Presidents and prime ministers leave an indelible mark on the country they govern. Every policy, every decision and every speech they make has far-reaching consequences. They have the power to shape — and change — discourse. They have the ability to influence decisions and the potential to change the course of history. The actions of world leaders affect everything from domestic policy to international relations.
It is little wonder then that when the inexperienced Donald Trump was announced as the 45th President of the United States, the world watched with growing trepidation and fascinated horror.
To say that the Trump Presidency has been controversial would be an understatement. From his treatment of immigrants to the nuclear deal with Iran, from the Paris Climate Accords to the trade deals in Europe, Trump has upturned nearly every policy decision made by his predecessor — more often than not, to disastrous consequences.
Below is a brief assessment of the impact of the Trump Presidency on critical issues.