Doubling the national deficit. You may say that the economy and the deficit usually performs worse under republican presidents. However the low Trump achieved is still much worse than any republican president ever did.
Well, you’re kind of mixing two things there, so I’m not sure which one you want to talk about.
All GOP Presidents try to lower taxes. When one does so it is not remarkable. Whether that doubles the national deficit or not is still up in question; that projection is a 10-year projection, and we haven’t yet finished year one.
(And, after eight years of Obama, it’s no longer accurate to say that “economy and deficits are worse under GOP presidents”. The Dems had a better economic record by a slight margin back when Obama took office, but it’s kind of even-steven at this point, depending on how you do the math. But let’s not digress. )
Anyway, I would disagree that from a taxes standpoint, he did anything other than is typical for the GOP.
Alienated US allies. Openly attacked them while sucking up to dictators and the enemies of the US. Traditionally Republican presidents were in favor of NATO.
You’ll notice from my original post I said “putting aside his tweets……”. I’ve already stipulated that Trump’s rhetoric is problematic, but I specifically said that I was talking about enacted policy, not not his verbal assaults, which we agree are often out of line.
Started a trade war with China, Canada Mexico and EU. Traditionally Republicans were in favor of free trade agreements, and worked hard to make them happen.
Yep. This is the policy outlier, you’re right.
Betrayed US and US allies. Gave Russia classified information and compromised an Israeli spy. Revealed a covert CIA operation on Twitter that worked against Bashar al-Assad supported by Russia.Thanked Russia for kicking out Russian diplomats.
Maybe. You’re making a lot of assumptions there as to what’s actually happened. In general, when you’re talking about these sorts of matters….it’s best to remember that we “know” only what the intel agencies want us to know.
Attacked US intelligence agencies.
See previous comments regarding “putting aside his tweets”.
These things to start with. Now Trump did hundreds of things that are plain evil. However I have pretty low opinion about republican politicians.
That implies that there are politicians you have high opinions of. You might want to reconsider that. :-)