About the book
Americans are currently in an era of significant uncertainty. The previous conventions that shaped the political landscape have disappeared to be replaced by, well, Donald Trump and Trumpism. It is not clear what impact this political overhaul will have for America. Of course, making predictions about the future is hard, but a period did exist when political professors, pundits, and politicians could at least anticipate where they were headed as a country. America’s foreign policy and relationships were secure, democracy was heavily protected, institutions were independent, and most importantly, the country was not led by a politically inexperienced president. There was optimism and dare I say confidence in the possibility of a future of liberal democracy. Today, instead, there is panic.
To quash this ever growing anxiety, it may be helpful to take a stand and perhaps try to map out what the future of America will look like in the next 4 to 10 years and in the long term. How will Trump’s election, his ideologies, political approach, and actions affect America, its institutions, and its core political value? In other words, what is the future of America after Trump? This book presents a breakdown of the critical areas that have been affected by the Trump Presidency from the economy, democracy, constitution, Supreme Court, trade to the face of the political party. It is broken down into nine different chapters each highlighting Trump’s effect on these issues and how this effect is very critical to the continued success and future of America as the greatest country on earth.
The book begins with a detailed discussion of what has been popularly dabbed Trumpism, a propagation of fear, hatred and threats thinly veiled as a president who is unafraid to say what needs to be said. Trumpism put aside every political convention that gave even a semblance of diplomacy in the arena of public service and instead installed Trump as the only leader in the race willing to do what was necessary to save America. The reality is of course different because upon taking office, Trump’s first term has been nothing short of a train wreck characterized by dishonesty, ignorance, misinformation, nepotism, narcissism and unending falsehoods. His effects cannot just be felt by those working with him, but even by the Republican Party with which he is affiliated, and almost every independent institution put in place to protect the rights of the American. There is not one entity that has been able to chain his errant behavior, because he has out rightly attacked the free media, assumed the commitments he made to his political party and blatantly ignored direct orders from Congress. The outcome of his election and first term really, is a country at the cusp of uncertainty not knowing whether it will collapse or come out strong, and a people so laden with fear it is concerning.
The discussion of Trump’s perilous first term is then followed up by an examination of the possibility of Trump, despite his unmatched shortcomings as a president succeeding to earn a second term in office. The chapter assesses the reasons why Trump wants a second term from the big wall separating Mexico and the United States, his fixation on increasing the military budget, and his unexplained need to shrink the government among other factors. It also outlines the reasons why Trump is actually likely to succeed in reelection especially because throughout his presidency, Trump has been vetted time and again and still managed to survive. His impeachment trial especially, is thoroughly discussed detailing how the trial ensures that the country will experience no surprises with Trump because it already knows Trump’s track record and there are Americans who still believe that it is a positive track record.
Following the exploration of his current and possible future presidency, the book begins its scrutiny on Trump’s effect on different institutions critical to the American foundation. Chapter three assesses whether the Supreme Court and the constitution will survive Trump if he does get a second term. It highlights the current grip that he has on the Supreme Court and how he has repeatedly attacked this independent institution to bend it to the shape that he desires. It also highlights his continued assault and disregard for the constitution. This is highlighted in the book by his nepotism and his disregard for the Emolument’s clause and the consequential conflicts of interest that arise with his foreign businesses and his role as presidency. Are his foreign policy decisions as the presidency made to benefit his personal businesses and is he motivated by the need to protect the American people or his financial interest?
This then leads to a discussion of Trump’s effect on the economy. Since he took office, Trump has made enemies of America’s trade partners and alienated the country in trade agreements. The president’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), his approach to the NAFTA (Mexico and Canada) and KORUS (South Korea) renegotiations, his decision to block the appointment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body members, and the new tariffs put in place on aluminum and steel imply that Trump is no longer playing by the rules. What is most concerning is the trade war on tariffs that Trump begun with China. The chapter will place focus on how Trump took a confrontational approach with China, a country from which America relies heavily especially because majority of America’s production takes place in China. It will highlight the impact of this trade war especially with sharp reductions in bilateral trade, higher prices for consumers and more struggles for farmers and manufactures who depend on China’s production prowess.
