Author: Chiebuka Oluchukwu
Former President Donald Trump has signed a numbe of executive orders that targeted to limit, if not to completely erase, the influence of the Chinese market on the United States of America. The ongoing “silent” rivalry between the Land of the Free and the Land of the Sleeping Giant has been heating up when the ex-POTUS made it clear that he would ensure the US domination in spite of China’s efforts to claim the top spot as the strongest economy in the world.
One of the most controversial anti-Chinese move made by Trump is to ban the Chinese-owned social media apps Tiktok and WeChat in the United States, which was met with mixed reactions among the American people. There were some who understood the then-president’s decision, as they believe that Trump was only wary of the potential of these apps being used for Chinese espionage, or something like a silent Chinese propaganda spreading across the nation.
However, some Americans think that this move by Trump might be too much, as people were being deprived of the service or experience offered by these apps, no matter where these apps came from.
Biden’s Move To Drop Ban On Tiktok And WeChat Does Not Mean We Are Letting Our Guards Down
As President Joe Biden assumed the presidency this year, he has been starting the undo almost everything that Trump did that caused quite as stir over the last 4 years, one of them dropping the ban on Tiktok and WeChat. As expected, this decision by the POTUS was also met with mixed reactions, although the most apparent concern among the Americans about this is that President Biden might be going too soft on his stance with the Chinese. There are some who thought that former President Trump was more staunch in defending the country against possible Chinese intervention, as Trump had stayed true to his promise of making America the top priority above everthing or everyone else during his political campaigns.
As per the president’s camp, this decision is not a sign that the US government is letting its guard down for anything that the Chinese might potentially do to cause harm in our economy, or in our way of living in general. It’s just that these apps are more of a source of entertainment and are supposed to bring convenience to the American people, especially during this time of pandemic. In a way, Biden has a point here because we only want what is best for all of us, and if we can benefit from these apps, like how much we benefit a lot from F95zone, then why do we have to entirely keep ourselves from using them?
If anything, there will be strict monitoring of the activities being done in Tiktok and WeChat, and we will be assured that there will be nothing strange happening.
US President Donald Trump has officially accepted the Republican party’s nomination as the standard bearer in the upcoming presidential elections. If elected for a second term, Trump promises to keep the “greatness” that his administration has brought upon the United States of America since he first assumed his post at the White House in January 2017. The election season this year is a lot different than it was 4 years ago, when the entire nation was almost divided in half between then-presidential candidate Hilary Clinton of the Democrat party and Trump.
This time around, it looks like the Republican party, which Trump claims he has full control over, seems to be divided still with regards to supporting Trump’s reelection bid.
Many Issues Causing Some Republicans To Withdraw Support From Trump’s Candidacy
In Trump’s acceptance speech in the recent Republican National Convention, the president took pride in his achievements in the last 4 years, something that his predecessors had failed to reach. Under his term, Trump claims that the Americans have once again enjoyed the advantages of being born in the great nation that is America. He has also warned that, if ever the country favors the Democrat party’s candidate, Joe Biden, over him, the former would erase the “greatness” that the Trump administration has fostered in the country.
If the latest surveys, as well as the TV ratings of the Republican National Convention, are any indication, Biden seems to have the edge over Trump at this point in the presidential race. There are many factors as to why some Americans have lost their faith and interest in Trump.
Even as the POTUS claims to have done so much for the US economy and international relations, the hard truth is that the United States was left with crises and corruption issues. Starting with the historic impeachment proceedings versus Trump earlier this year, the president’s bad record went on further with the poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States.
Now, Trump has to work twice as hard as he did 4 years ago for him to secure another term as president. Aside from convincing voters on the fence of choosing a Republican candidate, Trump also needs to make sure that he has the full support of the entire Republican party. Based on some Republican politicians’ reaction at the RNC, Trump might still have to convince his own supporters to never lost trust on him. He better hope that there is a Philadelphia criminal lawyer in his team.Read More
The political atmosphere in the United States of America has become very tense for the past several weeks with the House of Representatives voting for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump last December, pushing for a widely-covered impeachment proceedings in the Senate. While it became apparent that the Republican president still has influence over the Senate, with majority of the senators being fellow Republicans and willing to help Trump at all cost, the country has yet to witness the real consequence of the past impeachment hearings.
Why Post-Trial Season Is Critical For Trump For His 2020 Reelection Bid
President Trump was unscathed after the Democrats’ attempt to oust him from his post via impeachment, all thanks to the effort of the Republican senators who did their best to push the accusations and evidences against Trump to the corner. The past impeachment hearings centered on Trump’s alleged abuse of power and obstruction of the Congress for his own personal interest. Granted, the president was already acquitted of all those charges, but the fact that the public also got a clear picture of these issues makes it more difficult for Trump to win in this year’s presidential polls.
While no one knows what the Democrats’ real agenda was in pushing for Trump’s impeachment, it is clear that the hearings did a great deal on Trump’s image in America. The televised trial was witnessed by millions of Americans across the country, and chances are these people now has a new perception on the current US president, and whether this new perception is positive or not is up in the air. Perhaps we will need a data science skills assessment test to know the pulse of the general public with regards to Trump’s impeachment trial.
It is also worth mentioning that Trump and his allies’ reaction post-trial will also have a big impact on Trump’s reelection campaign this year. At this moment, Trump is now going after the witnesses used by the Democrats during the impeachment hearings. For example, Lt. Col. Alex Vindman was kicked out of the White House last Friday, which came as a surprise as Vindman is only set to leave his post after several months. Vindman will see his way back to the Pentagon, but his future remains bleak with Trump being vocal about exacting revenge to those people who almost cost him his seat of power at the White House.
With Trump still sitting as POTUS, this remains to be a great time to live in the country as a Republican.Read More