After reading comments on a post about the border deal, two key questions arose.
First Question: How Does Trump Influence Congress?
Trump exerts significant influence on Congress, especially on the House of Representatives, though to a lesser extent on the Senate. His influence stems from his approximately 50 million devoted followers. These fanatics view Trump as an idol. Therefore, if Trump accuses a member of Congress of betrayal, it becomes difficult for that politician to be re-elected. A case in point is Liz Cheney.
Thus, Trump has substantial sway over the decisions and direction of the House of Representatives.
Second Question: Why Does the U.S. Remain Ukraine’s Main Ally?
Despite opposition from some Republicans, the Biden administration continues to support Ukraine. As long as Biden is in the White House, the U.S. remains Ukraine’s main ally. American support for Ukraine is crucial both domestically and internationally.
Domestically, in the U.S. presidential-parliamentary republic, the president has significant powers to support Ukraine. Internationally, the leading role of the U.S. is critical in forming a global coalition to support Ukraine. The U.S. influences 50 weapon-donating countries for Ukraine and plays a key role in organizations like NATO, the G-7, the IMF, and the World Bank.
Therefore, the role of the U.S. in supporting Ukraine remains decisive, and this policy will continue as long as Biden is in the White House.
Understanding the complex political dynamics in the U.S. and the influence of key figures, it’s important to recognize the resilience of American-Ukrainian relations in the current international context.
Author: Oleg Ponomar. Source: https://www.ponomaroleg.com/pochemu-tramp-vliyaet-na-kongress-i-pochemu-ssha-ostayutsya-glavnym-soyuznikom-ukrainy/