President Donald Trump: Will He Be Reelected?


Micah Fisher, Staff Writer

We live in a free country. We live united, yet separated. And the thing that separates us? Ourselves. We have brought this upon ourselves. The United States of America once came together for the common good, but we are now separated, destroying the common good. Think of the impact on our posterity. It’s not a good one.

The factor that has single-handedly done this is politics. It’s a subject that’s hard for most people to wrap their heads around because there are so many different views and opinions. But which ones are truthful? This is a question every person asks every single day. A topic of recent interest is Donald Trump’s presidency. We now know he will not be removed, but will he be reelected? If so, what conflicts might arise?

One reason many people dislike Trump is for his tough stance on immigration. Let’s jump back to the year 2016, the year Trump first came to the presidency promising to make America great again. Along with trade, taxes, and foreign policy, his main policy concern was immigration. We are all well aware that Trump has begun building a wall to prevent illegal immigration. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by Bill Clinton, authorizes border enforcement such as a fence/wall. Trump made this promise and has continued to fulfill it. Some people say that it’s not a good thing, or that it’s not necessary, but for years presidents and members of congress have discussed building a wall. On Dec. 23, 2016, a month before leaving office, President Obama signed a bill to pass the construction of a wall along the southern border without any concerns. But Obama isn’t the only Democrat who suggested the idea. “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” Hillary Clinton told an audience at a campaign stop on Nov. 9, 2015, “And I do think you have to control your borders.” Even Nancy Pelosi herself suggested border control. Back in 2008, she said, “Do we have a commitment to secure the border? Yes.” This just shows that out of all the presidents and politicians who have discussed building a wall, Trump has been the only one to actually make it happen.

Trump is making changes for the better, fulfilling his promises, and doing the things no other presidents have done. So why did the house of representatives vote to impeach him on the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress? After the articles of impeachment were delivered by the house to the senate, senators last week voted to acquit the president, who now has a clear path to reelection in November. He will most likely face either Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Pete Buttigieg.