Always read Donald Trump's tweets to the end. This is one of the lessons to be learned from his two years as President. On 22 March, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's report cleared the US head of state of suspected conspiracy with Russia in the 2016 election. "No collusion, no obstruction, complete and total exoneration" collusion, no obstruction, complete and complete exemption "), triumphs the billionaire, who is careful not to mention that the report proves, on the other hand, that he has increased the pressure to derail the investigation. But the most interesting is at the end of his message, which he concludes, in capital letters, a "KEEP AMERICA GREAT". "Keep the greatness of America" is precisely its slogan for 2020.
Because, yes, the one who boasts of having "a bigger nuclear button" than the North Korean Kim Jong-un, that hated blonde head of state of Hollywood and the New York intelligentsia and looked like an alien by the rest of the world, is already a candidate for a second term. "Do you remember that fantastic election? 2016 … And now we have 2020! He told his fans on May 8 at a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Winner surprise on November 8, 2016 against Hillary Clinton, the real estate magnate star of the reality TV has always hinted that he would represent. And two years after a chaotic start, Donald Trump's mandate "is not the apocalyptic catastrophe that everyone had announced," says American novelist Bret Easton Ellis, in the punch-punch interview he told us. granted.
A good economy
The good news is accumulating even for the 45th President of the United States. In early November, he limited the breakage in the mid-term elections, yet announced as a referendum against him. If the House of Representatives, the equivalent of our National Assembly, has switched to the Democratic Left, the Republicans have kept the Senate, where they have even won three seats. At the end of March, the publication of the Mueller report removed the specter of impeachment (a "dismissal") related to the Russian investigation. And a few days later, the Pentagon, the US Department of Defense, has released a billion dollars to finance the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico, which is the President.
As a result, "if the election were held today, he would be reelected," said Jean-Bernard Cadier, author of "Nero at the White House" (1) and correspondent for BFMTV in Washington. For him, "Trump's success comes in three words: the economy, the economy, the economy." The numbers prove it. In April, the unemployment rate in the United States stood at 3.6%, the lowest level since … 1969. In one year, wages rose by 3.5%, including, and especially poorer. For white Americans, the annual median income is $ 66,000 ($ 59,000), compared to $ 40,000 for African Americans.
As for growth, the year started at a brisk pace, with growth of 3.2% over twelve months. Much more than expected! So, of course, this good health is financed by a debt that is growing – it reached $ 22 trillion in 2018! Jobs are for a lot of part-time and tax breaks benefit primarily businesses and the richest. Still, this "economic miracle" which Donald Trump does not fail to boast plays largely in his favor. Particularly in the most remote areas of the country, such as Orion, Michigan, former stronghold of the automobile in full renewal.
An imperialist worldview
Internationally, the occupier of the White House "is in tune with an egoistic America, an America against globalization, who does what she wants. For example, by withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement or denouncing the Iran nuclear deal, "continues Jean-Bernard Cadier. Another victory credited to Donald Trump across the Atlantic: the rapprochement with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, although for the moment, the process of denuclearization has not started yet. Same thing for the trade war against China, seen as a way to defend the interests of America.