Could he be the Greatest US President?



 
I know it very well that to write about the positives of this controversial President will be controversial in itself. However, it is very important to separate fact from fiction and go beyond the hatred for him fuelled by a partisan media that has still to come to terms that he won the election to become President of USA.

The hatred

The destroy Trump media led by CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC are run by a bunch of biased liberal leaning opinion making crowd (not journalists) They refuse to highlight any of his achievements while they bent backwards to create Barrack Hussein Obama’s eight years look like wonder years. They are rightly called as #FakeNews.

Watching American news channels, one sees two Americas. While the CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC’s will show only the part that fits their narrative of failures of Trump administration, Fox will highlight the more balanced views and positives. The contrast is very evident and that is why in 2017 Cable News Primetime Ratings has Fox News on top with FNC: 2.42 million viewers , MSNBC: 1.62 million viewers & CNN: 1.06 million viewers .


Hope and change Myth

This biased media will not tell you that Obama, the so called hope and change messiah was a disaster for his party. Since his taking oath in 2009, nearly 1100 elected Democrats nationwide were replaced by Republicans. Democrats lost their majorities in both the Congress & Senate. Held only 18 of the 50 State governorships. After 8 years of Obama, he left a trail of failures and his party in tatters.

Although Obama took office when economy was in recession, he was unable to improve it and made it even worse. Annual GDP growth since the recession ended averaged a mere 2.1%, the lowest economic performance of any president since World War II. Mr. Hope and change spent enormous public funds on "stimulus" than all previous stimulus programs combined. Millions of additional Americans fell below the poverty line and the number of food stamp recipients soared. National debt doubled to Twenty trillion.

The Affordable Care Act has been a fiasco, foreign policy a disaster. Unnecessary rush to pull US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, created a power vacuum that created a fertile ground for creation of ISIS. Then he slept and did nothing when warned of expansion of Islamic state. He exposed his weakness when he vowed to take action if Assad crossed a "red line" by deploying chemical weapons and when those weapons were deployed, ignored.


Iran and ISIS

Compared to a weak and apologetic foreign policy of past, Trump came into office with a firm stances on putting "America first" as the prime objective of his foreign policy stating that he is not ’president of the world’. He had the spine unlike previous feeble Presidents to name the enemy as Islamic Terror. He means what he says and follows it up despite opposition from apologetic liberals as well as some of his own party members.

On the Iran nuclear deal, Trump took a hard-line stance by refusing to certify Tehran’s compliance with 2015 nuclear deal. Under the terms of the deal, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against it. Though, refusal to certify Iran’s compliance may not constitute a US exit from the accord, it definitely puts extreme pressure on Tehran to comply.

On the contrary, Hussein paid ransom to Hassan as Barack Hussein Obama presented $400 million stashed inside wooden pallets out to Hassan Rouhani of Iran possibly in exchange of the release of four Americans from Tehran. The Obama administration insisted that it was not a ransom payment, but did not deny that the payment was made. Wow how convenient? Illinois Senator Mark Kirk slammed Obama “We can’t have the president of the United States acting like the drug dealer in chief.”




ISIS’s twin capitals of Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, were retaken by USA backed forces this year. The credit goes to Trump for allowing the military to take on field decisions without high-level, interagency reviews. Outside of Iraq and Syria, Trump also gave the military more authority to conduct strikes and raids in Yemen and Somalia. According to U.S. Central Command, it carried out more than 120 airstrikes in Yemen in 2017, three times more than in 2016.

Paris climate accord

The US pays the United Nations billions of dollars every year to assist with their climate change programs. United States now owes almost 20 trillion dollars, half of which have been added during 8 years under Obama. With U.S pulling out of the Paris accord on global warming, Trump fulfilled his promise of putting American interests first. The climate deal was "less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States," Trump said. The science behind Climate change and the threat of Global warming is overblown and even if it may be a true science, whole world need to adhere to its policies. While the Paris accord looks good on paper, it has no binding on any country. While USA follows it to its fullest extent, making its manufacturing plants go out of business, countries like China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia etc. keep on flaunting the accord conditions unchecked. It is a fact that while it is impossible to open a metallurgical foundry in USA without complying to almost impossible EPA rules, companies can literally have a open foundry in its backyard in India or China. Either the Paris Accord be binding on all countries or scrap it and Trump is the only President that was able to understand this.

