A Second Term for Donald Trump?

By Robbin Laird

Editor’s Note: In a recent op ed published on June 13, 2020 by The Australian, their foreign editor, Phillip Sheridan wrote an interesting overview on Trump and his Administration which laid out a perspective which considered both the challenges posed by Trump and his Administration to the U.S. and its allies, but also to the contributions which have been achieved.

And Sheridan then focused on what those achievements are and argued that because of those achievements, Trump might well win again in November.

We will present only an excerpt from the editorial here and provide a link to the full piece at the conclusion of the excerpt.

The only way to judge Trump, then, is on the basis of what he has actually done. And here his record certainly has its negatives, but there is a lot to say in favour of Trump.

Much of what he has done, domestically and internationally, is what he promised he would do. He cut taxes and cut business regulation. As a result, the US economy grew by 3 per cent last year, a fantastic performance. This resulted in a US unemployment rate of about 3.5 per cent. It also resulted in a black unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent, the lowest since records have been kept.

The Economist magazine hates Trump with a passion and as a result cannot write intelligently about him. But before the latest crisis even it was pointing out that the US had never been richer nor more at peace….

Sheridan then concluded his piece with these comments:

Coronavirus and the Black Lives Matter demonstrations have hurt Trump and destroyed some of his achievements, especially in the economy. But come November US voters will ask: who is best to lead economic recovery, who can safeguard us internationally, who can provide security and justice on our streets? It is by no means clear, on the basis of his record, that Trump is the loser when those are the questions.

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