping the construction of the Keystone pipeline ignoring Canada’s request to not do it. The 11,000 workers with great paid were terminated. These actions will hurt the national security and the economy.
On March 28, 2017, the president, surrounded by American coal miners, signed the “Energy Independence” executive order, calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to roll back Obama’s Clean Power Plan, curb climate and carbon emissions regulations and to rescind a moratorium on coal mining on U.S. federal lands.
One of Trump’s first executive orders in office was calling on federal agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay” aspects of the Affordable Care Act to minimize financial burden on states, insurers, and individuals. On October 12, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order in a move that could dismantle the ACA without Congress’s approval, expanding health insurance products — mostly fewer comprehensive plans through associations of small employers and more short-term medical coverage.
He also announced that he would get rid of health insurance subsidies. Known as cost-sharing reduction payments, which lower the cost of deductibles for low-income Americans, they were expected to cost $9 billion in 2018 and $100 billion over the next decade.
As president, Trump has said that he is “strongly pro-life” and wants to ban all abortions except in cases of rape, incest or when a woman’s life is in danger. He has supported bans on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and has cited his appointments of conservative Supreme Court judges Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett as helping to make abortion laws in some states more restrictive. In January 2020, after his administration threatened to cut federal funds to California over a mandate that the state’s health insurance plans cover abortion, Trump became the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. Many Democrats are not only supporting abortion but also infanticide!
On April 26, 2017, Trump announced his tax plan in a one-page outline that would dramatically change tax codes. The plan called for streamlining seven income tax brackets to three — 10, 25 and 35 percent.
The plan also proposed to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 to 15 %, eliminate the alternative minimum tax and estate tax, and simplify the process for filing tax returns. On December 2, 2017, Trump achieved the first major legislative victory of his administration when the Senate passed a sweeping tax reform bill. Approved along party lines by a 51-49 vote.
Among other measures, the Senate bill called for the slashing of the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20%, doubling personal deductions and ending the Obamacare mandate. After the bill’s passage, Trump tweeted: “Biggest Tax Bill and Tax Cuts in history just passed in the Senate. Now, these great Republicans will be going for final passage.”
The President added, “Thank you to House and Senate Republicans for your hard work and commitment!” On December 20, 2019, the final tax bill formally passed both chambers of Congress.
President Trump has vowed to defend the Second Amendment and gun ownership since taking office. He spoke at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in 2019, and he promised to veto a measure passed in February 2019 by House Democrats to strengthen background checks.
However, Trump has also at times said he would be willing to consider a range of measures to restrict gun access. His administration also banned bump stocks in October 2017 after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival left 58 people dead.
He ordered the Justice Department to issue regulations banning bump stocks and suggested he was willing to consider a range of measures, from strengthening background checks to raising the minimum age for buying rifles. He also backed an NRA-fueled proposal for arming teachers, which drew backlash from many in the profession.
The Southern Border Wall
Trump issued an executive order to build a wall at the United States’ border with Mexico. In his first televised interview as president, Trump said the initial construction of the wall would be funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars, but that Mexico would reimburse the U.S. “100 percent” in a plan to be negotiated and might include a suggested import tax on Mexican goods.
On January 20, 2021, when President Donald Trump ended his term in office 452 miles of the Wall had been completed. It has decreased enormously the illegal entering to America. Sadly, on that same day President Joe Biden issued an executive order stopping the expansion of the Wall.
In December 2018, shortly before a newly elected Democratic majority was set to take control of the House, Trump announced he would not sign a bill to fund the government unless Congress allocated $5.7 billion toward building his long-promised border wall. With Democrats refusing to give in to his demand, a partial government shutdown ensued for a record 35 days, until all sides agreed to another attempt at striking a compromise.
On February 14, 2019, one day before the deadline, Congress passed a $333 billion spending package that allocated $1.375 billion for 55 miles of steel-post fencing. After indicating that he would sign the bill, the President made good on his threat to declare a national emergency the following day, enabling him to funnel $3.6 billion slated for military construction projects toward building the wall. In late July 2019, the Supreme Court overturned an appellate decision and ruled that the Trump administration could begin using Pentagon money for construction during the ongoing litigation over the issue.
