TEHRAN (Basirat) : By analyzing the current circumstances in the United States, one can see that the coming year will be very difficult for the US President.
The removal of James Mattis as the US Defense Secretary and other actions taken
by Trump on the eve of the new year raised lots of conflicts and tensions in the
country. These tensions are intensifying as Washington is entering 2019.
Definitely this is going to be a hard year for the controversial President of
the United States due to the Democrats' inter-party competitions and the
intensification of social, political and economic crises in the United States.
In this critical period, Trump is trying to prevent the American citizens from
concentrating on the turbulent atmosphere ruling over the White House. It's not
still clear that how long Trump can play his role in producing cross-sectional
crises to cover the deep-seated crises in the United States, but in spite of the
President's will, the game's about to change.
Recently, Trump's performance has been seriously under the focus of American
media. It has reached a point where, according to a recent poll conducted by Fox
News (which supports Trump), only 39% of Americans are confident of Trump's
re-election in 2020. This is while 55%re opposed to his re-election. If these
figures don't change by that time, we'll see lots of tensions in the White House
in the years between 2018 and 2020. However, the newly elected House members,
most of them Democrats who are opposing Trump, will soon enter the US Congress.
Many American sources have predicted that Trump's controversial actions and
policies will lead the country into intense crises in different aspects. They
believe that these crises will raise in different areas and will become
America's Achilles' heel in the domestic and international system.
In one of its recent reports, Washington Post has referred to Trump's
crisis-producing actions, such as the controversial border with Mexico, and
said; "For probably the first time in American history, part of the government
is shut down for lack of funding because of a dispute over a construction
It continues; " President Trump, as you may have heard, promised during the 2016
presidential campaign that he would solve most of America’s immigration problems
and many of its other issues by building a wall on the border between the United
States and Mexico. This wall was going to be paid for by Mexico, he claimed, an
assertion that was never believable. More believable: that the wall was going to
be made of concrete slabs, a point he made in some detail on the trail."
The Washington Post also argues that the results of some major researches will
be soon published in the United States, including special counsel Robert
Muller's investigations on Russia's possible intervention in the US presidential
elections. Trump will undoubtedly criticize this report. As a result, the
situation will become even worse.
The truth is that Trump's presence on top of the US political and executive
equations has created internal and international crises in the country, crises
which will affect the White House for many years, even after Trump's stepping
down from power.