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house Bill H.R. 4754

Should the U.S. Enhance its Diplomatic Support of Taiwan?

Argument in favor

As one of the world’s leading democracies, the U.S. should support Taiwan as a fellow democratic state. Lending Taiwan diplomatic support is especially important in light of the threat that China’s rise and increasingly aggressive posture in Asia pose to Taiwan’s continued existence and peace.

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11/17/2019
It has been our policy to support an independent Taiwan and given China’s building of military bases on islands within contested boundaries of several South China Sea nations, I think it useful to support diplomatic presence in Taiwan- but to do so openly, carefully and honorably. I fear that Taiwan support can be used as another indirect action intended to push China into accepting our terms for resuming trade relations. If trump were to leverage this as pressure to force agreements and sell-out our historic commitment to Taiwan, I think it will be very damaging in the long-term to our country; that we do not honor our commitments nor our allies; that we use indirect schemes to force agreements upon others. Real diplomacy is desperately needed to increase with China as well. We have sold China most of our leverage by letting them manufacture our electronics, much of our hard and soft goods as well as much of our pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical precursors. China is a proud nation and a rapidly growing economic power. We should be diplomatically working on win-win trade agreements and other inter-relations. We can and must do this without compromising our principles or our allies. If we resort to dirty tricks to win the deal we will lose the future because China has direct control of so much of our National Debt, manufacturing base and geopolitically critical natural resources which could easily be ‘weaponized’ to our great detriment if we try to bludgeon them into submitting to our will in trade relations. trump’s trade-mark sledgehammer diplomacy has nothing to do with actual diplomacy. Actual diplomacy is what we need to have with both Taiwan and China.
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11/16/2019
Yes. Taiwan is our ally and friend, China isn’t.
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11/16/2019
Taiwan survives under the thumb of communist China. They have been our friend since the end of the Second World War. Without a doubt we should enhance our diplomatic support.
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Argument opposed

Given the fragile state of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, and China’s aggressive position on Taiwan, now isn’t the time for Congress to aggravate China by passing this bill. While it’s important to support democracies around the world, it’s more important to ensure that the U.S. economy isn’t hurt by the trade war.

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11/17/2019
At present we should wait on trade negotiations until we get things ironed out with China. We don’t want to bring any adverse fallout on Taiwan with a possible trade war that could occur. It is better to wait and pursue something a little later.
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11/17/2019
This would hurt the chance of a fair trade deal with China and is the democrats attempts
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Francisco's Opinion
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11/17/2019
Colonialism was an unspoken horror for our founders!! So much so that we fought a Revolution to become independent of England in 1776!! A few years later the British Empire tried to subdue us and we again fought to continue to be free in 1812!! In the case of China, it was a very successful dynasty until the 1840 s when The British tried to colonize them unsuccessfully and settled for forcefully selling them opium in return for tea!! The British colonized The Chinese coast and Taiwan and Hong Kong!! England returned the coast as well as more recently Hong Kong under The one country two systems agreement! Taiwan was de-nationalized as PRC (Peoples Republic of China) was recognized as China! This became the One China Policy for the West!! China considers Taiwan Chinese territory because for 5,000 years that was the case. If we continue to interfere with the territorial integrity of China, we are provoking conflict with China!! For some chicken hawks this is a great idea!! For our sons and daughters who will lose their lives in The Pacific if we insist on war , the cost is too high!! China has its sphere of influence in the pacific as our billionaires have neoliberalism in America and Latin America under The Monroe Doctrine!! While I do not agree with the regime change policies of The US in Venezuela, Brazil, and now Bolivia, if China were to interfere militarily to block our nefarious activities in the region I would consider that outrageous and provocative!! Let’s leave China to the Chinese!! We have enough work to do here!!
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      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedOctober 18th, 2019

What is House Bill H.R. 4754?

