Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Donald Trump is one of the most disliked people in the world and that’s an understatement. His Twitter feed describes his personality perfectly: loud and ludicrous. He is a man whose words have promoted white supremacy, sexism and racism and his actions show nothing less.
But finally because of the public’s reaction, the U.S. government is waking up from their humble sleep to say no more to Trump, even though the people have been yelling it for years. What did it take? A simple phone call to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump is a deceitful and manipulative person. I mean, aren’t all politicians? But Trump is particularly good at it. It turns out he was so insecure about the coming 2020 elections that he asked Ukraine’s president to investigate and interfere with the campaign of one of his political opponents.
A CIA whistleblower brought the news to light and ever since then, Trump has claimed it to be false information and has had his staff tell the public to get over it.
But whatever claims Trump makes, some members of the two-faced U.S. government are no longer supporting him. An impeachment hearing began in the U.S. House of Representatives in September.
It must be noted the inquiry was focused around this one phone call with Zelensky and not the several other instances where Trump has abused his power.
At least these politicians finally chose to open their eyes a little.
To be blunt, impeachment – and the idea of Trump being removed from the office of the president and no longer having influence in international affairs or on foreign powers – sounds like a victory to most of us.
Living in Australia, I am sick of our good-for-nothing Prime Minister Scott Morrison giving our money to NASA or having lunch with Trump while our country’s bushfires rage on.
But impeachment doesn’t mean that Trump will be immediately removed. That decision is up to United States Senate. What can I say, this is politics. You didn’t think it was that easy, did you?
Now for the question that many of us really care about: does Donald Trump stand a chance of being re-elected?
Nothing is decided, for all we know Trump’s supporters and his manipulative campaign could come out on top just like they did in the 2016 elections and leave the world speechless.
But as a youth living in the 21st century, I sincerely hope that whatever the ‘adults’ choose doesn’t have a negative impact on the future that I dream of living in one day.
Aneeqa Khan is a Junior Reporter with Youth Journalism International.