By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood

Did Trump keep his campaign promises?

By Michael Alan Prestwood

Trump says he kept all his campaign promises, but he also tells about 4,000 public lies per year. So, what's reality? I've been trying to name ONE campaign promise Trump has actually kept, and I can't find one! Seriously!
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Trump says he kept all his campaign promises, but he also tells about 4,000 public lies per year. So, what’s reality? I’ve been trying to name ONE campaign promise Trump he actually kep, and I can’t find one! Seriously! I’m sure he’s kept a few of his promises, but I can’t think of any. I do wish to put his real accomplishments here so please help me out.

I worry some people no longer have the ability to see facts. People have different opinions on how our society should move forward. Debate is good only if both sides base their arguments on facts.

Democracy requires truth and facts!

Here’s my bottom line analysis so far:

Supreme Court Nominees

He said he would ONLY nominate supreme court justices from a list of 20, but after he was elected, he added Kavanaugh and 4 others to his list in Nov 2017 10 months AFTER he was elected! What? That’s not a promise kept! That’s a promise explicitly not kept! I do realize that Trump supporters like Kavanaugh, but there’s a difference between a promised kept, and a decision you like.

Build The Wall

He said he would build the wall and Mexico would pay for it. Nope. Not one foot has been built, and Mexico will not pay for it.

Protect Social Security

He said he would protect Social Security and Medicare but his new budget slashes them.

Middle-Class Tax Break

He said he would give the middle class a tax break and that the rich had to pay a bit more. He did the EXACT opposite!!!

Balanced Budget; Lower Debt

He said he would balance our budget and lower our national debt. So far, he’s added more than $2 trillion dollars! More than any other President!

Release Taxes

He said he would release his taxes. Nope.

Will Not Profit on Presidency

He said he would not profit off the Presidency which is a crime. He has, and is a criminal.

No Nepotism

He said he would abide by our Presidential no nepotism laws. He lied and found a way around them.

Put Company in Trust

He said he would put his company in a trust and not be involved. He didn’t. In fact, he wrote criminal checks to Cohen in the oval office!

Repeal and Replace NAFTA

He said he would repeal and replace NAFTA. He did neither. He’s trying to replace it now with a slightly modified NAFTA. If you liked NAFTA before, you should like the new one if it ever becomes law which is unlikely at this point. However, if you did not like NAFTA, you should hate this one too. It’s the same thing.

  1. Trump said he would repeal and replace NAFTA, but only renamed it and tweaked it a tiny bit. He tried to make it a slight bit better, but failed. To this date, no one has ratified it. Not America, nor Canada, nor Mexico, and it’s not likely to be ratified. It failed. Trump failed. Trump and his base were satisfied with a public “we win” declaration, but nothing happened!
NAFTA vs USMCA: What’s really going on?

For Trump Supporters, Trump replaced NAFTA with the dramatically better USMCA. The reality is that NAFTA is still the law. Nothing has happened yet. NOTHING!!!!!!!!!

Trump and his base appear to be satisfied with a public “we win” declaration. Nothing happened, but they don’t seem to know, nor care. They think Trump replaced the bad NAFTA with the good USMCA.

Trump said he would repeal and replace the bad NAFTA, but he didn’t. If USMCA ever becomes law, he essentially renamed NAFTA and tweaked it a tiny bit. It’s really like NAFTA 1.01, a few things are better, a few things are worse.

Those that “legitimately” opposed NAFTA should still oppose USMCA because it’s essentially the same deal.

USMCA is not law, and it’s not likely to ever become law. To this date, no one has ratified it. Not America, nor Canada, nor Mexico, and it’s not likely to be ratified. If Trump couldn’t get Congress to take up USMCA when Republicans were in charge, does anyone really expect Democrats to do that now?

A Little NAFTA History: NAFTA (a George Bush bill implemented by Clinton). The original NAFTA, which took effect in 1994, tore down most trade barriers separating the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Like Trump, many Democrats blamed NAFTA for encouraging American factories to abandon the United States to capitalize on lower-wage Mexican labor and then to ship goods back into the U.S., duty-free.

Repeal and Replace Iran Deal

He said he would repeal and replace the Iranian deal. He only repealed it leaving us in a worse strategic position. READ MORE

Repeal and Replace TPP

He said he would repeal and replace TPP, but he only repealed it giving up our leverage over China. Huge strategic mistake.

Note: The TPP was just a proposed treaty. It was never ratified and never went into effect.

Repeal and Replace ObamaCare

He said he would repeal and replace ObamaCare. He did neither but did manage to make it worse.

Fix the NK Problem

He said he would be able to take care of North Korea, the only thing he did was give Kim Jung Un everything he wanted. A world-wide stage, legitimized, China and Russia are now going to meet with him, sanctions are relaxed from them. NK won, America lost. Huge strategic mistake.

Work with Democrats and Moderate Republicans

He said he knows how to talk to politicians and make deals. Well, that was a lie. He’s easily the worst negotiator I’ve ever seen. His approach appears to be a win-lose zero-sum mindset. Ugh. That’s a big deal and completely wrong for any leader to hold, let alone our President.

  1. He said he would repeal and replace the Iran Nuclear Deal. He pulled out, and never even tried to negotiate despite the fact that Rex Tillerson was in the middle of getting Trump leverage to work with.
  2. He said NAFTA was a horrible deal. If you opposed NAFTA, but support USMCA, tell me why?

By Mike Prestwood
Natural Philosopher

Mike’s throwback title simply means he writes about philosophy, science, critical thinking, and history with a focus on exploring boundaries and intersections. While his focus is on our rational ideas about empirical observations, he does enjoy dabbling in the irrational. His exploration of the empirical led him to develop his Idea of Ideas which allows him to understand what is empirical, rational, and irrational as well as to easily understand what is empirically true, rational true, and irrationally false.

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