This bill — the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019 — would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should support Taiwan in strengthening its official diplomatic relationships and unofficial partnerships with countries in both the Indo-Pacific region and the rest of the world. It would also express the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should consider increasing its economic, security and diplomatic engagement with nations that have demonstrably strengthened relations with Taiwan and reducing its engagement with nations that have taken serious or significant actions to undermine Taiwan. 

This bill would direct the Secretary of State to consult with the appropriate congressional committees with respect to proposals to increase or decrease the U.S. government’s economic, security, or diplomatic engagements with other nations as a result of their positions towards Taiwan.

Additionally, this bill would make it U.S. policy to: 

  • Advocate for Taiwan’s membership in all international organizations in which statehood isn’t a requirement, and in which the U.S. is also a participant;
  • Advocate for Taiwan to be granted observer status is other appropriate international organizations;
  • Instruct U.S. government representatives to use America’s voice, vote, and influence to advocate for Taiwan’s membership or observer status in international organizations; and
  • Have the president and/or their designees advocate, as appropriate, for Taiwan’s membership or observer status in all appropriate international organizations or relevant bilateral engagements between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China (including leader summits and the U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue). 

Finally, this bill would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. should engage in bilateral trade negotiations with Taiwan. These negotiations would have the goal of entering into a mutually beneficial free trade agreement that protects U.S. workers and benefits U.S. exporters.

Impact

Congress; U.S. foreign policy; U.S.-China relations; U.S.-Taiwan relations; China; Taiwan; and Taiwanese membership and participation in international organizations.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 4754

The CBO estimates that implementing this bill would cost less than $500,000 over the 2020-2024 period.

More Information

In-DepthSponsoring Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) introduced this bill to strengthen Taiwan’s standing around the world and respond to increased Chinese pressure intended to restrict Taiwan’s international space and global diplomatic recognition:

“My time as a missionary for the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan provided a unique understanding of the history and culture in the region. Almost four decades later, I am still committed to advocating on behalf of Taiwan and the Taiwanese people. Our relationship with Taiwan is an important alliance and we must do all we can to empower their democracy and free-market economy. The TAIPEI Act is bipartisan, doesn’t cost the American taxpayer a cent, and it combats Chinese bullying tactics. Win, win, win.”

After this bill unanimously passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Curtis said

“I am so pleased to see the TAIPEI Act quickly move through the committee. It’s an honor for me to put this bill forward and I hope it’s a very clear message to our friends in Taiwan to say that friendship is reciprocated and that we appreciate their friendship over the many decades. Our relationship with Taiwan is an important alliance and we must do all we can to empower their democracy and free-market economy—I am hopeful that we can soon vote on the House floor in support of this crucial legislation.”

Sen. Cory Garder (R-CO), sponsor of a very similar Senate bill by the same name, says

“The United States should use every tool to support Taiwan’s standing on the international stage. This bipartisan legislation demands a whole-of-government approach to ramp up our support for Taiwan, and will send a strong message to nations that there will be consequences for supporting Chinese actions that undermine Taiwan. I applaud the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for advancing this critical bipartisan legislation, and I will continue to advocate on behalf of Taiwan and the Taiwanese people, as guided by United States law.”

Taiwan’s representative office in the U.S. expressed gratitude for this legislation after its Senate version unanimously passed that chamber. In a Facebook post, it said, “Taiwan will continue working closely with the U.S. and other like-minded countries in the region to contribute to peace, stability, and well-being in the Indo-Pacific region.”

The Trump administration views a “strong, prosperous and democratic Taiwan” as part of the rules-based order that the U.S. has a vital interest in upholding. In a recent strategy, the Pentagon expressed commitment to pursuing a strong relationship with Taiwan, particularly in light of Beijing’s pressure campaign against it. 

However, at the same time, President Trump’s position on Taiwan has seemed to vacillate between strongly supporting the Taiwanese regime and wanting to merely use Taiwan as leverage against China on trade and North Korea. In a September 6, 2018 column in the Washington Post, Josh Rogin reported that a “senior administration official” described a dynamic in which “[t]his administration, from a personnel perspective, has the most hawkish Taiwan team ever…But if Xi calls [Donald Trump] and complains, the president’s instinct is to defer to that because there is always some pending issue in which we want something from the Chinese.”

