Yesterday afternoon was the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Huge crowds had gathered all over Washington, for the event and big questions are hanging in the air, now that a businessman-turned-politician is the President of the country. Trump highlighted nation rebuilding efforts to be a focal point of attention during the next four years that he is spending in office. Trump also wants to prioritize an increment for numbers of jobs, he wants to make his government an American-people-backed-venture and he highlighted the sordid affairs of the national economy in his inaugural speech as such:
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge; and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.
This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
I thought it was very noble of Trump to pronounce investing in the country’s infrastructure, for a change because with the advent of factories closing like mushrooms, the United States needs it. It is a little more unclear about why Trump insists on increasing spending for defense, but protecting the United States’ borders could most definitely act as a game-changer during Trump’s administration if he wanted it to. Trump wants to deport (or forcibly remove) criminals, people who came to the United States illegally, and this is adjoined with many other removals, including removing people in visa-overstay situations, as well.
The immigration system in the United States for visa-overstay issues is different from other countries, such as Malaysia, and it is in fact a lot tougher for the former. For students studying in Malaysia on a student visa, for example, an overstay-issue can even happen a second time, assuming the first time it had happened was pardoned, but clearly there is a very wrongful lack of clarity in these immigration policies promised by Trump. At the moment, a person isn’t allowed to come back to the United States for a certain number of years, depending on how long they have overstayed, which showcases that a greater amount of transparency should be brought to the immigration promises being made by Trump.
Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.
Trump has also promised to build better airports, bridges, railways, etc. and transferring people from welfare to employment, as well as combat the constant global threat posed by radicalized Islamic terrorism. Meanwhile, Barack Obama departed the Oval Office reminding of a hopeful era, where change happened even when American institutions were too difficult to change.
It was very a nice note to end Obama’s eight-years-long premiership on, which began in 2008 and if nothing else, it bewilders me even more, why the Democrats didn’t win another term and that Trump and the Republicans did instead. This is despite the fact that the Republicans had lost the popular vote to the Democrats in the 2016 general elections, which means that more Americans had voted for Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump. Post-inauguration, the promises made by Donald Trump so far, to be honest, seems to suggest that if acted upon, the United States of America just might be great again but whether or not the President will deliver on his promises is a point that can really be summed up as a thing that can only be left to be seen.