Trump’s unhinged approach to leadership raises questions about whether his leadership style will shape politics in future. Will the public lose trust in its political body after all the antics Trump has presented? Will the value of the vote remain? What about issues of unity and issues regarding civic membership. Most importantly, how will efforts to impeach him shape the political arena? Chapter 5 will focus on the future of America and how the political atmosphere will be if after all of his antics with false information, lack of diplomacy, or even attack on the media the public will stop supporting him or he is impeached. It also assesses the impact of a continued Republic win on the politics especially with regards to liberal democracy and issues such as equality, civic membership, universal healthcare, immigration, reproductive rights, and gun control. The issue is that the country will be relegated to a more conservative and traditionally obsolete form of leadership that does not go hand in hand with the trends and changes occurring today. The effects of Trump’s leadership on the democracy are well highlighted in chapter 6 which highlights Trump’s anti-democratic tendencies and how Trump’s ideologies, decisions, and actions erode the very core of the American foundation, its democracy.
Chapter 7 and 8 highlight the irreversible effects that Trump’s policies have had and will continue having on global issues including climate change and arms. Trump’s stance on climate change and his subsequent policies will lead to irreversible global warming. For instance, his government worked to lower restrictions on methane emissions and to roll back climate change regulations a situation that is likely to have immense negative impacts on the climate in the long term. It does not do to have a president who does not believe in climate change but instead who focuses on nuclear weaponry. It is especially concerning that Trump’s government has approved additional funding for spending in nuclear warfare in the guise of eliminating low-yield weapons in the U.S. In the same breath Trump has torn up long term nuclear arms treaties such as the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The problem is that actions such as these increase the risk of nuclear confrontation because the treaties that helped to prevent all nuclear war have been dismantled by Trump and because of him, America must exist in a highly unregulated and indisputably dangerous world where the threat of nuclear war looms.
Expanding on Trump’s impact on global issues is his misguided foreign policy vision that is examined in chapter 9. This chapter will assess the impact of Trump’s policies on America’s relationship with Iran, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State. It will also highlight the impact that Trump’s trade agreements will have not just on America but on global markets. Trump has taken to coercion against America’s partners. He has managed to increase the risk of nuclear war, and raised global doubts about the reliability and judgement of the U.S. The trade war with China, the NAFTA renegotiations, and the exit from the INF treaty are evidence of this. What these indicate is that America is currently headed by a president with poor impulse control and one who would risk war to get his way.
All in all, these chapters perfectly highlight exactly what Trump is not, a good president. They are a call for America to wake up and see that the future of America is doomed if at its helm sits Donald Trump.
Ibrahim Aldasoqi, Ph.D., MBA, MS is an adjunct professor of Principle management at the University of Memphis and he was an online professor at the Arkansas State University. He is an outstanding academician with three Master’s degrees in Business Administration, Political Sciences, and Hospitality and Resort Management and a Doctorate Degree in Political Sciences. He is currently enrolled in a DLS-Liberal Studies course at the Memphis University anticipating completion in 2020. Ibrahim was awarded the U.S. Department of State Certificate of Appreciation in 2013, and the Royal Court Certificate of Appreciation in the same year. Ibrahim has served as a hospitality administrator in the Royal Court of Jordan (Palace of the King), and supported President Barack Obama’s and other international dignitaries procession in the Royal Court.
Ibrahim is a political science scholar and expert with over 10 years’ experience in international relations, sales & revenue management, budget & sales strategy and international relations. He is a scholar with unending knowledge about the political landscape and its impact on national and global relations. He is passionate about public service, liberal democracy, foreign policy, government and America’s relationship not only with its people but also with its leaders, other nations and international agencies.
Guided by this expertise, Ibrahim has authored a new book titled ‘The World After Trump’s Second Term is the Nation’s Most Dangerous Phase’ that provides an irrefutable and authentic position on the state of the nation following President Donald Trump’s Tenure. The book provides an expert position with indisputable facts on the negative toll that the Trump Presidency will reign on this country.
Above all these qualifications, Ibrahim is a citizen, a father and a son of this great nation.
