Will Donald Trump be a good president?
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Will Donald Trump be a good president?

by kem_pel added 1 year ago

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  • Trump is not scared to go against his own party and the media. He is free to pursue what he believes in and is not held back by anybody or anything.
    by kem_pel added 1 year ago 0 1

    Counter Argument This argument is diminished quite a bit by the fact that he is controlled by Steve Bannon and a lot of wealthy people that basically make Trump do as they say
    by yellowoak added 1 year ago 0 0

    Trump has a lot of experience doing business skills, which he can translate to improving the US economy.
    by kem_pel added 1 year ago 0 1

    Counter Argument A government is not a business. also he is an awful business man  http://fortune.com/2015/08/20/donald-trump-index-funds/ He almost went bankrupt several times, decided to make big investments in the housing market just before it collapsed and uses distrust, manipulation and lying to sell most of his goods (like his steak and his scandalous university). 
    by yellowoak added 1 year ago 1 0

    Counter Argument

    He has already shown that he has no understanding of good business metrics. His executive order to remove 2 regulations for every new one you create goes against a very fundamental principle in business metrics:

    Bad metrics are those that:

    • Create perverse incentives, causing teams to act in a way that is actually harmful to the business

    In this specific case, his rule requires agencies to choose regulations to remove without regard to the net effect of the regulation. A new regulation should be taken on its own merit as to whether or not it is worth doing; likewise, it would be unfortunate to be required to eliminate a beneficial regulation without regard to the benefit it provides. Furthermore, changes to regulations create disruptions in the industries and communities that depend on them. This rule essentially encourages unnecessary disruption.

    by timothy added 1 year ago 1 0

    Counter Argument

    Donald Trump has shown that he surpisingly has a fairly weak grasp on the way our economy works. He seems to play around with ideas of blanket trade tariffs as if they were a simple matter. For example, his idea to charge a 20% tariff on imports from Mexico in order to get them to pay for the wall he intends to build reveals that:

    • He doesn't understand that as a consequence, imported goods will have a higher cost, and therefore it is U.S. citizens that will actually end up paying for the wall
    • The current NAFTA treaty forbids this possibility. He will therefore have a lot more work ahead of him to impose this tax than simply issuing an executive order
    • Creating such import taxes will lead to trade wars. In general, experienced "business people" abhor this sort of protectionism, since it creates a net loss on all sides. If being a good business person is supposed to be an argument in his favor, it is strange that part of his platform is unusually un-businessmanlike.

    Either he is NOT a good business person, or he is doing a saying a lot of things to fool us and make us believe otherwise.

     

    by timothy added 1 year ago 1 0

    Counter Argument

    A business person is used to barking commands and having his employess do as he demands. This personality trait is in stark contrast to being a good president, whose role is first as PUBLIC SERVANT, meant to act in the good of the nation, and according to its will. More importanty, the processes involved in our 3-branch government are much more complex; presidents must lead by creating coalitions behind a unified vision, and getting the cooperation of the other branches, within the constraint of the laws and constitution of the U.S. Donald Trump has shown that he is incompatible with this system, relying heavily on executive orders which are already being successfully challenged in court.

     

    by timothy added 1 year ago 1 0

  • When he talks about solving problems he remains very vague and general. He does not display detailed knowledge about important issues. Since many issues are far more complex than he makes them seem, one has to worry that his superficial knowledge will lead to bad decision making. As with everything in life for the best result you let people handle a task that are experts in it, this goes for presidents just as for surgeons, pilots and plumbers.
    by kem_pel added 1 year ago 0 0

    Trump has been shown to have lied countless times and way more than any other politician. See e.g. https://www.freespeech.org/video/study-how-often-donald-trump-lies-complete-proof It is clear that he does not care much about the truth, but rather about appealing to the public. Naturally this is very dangerous, as he becomes very unpredictable and untrustworthy. It also gives a very bad example of how a leader should behave.
    by kem_pel added 1 year ago 0 0

    Steve Bannon is a racist that hates jews and black people and who has Trump in his grasp, Chris Christie is a corrupt person infamous for the bridgegate scandal Rex Tillerson is a buddy of Putin with no government experience, Steven Mnuchin is part of Goldman Sachs and the banking system that is dominating america, also with no governmental experience, Jeff Sessions, openly racist. Tom Price hates poor people and tries to oppose any form of medical care that they will have  Ben Carson, idiot (read up on his theories on pyramids), no governmental experience and a lapdog for trump Rick Perry, unqualified for the job he is doing (read on past heads of the same department), wanted to destroy the department he is supposed to handle Andrew Pudzer, wife beater, hates minimum wage (even though he will be driving the department of labor),  Betsy Devos, the only reason she is there is because her family paid loads of money to the republican party, she has clearly shown that she is biased against the public education system and got destroyed by Elizabeth Warren because she is so unqualified. Ryan Zinke, danger for the environment, prefers mining Wilbur Ross, another rich boy that has no governmental experience. I could go on with all the other evil people that he's been seen with and his hopeless press team but this should give a clear indication of the risk of evil biased and incompetent people that he tries to get in powerful positions.
    by yellowoak added 1 year ago 1 0

    He denies global warming, nuff said
    by yellowoak added 1 year ago 0 0

    Due to his companies and relations to big business leaders, he will be biased in his decision making.
    by jens added 1 year ago 1 0

    He gropes women. He wants to bring back waterboarding and torturing (proven not to work and very mean against the person you are trying to get information from) he plans on committing war crimes (attacking the families of terrorists even when those are innocent people) he will sink to every possible low to attack his opponents (including attacking all their families and spreading false lies, like the idea that Obama was a Muslim from Kenya) he did his racist ban on muslims, denying passage to people from islamic countries (even though no terrorists that harmed the US came from any of those countries) he has been sued loads of times for his fraudulent practices while he was still active in the business world (Trump University being one of many) he always takes the wrong side in every debate, whether that is abortion, gay rights, the environment or anything that could contribute to America or the world.
    by yellowoak added 1 year ago 0 0

    I have done a lot of research on the mind and psychopaths. Psychopaths are manipulative, very persuasive, and good liars. They display no empathy for others. Donald Trump displays all these characteristics very obviously. 

    by riotgrrrl added 10 months ago 0 0