Does Donald Trump Fit USA's Guidelines For a Good President?

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Recently, there has been a lot of speculation about Donald Trump and whether he is a good president for USA. He has made a lot of questionable decisions relating to politics and war. While this doesn't directly affect the UK, we have some trade agreements with Donald Trump and his party and these are getting more fragile with the Republican Party's decision to try and start war with Iran. That is why I think we should discuss with and come up with a solution.

History of Donald Trump

If you still don't think we should discuss this, then this will hopefully convince you we should. Even before he was elected president he has still made some decisions that lots of people haven't agreed with. When he was just starting out as a businessman, he remamed his family's company to the Trump Organisation (it was recently named Elizabeth Trump and Son). While this seems a useless change, it shows he doesn't respect the former owner of the company, and he doesn't want it to relate to its founder. He also had no link to politics yet he managed to enter the election. He needs to have some sort of experience at running a certain area, or he will make bad decisions for the country, and this does clearly show. You might not know this, but Donald Trump actually got less votes than Hillary Clinton in the public vote, but more in the votes of the politicians. This shows that the public could have suspected that Donald Trump would make these decisions, and they tried to prevent it, but politicians thought he would be a better fit.

What Has He Done Recently?

As of late, Donald Trump has made some decisions that a lot of people haven't agreed with. For example, he decided to attack Iran's Supreme Leader when it could have been approached in a different way; maybe less aggressively. He could have thought about it for a while and concluded that the best stragety would be discussing it with Iran and maybe deciding upon an agreement. Because while Donald Trump and his party may think they are "right" in doing this, to Iran and a lot of the world they are in the wrong. If you do not know, Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Soleimani as tensions between Iran and the USA were high. I have read that his officials suggested this route, thinking he wouldn't agree to it, as a way to make him consider the other option (most presumably talking it through). But when Iran tried to attack some of USA's land, and that was all Donald Trump needed. Even though Iran shouldn't have done what they did, nor should have Donald Trump, and while either countries may think they are right, the answer is that they are both in the wrong.

What Does A USA President Actually Need?

Now that I have explained Donald Trump's actions, I need to actually answer the question I am posing in this post, or at least explain about it. A president has many specific roles, aside from just the general "running the country". There are, in fact, eight roles that all presidents have to abide by, and set an example in doing so. They include: Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Administrator and Chief Diplomat, and many would argue that Donald Trump isn't following some of those. The president is allowed to command armed forces, use the sign or veto (meaning resist) legislation, and most obviously they can run the country and make decisions privately to some degree - at some point the president has to agree a solution with fellow MPs. Essentially, they have a lot of power. On Monday, we were talking about power and what it meant to "have a lot of power". It means that you are in control to influence certain practices and behaviours to alter the course of events. In being the president of the USA, Donald Trump has a lot of power, but some suggest he is abusing the power and using it to benefit himself, and not using it to make decisions that benefit the people and the whole country, and to some extent the world.

That is all my evidence explaining why Donald Trump should be punished or impeached as the power he possesses shouldn't be under his control, rather in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing. While I might me wrong about Donald Trump not making decisions, and he is actually doing something useful with his control over the USA, but I believe he is using it to help himself, and potentially making nonbeneficial agreements for the rest of the country.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_of_the_president_of_the_United_States

https://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4676

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/04/us/politics/trump-suleimani.html

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Comments (62)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    30 Jan 2020

    Wow, this is a well-researched and well-reasoned piece of work. Well done! I would be interested to hear what American voters think. The election will be held this year and it would be interesting to hear the perspective of people who have lived under Trump's presidency. I wonder if the BNC could research this.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School super_fish | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    30 Jan 2020

    Thee people under trump are getting anowed because he ceaps intervening in other countries and the USAdo not like it

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    1. Hillyfield School logo diplomatic_nature | Hillyfield Primary Academy
      super_fish's comment 04 Feb 2020

      I think donald trump should be impeached because no one who acts like him should run a country

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        diplomatic_nature's comment 04 Feb 2020

        Can you give a reason for your point of view?

