Hating the man, loving the results: Method to madness

President Trump is irritating.  He is loud, uncouth, and totally unconventional. He is an unfaithful husband. He aggrandizes his achievements, when his claims sometimes are easily disproved.  He constantly tweets whatever comes to his mind, and sometimes seems to contradict himself.  He holds rallies for his base that many citizens find embarrassing.  He is completely and unabashedly politically incorrect.  93% of press about him is negative.  He is unlike any other President in my memory.  In spite of all of these failings, he delivers, and delivers big!

He counters negative bias with his tweets.  In effect, his tweets get his messaging out, even if most mainstream media outlets refuse to honestly report his message.  He tweets on average 8.45X per day, and has 55+million followers. (twittercounter.com) He covers news he is focused on, highlights successes in his administration, and shows the direction of his thought process for governance in real-time.  Twitter activity effectively counteracts much of the negative press that he receives on a daily basis.  In fact, many of his tweets are embedded in the mainstream media’s story line, even though it is mostly twisted to a negative narrative. (Political.Law)  This seems to mostly backfire on the mainstream media.  Trump effectively forces the media to focus on subjects he wants.  In spite of their 93% negative reporting (Harvard Study), the President now has a 47% approval rating, which is 3 points higher than Obama had at the same time in his Presidency.(Newshub)  This in spite of the love affair that mainstream media had for President Obama during his first 2 years in office.

He counters negative bias with his tweets.  In effect, his tweets get his messaging out, even if most mainstream media outlets refuse to honestly report his message.  He tweets on average 8.45X per day, and has 55+million followers. (twittercounter.com) He covers news he is focused on, highlights successes in his administration, and shows the direction of his thought process for governance in real-time.  Twitter activity effectively counteracts much of the negative press that he receives on a daily basis.  In fact, many of his tweets are embedded in the mainstream media’s story line, even though it is mostly twisted to a negative narrative. (Political.Law)  This seems to mostly backfire on the mainstream media.  Trump effectively forces the media to focus on subjects he wants.  In spite of their 93% negative reporting (Harvard Study), the President now has a 47% approval rating, which is 3 points higher than Obama had at the same time in his Presidency.(Newshub)  This in spite of the love affair that mainstream media had for President Obama during his first 2 years in office.

And then there are the rallies.  President Trump has made 10 general rallies since the start of his Presidency, and will have conducted 44 mid-term rallies by November 5th, giving a grand total of 54 rallies by that date.  These rallies do a great job of ginning up his base, which is important, especially in the light of the upcoming election. (en.wikpedia.org) His rallies are generally aired live on Fox News, which gives him a larger audience than just the sold-out stadiums where he holds these events.  With the amount of rallies he does, and with the co-operation of Fox News, these events are highly effective not only with his base, but with others that do not attend rallies but watch the #1 cable news network.  He has mastered the art of overcoming the negative news coverage of all the other media outlets very successfully.  He is also the only President ever to hold arena sized mid-term rallies, and its his gamble to make the mid-terms about him, rather than about local issues.  He takes this gamble on the wave of economic successes he has had in order to stem the tide of history that dictates the President’s party will lose congressional seats in the mid-term election.  (Forbes)

In spite of roadblocks put up by Democrats in congress, the #resist movement, and the mainstream media, President Trump has an impressive list of accomplishments in his first 600 days in office.  Some of the more notable and impressive successes are:

  • Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
  • More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  • We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
  • Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
  • Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
  • New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
  • Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  • African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
  • Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
  • Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma
  • Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
  • Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
  • The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
  • 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—highest ever.
  • Retail sales surged last month, up another 6% over last year.
  • Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion dollars poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
  • As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
  • Opened ANWR & Approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
  • Record number of regulations eliminated.
  • Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
  • Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
  • My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
  • Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs–saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
  • Signed Right-To-Try Legislation.
  • Secured $6 billion dollars in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16% during my first year in office.
  • Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  • Increased our coal exports by 60%; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
  • United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
  • Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
  • Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
  • Secured record $700 billion dollars in military funding; $716 billion next year.
  • NATO allies are spending $69 billion dollars more on defense since 2016.
  • Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the armed forces.
  • Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
  • Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch; Nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
  • Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
  • Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
  • Issued executive order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
  • Concluded an historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada are underway as we speak.
  • Reached a breakthrough agreement with the EU to increase U.S. exports.
  • Imposed tariffs on foreign Steel & Aluminum to protect our national security.
  • Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
  • Net exports are on track to increase by $5
  • 9 billion dollars this year.
  • Improved vetting & screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
  • We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME.(Washington Examiner)

This is quite an impressive list for being in office for less than 2 years!  Lessening taxes

and regulations has supercharged the economy.   Getting rid of bad trade deals, and renegotiating

them to our advantage will pay off in the future.  Getting out of lopsided international agree-

ments was also a positive move.  His energy policy is leading us to energy independence, an

elusive goal that we have not achieved since the 1950’s!  He may go down in history as one of

the most prolific and successful Presidents in our history.

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