This legislation unanimously passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee with the support of 37 bipartisan House cosponsors, including 25 Republicans and 12 Democrats. Its Senate companion, sponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), unanimously passed the Senate with the support of seven bipartisan Senate cosponsors, including five Republicans and two Democrats.  


Of NoteDuring this bill’s hearing on October 23, 2019, Rep. Curtis noted that China — which views Taiwan as a rogue province — has actively used its growing influence to coerce Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the Indo-Pacific region to break ties with it. After the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai Ing-wen was elected president of Taiwan in 2016 and subsequently refused to accept the one-China principle, Beijing suspended diplomatic exchanges with Taiwan, staged war games around the island, and poached seven allies away from Taipei. After a September 2019 switch in alliance by the Solomon Islands and Kiribati, Taiwan now has only 15 diplomatic allies, most of which are impoverished countries in the Pacific and Latin America. 

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), sponsor of this bill’s Senate companion, says that China’s poaching of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies is a “major threat” to Taiwanese democracy. He argues that if the U.S. doesn’t stand up to China on Taiwan’s behalf, what’s happening in Hong Kong today is a glimpse into Taiwan’s future.


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(Photo Credit: iStockphoto.com / Niyazz)

AKA

Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019

Official Title

To express United States support for Taiwan's diplomatic alliances around the world.

