Pros And Cons Of President Barack Obama

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Soon the United States will have a new president. After two terms of Barack Obama’s presidency, the country expects the new leader to not only bring some fresh air to American domestic and foreign policy, but also to solve a number of problems that have accumulated during the past eight years. Without speculating how efficient Obama was as a president, as well as leaving aside the comparisons between the two major candidates—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—it still must be said that the latter is probably the worst choice for president this election season. There is a number of reasons underlying this statement.

Donald Trump is, first of all, a businessman, not a politician. Perhaps this can explain the fact that he cannot boast of well thought-out policies: he has been criticized for being unable to come up with any kind of substantive policy. Probably trying to fix this, Trump proclaimed building a
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If Trump wins the elections, it is unlikely he will be able to effectively bring his anti-immigrant plans to life. According to the American Action Forum, a right-wing institute based in Washington D.C., if the current immigration laws is modified in the way Trump proposes, it will cost the United States government up to $600 billion, and reduce the GDP by $1.6 trillion. Besides, in this case, the number of workers (many of them being immigrants) would decrease by 11 million people. This is not to mention that making such anti-immigrant policy work would take up to 20 years. Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, believes that “It will harm the U.S. economy. Immigration is an enormous source of economic vitality” (The Street). As it can be seen, supporting Trump’s ideas is not just harmful, but also anti-patriotic—so American patriots should stand against Trump’s place as
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