Japanese media article: trump regime ends in chaos

Original title: Japanese media article: Trump’s regime ends in chaos

The article entitled “the end of the trump regime in chaos” was published by Japan economic news on January 19

US President trump will end his four-year term on the 20th. His tactics of “America first”, inciting social division and agitating supporters have caused great chaos at home and abroad. President elect Biden will clean up the mess left by trump while seeking major policy adjustments.

Belittle international coordination

“The size of US forces in Afghanistan has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years.” Trump said in a statement on the 14th that his goal of reducing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan has been successfully achieved.

Reducing the number of troops stationed overseas is one of the symbolic policies of “US priority”. However, the Taliban’s activities have led to far less improvement in the security situation in Afghanistan. It can not be denied that the decision to reduce the garrison is too hasty.

Trump’s insistence on “America first” also led to his contempt for his allies. In order to reduce the cost of US troops stationed overseas, trump often proposes to reduce the number of US troops stationed in Japan, South Korea and NATO member countries. In fact, trump has decided to reduce the size of U.S. troops stationed in Germany, while negotiations on the apportionment of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and South Korea are left to the Biden administration.

Trump also has a negative attitude towards multilateral frameworks and treaties and is willing to engage in bilateral transactions.

Biden will change his attitude of belittling international coordination, seek to lead the United States back to the center of the international community, and return to the Paris Agreement on the day of his inauguration can be regarded as a symbol.

Abuse of protectionism

Trump had previously outlined the blueprint for re-election with the aftereffects of a strong economy. Until the new contagion spread in the US in February 2020, the US economy experienced the longest expansion in 10 years and 8 months. The unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in 50 years, and the stock market was even higher. As far as economic policy is concerned, trump has won high public support.

During his four years in power, trump fulfilled his campaign promises one by one. In his first year in office, trump implemented massive tax cuts. He pushed for the relaxation of restrictions on the energy industry, pushing us crude oil production to peak again 45 years later in 2018.


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