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REPORT: Downturn in US Tourism Under Trump Has Cost $4.6 Billion & 40,000 Jobs

Being despised around the world has a cost.
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President Donald Trump acknowledges the media as he walks to the residence after disembarking from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on March 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

Travel to the U.S. steadily declined since President Donald Trump took office in 2017. The latest report shows the “Trump Slump” caused $4.6 billion in lost spending and 40,000 jobs.

The latest data from the National Travel and Tourism Office shows a 3.3 percent fall in travel spending and a 4 percent drop in international travel to the United States.

The Trump Slump caused America to lose its long held spot as the world’s second most popular country for foreign travel, falling behind Spain. France maintained its top spot.

Experts say Trump’s proposed travel bans and anti-immigrant speeches, policies and Tweets negatively impacted the U.S.’s reputation as a destination for foreign visitors.

A weaker dollar and heightened security measures also played a role.

Adam Sacks, the president of Tourism Economics, posited a theory for the decline.

It’s not a reach to say the rhetoric and policies of this administration are affecting sentiment around the world, creating antipathy toward the U.S. and affecting travel behavior.”

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  • Amelia Mavis Christnot is a self-described Navy brat who lived all over the USA, but has settled in her Mother's homeland in the wilds of Northern Maine. She considers herself another proud Maineiac. Her Father Edward is Oglala Lakota enrolled at Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. He attended boarding school at Pine Ridge Reservation, where he was born. Her late Mother Claudette was of the Kanien'kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee as well as an enrolled Metis from New Brunswick, Canada. Amelia identifies with all of her ancestors, including the bit of German that provided her last name. She is a Sacred Pipe carrier and has been active in Native rights since her (brief) time with Native Americans at Dartmouth.

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