Trump was elected on the promise of his great deal making ability.
So let’s see where this has taken us...
China. Debilitating tariffs, a tax increase on the American consumer, continue to escalate, and China today even suspended all U.S. agricultural imports as well as devalued its currency to historic lows, both devastating blows to U.S. farmers and other exporters. Stocks have tumbled as well.
North Korea. Kim has fired off of a series of missiles this week in retaliation for stalled talks, resulting ongoing sanctions, and military exercises taking place below the southern border. In other words, things haven’t improved at all and North Korea is still developing weapons.
Iran. A nuclear arms deal which kept the peace has been reneged upon, resulting in escalating rhetoric, conflict, and captures of oil tankers, disrupting the oil trade industry and driving up gas prices for American consumers. No replacement deal has taken place, nor does there appear to be anytime soon.
Mexico. Instead of making Mexico pay for the border wall or forcing Mexicans to pay for it via indirect means, due to Mexican refusal to do so, Trump has instead declared an emergency action to divert U.S. defense expenditures for the purpose of building a wall, leading to the necessity of increased defense spending in the latest budget deal.
Russia. A nuclear arms deal was reneged upon, resulting in future nuclear arms proliferation by both countries and increased defense spending. No replacement deal has taken place, nor has there been any talk of one.
Paris Accord. The United States dropped out of this deal that called for worldwide action against climate change, instead forcing other nations to make up for the difference and making it that much harder to prevent the impending consequences if net emissions are not cut in half by 2030 and reduced to zero by 2050, per global scientific consensus.
Washington. One self serving major piece of legislation was passed in 2017 that lowered taxes for the wealthy, but other than that we have seen very little in terms of legislation passed by a Trump-serving Senate, led by Mitch McConnell, that refuses to even take up anything, let alone, negotiate on anything passed by the Democratic controlled House.
Final grade: F-
You voters have been hoodwinked.