Border Separation Policy
As part of attempts to seal the U.S. border with Mexico, the Trump administration in 2018 began following through on a “zero-tolerance” policy to prosecute anybody found to have crossed the border illegally. As children were legally not allowed to be detained with their parents, this meant that they were to be held separately as family cases wound through immigration courts.
A furor ensued President Trump on June 20, 2019, he signed an executive order that directed the Department of Homeland Security to keep families together. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated,” he said, adding that it remained important to have “zero tolerance for people that enter our country illegally” and for Congress to find a permanent solution to the problem.
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order calling for “extreme vetting” to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.” The president’s executive order was put into effect immediately, and refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries traveling to the U.S. were detained at U.S. airports.
After facing multiple legal hurdles, President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6, 2017, calling for a 90-day ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries including Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. Iraq, which was included in the original executive order, was removed from the list.
Travelers from the six listed countries, who hold green cards or have valid visas as of the signing of the order, will not be affected. Religious minorities would not get special preference, as was outlined in the original order, and an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees was reduced to 120 days.
On March 15, 2017, just hours before the revised ban was going to be put into effect, Derrick Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, issued a temporary nationwide restraining order in a ruling that stated the executive order did not prove that a ban would protect the country from terrorism and that it was “issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion, in spite of its stated, religiously neutral purpose.” At a rally in Nashville, Trump responded to the ruling, saying: “This is, in the opinion of many, an unprecedented judicial overreach.”
Judge Theodore D. Chuang of Maryland also blocked the ban the following day, and in subsequent months, the ban was impeded in decisions handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, and the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals once again.
However, on June 26, 2017, Trump won a partial victory when the Supreme Court announced it was allowing the controversial ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lacked a “bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States.” The court agreed to hear oral arguments for the case in October, but with the 90-to-120-day timeline in place for the administration to conduct its reviews, it was believed the case would be rendered moot by that point.
On September 24, 2017, Trump issued a new presidential proclamation, which permanently bans travel to the United States for most citizens from seven countries that were hotbeds of Islamic terrorism and/or civil war. Most were on the original list, including Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, while the new order included Chad, North Korea, and some citizens of Venezuela (certain government officials and their families). The tweak did little to pacify critics, who argued that the order was still heavily biased toward Islam.
On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect despite the ongoing legal challenges. The court’s orders urged appeals courts to determine as quickly as possible whether the ban was lawful.
On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the president’s travel ban by a 5-4 vote. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said that Trump had the executive authority to make national security judgments in the realm of immigration, regardless of his previous statements about Islam.
In January 2020, Joe Biden characterized that “ban” as a “morally wrong” manifestation of “anti-Muslim bias” that constituted “a betrayal of all our foundations of American history and American freedom, religious freedom.” On January 20, 2021, on his first day in office President Joe Biden rescinded President Donald J. Trump Travel ban and thus endangered the national security.
Public Charge Rule
In August 2019, the Trump administration unveiled a new regulation designed to weed out immigrants who would potentially require government assistance. Known as the “public charge” rule, for people who are dependent on Medicaid, food stamps and other benefits, the policy tightened requirements for legal immigrants seeking to become permanent residents by focusing on factors like education, assets, resources, and financial status.
Trump and North Korea
In early August 2017, intelligence experts confirmed that North Korea successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that fits inside its missiles, putting it one step closer to becoming a nuclear power. Around the same time, the North Korean state news agency said they were examining the operational plan to strike areas around the U.S. territory of Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles. U.S. experts estimated North Korea’s nuclear warheads at 60 and that the country could soon have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States. Trump responded that North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” if the threats continued and that the U.S. military was “locked and loaded.”
