Face facts, America, Donald Trump is a success. Let's count the ways.

jdayh Wed, 05/16/2018 - 23:50
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It is time for us to give him a fair shake!

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently tweeted, “Which is the more underreported story of @POTUS year one? Defeat of ISIS. Booming Trump economy”

Sanders asked the question for a good reason. The good news of Trump’s presidency hasn't received much attention. 

According to the Media Research Center, coverage of Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts in September, October and November was more than 90% negative.

Granted, the president is partially at fault for the lack of positive coverage. At times, he has stepped all over his message. Plus, attacking news reports as "fake news" is not the way to win friends and influence the press.

Trump supporters cry foul, but just like a coach who throws a chair or blasts the media in a news conference, the outburst tends to get more attention than it does wins. 

Trumpsters aren’t the only ones who've noticed how the media treat Trump. 

Surprisingly, 93-year-old former president Jimmy Carter said, “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about.” 

Speaking with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Carter continued, "I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.” 

But is the White House press secretary right? Are Trump's wins underreported? LET THE LIST SPEAK FOR ITSELF 

 

Tax cuts: Congress has passed a tax overhaul, but just the anticipation of tax reform, which will cut the corporate rate to 21%, has excited business owners and fueled stock market records.

 

Economic growth: The gross domestic product has grown by more than 3% for two quarters in a row. 

Consumer confidence: In October, consumer confidence rose to the highest level in 17 years, according to the New York-based Conference Board.

Deregulation: Trump has cut 67 Obama-era regulations and added only three new rules. The rollback on regulations has spurred business confidence, economic activity and stock market growth. Trump said the actions have saved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory costs.

Stock market: The Dow has set record highs 70 times this year, rising 5,000 points in a year for the first time in history.

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Judicial appointments: Trump has staffed the judiciary with constitutionalists such as Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. 

Unemployment: Granted, Trump inherited low unemployment numbers from President Obama, but the number of people collecting unemployment benefits has continued to fall to a near 44-year low. 

Trade: Trump worked out a trade deal with China, Vietnam and South Korea.

Israel: The United States' relationship with Israel has been much improved since the last administration. 

Immigration: In August, illegal border crossing apprehensions were down 41% on the Southern border compared with August 2016. 

U.S. energy: The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines are under construction. Jobs to be created: 42,000.

Coal: Trump stopped Obama’s war on coal.

Climate change: Trump announced in June that he plans to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, citing that it would undermine our economy.

Schools: Trump is giving the green light to school choice programs across the country. 

Obamacare fail: Congress failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but if the tax reform bill is passed, Obamacare's individual mandate will be repealed.

READ THE REST HERE: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2017/12/20/president-trumps-successes-have-been-underreported-gary-varvel-column-nation-now/968842001/

 

 

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Don't get me wrong, I always hope a pry for these people in positions of power, but Trump is no friend to the liberty of individuals. Stock market is OVERBLOATED by investment bankers and have no bearing on the everyday INDIVIDUAL. His nominees for CIA,  Secretary of State are WAR criminals,neocons who continue to entangle in foreign affairs. Unconstitutional attacks on foreign countries, supporting both Saudis,  Israelis who both thirst for money and blood. Isis is a construct made up of rebels the CIA have funded and also due to the illegal invasion of Iraq. Unemployment numbers are a false indicator to the real employment in the US. Didn't do a dam on Obama care. Your tax cut will not be as great as you think when you start looking at your tax responsibility for next year and if Wars continue to be rumoured Gas will go back towards 4$. No change in terms of the Fed .

I dont want to hear the argument the he is playing chess with the deep state. The power of the deep state is greater than anyone can imagine. For me being a Christian is about SATANIC powers that control the world. People that don't walk with Christ, have faith that is genuine and true will always be swayed by politicians, kings, rulers that speak to your earthly ways.

Ephesians 6:12 King James Version 

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2corinthians 3:17

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Exactly right. The few good things Trump has done are inconsequential compared to the bad that continues, and the new bad things, just like the few good things Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc. did. We are in an all or nothing war with the biggest, most intolerant religion in history: Satism/satanism.

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