As we approach the 150 day mark for President Donald Trump’s first term, I thought in might be useful to have a retrospective post about how the American press has presented his record, outside of Twitter, Russia and Comey hearings…and highlight some of his underreported victories.
Professor Jacobson so noted, the news cycle is essentially over for the assassination attempt on the Republican congressional baseball team. To be sure, if the Democratic congressional representatives had been targeted (and the assassin found with a list of Democratic targets in his pocket), this would have been “top of the fold” for many more weeks to come.
Furthermore, the press will manipulate the headlines and ledes of stories to make it appear that President Trump is not going to keep his key promises, all in a media effort to peel off supporters. The New York Times reporting on Trumps supposedly retaining Obama Dreamer’s policy is one of the many examples.
In fact, at one point it was reported that Trump was going to keep the Paris Climate accord! That is why I have personally found it useful to wait 3-4 days for the real details of any story to finally make an appearance before swooning.
Today I thought I would highlight the President Trump’s top 16 wins, which may have gone under the radar with the media-generated obstruction and collusion drama.
2) Here come the judges!
President Trump has used the Reid rule and the Republican congress to appoint a slew of conservative judges.
3) The Art of the Re-deal.
President Trump has hit the reset button on the odious agreement that our former president made with the dictatorship of Cuba. He will retain the embassy for leverage. Additionally, he withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership and is looking to get better terms for this country under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
4) The return of our political prisoners.
5) The Apprentice, White House Edition.
President Trump signed an executive order to expand apprenticeships and vocational training to help all Americans, offering an alternative to the progressive college educational pathway that has undermined the success of an entire generation.
6) Trump shatters a ceiling….with the stock market.
President Trump hasn’t allowed the press-induced political dramas to distract him from engaging with business leaders and implementing policies that actually help the American economy. The stock market’s record highs are a vote of confidence.
7) Trump ends the Y2K crisis.
The President ordered the end to record-keeping related to the preparedness for a bug that afflicted some computers at the turn of the century.
8) Regulations are now on the endangered species list.
The key to many wins on this list, and likely all the future lists that I will need to make, is that President Trump and his team are focused on ending regulations, rather than mending them or allowing them to breed unchecked.
9) Illegal border crossings have plummeted.
The number of attempts to illegally cross the southern border have dropped each month for the past 6 months, and President Trump gives no indication of his changing policies.
10) ICE ices violent gangs.
President Trump promised that his immigration policy priority would be the deportation of violent gang members, and Immigration and Customs enforcement is working to decapitate the worst of them: MS13.
11) Classic energy sources are making a return.
12) American companies are now “in-sourcing” jobs.
Lowering regulatory burdens and fuel prices has meant that manufacturing plants are beginning to come back to both coasts and the Midwest. In fact, the business climate is so improved that some foreign companies are now planning to outsource to the U.S.
13) Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Bonus: The nuclear option was deployed, ending the 60 vote requirement the next time President Trump nominates a Supreme Court Justice candidate.
14) Over 800,000 jobs created.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the labor market under President Trump has added over 810,000 jobs in his first five months. This can be compared very favorably with the record the former President (who lost over 3 million jobs in his first 5 months).
15) Melania Trump, First Lady of the United States.
President Trump’s mending of fences with allies, damaged by Obama, during his tour of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Rome, Brussels and Sicily will be the core upon which he will build a successful foreign policy that puts American first. However, the First Lady may have stolen the show and demonstrated what an asset to this country she is.
16) He’s still not Hillary Clinton.
A reminder of what life could have been like, in this video production in which she compares herself to Wonder Woman.
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) June 14, 2017
CONCLUSION: It has been a very busy 150 days for Team Legal Insurrection. I anticipate the sprightly pace of news to continue!
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