Trump’s Treatment Compared to Obama’s and Why It’s Unjust Reply

Dylan Weber

Obama vs. Trump. Two people you may believe are different, but are they really? In 2014 Obama had a speech, talking of immigration policies. He himself states, “We’ll take steps to deal responsibly with the millions of undocumented immigrants who already live in our country . . . even as we are a nation of immigrants, we are a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws, and I believe they must be held accountable. Especially those who may be dangerous. That’s why over the past six years the deportation of criminals are up 80 percent and that’s why we are going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security.”

Donald Trump in a recent address said, “Illegal immigration affects the lives of all Americans, illegal immigrants hurt American workers, burdens American taxpayers, undermines public safety, and places enormous strain on our schools, hospitals, and community in general. Illegal immigration costs billions and billions of dollars each year.” Both presidents don’t like illegal immigrants. But there are more similarities. Similar to the current one, the 2014 government shutdown affected 2.2 million lives, according to PolitiFacts.com. Barack shutdown the government in order to force Obamacare. Donald Trump had a shutdown in order to fund the wall. Both of these presidents shutdown the government for debatably noble reasons.

Another similarity between the two is the economy. According to Obama himself, he thinks that the reason the economy is flourishing because of him. Trump argues that the credit goes to him. It could be due to both of them. So if Obama shut down the government, enforced the deportation of illegal immigrants, and both possibly contributed to the strong economy, then why is Trump getting so much hate?

Granted, he’s not the most professional president, but he keeps the public informed. He had done similar things to Obama. But people still cry for reform. It is really interesting. Perhaps it is because they want to hate him. This is only an assumption but since he has the title republican, people may just want to have him removed because of that. We may never know.

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