President Trump’s era proved to be markedly different from the traditional policies and narratives of past presidents. President Trump has pursued an increasingly biased foreign policy towards Israel – bestowing Israel with legitimation, and acceptance of its oppressive and violent policies in Palestine. By appointing like-minded officials on important positions, the president had made it clear that he would not be accommodating the Palestinians and their demands.
With the culmination of the U.S. elections, the ineluctable civil war seems like a reasonably credible follow-up to the grim developments of 2020. America might not even get to experience the calm that is before the storm.
The 2020 U.S. Presidential election is here, and the results are greatly anticipated, with Covid-19 becoming an influential consideration. The results of this election would most probably determine the fate of America’s democracy.
Although populism has had a known existence in the United States, it has greatly amplified since Trump’s announcement of his candidacy in the 2016 U.S. elections. President Trump’s abrasive and blunt speech has materialized the very paradigm of populism in politics.
George Floyd’s death was fuel for the Black Lives Matter movement across America and the world. However, it remains to be seen whether the outcome will impact years of policy inertia. The protests have achieved a few things: from banning chokeholds to raising the issue of police brutality in the national and global consciousness. The coming American elections are likely to show how years of oppression and injustice galvanize change.