1. Trump promised to bring an end to Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear program. Kim Jong-Un hasn’t denuclearized. 
  2. Trump said he “won’t bomb Syria.” Then he bombed Syria.
  3. After pulling out of the Paris accord, Trump said he’d negotiate a better deal on the environment. There have been no negotiations.
  4. Trump said he would renegotiate the Iran deal, but it remains at a standstill as election nears
  5. Trump said he would reverse China’s entry into the WTO but China remains in the WTO despite Trump’s vow for removal.
  6. Trump said he would be ending the era of endless wars. But the endless wars have not ended. Trump has dropped more bombs and missiles than George W. Bush ir Barack Obama did in their first terms, and there are still roughly as many US bases and troops overseas as when he was elected. The United States has dropped at least twenty thousand bombs on Afghanistan since Trump came to power, and there is no evidence of a reduction in bombing under the peace agreement the administration signed with the Taliban in February. Some US troops have been withdrawn under that agreement, but the remaining 8,600 are still being replaced as their tours end, keeping US troop strength at about the same level as when Obama left office. Trump made a great show of repositioning US troops in Syria in October 2019, leaving the United States’ Kurdish allies in Rojava to confront the Turkish invasion alone. But there are still at least 500 US troops in Syria, and Trump deployed 14,000 US troops to the Middle East in 2019, including to a new base in Saudi Arabia. Trump has vetoed every bill passed by Congress to disengage U.S. forces from the Saudi war in Yemen and to halt the sales of US-made warplanes and bombs, which the Saudis use to systematically kill Yemeni civilians.
  7. Trump created a new conflict with Iran by pulling out of the nuclear deal, and in January 2020, he capriciously flirted with a full-scale war in Iran by ordering the assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi military commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Iraq.
  8. Trump’s bizarre decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to a plot of land that is only partly within Israel’s internationally recognized borders and partly on Palestinian territory that Israel is illegally occupying  quite literally took US international relations into uncharted territory. Then Trump unveiled a so-called peace plan based on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ambition to annex the rest of Palestine into a “Greater Israel” with vastly expanded  but still unrecognized and illegal  international borders.
  9. Trump has also backed a coup in Bolivia, staged several failed ones in Venezuela, and targeted even the United States’closest allies with sanctions to try to prevent them from trading with US enemies.
  10. Trump’s brutal sanctions on Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Cuba are not a peaceful alternative to war, but a form of economic warfare just as deadly as bombs, especially during a pandemic and its accompanying economic meltdown.





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