On August 28, 2017, North Korea launched a missile over Japan. The following day, Trump said “all options were on the table.” At the United Nations General Assembly on September 19, Trump pejoratively called Kim Jong-un “Rocketman” and said he would “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies, hours after the group voted to enact additional sanctions against the country. On October 20, CIA Director Mike Pompeo warned that North Korea was in the final step of being able to strike mainland America with nuclear warheads and the U.S. should react accordingly. Some foreign policy experts were concerned that war between the U.S. and North Korea was increasingly possible.
Summits with Kim Jong-un
Following the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, during which North Korea made a show of unity with the host country, its officials also relayed interest in opening communications with Washington. President Trump leaped at the opportunity, announcing that he was willing to sit down with Kim.
On June 12, 2018, Trump and Kim met at the secluded Capella resort in Singapore, marking the first such encounter between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader. The two held private talks with their interpreters, before expanding the meeting to include such top staffers as Pompeo (now U.S. secretary of state), National Security Adviser John Bolton and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Afterward, in a televised ceremony, the leaders signed a joint statement in which Trump committed to provide security guarantees to North Korea and Kim reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Although their talks marked an early step in a diplomatic process that some predicted could take years to complete, the president said he believed denuclearization on the peninsula would begin very quickly.
On February 27, 2019, the two men met for a second summit, at the Metropole hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss the next steps in denuclearization. However, negotiations abruptly ended the second day, after North Korea reportedly asked for sanctions to be lifted in exchange for dismantling its main nuclear facility but not all elements of its weapons program. “Sometimes you have to walk,” the president said, before adding that things concluded on good terms.
President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un crossed Demilitarized Zone between the two countries on the Korean peninsula.
On June 30, 2019, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea when he met with Kim for informal discussions at the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries on the Korean peninsula. Trump later said that he and Kim had agreed to designate negotiators to resume denuclearization talks in the coming weeks.
Trump and Russia
Throughout the 2016 presidential election, Trump vehemently denied allegations he had a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and was tied to the hacking of the DNC emails.
In January 2017, a U.S. intelligence report concluded that Putin had ordered a campaign to influence the U.S. election. In March 2018, the Trump administration formally acknowledged the charges by issuing sanctions on 19 Russians for interference in the 2016 presidential election and alleged cyberattacks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin delivered the announcement.
The Trump administration in February 2019 announced the suspension of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, due to the Eastern power’s repeated violations of the agreement. The announcement gave Russia 180 days to comply with terms before U.S. withdrawal from the treaty would be completed.
On April 6, 2017, Trump ordered a military strike, to which he had tweeted opposition to when Obama was in office, on a Syrian government airfield. The strike was in response to a chemical attack by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on Syrian civilians that had led to the horrific deaths of dozens of men, women, and children. Navy destroyers fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at Shayrat airfield, from where the attack was launched. It was the first direct military action by the United States against Syrian military forces during the country’s ongoing civil war.
One year later, evidence surfaced of another chemical attack on Syrians, with dozens reported dead in the rebel-held city of Douma. Although Syria and its ally, Russia, referred to the situation as a hoax perpetrated by terrorists, President Trump wasn’t having it: “Russia vows to shoot down all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming,” he tweeted, adding, “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
The U.S. subsequently joined forces with Britain and France for coordinated strikes on Syria early in the morning of April 14, 2018. Larger than the previous year’s operation, this one hit two chemical weapons facilities and a scientific research center.
Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
On October 26–27, 2019, the United States conducted a military operation that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadithe leader and self-proclaimed Caliph of the Islamic State.
The operation took place outside of Barisha in Idlib province of Syria. Baghdadi killed himself along with two children when he detonated a suicide belt while running inside a tunnel followed by a dog. According to President Trump, the bloody al-Baghdadiwas chased to the end of an underground tunnel, “whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” before detonating a suicide vest. This was a major victory for President Trump who also took back 100% of the Islamic State territory in Iraq and Syria. As explained in Chapter 15, Obama sent weapons to the Islamic State.
On March 1, 2018, after the conclusion of a Commerce Department investigation, President Trump announced that he was imposing tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on aluminum. He ultimately granted temporary exemptions as he sought to renegotiate deals. His actions resulted in new agreements with South Korea and multiple South American countries to restrain their metal exports.
