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DateJanuary 20, 2017 - January 20, 2021
Interest of2021 Washington D.C. Riots
DescriptionThe Donald Trump administration

The presidency of Donald Trump began on January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2021.

Official narrative

The official narrative in corporate media presented Trump as a Russian stooge, with the intense Russiagate narrative. The official opposition narrative of supporters presented Trump as an underdog fighting the deep state "draining the swamp". Neither of these narratives are correct if looking purely at what happened during his presidency.

During his Presidency, Trump began talking as if he was trying to act out George Orwell's 1984. Fox News, 2018.


Operation Warp Speed

Full article: Operation Warp Speed

His most monumental decision was the plan to jab every in the United States and the world with a mystery product allegedly developed and tested in record time.

China

Trump's stance on China became increasingly hostile towards the end of his presidency, starting the US-China trade war in 2018.

“We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing, it's the greatest theft in the history of the world”
Donald Trump (May 2016)  [1]

Friend of Israel

In a 2016 speech to AIPAC, Trump denounced the United Nations as an anti-Israeli opponent of democracy. “We will totally dismantle Iran’s global terrorist network, which is big and powerful—but not powerful like us,” he promised, without further explanation. He said he would “dismantle the disastrous deal” struck by President Barack Obama to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, then seemed to say that he would enforce it, or perhaps the sanctions regime that preceded it, “like you haven’t seen the terms of a contract enforced.”

Trump’s State Department recognized[2] Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, flying in the face of UN Security Council resolution 242 that the U.S. itself voted for.

The State Department also formally rejected[3] its own 1978 legal finding that Israeli West Bank “settlements” were “inconsistent with international law.”

Stance against WHO

On May 19, 2020, in a letter to World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump wrote:

I cannot allow American taxpayer dollars to continue to finance an organization that, in its present state, is so clearly not serving America’s interests.[4]

In response Bill Gates turned to the EU for his fund raising campaign.[5] He still went along, at the very least, with the Covid-19 lockdowns and other measures that dominated the last year of his presidency.

Breaking Iran Deal

The Trump administration reneged on the Obama administration's Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. The move was done in order to reimpose economic sanctions, but they failed to create the human misery necessary to start the uprising the CIA wanted.

One of the most reckless actions during Trump’s term was probably to allow the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad airport on Jan. 3, 2020, risking a catastrophic war in the Middle East.

Continuing War in Syria

  • While constantly talking of withdrawing from the conflict, the Trump administration continued arming and financing proxy forces in the 'civil' war.
  • The administration introduced crushing economic sanctions on Syria, destroying its economy.
  • In 2017, the US bombed Syria, justifying it with a false flag chemical weapons attack staged by local propagandists. On the night that Trump ordered a missile attack on Syrian territory he was hailed by corporate media, which had spent years delegitimizing him, as finally “presidential.” CNN's Fareed Zakaria said “I think Donald Trump became president of the United States last night. I think this was actually a big moment. For the first time really as president, he talked about international norms, international rules, about America’s role in enforcing justice in the world.”[6]
  • After the main proxy forces losing in battle, the US used Kurdish militias to occupy the eastern 1/3 of Syria, congaing the country's main wheat and oil production areas.

Israel

On December 6, 2017, Trump announced the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered the planning of the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Killing 10 million in 10 days

In August 2019, Trump threatened to use an unknown type of WMD ready to be used in Afghanistan, possibly a next generation biological weapon[7]. Stating:


We could win that war so fast if I wanted to kill 10 million people … which I don’t. I’m not looking to kill a big portion of that country [Afghanistan]...I have plans on Afghanistan that, if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the Earth. It would be gone...It would be over in — literally, in 10 days. And I don’t want to do — I don’t want to go that route.[8]

He specifically stated this it was not nuclear weapons:

As I’ve said, and I’ll say it any number of times – and this is not using nuclear – we could win that war in a week if we wanted to fight it, but I’m not looking to kill 10 million people,”[9]

Relationship with Russia

The Trump administration, while on occasion voicing wishes for peaceful coexistence, terminated the Start Treaty on nuclear disarmament, imposed hard sanctions, tried to sabotage Russian business deals with other countries (Nord Stream 2; started a diplomatic, political and cultural cold war, and drastically increased the US military presence on Russia's border.

Large armaments increase

Trump increased the military budget to the largest since World War II (even adjusting for inflation), to $740 billion, plus more billions in hidden budget posts. The budget emphasized building more nuclear weapons, preparing for exotic flavors of warfare, and expanding America’s global military presence.[10]

Despite rhetoric to the opposite effect, the Trump administration opened "additional bases in Afghanistan, Estonia, Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Niger, Norway, Palau, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Somalia, Syria and Tunisia”.[11]

Persecution of Assange

The Trump administration prosecuted Julian Assange on espionage charges after he was expelled from his asylum at the Ecuador embassy in London and requested his extradition from Britain. While Trump to the end denied a pardon to Assange, he issued a number of pardons for his cronies.[12][13][14]

Presidential pardons

Trump granted executive clemency to 237 individuals charged or convicted of federal criminal offenses.[15] Trump frequently granted executive clemency to his supporters or political allies,[16] as in the cases of Rod Blagojevich, Michael Milken, Joe Arpaio, Dinesh D'Souza, and Clint Lorance, as well as Bernard Kerik. Trump granted clemency to five of his former campaign staff members and political advisers: Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Stephen Bannon, and George Papadopoulos.[17] Trump also granted clemency to at least ten healthcare executives and doctors convicted in large-scale Medicare fraud schemes.[18]

Trump pardoned four Blackwater mercenaries who had been convicted of killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad. The UN said the pardons violated international law.[19]

