Americans care about a plethora of topics on literally anything you can imagine under the sun. However, we all know some political topics are more near and dear to our hearts than others.
Some are concerned about interest rates, the massive federal debt or race relations. Others care more about abortion or immigration.
As a 2020 presidential candidate and as the current president of the United States, President Donald Trump must consider what policy stances to take on most of these pressing issues. In America’s world of political dichotomy, Trump uses and represents an interesting collection of policies.
He is bold and aggressive on trade policy, actively promotes and signed into law historic tax cuts, reduces regulations, raises the government debt (for those tax cuts), is still historically moderate on immigration and threatens almost annually to cut NATO spending or leave it altogether.
However, his policy stances are not definitively aligned with one political party and are diverse enough to aggravate liberals and conservatives alike. Trump, despite much of today’s media liberal commentators’ opinions, is still pretty moderate as a whole.
Crowdpac, a progressive fundraising group, even published back in 2017 that Trump was a “textbook example of a moderate political candidate.”
Trump may have garnered enough support to win the presidency, but he surely has room to expand on one key policy in order to win again in 2020. Trump could gain support and votes from many, including myself, if he was not so destructive of our nation’s climate policies.
Deregulation of environmental controls on an already plummeting coal industry, removal of clean water regulations and the scrapping of dozens of other environmental policies is concerning to many Americans — particularly of millennials and moderates who would support Trump otherwise. I contend that Trump’s administration must care for our environment through law.
If Trump had even just maintained the status quo on climate policy from the Bush and Obama administrations, his approval ratings would be much higher. Instead, he blatantly appointed an Environmental Protection Agency secretary who has ideals contrary to the agency’s purpose, and has purposely gutted both newer and long-standing environmental laws.
As we arrive at a new presidential election cycle, President Trump should stop this policy of deregulation and protect our planet’s long-term health and the home of our future generations.
Not only would our nation and world be a cleaner place, but so too would be Trump’s approval ratings and odds at winning the 2020 presidential election in November. What do you think?