Talks with China, the European Union and the border countries stalled. In late May 2018, the administration announced that it was moving forward with all tariffs.
Back home, the president attempted to head off the political fallout of a potentially costly trade war with the announcement that the administration would provide up to $12 billion in emergency relief funds for U.S. farmers. The following summer, the administration revealed details for a new, $16 billion aid package for struggling farmers.
In April 2018, the Trump administration announced it was adding a 25% tariff on more than 1,000 Chinese products to penalize the country for its trade practices. He granted temporary exemptions to negotiate a deal. In late May, he moved forward with a tax on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods that went into effect in July. The trade war with China escalated in May 2019, when the president gave the go-ahead to raise tariffs to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The increase came as the two countries were attempting to hammer out terms for a new trade deal.
The following month, after Trump used the threat of tariffs to obtain expanded border-security measures from Mexico, the president turned his attention back to China with the suggestion that another $300 billion in Chinese goods would be taxed should trade talks continue to stall. He announced a 5% hike in late August and threatened another 5% increase by October, before agreeing to delay the latter as he continued to push for an all-encompassing trade deal.
In October, the president gushed about the very substantial phase one deal reached with China, saying a final agreement on matters related to intellectual property, financial services and agriculture would take three to five weeks to put in place. Signed in mid-January 2020, the deal included commitments from China to purchase an additional $200 billion of U.S. products over the next two years and to refrain from currency manipulation and intellectual property theft.
There is no president who has fought against China’s abuse practices against America as President Trump. It was for that reason that China unleashed the Wuhan virus against America, its European and other allies to destroy their economies and killed tens of thousands. China must be held accountable for this crime against humanity. China interfered in the 2020 election so that President Trump would lose and have a pro-China Joe Biden who was bought with money.
On January 19, 2021, The United States declared that China is committing crimes against humanity and genocide in its treatment of the country’s Uyghur population in the Xinjiang region. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement on with the harsh condemnation of China’s behavior, capping off a years-long escalation in tensions between China and the Trump administration as President Trump prepares to leave office.
Secretary Pompeo said that “I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state.” Pompeo added that Chinese officials are “engaged in the forced assimilation and eventual erasure of a vulnerable ethnic and religious minority group.” This declaration may force President Joe Biden to take a tougher line on China.
In June 2019, Trump announced that the U.S. would be selling more than $2 billion in tanks and military equipment to Taiwan, one of its largest sales in recent years. The move added tension to China’s relationship with the U.S. The U.S. is the largest supplier of arms to Taiwan, which could help stave off an eventual invasion of Taiwan by the Chinese military.
The U.S. does not officially recognize Taiwan, a de facto independent island that the communist Chinese government plans to bring back under its control, with force if necessary. However, U.S. officials see Taiwan as an important counterweight to China in the region and have expressed concern about China’s actions toward Taiwan. In 2018, to the ire of Chinese officials, the Pentagon began ordering naval ships to sail through the Taiwan Strait as a show of military power. China has plans to invade Taiwan and annexed it by force. This action will mean war with America that has a defense treaty with the prosperous democratic Taiwan.
Israel and the Recognition of Jerusalem
On December 6, 2017, Trump announced that the U.S. was formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would move the American embassy there from its current location in Tel Aviv. All previous presidents had promised to do it but failed to act. Fulfilling one of his campaign pledges, President Trump referred to the move as “a long overdue step to advance the peace process,” noting it “would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result.” He also stressed that the move would not interfere with any proposals for a two-state solution.
On December 21, the U.N. General Assembly voted 128 to 9 to demand that the U.S. rescind its formal recognition of Jerusalem. Britain, France, Germany, and Japan all voted for the resolution, though others, like Australia and Canada, abstained from the symbolic vote.