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        1. Hammond School logo enthusiastic_atmosphere | Hammond Junior School C
          enthusiastic_atmosphere's comment 15 Mar 2020

          I think that Donald Trump has no understanding of economics and global politics. He makes decisions that might have a positive financial effect on his companies but he ignores the long term effect on the USA and on other countries. He doesn't listen to anyone who disagrees with him. He is very narrow minded.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School bustling_king | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    30 Jan 2020

    I don't believe that USA presidents NEED anything as such, just a good heart, otherwise you are treating other people like slaves while you sip fancy cocktails in your mansion! It just wouldn't be fair on the other polititions who are just as good as you - perhaps even better who actually treat people nicely.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School funny_groundhog | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    30 Jan 2020

    people do not like trump because he has aloud guns🔫 in USA and other things🤔

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    1. Lyons Hall Primary School super_fish | Lyons Hall Primary School B
      funny_groundhog's comment 31 Jan 2020

      I see what you are saying but they have premonition to have gun . And there is no age limit and they are allowed to have guns in school apparently they are allowed guns because it is safety.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        super_fish's comment 31 Jan 2020

        It's important to note that the guns in school policy only applies to teachers in some states. What do you mean by no age limit?

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        1. Lyons Hall Primary School super_fish | Lyons Hall Primary School B
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 31 Jan 2020

          But some states have allowed guns before in classes for their own pertetion so if someone had a gun and came into a class they have got there own pertetion for them self .

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School lovely_panda_bear | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    30 Jan 2020

    Donald Trump doesn't fit USA's president because he built a wall between Mexico and the USA and if they want Donald trump to be their president he has to be better.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg stellar_lion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    30 Jan 2020

    I don't think Donald Trump fits the guidelines for a good president, because he has been known to put forward racist comments, which completely goes against the civil rights act, which stood up for human equality.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    30 Jan 2020

    In my opinion, I think that Donald Trump does not fit the standards of being the President of The United States of America as he, in some words wants to start war sometimes. This portrays him as being a weak person -not to be rude. However, in contrast to what I have just said this also means he is on his feet as he will do ANYTHING to protect his country.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      artistic_opinion's comment 30 Jan 2020

      Thanks for this contribution, artistic_opinion. You say Donald Trump wants to start a war sometimes. Can you support this statement with evidence?

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      1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 30 Jan 2020

        Hi Tom!
        Have not heard from you in a long time. A shred of evidence to support my answer is that when Qasem Soleimani a general for the Iraqi Government (I know I am not supposed to talk about the tensions but it was the first thing to come to mind) had died and Iraq had bombed to US bases he said that he is not worried to go to war but it does not need to happen. This shows he in on his toes to keep the U.S.A safe.
        Thanks!

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          artistic_opinion's comment 31 Jan 2020

          Thanks for the evidence, artistic_opinion. I think on reflection it seems he was not trying to start a war but perhaps avoid one. Unfortunately we can't get inside his mind - we can make our best estimates!

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg committed_physics | Richmond Hill Academy
    30 Jan 2020

    I also thing that Donald Trump does not fit USA's guidelines as he has been given the power to control the navy, army and air force but he using that power to insult other people. By insult I mean to threaten people to do what he wants or he will attack them. This is wrong as if your were to swap scenarios then you would not want to be threatened just because you do not agree with what the opposing person is saying. Instead he should persuade the other person by convincing them with words not power. This will reduce the people who go against him. And as we know from previous knowledge that how people think about you is affecting their decisions. As an example, we could take the scenario if I kept disagreeing with someone even if their correct.

    This is my opinion, what is yours?

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    30 Jan 2020

    In my opinion Doesn’t follow the guidelines because.

    Firstly, he looses his temper to quickly when people say anything bad about him or don’t agree and has threatened to start wars with several other countries. This includes the Iranian tension and North Korea. He doesn’t only loose his temper with countries, he looses it with individuals too. A great example of this is that, he was mean to Greta Thumberg. During a speech, Greta broke down in tears. Trump, sarcastically, said that, “ She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.” These actions are disgraceful at any level of power to anyone, but a President saying that about a 16 year old.

    In addition to this, as president of the USA, you have to unite the country not just your party but he doesn’t do that and he divides the country and only gets ideas from his own party. He can make some racist remarks and anti-Muslim comments. Seeing that a lot people in the USA are black or Muslim then this splits the country into groups and it makes the country suffer as a whole because groups will riot against Trump and violence will break out across the country.

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    30 Jan 2020

    I was meant to say in my opinion Donal Trump doesn’t follow the guidelines because at the start.

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg talented_clementine | Portobello High School
    31 Jan 2020

    It is hard to define because the guidelines for US presidents are very loose and not very specific. He is quite sexist so I suppose that could violate something but I’m not sure.

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  • champion_accordion | Whyteleafe School B
    31 Jan 2020

    I don't think so because of the issue with not giving help to ukarane with money unless they opened an investigation.

