‘But what else is new?’

| 15 Sep 2020 | 11:23

    I was interested to read that the U.S trade deficit rose to $63.6 billion in July, the highest in twelve years.

    The July deficit was 18.9 percent higher than in June of this year.

    It was the largest monthly increase since July 2008 during the recession.

    Donald Trump campaigned in 2016 that he would greatly reduce the U.S. trade deficit, but it has actually risen during his tenure, despite his trumpeted trade battles with China and other countries.

    But what else is new?

    Trump promised in 2016 that he would build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico would pay for it.

    There has been exactly 307 miles built of replacement wall, and Mexico has not paid for anything.

    He stated that he would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

    The Affordable Care Act remains in place, and the Republicans have no program to replace it with anyway.

    He stated in the 2016 campaign that he would honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else.

    According to a count by the Washington Post, he has stated more than 20,000 false or misleading statements since taking office.

    Trump stated in 2016 that he would “build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, air[ports and railways of tomorrow.”

    Trump has never attempted, or even mentioned, an infrastructure bill.

    Robert J. Bailey