The Leader of All Leaders
From entrepreneurial excellence till the most important job in the world: Trump is established. This article provides its reader with a breakdown of accomplishments of the person who claims to Make America Great Again and how I reflect on it.
“My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.” Touching words expressed by the most powerful person in business: Donald Trump. After his first year of presidency in name of the United States of America, you could say a lot has happened. I still remember how Trump proposed to build a wall along the southern border, to bomb the sh*t out of ISIS, and to take out the families of terrorists. What more?
Trump is a smart man. He gained lots of entrepreneurial insights throughout his career as a real estate mogul and reality TV star. But when he, as ambitious as he already was, announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 2015, the world may have not been ready for an actualization of this event. One year later he defeats Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and becomes the victorious leader he intended to become.
He knows how to persuade people and uses all of his capabilities to make a unique appearance. Whether that implies to have an outspoken statement on Twitter, or leaving an $83 tip at a bakery in Miami, Trump surprises – every day again. Let us pay attention to the things he has accomplished in the past year.
Executive Order 13769. It implies a temporary ban of 90 days for travellers whose nationality is of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen. That is to say, entrance and a (non-)immigrant visa will be denied, as the respective travellers may very well be terrorists that are against America.
As one can imagine, this does not, and will not, necessarily influence only suspicious or guilty people. As a result, two Iraqi refugees – who both performed governmental work for the United States – were being held at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, regardless of their valid visas and granted asylum. Not very surprising that, after two months, a replacing and more politically correct Executive Order saw light, namely 13780. To me, prohibiting access to a country based on nationality is highly unethical, as it does not illustrate one’s violent intentions in any way. I would plead for the search to alternative ways to dismantle terrorism.
In spite of the great effort Barack Obama has put into preserving 554 million acres of national lands, Trump questions it and orders to review any national monument designations made since 1996 that are over 100,000 acres. Not only do I feel gracious to the world for designations like Berryessa Snow Mountain, Carrizo Plain and Vermilion Cliffs, I also feel we should strive to avoid theft and deterioration by complying with the Antiquities Act.
By meaning that Obamacare is ‘disastrous’ – even though it provided 20 million previously uninsured Americans to get health cover -, Trump promised to repeal and replace it with something better. He stated to let Obamacare fail and let the Democrats come to him in search for a solution that requires lower premiums. After seven months, Trump failed to do so. There was no room for public opinion nor consensus to be built in Congress. It was impossible to instantly promise the people a non-private market health insurance, for which Trump also apologized.
On the other hand, you can say that Trump realized some good things as well. Take into consideration the tax reform: reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% is fairly remarkable. Companies will be able to invest in their company more thoroughly and trustingly, which is a positive stimulus for the economy.
The caliphate of ISIS has almost completely been cleared by a US-led coalition. After the confirmation of Trump and The Pentagon, 98% of the territory of the Islamic State is freed, leaving an estimated 3000 militants in Iraq and Syria. This will allow people to find peace again and rebuild what once has been a safe environment.
Conclusively, Trump makes an extraordinary appearance as our 45th President of the United States with an even more extraordinary ideology. Though, he strives to stay true to his promises and so I am immensely curious what his leadership will induce in 2018.