    It has been our policy to support an independent Taiwan and given China’s building of military bases on islands within contested boundaries of several South China Sea nations, I think it useful to support diplomatic presence in Taiwan- but to do so openly, carefully and honorably. I fear that Taiwan support can be used as another indirect action intended to push China into accepting our terms for resuming trade relations. If trump were to leverage this as pressure to force agreements and sell-out our historic commitment to Taiwan, I think it will be very damaging in the long-term to our country; that we do not honor our commitments nor our allies; that we use indirect schemes to force agreements upon others. Real diplomacy is desperately needed to increase with China as well. We have sold China most of our leverage by letting them manufacture our electronics, much of our hard and soft goods as well as much of our pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical precursors. China is a proud nation and a rapidly growing economic power. We should be diplomatically working on win-win trade agreements and other inter-relations. We can and must do this without compromising our principles or our allies. If we resort to dirty tricks to win the deal we will lose the future because China has direct control of so much of our National Debt, manufacturing base and geopolitically critical natural resources which could easily be ‘weaponized’ to our great detriment if we try to bludgeon them into submitting to our will in trade relations. trump’s trade-mark sledgehammer diplomacy has nothing to do with actual diplomacy. Actual diplomacy is what we need to have with both Taiwan and China.
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    At present we should wait on trade negotiations until we get things ironed out with China. We don’t want to bring any adverse fallout on Taiwan with a possible trade war that could occur. It is better to wait and pursue something a little later.
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    Yes. Taiwan is our ally and friend, China isn’t.
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    Taiwan survives under the thumb of communist China. They have been our friend since the end of the Second World War. Without a doubt we should enhance our diplomatic support.
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    No matter the Illusion of the “One China” policy. Reality is that Taiwan and China are separated. I’m not sure why we bother to still maintain the fiction. It’s like trying to stay friends with both members of a ugly bitter divorce. Support Taiwan! 🇹🇼
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    America has to support Taiwan
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    Yes they been a ally since the 1950’s and need our support
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    Any and every pushback against the largest threat to democracy globally: China.
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    As I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions! Taiwan is The Rightful National Government in Exile as when the Communists staged a brutal takeover after WWII! General Chung Kai Chek took the government to the island of Formosa off shore and established the Free Government there! The United States should have never recognized any Communist Nation or do business with it! The People’s Republic is our Sworn Enemy and They swore it and continue to do to this day! I Urge the Free World to condemn China in its current actions in the South China Sea, Coral Sea and Philippines! They are picking on their neighbors and bullying them in a bad way and the News Media does not report this! This is Your Next War Everybody! We were sold down by Globalists in our own government long ago! Nixon and Henry Kissinger Especially! Nixon didn’t have a clue actually! It was all Kissinger! A Globalist in a very secret society!
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    Formosa has been independent ever since Chaing Kaishek was run out of China by Mao and they formed an Independent country. We have supported them ever since and should support them again. Right along with all those under SEATO Agreement.
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    Although we’re currently stumbling at home and abroad in our role as chief exponent and promoter of democratic values, we can and should do what’s right when possible. There will be those who will call us out for hypocrisy as we very publicly reassess our expectations of our own Republic. Sometimes, hypocrisy is a snapshot of a nation captured in a moment of change. Hopefully for the better.
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    Trade and making money should not be our only goals. Helping a fledgling democracy maintain its independence from China, should be a priority.
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    Yes! With the rise of Communist China it is imperative that we support democratic states in Asia. We need to make sure that our Asian allies know we’re here to support freedom in Asia. We have to counter China and the faux promise of one China two systems.
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    We must support democracies around the world and continue to follow set policy toward Taiwan.
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    Thanks JimK - good common sense.
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    Yes, we have a long wonderful history with Taiwan, and should always be improved and strengthened.
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    Taiwan is its own country. It is not part of China. China wants to absorb as much land as possible. They took over Tibet with no resistance from anyone. Now they are trying to destroy the culture of the Uighurs. They need to be stopped. The world needs to put up a bar to stop them.
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    YEA
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    This is a tuff one for me, but YES, I fully believe that we should be providing diplomatic support to Taiwan. But let’s be clear and honest about our support... we have become the whore of the world by supporting any regime as long as it is economically friendly to us; we have pulled out of agreements, we have failed to defend our allies and we have verbally attacked our allies at every opportunity while at the same time winking at our adversaries. So the question for me is, how seriously would a diplomatic commitment by the Trump administration be and how seriously would it be viewed and taken? The Kurds sure thought that we were committed, until someone more important came along. OK, we’re in a self- inflicted trade war trade war with China which has already significantly hurt both the US and China as well as the world economy. In this, I believe that the president will allow us to bleed for as long as possible before making a big announcement about a tremendous deal, conveniently close to election time while continuing to tear down the independence of the Federal Reserve as much as possible; Wall Street will be blissfully happy and Lindsey Graham will tell us that the pain of the trade war was a worthwhile and patriotic venture. Will a diplomatic commitment to Taiwan anger China? Sure, but ultimately I feel that China has just as much to lose as the US. Let’s also be clear here, regardless of the administration’s crap explanations, tariffs do NOT get paid to the US Treasury; the American