Re: Today in Trump
I'd respond directly to your question Beanz, but it has a "Have you stopped beating your wife?" built in narrative to it. I'm obviously not accusing you of beating anyone let alone a woman, the quoted question is used to describe questions formed in the manner you have here. Which is to say "give us some reasons why you would ignore the thousands of lies and broken promises from Trump" says as a part of the question that Trump has lied and broken promises his entire time in office and there's no work around it's built into the question. So if I'm discussing say the Health Care Freedom Act of 2017 (HCFA) (AKA repeal & replace the Affordable Care Act) the numbers in the Senate came down to John McCain who promised Donald Trump he'd vote in favor, McCain ran for re-election having PROMISED to his constituents to repeal & replace, and when it got down to brass tacks McCain sided with Obama and not Trump and voted no and the Bill died 49 YEA - 51 NAY. Had McCain voted YEA then VP Pence would have voted YEA as the tiebreaker for the Senate. So that's not a "lie" and it's not a "broken promise" as Trump used Executive Orders to remove the tax penalty (ie the mandate) and also issued Executive Order 13813, titled an Executive Order to Promote Healthcare Choice and Competition.
Donald Trump was handed an economy which was the slowest post recession growing economy America has ever had, he didn't complain about it. He didn't waste time blaming Obama, he took the reigns and he started to change the economy. Now maybe some people think "Well he's riding Obama's coattails" .....ok then I guess after this Coronavirus has hammered the everliving shit out of our economy let's see what he does then because surely if it wasn't Trump's economy THEN it sure as fuck is NOW. And what do we have? As the country opens back up (slowly but surely) we have a V shaped recovery and not the Chinese water torture of Obama's slow growth.
Foreign policy, Trump has gotten our Allies to act like responsible allies and actually pay their fair shares into things like NATO. Trump allowed our generals to demolish ISIS, the caliphate no longer exists. He has worked with North Korea, but not "given in" or "given up too much" in talks and right now it seems like Lil Kim has a sister to worry about more than firing off rockets. Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem which shows he puts his money where his mouth is. That was a SIMPLE fix, an EASY promise to make and keep and who has it truly pissed off? Seemingly nobody. And that is impressive because the peace deal he put together between Israel and other Middle Eastern nations is HIGHLY impressive. Trump has been strong on Iran, Russia, and China hitting them with sanctions and tariffs when needs be. Trump also has been less willing to get 100% stuck in a war in Syria. We've got troops nearby, we've got force nearby, but we aren't a part of that war for the most part.
Trump appreciates the flag and National Anthem (not difficult to do, not controversial) and statues and history of our nation. That is important to me as an American because our history is important, our founding is important, and my fellow countrymen and I need to have an understanding of we're all on the same team here, we're all Americans, and this is a special nation, a good home. There are SOME people who strongly disagree with those notions, and they're free to do so, but if nothing ties us together? If we share no common goal, what are we doing? This is why the National Anthem playing before every event is a big deal, it takes a few minutes and it reminds us we're countrymen....how that has become "hateful" is beyond me.
Trump has done well, not great on immigration. The wall is being built (so slow) but he has rescinded federal grants to "sanctuary cities" he has signed three Executive Orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations.
Trump has hit human traffickers hard! That's a good thing. Trump has provided historic funding to Historically Black Colleges which is a positive.
So yeah those are all good things as his approval rating among Republicans would tell you.
Hope that helps and I guess I'll stick to Trump and what Trump has said now....until that date where everyone complains I post too much about that. I mean he's the fucking incumbent, his work is never not on display...oh well.
"Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.