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  • openminded_eagle | Whyteleafe School B
    31 Jan 2020

    i believe that a good president need to have strict guidelines and stick to them and be responsible with there actions

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  • precious_imagination | Whyteleafe School B
    31 Jan 2020

    Donald jr trump does not fit the guidelines for a good U.S president he has randomly started a war with Iran but as long as we stay out of his businesses we should be fine. Trump should no longer be the president of the U.S.A he only used the bomb through his power if he is no longer president this war could all stop and he can no longer get his hands on bombs.

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  • best_peach | Whyteleafe School A
    31 Jan 2020

    This has happened to him as he doesn't have the right to do what he has done and he's on and of with people liking him. So for this he has has shown the country how mean he can be and how unfair he really is.

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  • splendid_world | Whyteleafe School A
    31 Jan 2020

    of course Donald trump does not even fit in he doesn't know how to deal with things.

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  • friendly_piccolo | Whyteleafe School A
    31 Jan 2020

    I don't think Donald Trump should be the USA's president because he has allowed guns and has made a war between Iran and america we don't know if it is definitely happening he has also killed a important person in iran

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      friendly_piccolo's comment 31 Jan 2020

      Has he made a war between Iran and America, or were those tensions there before he took over as President?

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  • Preston Manor School valuable_personality | Preston Manor School
    31 Jan 2020

    Personally, I believe that Donald Trump is not a good president for america as there has been an increasing number of issues as soon as he came into power.America being the most powerful country in the world should be using their power to help other countries not aggravate other countries into starting a war.America needs someone who can use the power for the better.To add to that,america should not be promoting war and chaos.This is because as i stated before America is a powerful country and if they continue to promote this other countries will follow.

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  • Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
    03 Feb 2020

    Hi Mr/Miss leaves. Are there actually USA guidelines system for presidents. Please could you send me a link to it! Thanks!

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    03 Feb 2020

    This article will explain it for you: https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/the-executive-branch/

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  • Halsnead logo amiable_panther | Halsnead Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    I have read about Andrew Mitchell. He had a fight with the police at the Downing Street gates in 2012. He called the police plebs when they refused to open the gate for him to leave. The incident was known as the "plebgate".I think he should not have called them plebs because it can hurt feelings and make them feel common but really, they are important and we need the police to protect us which means he probably does not care about the police

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  • Halsnead logo distinguished_fact | Halsnead Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    I've looked up some research about Donald trump and it says. an investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of Trumps political rival.

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  • Halsnead logo free_avocado | Halsnead Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    I have gust red this text and I found out that Donald Trump pushed his beautiful wife out of the way so he could get down the steps fist.

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  • Halsnead logo free_avocado | Halsnead Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    I think Donal Trump should start being responsible.

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  • Halsnead logo distinguished_fact | Halsnead Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    Also about John Prescott he punched a protester in the face in 2001 for someone throwing an egg at him . He was deputy prime Minister in a labour government at the time. I think this is distguisting because he should respect his country, which means that he can do better.

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    1. Hillyfield School logo outspoken_owl | Hillyfield Primary Academy
      distinguished_fact's comment 04 Feb 2020

      That is correct and I think it is partly wrong because he shouldn't punch someone in the face even if that person threw an egg at him.

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg passionate_dinosaur | Portobello High School
    05 Feb 2020

    I do not think Donald Trump is a fit president for the USA because he runs of greed for money and is only concerned about himself. He doesn’t make decisions for the good of his country, he only does them to benefit himself. He is also very immature and showed this when leading the assassination of one of Iraq’s generals. He is very closed minded and uneducated, he constantly dismisses that global warming is happening, like when it was snowing and he said “sure global warming exists” climate change doesn’t just mean the earth getting hot it also means more extreme natural disasters, freezing winters and more. Thank you for reading this far I hope you understand and listen to what I am saying.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School warm_snow | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    05 Feb 2020

    I think that the USA Ned a now president because he’s not good for the word l red this text and I found out that Donald trump pushed his peoples behind the back

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School romantic_forest | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    05 Feb 2020

    On one side I think Donald Trump does not fit USA because USA 🇺🇸 are building a wall against there neighbours mexico 🇲🇽 so they can’t come into USA without a plane or borders. He also dissuaded to dig up some dirt on Joe Biden who he is up against on there next election. He also killed some one with a missile .
    On the other side he is a strong leader who does try to not let anything slide and most of the USA citizens like him and thing he is good.
    After conclusion and scepticism I think he is a bad President because of what he did to Joe Biden and he often does not tell the truth about big things. I don’t think he is a great President but others do .

