Breaking down the viral Facebook post on Trump’s record


When looking at the economy, the data is clear cut. Overall, the U.S. economy has boomed under the Trump Administration prior to COVID-19 with unemployment, GDP, and manufacturing data proving this. Of course, it would be fair to argue that the economy of 2019 has no bearing on the pandemic economy of 2020, a point Trump will have to address on the campaign trail.

Last but not least is foreign policy. Trump has acted on ISIS, Venezuela, and Russia. The President also has signed a series of trade deals with various countries, including Canada, China, South Korea, and Vietnam.

On the other hand, the U.S. has had deteriorating relations with the EU, Canada, and Mexico, pointing to the complicated nature of Trump’s foreign policy. Particularly, the dissolution of various trade deals made by prior administrations.

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While this article aims to fact-check the claims made in this post, it is critical to note that this article is not an endorsement of specific policy approaches.