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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.