consumer ultimately pays the cost at purchase which is really the cost of American companies having been subsidized and incentivized for years with our tax dollars to move production to China, ostensibly to become more competitive (i.e. more profitable to investors do lobbying has of course played a big part). The US remains in the front position only because our debt is still considered to be the safest in the world. And having ‘safe’ debt combined with the US dollar as the world currency places us firmly in the driver’s seat because it allows us an ability that other nations don’t possess - the ability to print more world currency - US dollars. While on the surface it seems foolish to aggravate China even more at a time when an ill-planned trade war is going on, beware, if the US dollar falls out of favor, and there are moves world wide to make this a reality, Secretary Mnuchin can print and and print and print (and he and his trophy wife can do black leather glove photo ops with sheets of money) yet all it will do is take us further down the trap. It’s true, China is the largest owner of US debt, owning about 5.3% of it. That’s about $1.2 trillion! But don’t be fooled; China is also very smart. For China, ‘long term’ means 30 or 50 years, while for the US, ‘long term’ is always short sighted, meaning until the next election. China is as tied to the value of US debt as the US is to tied to their continued buying of it. Take the chance, stand for what’s right. Provide diplomatic support to Taiwan. But if we offer the support, we must be FULLY committed while knowing it may ruffle a few Chinese feathers along the way.
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    Don’t be distracted by the fact trump just issued pardons in war crimes cases, its a deflection from all this: U.S. ambassador to Ukraine felt threatened by trumps remarks and was threatened by trump while testifying. Long time friend and confidant of trump Roger Stone, found guilty of lying and witness tampering. trump has asked the Supreme Court to keep his taxes hidden, so no more separation of powers anymore either? trump sought status of Ukraine investigations showing aid was depended on the investigations themselves. trump complains that witnesses all speak from 2nd and 3rd hand knowledge yet ordered Mulvaney not to testify. Laura Cooper testified that the Pentagon sought clarification from the trump administration about the hold up of the Ukraine aide and received none. A second person has said they reported sexual misconduct involving a former doctor who’s been accused of sexually abusing nearly 300 men over a 17-year period to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his staff felt they would not get the millions of dollars in aid money without publicly committing to launch the investigations Trump wanted. Senior trump administration officials considered resigning en masse in a ‘midnight self massacre’. State Department official says Giuliani was engaged in a campaign ‘full of lies and incorrect information’ about former ambassador. trump to pay $2 million for charity foundation misuse. trump wanted attorney general Barr to hold a news conference saying the president broke no laws on Ukraine call. White House official who heard trumps call with Ukraine president was told to keep quite. White House lawyer moved transcript of trump call to classified server after Ukraine adviser raised alarms. He has politicized our national security and has chosen Putin and other dictators over our own congress and security agencies. “I stated to Amb. Sondland that his statements were inappropriate, that the request to investigate Biden and his son had nothing to do with national security, and that such investigations were not something the NSC was going to get involved in or push,” Vindman adds. Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council is testifying that trump demanded that a foreign government investigate an American citizen in exchange for Congresses approved aide. Just reached a $984 billion deficit while he lines his pockets with our tax dollars and foreign money at his resorts. $400 million in aide money was withheld from Ukraine back in August and Ukrainian leaders were told it was not red tape, that they needed to talk to Chief of Staff Mulvaney to resolve it and make a CNN statement about Biden in order to receive said aide. Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, is running a shadow foreign policy in Ukraine that circumvents U.S. officials and career diplomats in order to personally benefit President trump. Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas. Look them up. North Korea just tested a submarine launched missile. Deserted our Kurdish allies who have been fighting ISIS with us and now are being slaughtered. All because he has a tower in Istanbul. “The Americans betrayed us. We do not trust them anymore,” she added. These used to be our Kurdish allies that stood against ISIS. He is refusing to comply with the law. He is using the power of the presidency to withhold aide to one of the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet in exchange for political favors in order to sway the 20/20 election. He is acting like a criminal and threatening the life of the whistleblower. Mr. America first is sending troops to Saudi Arabia in support of a murdering dictator who spends millions at his hotels and resorts. Corey Lewandowski testified to congress that trump ordered him to obstruct justice. He is blocking information that pertains to the safety of our country from reaching congress. He has been threatening NOAA, a federal agency, with punishment if they do not disavow the truth and side with his lies. He invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11. He is a #PussyAssBitch He’s doctoring weather maps to try and prove he’s not an idiot. He has stayed at trump properties 293 days in 3 years, that’s our tax dollars going directly into his pocket. He took money from military daycares to pay for a wall that won’t work and no one wants. The Vice President and the Attorney General are both spending tax payer dollars on trump hotels, lining his pockets and currying his favor. He has privately instructed aides to skirt laws and regulations to get the wall built faster — and told them he will pardon them if necessary. He is pressuring a government agency to give a contract for his wall to a company whose chief executive is a donor to one of his top GOP allies in Congress. He took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. He thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. He is host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Again our tax dollars paying him directly. He taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. He was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. This year the richest of us payed less in taxes than the rest of us. He is destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). He made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. He bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. He is refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. He is attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. He thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. He has: Obstructed Justice. Is profiting from the Presidency. Colluded - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocated political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a crime sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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