Attempting to Succeed
Supporters of the president raise the point that he has created many job opportunities for Americans. There has been significant progress made for those who were unemployed as many jobs have arisen since Trump was elected. “The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released their August report on Friday, which showed the economy gained 130,000 jobs in August with the overall unemployment rate holding steady at 3.7%” This is a significant number of jobs which have been gained in only a short period of time. Trump has made unemployment one of his main priorities and it appears that this has been working. This will help many Americans who may have struggled to find employment before. Therefore, the view that Donald Trump is attempting to succeed in some areas to make America a better place to live can be viewed as a valid argument against impeachment. Trump has also increased the income of low-paid workers in America. “The Census Bureau says that median household income rose 0.9% in 2018 to an inflation-adjusted $63,179 from $62,626 in 2017. The poverty rate fell to 11.8%, the lowest annual level since 2001.” That improvement reflects increased income over the past several years for many workers in low-wage jobs.
Opinion of Department of Commerce
This serves as further proof that since Trump was elected, there have been significant improvements in the opportunities for Americans regarding work which provides evidence to oppose impeachment.
Furthermore, those who support Trump claim that the US economy has grown since Donald Trump was elected. There has been an increase in the economy of America which creates a better living standard for Americans. “The latest figures, released by the US Department of Commerce, show that the economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2017.” This illustrates that in the first year of his presidency, there was a significant increase in the economy of America. Since the economy is stronger, Americans will have a better standard of living and the country will be doing better economically than it has been in the past, especially after the recession which struck the US in 2007. Consequently, the opinion that Donald Trump and the laws he has passed are positively affecting the economy is a reasonable opinion against impeachment. The American president has paved the way for a period of economic certainty in America. “The current economic expansion in the U.S. is the longest uninterrupted period of growth in its modern recorded history.” Shown here is that since Donald Trump has been in office, there has been a period of stability and growth in the economy which has not been seen for a long time and that this will have had a positive impact on the American people. This demonstrates further that there is a clear link between the start of Donald Trump’s presidency and the steadiness of economic growth within the US which provides evidence to disagree with impeachment.
“Hoax” Invented by China
Those criticise Trump raise the point that he withdrew from the Paris agreement and he does not believe in climate change. The president does not believe climate change is real despite the overwhelming evidence and has introduced policies that damage the planet. “Carbon emissions rose sharply last year, increasing 3.4%, according to new estimates from the economic firm Rhodium Group. That year’s jump in emissions is the biggest since the bounce back from the recession in 2010. It is the second-largest gain in more than two decades.” This shows that Donald Trump does not care what effect his actions have on others and that he is putting peoples lives at risk by passing laws that increase the carbon emissions in America. He is not putting the American people first and is instead of passing laws which benefit the large corporations responsible for the majority of carbon emissions in America.
Consequently, the opinion that Donald Trump is selfish and irresponsible in the area of climate change is a valid argument as to why he should be impeached. The President has made false claims regarding climate change. “President Trump has falsely called climate change a “hoax” invented by China, incorrectly suggested that wind turbines cause cancer and dismissed a landmark scientific report produced by the federal government’s scientists.” Shown here is that Trump is irresponsible enough to claim false truths within a public speech which many across the world with hear and is feeding the American public lies regarding Climate Change. This provides another example of his irresponsible behaviour regarding climate change and gives justification to support impeachment.
Furthermore, those who dislike Trump criticise his sexist comments about women. Many statements regarding women that Donald Trump has said have been very offensive and degrading to women. “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?”
Discrimination Against Women
This displays his derogatory view of women and his desire to assert his dominance over them. Though he works with women daily and has seen that they are equal to men, he still produces these statements which can offend. Therefore, the opinion that Donald Trump is sexist is a valid reason for impeachment. Donald Trump insulted his presidential rival, Hilary Clinton. ‘Does she look presidential, fellas? Give me a break.” This shows that he does not believe that Hilary should be allowed to be president simply because of her looks. This further proves that he discriminates against women by appearance this would provide reason to support his impeachment.
To conclude on whether ‘Donald Trump should be impeached?’, I believe that he should be. Though he has made good progress regarding the unemployment rate and economy in America, this does not change that he refuses to believe in climate change, a danger that is facing the entirety of the human race and that he treats women disrespectfully and views their looks as more of a deciding factor of whether they should be in places of power, regardless of their ideas.