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg easygoing_map | New Horizons Children's Academy
    05 Feb 2020

    Donald trump should band guns in USA 🇺🇸 because people are getting shot

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg crafty_effort | New Horizons Children's Academy
    05 Feb 2020

    Donald trump is kinda bad influence because he allows guns so I think he should band guns because lots of people are getting shot and that’s not ok!

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  • Hammond School logo stellar_acorn | Hammond Junior School D
    05 Feb 2020

    Donald Trump is a bad man and should not have this power

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    1. Hillyfield School logo ingenious_dusk | Hillyfield Primary Academy
      stellar_acorn's comment 06 Feb 2020

      I agree because guns are murder weapons

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School warm_snow | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    06 Feb 2020

    I think that the USA need a new president because Donald trump is not good for the people of America as he asked Ukraine to dig up some dirt on his main competition in the impeachment. He also does not believe in climate change and so he should not be president because climate change is real. He just does not care because he won’t be around when it affects the earth.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School glad_skill | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    07 Feb 2020

    I think Donald trump doesn’t fit his guidelines in the USA because...
    Just resonantly Donald trump contacted Ucrane and ordered them to get some bad and untrue dirt about about joe Biden so people would vote for Donald trump and not joe. And so he can stay as prime minister. Apparently Donald trump also ordered his soldiers to attack ucrane so he isn’t a good role model for his Americans.so I think he should be impeached or forced to resign for his unreasonable and selfish actions.
    But unfortunately we don’t know enough information to know it is true, it is spread around the news but it could possibly be fake news.

    Although Donald trump has made many mistakes in the pass he has very powerful speeches and many people support and look up to Donald trump.
    It is hard to say but Donald trump doesn’t believe in climate change because he doesn’t want to waist his money and probably doesn’t care about the environment.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg charismatic_location | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    07 Feb 2020

    A president has many specific roles like to protect his people and to take action if something it happening international all over the world like brexit and types of new things across the world and if old thing which come back like old laws the black plague or the black death and a president take action and give a live stream about it or a announcement to the the people. a president like Donald trump does bad thing like build a wall which is bad and a little bit of climate change

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School buzzing_owl | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    10 Feb 2020

    In my opinion, i dont think Donald Trump is a good President because, he was causing wars and no-one wants a war. Children are threatened of his temper and some are worried there will be a World War! He also wants to build a wall which is bad and a little bit of climate change. Some people might disagree with me and they might love Donald Trump but personally he isn't my favourite person. USA need a new President because he also asked Ukraine to dig up some dirt.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      buzzing_owl's comment 10 Feb 2020

      What do you mean by 'a little bit of climate change'?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School warm_snow | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    10 Feb 2020

    in my opinion i think that Donald trump is a dab president because he not good for USA

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  • Hammond School logo loved_moose | Hammond Junior School C
    12 Feb 2020

    I hate Trump so sorry to you if you like him i mean I'm sorry for you :(

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  • Hammond School logo enthusiastic_atmosphere | Hammond Junior School C
    12 Feb 2020

    I don't like trump as he allows guns
    Like who would allow guns .so that everyone can kill each other?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!:-(
    If anyone read this and does like trump well I'm sorry but I hate him
    He is selfish and half murderer,:----(((((((

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg stellar_context | Richmond Hill Academy
    14 Feb 2020

    my opinion is no because i think that he is racist and i a bad president i prefer obama

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_passionfruit | Richmond Hill Academy
    14 Feb 2020

    i personally think he shouldn't be a president because he should be a:romalodly;and should not use racial slurs;cursing words;and should not use other words and use other countries to help him win elections against his operston

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg opinionated_badger | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    24 Mar 2020

    I do not think that Donald Trump is a very good president because he lets guns in the USA And if you ask me that is completely and totally off the line Because if everyone goes around shooting people it is crazy that is just dumb. If people still do that they should send the army to the USA because that is completely and totally crazy

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg opinionated_badger | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    24 Mar 2020

    Donald Trump Equals👎👎👎👎👎🤬🤬🤬 So it is best to stay is not president. People should not care about Donald Trump because if everyone goes on shooting people they are going to kill each other so if you ask me I don’t think he’s a good president because if everyone goes or shooting other people Americal be like a chaos and Donald Trump he should build extra walls that are 3 Foot thick

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School mindful_papaya | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    03 Apr 2020

    Although Donald Trump has made loads of decisions which people haven’t agreed with it still doesn’t mean he’s a bad president It just means he don’t really listen. He still makes good decisions to run USA. And just think he is doing well to run the country and even though he hasn’t had any experience with being a prime minister he is still running the country and if he was bad then by now he wouldn’t be a prime minister.

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