The introductory year of office for the American President Donald Trump was rife with hubbub. Trump himself did his best to treat the capital Washington D.C. in a completely different sort of way by bringing in innovations in political thinking and framing new strategies.
He has been regulating business with an erratic, captivating and cranky approach of a showbiz model. It is anybody’s guess that 2018 won’t be any different for Trump and his style of work. Now, the interesting areas we ought to look out for in days to come are as follows:
Mueller’s Trump – Russia investigation:
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An investigation is already underway, headed by Robert Mueller, the special Counsel appointed to rake deeper and look into matters if any connivance existed between Trump’s promotional activities for election and the Kremlin. Already 4 people having connections with the president have been accused, one of them being the erstwhile White House National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.
There have been a plethora of testimonies offered by many that point a finger of allegation at the grossness of secret understanding between Trump and Russia. This is expected to pull out the president from any further Kremlin nexus.
Iran time limit resurfaces:
An international pact called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was rejected by Trump from recertification. This was in view of controlling Iran’s nuclear program and 60 days were allowed to finalize the issue. Till now the Congress had stayed silent. The deadline comes up again in January, 2018. Trump may join hands with the Democrats to pool up funds and organize the revamping and repairing of Americas’ infrastructure laying on a verge of a collapse.
Travel ban goes to Supreme Court:
Perhaps the heaviest brunt of criticism has been borne by the Trump Government owing to its racist strategy of banning people from Islamic countries to travel to the US. Protests and unrests against this ruling were expressed while legal summons lashed out. A Federal court in San Francisco declared the ban illegitimate. The government has submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court and the verdict is expected next year.
Is Midterm election beneficial for the Democrats?
2018 would be a crucial year for survival of the Trump government as people will go to the election polls in the coming November. Currently, the Republicans are ruling both the House of Representatives and the Senate. But the recent US elections have not been very encouraging for the super conservative strategies of Republicans, which could be an early warning signal for November polls.
Will the government crumble?
The Congress had procured some financial support just before the Christmas season started. This was an interim fuel for the government to run its day to day functioning. The key politicians in the Congress seem complacent. Instead of working on a long term feasible strategy, they straight went on a holiday mood. The funds won’t last long and government operations would come to a halt once the money gets used up.
Emphasis will be laid on making safety measures compulsory for supplies and utilities delivered to public. This includes food safety stamps, Medicaid, and housing benefits as a part of rehabilitation measures.
Will Trump get a red carpet welcome in the UK?
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Trump’s trip to the UK in 2018 is confirmed and is supposed to be one of the most disputed foreign trips for the President. If we are to believe the political grapevine, some delegates in UK have advised him to stay back. Trump’s comments on Twitter about a string of violence in London have raised a furor. Moreover, he had re-tweeted a sequence of Anti- muslim videos uploaded by a British extremist group which has been accused of racism. The President’s re-tweet has displeased both the UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the British Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Public policy on healthcare premium:
Once the Americans find that their tax relief gains have been neutralized by the rising healthcare premium, Trump will be compelled to stop combating the Obamacare policy and reach out to the Democrats for finding ways to resolve the matter.
Handling the twitter account:
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Trump will never refrain from hitting the Twitter handle as it is the only medium to reach out to his base. Hopefully, in 2018, he uses the social media platform more practically and less destructively.
Trump government is expected to support China and other nations in putting up an economic embargo on North Korea, forcing the nation to refrain from its nuclear weapons program. Though the intention is to solve the dispute diplomatically, the possibility of a military strike in 2018 cannot be ruled out.