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2020 US election: Trump's environmental, health and space impact

By Chelsea Whyte

Donald Trump signs a regulation on energy and infrastructure

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As US President Donald Trump prepares to stand before the ballot box in hopes of winning a second term, his handling of the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority among voters. However, Trump's influence on health, space and environmental policies during his tenure should also be examined.

Over the past four years, Trump has promised to reverse environmental regulations and climate policy, repeal and replace the landmark health policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, and revive the fate of NASA. Did he do it?

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