A polluting steel plant inTaiyuan Shanxi province of China

Yamuna River, one of the most polluted rivers at Kashmiri Gate in Delhi-India

Illegal Immigration

Fixing America’s loose and broken immigration policy has been the most important tenet of Trump’s campaign and has been at the top of his agenda since taking office.

It is unfortunate that many Trump hate groups like ACLU and media has created a narrative as if “Trump is trying to Institute Anti-Immigrant Policies.” The only difference is that Trump is creating policies not against Immigrants but against ‘illegal’ immigrants whom the, liberal elites would like to call undocumented instead if illegal’s. Undocumented means without a document. If a driver gets pulled over by a traffic police and is found not carrying driver license or registration papers, he is ticketed as undocumented but if he does not have a driving license or is driving an unauthorized vehicle, he goes to jail. These illegal’s are therefore not undocumented but those who have broken the laws of this country and should face the consequence.They are not even illegal immigrants. The word immigrant does not fit their status. They are simply illegal’s who broke the law of the land.

Obama in his second term enacted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that gave temporary protection from deportation to tens of thousands of people who were brought to the US as children, without legal authorization. As a result, arrests and deportations of immigrants living in the US fell in the last years of the Obama administration. In September, the Trump administration rescinded DACA, exposing these young illegal’s who grew up in the US to potential deportation. The reason why the fate of these so called dreamers has become so important to democrats is only because they will be a vote bank for them in fuure. When liberals talk about “immigration reform” they mean amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. Their love to grab power at any cost overshadows the national interest. US cannot and should not become a cesspool of anyone and everyone wanting to live here.

  • ♦A nation without borders is not a nation.
  • ♦A nation without laws is not a nation.
  • ♦A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation.

Pro and ant illegal irallies are now a usual occurances in many parts of USA

According to Washington Examiner, the swelling population of illegal immigrants and their children is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill. Why should a taxpayer pay for schools in their house Tax bill that has illegal’s. Taxpayers have the right to know as to what percentage of their Tax dollars are being wasted to support illegal’s in this country.

Homeland Security reports border patrol arrests have dropped to a 45-year low. That’s down 25% from last year. All this without even laying a brick for the border wall and only by enforcing the existing laws. This is what happens when a President vows to secure border.


Economy and Tax Reforms

Trump doesn’t get much credit for the record-breaking stock market and low jobless rate as it does not fit the media narrative of Trump failed presidency. With the

 

  • ♦Jobless rate at a record 17-year low,
  • ♦30% gain in the stock market since Trump was elected President,
  • ♦Dow index touching almost 25,000,
  • ♦GDP set to hit more than 3% growth.

 

All these positives cannot be without some impact of Trump’s policies? Now coming to the recently passed GOP Tax Reform, even before it was officially passed and signed, the Trump hate group media pundits were out on a roll quoting experts who see and report as glass half empty. Washington Post came with headline ‘GOP tax plan would provide major gains for richest 1%, uneven benefits for the middle class’. While MSNBS with ‘There has never been a tax cut in American history in which taxes were raised on the poor to benefit the wealthy,’ LISTEN: ’End of Times’ Seattle diary after GOP Tax plan.

While liberals and trump haters, opposing the Bill highlight its “estimated” $1.7 trillion deficit over the next decade, they conveniently ignore the fact that Barack Hussein Obama added $8.9 trillion in debt in eight years.

