Donald Trump

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Donald John Trump
Born14 June 1946
Queens, New York City, State of New York, United States of America
Political orientationImperialism
Right-wing populism

Donald Trump is a Statesian politician and billionaire who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He claims to be a pro-worker politician despite cutting taxes on billionaires and corporations.[1]

Trump is a member of the America First movement, which believes the USA should be able to act unilaterally without limits from international law and treaties. It is not isolationist.[2]

Pre-presidency[edit | edit source]

In November 2015, Donald Trump mocked Serge Kovaleski's disability, arthrogryposis, in response to Serge stating that they never claimed many Muslims support the September 11 attacks.[3]

Presidential term[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Donald Trump passed a tax cut that decreased corporate taxes to only 11.3% of profits. He also made a $45 billion cut in food stamp benefits.[4]

In 2020, the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement.[5]

Under Trump's presidency, civilian deaths caused by the U.S. military increased greatly.[6]

Trump also vastly expanded concentration camps at the US-Mexico border, where asylum-seeking immigrants are kept in inhumane conditions.[7][8] During his presidential term, nearly half a million children were separated from their families and kept in cages for extended periods of time.[9]

Involvement in the Capitol insurrection[edit | edit source]

See main article: 2021 United States Capitol insurrection

On 6 January 2021, near the end of his presidential term, Trump rallied his supporters to storm the United States Capitol in an attempt to reconsolidate his power. The attack ultimately failed and Trump's term came to a close.[10]

According to an analysis on Medium, the Capitol insurrection was a coup attempt by Trump. They argue that "6 January was an attempted coup, in the sense it was designed to trigger martial law and the suspension of the transition."[11]

Post-presidency[edit | edit source]

On 8 August 2022, the FBI raided Trump's home in the State of Florida.[12] In November 2022, Trump announced he would run for president again in 2024.[1]

During a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania on July 13, 2024, Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt by the 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, who was shot dead by Secret Service members just moments after. Having been grazed at his ear by one of the bullets, Trump bumped his fist in the air while being rushed off the stage as the crowd chanted U.S.A.[13] One attendee of the rally died and two others were critically injured because of this attempted assassination.[14] President Joe Biden has denounced this attack during an address to the nation on the following day.[13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "PSL Statement – Workers shouldn’t be fooled: Trump is a tool of the ultra-rich" (2022-11-15). Liberation News. Archived from the original on 2022-11-18. Retrieved 2022-11-19.
  2. Bill Fletcher Jr. (2020-07-01). "Race Is About More Than Discrimination" Monthly Review. Archived from the original on 2023-03-23.
  3. "Donald Trump Criticized After He Appears to Mock Reporter Serge Kovaleski".
  4. Robert Reich (2019-12-22). "How Trump has betrayed the working class" The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2022-04-16. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  5. Tyler Clevenger, Dan Lashof (2021-01-19). "7 Ways the Biden Administration Can Reverse Climate Rollbacks" World Resources Institute. Archived from the original on 2022-03-09. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  6. Murtaza Hussain (2019-10-02). "Civilian Deaths in U.S. Wars Are Skyrocketing Under Trump. It May Not Be Impeachable, but It’s a Crime." The Intercept. Archived from the original on 2022-05-07. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  7. Andi Zeisler (2019-06-19). "AOC was right to compare Trump's border internment camps to concentration camps" NBC. Retrieved 30/06/2024.
  8. Ben Norton (2022-04-08). "Weaponization of immigration policy: Ukrainians welcomed, refugees of US wars abused" Geopolitical Economy Report. Retrieved 30/06/2024.
  9. Anna Flagg and Andrew Rodriguez Calderón (2020-10-30). "500,000 Kids, 30 Million Hours: Trump’s Vast Expansion of Child Detention" The Marshall Project. Retrieved 30/06/2024.
  10. Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol | Visual Investigations
  11. The Trump Insurrection: a Marxist analysis
  12. FBI raids Trump estate at Mar-a-Lago
  13. 13.0 13.1 "FBI Seeks Motive in Trump Assassination Attempt; President Biden Calls for “Cooling Down” Rhetoric" (2024-07-15). Democracy Now!. Retrieved 15.07.2024.
  14. "Long Legacy of U.S. Political Violence: RNC Begins in Milwaukee in Wake of Trump Assassination Attempt" (2024-07-15). Democracy Now!. Retrieved July 15, 2024.