Coup in Bolivia

The Trump administration was behind the 2020 Coup in Bolivia. At least six of the key coup plotters are alumni of the infamous School of the Americas, while General Williams Kaliman Romero and another figure served in the past as Bolivia’s military and police attachés in Washington.[20] Kaliman and other military chiefs each received $1 million and top police officers were paid out $500,000 each. U.S. Charge d’affaires Bruce Williamson allegedly arranged for the monetary transactions.[21][22]

The State Department allocated $100,000 to enable a company called CLS Strategies to mount a porpaganda campaign through social media.[23] The CIA station in La Paz assumed control of Bolivia’s WhatsApp network in order to leak false information.[24] On Twitter more than 68,000 fake anti-Morales tweets were released.[25]

Venezuela's Oil

In August 2017, when Trump announced he was considering a 'military option' against Venezuela, the country with the world's largest oil reserves, President Nicolás Maduro's popularity appeared to have been boosted:

"He's doing Maduro a favour by reinforcing the nationalist position that the Gringos want to come and attack Venezuela. This has always been part of Maduro's rhetoric, and Chavez before him. It's not going to have any impact other than the government using it to further unify its people and attack the opposition," said lawyer Luis Alberto Rodriguez.[26]

2021 US Capitol Riots

Trump played an interesting role, consistently tip-toeing between support for the rioters, and trying to not be removed by forces in the U.S Government. One could begin to question what his true thought process was, apart from the usual CCM answers that the US President was clueless just thinking what to do on the spot.

10 minutes after the first rioters entered the US Capitol during the 2021 Washington D.C. Riots Trump tweeted on Twitter;

“Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!"”
Donald Trump (January 6, 2021)  [27]

And waited 8 minutes before tweeting "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!". 20 minutes after the National Guard cleared the interior of the building, Trump tweeted

“These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!”
Donald Trump (January 6, 2021)  [27]

Historical Knowledge

Imperialism

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump burst out, referring to African countries and Haiti. Instead, he suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway.[28]

The Toronto Star created a running list of the false claims Trump has made since taking office on January 20th 2017, which stood at over 350 by July 2017.[29]


 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Jeb Bush“Whatever his views are this morning, they might change this afternoon, and they were different than they were last night, and they'll be different tomorrow. ... They seem to be ever, ever-changing, depending on what crowd he's in front of. Sounds like a typical politician, by the way, where you get in front of one crowd and say one thing, and then say something else to another crowd that may want to hear a different view. All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into — it's kind of disturbing. ... He doesn't believe in things, this is all a game.”Jeb BushAugust 2016



References

  1. https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/trump-you-do-have-military-industrial-complex-they-do-war Donald Trump
  2. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-journal-of-international-law/article/united-states-recognizes-israeli-sovereignty-over-the-golan-heights/B634F400CE33ED5617E18B92AB33E7EC
  3. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/u-s-says-israeli-settlements-don-t-violate-international-law-n1085146
  4. https://wearechange.org/youve-got-30-days-trump-threatens-who-in-scathing-letter-slamming-deadly-failures/
  5. https://www.rubikon.news/artikel/das-wahrheitsministerium
  6. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/327779-cnn-host-donald-trump-became-president-last-night
  7. https://www.globalresearch.ca/did-trump-tacitly-threaten-use-biological-weapons/5687936
  8. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-24/why-did-donald-trump-say-he-could-kill-10-million-afghans/11342794
  9. https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/21/604070/US-President-Donald-Trump-Afghanistan-war-win-without-nuclear-weapons
  10. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/02/trump-military-budget-defense-740-billion-analysis.html
  11. https://eu.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/world/2021/02/25/us-military-budget-what-can-global-bases-do-vs-covid-cyber-attacks/6419013002/
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/20/trump-pardons-and-commutations-the-full-list
  13. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/trump-pardons-allies-collecting-money.html
  14. https://www.justice.gov/pardon/pardons-granted-president-donald-trump
  15. https://www.justice.gov/pardon/pardons-granted-president-donald-j-trump-2017-2021
  16. https://web.archive.org/web/20200711001349/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/us/politics/trump-roger-stone-clemency.html
  17. https://web.archive.org/web/20210215204156/https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/20/trumps-swampiest-pardons-ranked/
  18. https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/20/trump-commutes-sentence-dr-salomon-melgen-after-medicare-fraud-conviction/4221638001/
  19. https://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-blackwater-un-int/trump-pardon-of-blackwater-iraq-contractors-violates-international-law-un-idUSKBN294102
  20. https://mronline.org/2019/11/14/top-bolivian-coup-plotters-trained-by-us-militarys-school-of-the-americas-served-as-attaches-in-fbi-police-programs/
  21. http://estrategia.la/2019/11/17/bolivia-licencia-para-matar-indigenas-y-masistas-y-salir-impune/
  22. https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-coup-in-bolivia-has-u-s-fingerprints-all-over-it/
  23. https://bbackdoors.wordpress.com/2019/10/10/us-hands-against-bolivia-part-ii-media-strategy/
  24. http://www.resumenlatinoamericano.org/2019/10/23/bolivia-tras-el-triunfo-de-evo-estados-unidos-gesta-y-financia-desestabilizacion-y-un-golpe-en-bolivia/
  25. http://www.resumenlatinoamericano.org/2019/11/18/bolivia-mas-de-68-mil-cuentas-falsas-en-twitter-apoyan-golpe-de-estado-segundo-grupo-de-medicos-arriba-a-cuba/
  26. "Trump's threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro"
  27. a b https://web.archive.org/web/20210128140315/https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/interactive/2021/capitol-insurrection-visual-timeline/?itid=hp-top-table-main-0106 Twitter, Donald Trump
  28. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-11/trump-why-do-we-want-people-these-shithole-countries-come-here
  29. "Donald Trump said 26 false things in that Wall Street Journal interview, 500 total"