TRUMP: A bold defender of Israel and enemy of terrorists

By Ean Fish, 12th Grade

Contrary to popular opinion, not every Trump supporter is a racist bigot who prides himself on being a part of the Trump clan. Some of us, if not most of us, look at what he has done, specifically in terms of  policy, for our country and the world, as the reason to support him in the upcoming election. 

Trump’s foreign policy might be the greatest accomplishment of his administration. From pulling out of the pulling out of the Paris Agreement to ordering airstrikes to kill terrorist  leaders, Trump’s foreign policy has been stellar. 

The goal of the Paris deal was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However noble this idea was, its ineffectiveness and cost to the American taxpayer proved its worth to be little to none, thus Trump’s decision was proper. The airstrike killing Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi saved American lives by ending ISIS’s reign of terror that constantly endangered our lives.

Not only has he been tough on a foreign power, China — which locks Muslims in concentration camps because their beliefs differ from the Chinese Communist mindset — but he has also promoted peace and normalization agreements between Israel and both Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, along with a trade deal with Sudan.

In fact, President Trump has been a great advocate for Israel in so many ways. He officially recognized that the capital of Israel is Jerusalem, moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In doing this, he stated to the world that Israel is a Jewish state and will remain so. Moreover, he appointed Nikki Haley as his first United Nations ambassador. Ms. Haley was adamant in standing up for Israel in the U.N., specifically during the Gaza violence in May of 2018, following the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The council constantly condemns Israel for supposed human rights violations, yet a large number of countries on the council violate human rights themselves. These violators are China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines.

Here at home, President Trump has tried to improve our health care. Most think that by asking the Supreme Court to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he is trying to strip many of their health care benefits. Instead, by trying to get rid of Obamacare, he has tried to increase competition in the healthcare market.

Somehow a major headline against the President has been that he refuses to condemn white supremacists, specifically in Charlottesville. But in the very same press briefing, on Aug. 15, 2017 when he stated that there were “fine people on both sides,” President Trump added that was not referring to neo-Nazis or white supremecists. “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists,” he said, “because they should be condemned totally.”

While it may be true that President Trump is not the most well-rounded individual, he has openly condemned white supremacists on several occasions and anyone who says otherwise needs to get their facts straight. 

Against woke culture, I am a strong supporter of the Trump administration — not because I think he is a good person and deserves my admiration, but because I overlook his character downfalls and understand that his policies are what truly matter. Even though our President may not be the most “politically correct” in his actions, his systems better our economy and society as a whole.