Publishing data: The World after Trump’s Second Term Is the Nation’s Most Dangerous Phase
English title: The World after Trump’s Second Term Is the Nation’s Most Dangerous Phase
Author’s name in English: Ibrahim Aldasoqi, Ph.D., MBA, MS
ISBN information: 978-1-62265-222-8 (online) 978-1-62265-223-5 (paper)
Publishing time: March 2020.
Categories: Nonfiction > Politics
Editor / Designer: Bill Barton
Publishing location: New York, United States
Published by The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)
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Table of Contents
Chapter One: Trump’s First Term on Office 9
1.1. The rise of Trumpism 11
1.2. Is Trumpism a temporary aberration or long-term 12
1.3. Trump’s Presidency is a Train wreck 14
1.4. Trump Totally Unchained 16
1.5. Living Dangerously 18
Chapter Two: Possible Trump’s Second Term in Office 21
2.1. Trump Impeachment 21
2.2. Why Trump is likely to be re-elected 23
2.2.1. The aspect of Incumbency 24
2.2.2. Trump’s actions against military intervention in foreign countries. 26
2.2.3. Immense Vetting 27
2.3. Why Trump wants a second term 27
Chapter Three: The Supreme Court and Constitution after Trump’s Second term in Office 31
3.1. Trump Control of the Supreme Court 32
3.2. Nepotism in the White House 35
3.3. Disregard for the Constitution 38
Chapter Four: US Economy after Trump’s Second Term 44
4.1. Impact on US GDP 44
4.2. Impact on Unemployment 48
4.3.The Sanctions on China 50
4.3.1.The impact of the US-China trade war 51
4.3.2.Trump’s Trade policies 52
4.3.3. Assessing the U.S.-China relationship: Benefits and costs of the world’s largest economic relationship 54
4.3.4. The state of the bilateral economic relationship 54
4.4.Future of China Trade Deal 56
4.5.Can US Businessess Survive Trump 58
Chapter Five: How Trump might shape or not shape politics in America 61
5.1.Decline of Public trust 62
5.2.The current and future of US politics in regard to Trump attempted impeachment 63
5.2.1 What is likely to happen if Trump wins the second term? 65
5.3.Voting Values 66
5.4.United States unity under Trump 68
5.5.Civic Membership and Status 69
Chapter Six: Trump contribution to declining American Democracy 71
6.1. Anti-democratic Tendencies 72
6.1.1.Politicized independent institutions 72
6.1.3.Executive power 74
6.1.4..Quashed dissent 74
6.1.5.Corrupt elections 75
6.1.6.Delegitimizing minority communities 75
6.2. Trump and the issue of Liberal Democracy 76
6.3. Erosion of United States Democracy 79
Chapter Seven: Trump actions leading to irreversible Climate change 84
7.1. Climate rising at increasing proportions 86
7.2. Trump’s stance on Climate Change 88
7.3.Regulatory roll-backs 90
7.4.Weakening fuel economy standards 92
7.5.Lower restrictions on methane emissions 93
Chapter Eight: Trump second-term effect on Renewed Global arms Race 97
8.1. The return of the nuclear arms race 97
8.2. Trump giving up arms control agreements 100
8.3. The possible impact of INF withdrawal 102
8.4. Eyes on China and Russia 106
Chapter Nine: Trump Misguided foreign policy vision 109
9.1 TPP Withdrawal 109
9.2 U.S.-China Trade War 115
9.2.1. Timeline 116
9.3 Tightening the Border 117
9.4 Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Agreement 119
9.5.Trump’s the Middle East Policy 120
9.5.1. Trump and foreign relation with Iran 120
9.5.2.Trump and foreign relation with Israel 121
9.5.3.Trump and foreign relation with Egypt and Turkey 122
9.5.4.Trump and foreign relation with Syria, Iraq, and the Islamic State 123
9.5.5.Presence of U.S. military troops in the Middle East and Syria 124
9.6. Impact of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement 125
9.7 The Relationship between the U.S and the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN) 129
9.8. The United States Relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty 131
9.9 Impact of Trump’s Foreign Policy 132