Just Some Of Trump's Broken Promises:
Sick Health Care Agenda: Trump has repeatedly promised to protect pre-existing conditions coverage. But Trump is backing a Republican lawsuit that would destroy the Affordable Care Act and pre-existing condition coverage. This lawsuit puts health care coverage for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions at risk, meanwhile, Trump has offered no replacement plan.
Busted Economy: When it comes to economic growth, there has been no “boom” under Trump. In fact, American GDP growth has fallen short, both of growth rates from Obama’s second term and of growth rates Trump promised to create before taking office. The same is true of job numbers. Fewer jobs were created during Trump’s first three years than during Obama’s last three years. No individual year from Trump’s tenure has shown job growth that matches the best years from Obama’s second term. In 2019, U.S. job growth slipped to an eight-year low. Currently, the U.S. economy is in free-fall due to Trump’s failed COVID-19 response. The country has the worst jobless rate since The Great Depression. Half a Million Arizonans have filed jobless claims and our unemployment rate is likely 16% and climbing.
Vital Programs To Be Slashed, Not Saved: Despite promising not to, Trump’s budget slashes funding for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, environmental protection, and more.
Corrupting Consumer Protection: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to make sure that the financial products and services that Americans depend on every day —including credit cards, mortgages, and loans—work better for the people who use them. CFPB is charged with overseeing the Federal financial laws that specifically protect consumers. From day one, Trump has been working tirelessly to dismantle this landmark agency and weaken its power, which will benefit special interest groups and large corporations that exploit Americans.
An F On Education: Trump’s budget proposals took an ax to higher education, slashing $8.5 billion from the Education Department budget. Trump claimed that he would deal with student loan debt — but as president, he has actually tried to eliminate the student loan forgiveness program. Trump claimed he would make America safe again — but his administration is making it harder for survivors of sexual assault at colleges and universities to seek justice. Trump’s 2019 and 2020 budgets proposed eliminating $2.1 billion in funding for teacher training and $1.2 billion in funding for after-school programs. Trump’s 2018 budget proposed cutting the Federal Work-Study Program in half, taking away jobs that allow students to pay for tuition while they are in school.
Dreamers’ Nightmare: After claiming that he alone could fix immigration, Trump has damaged the United State’s world standing but separating children from their families and locking them in cages. Meanwhile, Trump’s decision to terminate the DACA program has put Dreamers’ future in limbo — including nearly 30,000 of them who call Arizona home.
In the Red: Despite campaigning on the promise of eliminating the federal debt and shoring up the U.S. deficit, Trump’s trillion-dollar tax break to billionaires has ensured that the gross federal debt has grown by about 16% since he’s been in office. The federal deficit now tops $1 trillion.
Failing Tribal Communities: The Trump Administration has proposed cutting funding for programs that support Tribal Communities. Meanwhile, Trump’s border wall construction has desecrated Tohono O’odham burial sites in southern Arizona.
Lying Until The Cows Come Home: Trump is lying that he’s helped farmers. In reality, farmers are struggling more than ever and were struggling even before his failed coronavirus response because of his reckless trade policies and false promises about increased purchases. Trump’s own Department of Agriculture said that it expected farm debt in 2020 to rise to a record $425 billion. Arizona farmers are hurting due to this President’s incoherent policies.
Firing Blanks on Gun Violence: The 2019 mass shootings at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and a nightlife area in Dayton, Ohio, left 31 dead over a span of hours in a single weekend, these were both tragic incidents in a long list of mass shootings that have plagued the United States. Amid the shock and horror that followed, President Donald Trump promised meaningful proposals like extending background checks and promoting “red flag” laws that allow judges to temporarily take guns from people deemed a danger to themselves or others. But after pushback from gun rights supporters, Trump put the issue on ice. Meanwhile, the killings continue unabated.
Preserving, Protecting, and Defending the Constitution: On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump swore to “faithfully execute the office of president of the United States … [and] preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Trump’s decision to freeze the release of security assistance to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations into a 2020 political rival violated the law. The White House then sought to obstruct the ensuing impeachment inquiry by blocking the testimony of current and former White House officials, while asserting absolute immunity over their testimony. After weeks of discussions among legislators, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on December 18, 2019. After much deliberation, on February 5, 2020, in a vote that fell largely along party lines in the Republican-controlled Senate, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both charges.
Trump’s failed response to COVID-19 has cost Americans their lives and jobs.