Trump’s broken promises to working Americans

Most of what Trump promised would have been politically popular, economically feasible and beneficial to American working people—although not necessarily politically feasible. But none of it was done or even seriously attempted.

Phil Ebersole's Blog

Donald Trump and supporters. Source: Quartz

When Donald Trump ran for President, it was on an economic populist platform that, in many ways, put him well to the left of Hillary Clinton and of any Republican since Richard Nixon.

Most of what he promised would have been politically popular, economically feasible and beneficial to American working people—although not necessarily politically feasible.  But none of it was done or even seriously attempted.

Jonathan Chait last week wrote about Trump’s broken promises for New York magazine.  Here’s a short list of Trump promises:

  • Create a health insurance program that covers more people than Obamacare.
  • Negotiate lower drug prices through Medicare.
  • Pull out of NAFTA and negotiate a better trade deal.
  • Raise taxes on the rich, including himself.
  • Enact a $1 trillion infrastructure program (later $1.5 trillion).
  • Enact a six-point plan to curb lobbying, including no lobbying by former government officials or members…

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2 thoughts on “Trump’s broken promises to working Americans

  1. Trump cannot help americans. He can act as a proxy for israel. He promised to lessen student loan burde. Just a complete liar. People cann ot get healthcare, housing. Trump is saving Jobs in China , thoughhttps://www.opednews.com/articles/Trump-s-record-pay-to-play-by-Daily-Kos-China-US-Agreement_Trump-Conflict-Of-Interest_Trump-Dangerous_Trump-Illegality-180515-122.html

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