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Uncertainty In Trump’s Bid For Reelection In 2020 Increases With Immigration, Trade Issues

It cannot be denied that US President Donald Trump has made a lot of changes since he first assumed the highest post in the country in 2017. One of the hottest issues that plagued his first few years of presidency is the new immigration policies that target undocumented migrants. His measures are questioned due to probably violation of basic human rights. Aside from tighter immigration rules, Trump also began to reshape US trade practice, claiming to bring to country back to the top as the best market in the world.

Now that the 2020 presidential election is fast approaching, many people wonder whether Trump’s controversial acts of attempting to make America great again would pay off. However, as the country still awaits the positive change of Trump’s recent actions, his chances of winning another term as president of the United States are dwindling down.

‘Heartless’ Stance On Illegal Immigrants Could Paint Him A Bad Picture

The Trump administration’s move to separate the undocumented migrants from their children was widely panned not only by the people in the United States, but also by the international audience. The world has witnessed the children detained inside detention camps, while their captured parents are being sent to the country where they came from, leaving the future of their children in uncertainty. Aside from the fact that separating innocent and helpless children from their parents is cruel enough, findings of various human rights group reveal that the children living inside the detention centers are suffering from unbearable living conditions.

With all these in consideration, it would be difficult for Trump to clear his image as a good president of a country that is known for embracing diversity.

At this point, even his allies tend to have different views from him, like some GOP senators starting to show support for climate change actions that are against Trump’s opinion. This is not a good news for a president who is seeking reelection.

Another Recession Could End Trump’s Reelection Bid

Economists have also warned against President Trump’s ongoing trade war with China, citing data that the country has so much to lose if the world market do not go in favor of the US. With Trump putting the country’s economy at stake, there is a chance that another harrowing recession, just like in 2008, will take place. If another recession does occur, looking back in history, presidents who seek for reelection while the country is facing recession often fail. If only the country’s economy has a special security system in place, just like what Ring vs Arlo can provide to our homes, then we wouldn’t be looking at another possible recession in the near future.

 

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Democratic Sen. Chris Coons Say Some GOP Senators are Showing Signs of Supporting Climate Change Actions

In Politico’s recent episodes of Global Translations podcast, Delaware Democratic Senator Chirs Coons mentioned that during meets and conversations with some GOP Senators, he said that some agree that action on climate change must be taken. In light of those behind- the-door conversations, the Delaware Senator is believes that there is an increasing possibility that Congress will pass legislation on climate actions this year,

Regarded as one of the top deal makers in Senate, Sen. Coons said that in his observations since he first came to Capitol Hill in 2010, Republican senators have shown gradual shifts on their reactions toward problems caused by climate change.

According to the senator, they are now posing questions whether climate change was caused by humans, rather than straightforwardly deny that changes in the world’s climate are occurring. In fact their lines of questioning have moved to queries on what can be done about climate change without harming the country’s own economy.

Although most Republican lawmakers’ candidness over the issue of climate change happen behind closed doors, some senior Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have openly acknowledged that human activity has been a driving force of climate change.

Factors that Influenced Republican Views about Climate Change

Based on past podcast interviews, Politico surmises that the tonal shift came after the federal government report gave warnings that by mid-century, and across all US.regions, hundreds of billions of dollars will be incurred annually in order to address problems caused by climate change. Add to that the warning issued last year by the United Nations, about the need to achieve zero-emissions by mid-century in order to avoid the worst harms that climate change can bring.

Senator Coons also attribute the shift in attitude among corporate leaders and their concerns for the sustainability of their businesses, as factors that have been driving increased climate discussions among Republican politicians. He added that during the past years, CEOs have been conveying how their business projections include considerations about carbon costs; and of worsening, as well as increasing number of climate-related catastrophes brought on by natural calamities like storms, tornadoes and wildfires.

Senator Coons also shared information about an instance when more than seventy (70) CEOs came to lobby at Capitol Hill on a bipartisan nature. Although he and other members of Congress convened with about seven of them in an off-the-record conversation, the Democratic Senator is happy to note that the Republican House Members and Senators who joined in the conversation were constructive in their opinions during discussions about corporate concerns over climate change.