President Trump has recently announced that he will not be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. This must be a major blow for his supporters. Many of whom voted Trump because of his promise to pull resources out of foreign countries in order to focus on domestic issues. ‘America First’ I believe he called it.
This failure to deliver on his campaign promises is nothing new. The much-vaunted Muslim travel ban turned out to be a total disaster for President Trump. Instead of ‘draining the swamp’ as he assured. The Donald’s team has mostly been filled with ageing Washington veterans who served under George Bush Jr.
As far as I am aware there has been no progress on the infamous wall between the USA and Mexico.
The legislation that the President managed to pass has mostly been limited to scrapping Barack Obama’s policies.
Donald Trump has not occupied the White House for a full year yet. But his presidency has been buffeted by embarrassing spats between his advisors, high-level resignations, ham-fisted international diplomacy and an ongoing investigation into his links with The Kremlin.
His approval ratings have plummeted since taking office. On the campaign trail, Trump’s advisors were eager to convince America that once he came into office, the bellicose campaigner would disappear and the competent businessman would take over. So far the president has shown himself to be anything but competent.
Over the course of his time in the Oval Office, he has shown himself to be naïve. He keeps getting hamstrung by division within his own party and the machinations of the American political system. A President who is a political outsider may well be a positive thing. But one who doesn’t understand how Washington works will be doomed to failure.
The remaining years in power look bleak for President Trump.
Which leads me to ask this question; Will Donald Trump go down as the worst president in US history?