Continuing with a recalibrated approach to relations with its Middle Eastern ally, the Trump administration announced in November 2019 that it no longer considered Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be illegal under international law. A few weeks later, the president sought to bolster support among American Jews by signing an executive order aimed at cracking down on anti-Semitism at college campuses. The order effectively allowed the government to recognize Judaism as both a race or nationality and religion, empowering the Education Department to withhold funding from college or educational programs accused of discriminatory actions against Jews.
In January 2020, Trump revealed his “deal of the century” proposal for a two-state solution. His plan envisioned Jerusalem remaining the capital of Israel, with Palestinians getting their own capital in the eastern part of the city, and the authority for Israel to move forward with annexing its West Bank settlements. The proposal was quickly rejected by Palestinians, with Abbas dismissing it as the “slap of the century.”
In May 2018, over the objections of European allies, President Trump announced that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal enacted by his predecessor and imposing sanctions on the Middle Eastern country. The announcement initially drew a tepid response from Iran, but President Hassan Rouhani had stronger words on the issue while addressing diplomats in July, noting that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and warning his American counterpart to not play with the lion’s tail, because you will regret it eternally.
President Trump in a tweet addressed to Rouhani stated: “Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before. We are no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence & death. Be cautious!”
Tensions mounted again by April 2019, when the Trump administration announced it would no longer grant economic exemptions to the five countries — China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey — which had been permitted to buy oil from Iran. Several oil tankers were subsequently attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, with the U.S. holding Iran responsible for the brazen actions. In June 2019, the Iranian military shot down an American drone over contested airspace. Trump said he was minutes away from ordering a strike in retaliation, before electing to impose new sanctions instead. On January 20, 2021, President Biden announced he wanted to return to the terrible Iranian Deal. This appeasement of Iran will hurt the national security.
General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top security and intelligence commander, was killed by a U.S. drone strike authorized by President Trump.
In late December 2019, after an American civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi base, the U.S. carried out military strikes against an Iranian-backed militia deemed responsible for the attack. After protesters responded by breaching the outer wall of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the animosity escalated with the death of General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top security and intelligence commander, in a drone strike authorized by President Trump. This represents another victory by the Trump administration killing a terrorist responsible for the deaths of many Americans.
Withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO)
President Trump wisely withdrew America from the WHO. America was giving this corrupt pro-Communist China organization $500 million a year while China only $40 million. While Washington pays, it is China that call the shots with the corrupt WHO. On January 20, 2021, President Biden did an executive order returning America to the pro-China corrupt WHO.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General is not a medical doctor. He is a Marxist revolutionary politician who belongs to Ethiopia’s Marxist Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Prior to his election as WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016. Dr. Tedros previously served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012. Ethiopia has an authoritarian tyrannical regime that has committed many human rights violations. Political opponents of the regime are shot and elections are fraudulent.
Moreover, Dr. Tedros is a globalist of the New World Order and his organization supports the Chinese regime. One of the first thing that Tedros did after taking his position with China support in 2017 was to try to install Zimbabwe bloody dictator Robert Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador. Tedros also went to Beijing to praise health system of the Chinese regime and declared: “We can all learn something from China.”
On January 28, 2020, the Marxist Tedros met with Xi Jinping in Beijing and said, “The Chinese government is to be congratulated for the extraordinary measures it has taken, I left in absolutely no doubt about China’s commitment to transparency.” Of course, this was a lie! Both the WHO and the Chinese communist regime are responsible for the spreading of the Wuhan virus to 182 nations.
Cuba and Travel Restrictions
To pressure Cuba’s communist government to reform and end its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Trump tightened travel restrictions to Cuba in April 2019. In June 2019, Trump announced that the State Department would no longer allow private or public ships and aircraft to visit Cuba. The U.S. will also no longer allow people-to-people educational travel, which previously proved to be a popular travel exemption.
President Obama recognized the bloody Cuban regime and granted many concessions without a “Quid Pro Quo” or nothing in returned. President Trump was the first president to implement the Helm-Burton law that allows Cuban Americans and other Americans to sue foreign corporations that have illegally used confiscated properties. On his last week in office President Trump put Cuba on the list of nations that support terrorism.