With such negativity floating around many start believing in such unsubstantiated headlines. One should understand the fact that the rise in economy and the stock market was primarily in anticipation of passage of this kind of Tax reform package by the GOP. The bill will mean a $2,059 tax cut for a family of four earning the median family income of $73,000. Here are a few highlights:

 

  • ♦Roughly doubles the standard deduction, from $6,350 to $12,000 for individuals, and from $12,700 to $24,000 for married couples filing jointly
  • ♦Eliminates penalty under the Affordable Care Act for failing to have health insurance
  • ♦Lowers corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent .
  • ♦Reduces top effective marginal tax rate for S corporations to a top rate of 29.6 percent, allowing for a 20 percent tax deduction that applies to the first $315,000 of joint income earned by all S-corporations
  • ♦Continues to exempt the value of tuition waivers from taxes
  • ♦Increases the refundable portion of the child tax credit to $1,400. The overall child tax credit will increase from $1,000 to $2,000.
  • ♦Preserves the child adoption tax credit
  • ♦Allows filers to write off the cost of state and local taxes, but only up to $10,000. Filers must choose from among sales, income and property taxes for the deduction, instead of being able to deduct all local taxes.
  • ♦Preserves the mortgage interest deduction for all homeowners with existing mortgages, and for homeowners with new mortgages, the home mortgage interest deduction will be available up to $750,000
     


Republican lawmakers gather around President Donald Trump at the White House after passage of Tax Reform Bill

Now with its passage, liberals are nervous and they should be because these tax cuts will do just what these are intended to do - boost the economy and increase overall prosperity for all Americans. It is remarkable that the Senate was able to get it through despite a razor thin majority.

Final Thouhts

What makes Trump perhaps the greatest is not what he has achieved in 11 months but under what circumstances.

 

  • ♦With fake news media’s relentless obsession trying to destroy this administration.
  • ♦With Trump derangement syndrome going beyond the late night TV hosts and Hollywood liberals and even infecting the FBI team headed by Robert Mueller tasked with investigating so called Trump Russian collusion.
  • ♦With demonstrated bias against Trump by FBI’s lead agent Peter Strzok, prosecutor Andrew Weissmann and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
  • ♦With collusion of high-ranking Obama officials to prevent Trump from being president and if he does, to delegitimize it.

 

Despite all these roadblocks, this President turned around an economy in eleven months, created 1.5 million jobs, responsible for jobless rate at a 17 year low, creating optimism that was responsible for a huge gains in stock market with S&P 500 closing at record highs 66 times this year, the most since the mid 1990s, signed over 50 plus bills into law, confirmed a record numbers of judges, implemented immigration laws that contributed to illegal border crossing plunging to the lowest level since 1971, gave the US military authority that helped rout ISIS from its strongholds in Syria and Iraq loosing 98% of its terrotory. And he is just getting started.


The left has been unable to stop Trump from implementating his agenda. Just imagine the forces of hatred unleashed against this administration even before it was inaugurated. No previous President has been receipient of more than 95% of consistent negative media coverage for over a year. No previous President has been targetted for destruction by the so called deep state, the Obama holdovers, the corrupt biased Bureaucracy of leftists, socialists and liberals. No previous President in the history of US had to face such a hard scrutiny in the form of a witch hunt investigation by a bunch of liberal biased investigators in the FBI.  And then you measure what Trump was able to pull of and achieve in less than one year despite such opposition makes him look fabulous.

It’s time for never trumpers to realize that we didn’t elect Donald Trump to be a temple or a church priest. We elected him to lead, clean the swamp and make America great again and that’s exactly what he’s doing.

*Deepak Ganju
Comments
A very well written analytic article on Trump. Though I am not a Trump fan, but you have made Obama look like a buffoon. It is true that what Trump administration has been able to achieve with so much of opposition, others would have bundled out.
Added By Vijay Kaul
A very well written fact based article. Dispels this false propaganda head on. Not to mention the horrible Obama policies of immigration of thousands of radicalized Muslims into America from war torn countries. Shocked to see Burka clad women everywhere in DMV area within the last 8 years. Unmistakably disastrous for America and our future generations.
Added By Sanjay Ganju
Really well written n objectivity based. This may change the perception about President Trump.
Added By Vinod Dhar
I am not a Trump fan but the article has changed my bias against him. Points well made and presented. Illegal immigration needs to be tackled with a firm resolve as we do not want to see this country becoming a refuge for anyone and everyone.
Added By Priya Raina
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