Donald Trump is confident that his second electoral effort will result in a victory. However, there’s quite a great deal of evidence that his first term will be his last. Here are nineteen reasons why:
19. His Public Persona
Americans want a president who is aspirational. Someone who is intelligent, well spoken, and articulate. Trump is anything but, and he makes no attempts to be. While honesty is appreciated, boorishness and uncouth behavior is not.
18. His Internet Conduct
Similarly to the above, the president’s internet conduct is frankly deplorable. Tweeting insults at people and poor grammar aren’t presidential. It’s a factor that has put many Americans off to him.
17. He Has a Majority Disapproval Rating
Numbers don’t lie, and the numbers don’t like Trump. In a recent national poll, 53% of Americans stated they disapprove of the president. Perhaps if we were at the beginning of a Trump presidency, he might have a chance to come back from this. But with the election next November, there is little he could do to change people’s minds.
16. The Stock Market is Down
Trump’s favorite indicator of economic prosperity is the stock market. Unfortunately for him, the market hasn’t been doing too well—the Standard and Poor and the Dow Jones have both bounced around erratically throughout the Trump presidency. Seems that Trump’s on-again-off-again trade wars haven’t done wonders for the economy.
15. Likewise, So Are Wages
Similarly to the above, wage growth has been unspectacular. In an already troubling economic time, hardworking Americans aren’t seeing much pay off. Since Trump has assigned himself responsibility for the economy, it’s likely he’s going to face the blame.
14. Trump’s State Ratings Aren’t Much Better
Trump’s national polls are down—and it so are his ratings state by state. In Wisconsin, he’s down 12. Iowa, down 12. Pennsylvania, down 7, and his rival party is in control of the state house. His Michigan numbers have not been positive within twenty six months. Based on those four states alone, Trump would lose his 306 electoral college votes.
13. His Children
Trump’s family—particularly his oldest three children—are as unpopular as he is. Even those who don’t necessarily have a gripe with them personally have an issue with his nepotism. It’s unlikely anyone will want a Trump dynasty.
12. The Jobs He’s Promised Aren’t Appearing
Trump proclaimed himself as a champion of the average, working class American. Not only is he clearly anything but, the manufacturing jobs he’s promised them are not appearing. Even his staunchest supporters are beginning to get frustrated.
11. He’s a Potential Sexual Predator
Trump has been accused of sexual harassment by several women. His ex-wife, Ivana, accused him of rape. In the age of #MeToo, a president who is an accused sexual predator doesn’t sit well with most.
10. His Ukraine Phone Calls
Trump’s phone calls to the Ukrainian president, as well as his conduct following, have left a bad taste in the mouth of many Americans. At best, he’s childishly searching for dirt on a political rival. At worst, he’s inviting international interference in U.S political affairs.
9. His Pushing Towards War
Currently, the president is looking for a fight with Iran. Americans have been at war longer than many of our servicemen and -women have been alive. It’s a stressful, frustrating situation that no one wants more of.
8. He’s a Liar
Trump’s lie count, per the Washington Post, is at 10, 796. For the past 900 days. That’s an astronomically high and disturbing number. People want a president they can trust. Not one who lies so blatantly and claims to be “honest”, but is really just boorish and rude.