For countless decades, the United States of America was pictured as a “melting pot” being a nation built on and still remains, a constituency of immigrants. The “American Dream” was the core greatness of the status of the world power, allowing anyone in the world to reach the highest of his ambitions by just touching the shore of the country.
Donald Trump thought this to be an outdated framework, which contemporarily puts the community in a state of vulnerability and weakness as being exposed to multiple security threats from all corners of the globe.
Scrutiny for Security
The newly elected head of office, barely 100 days in office, has taken initiatives towards his campaign promises banked on xenophobic values deeply rooted into the old history of the country.
The awakening of these motions found popular support as in retrospect of the various entities and countries that are targeting the U.S for its aggressive foreign policy towards them. Mr. Trump held his election promises in this realm and has issued several executive orders scrutinizing the vetting of arriving and residing immigrants, in like manner attempted to impose a travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries.
The laws of the Universe teach us that everything in life is a trade-off and that noting comes without a price. The decrees of the head of Oval Office started to show early signs of backlash, as in this case the domestic tourism industry suffered a major blow, leaving tourists from all over the world insecure about the new measures taken in the country and abstaining from vacationing in the North American country.
A drop of 6.5 % in international travelers was just the mere externality of the first week Mr. Trump was in office. The fall down in the market share of world tourism gradually appeared in online booking statistics as well as hotel reservations. Estimates say that the abovementioned data of the first week of presidency, amounted to a 185 $ million loss and that the rate that it has been slipping into would roughly total a staggering 7.4 $ billion loss for the economy.