If you didn’t see President Trump’s address to the UN Tuesday, then I urge you to go to this link and watch it.
It will remind you why you voted for him and what “Make America Great Again” really means, not the twisted definitions that his detractors have tried to imply over the past two years. It was the kind of stirring, unapologetic defense of America and its values and principles, and rejection of globalism in favor of “patriotism, prosperity and pride,” that many of us despaired of ever hearing again during the Obama years. Here are just a few brief quotes to whet your appetite:
“America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination… America will never apologize for protecting its citizens…Sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived, democracy has ever endured, or peace has ever prospered. And so we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all.”
This was such a welcome 180-degree turn from the past eight years of bowing to dictators and “leading from behind” and “apologizing for America” tours that the news media apparently didn’t even know how to process it mentally. So they reverted to the only crayon in their box: covering the ridicule from Trump critics. Headlines about the speech ignored the vastly important substance of Trump’s comments and instead focused on the UN Peanut Gallery laughing when Trump declared that “in less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” But as the old saying goes, it ain’t bragging if you can do it.
For instance, some liberal economists (you know, those geniuses who predicted a worldwide depression when Trump was elected?) are claiming there’s nothing special about the US economic boom. We’re just part of a general global boom and Trump is taking bows for something his policies had nothing to do with. Well, guess again.
As Investors Business Daily reports, CNBC’s latest quarterly survey of Chief Financial Officers of the world's top 113 companies found that the US is the only economy that’s currently improving. All the others were rated as either “stable” or “declining” while ours is accelerating. As recently as 2016, our economy was plagued with slow growth, and the experts expressed worried that the US had “entered a prolonged period where any expansion will be weaker than it has been in the past." Gee, I wonder what could have happened between 2016 and now that changed that?
On the other hand, when it comes to America’s economy, who are you going to believe: liberal reporters and politicians or your lyin’ eyes? Jack Hellner at American Thinker points out that the Washington Post recently ran an article headlined, “Is Trompnomics Working? Not Really.”
Yes, really. Hellner lists some of the irrefutable facts, including: quarterly GDP growth up to 4.2%l; consumer and business owner confidence at near record highs; unemployment among all demographics at or near record lows; jobless claims at their lowest in half a century; wages and bonuses up due to the tax cut; oil production at record highs, making the US the world’s leading energy producer; imports, exports, and business and retail sales all up; stock prices hitting record highs over 100 times; median family income rising at the fastest rate in a decade; and more.
So with all that evidence staring them in the face like a “Jurassic Park” velociraptor, how can WaPo claim that “Trumponomics” isn’t working? Because his hardball policy of threatening tariffs to force trading partners to sign better deals might spark a worldwide trade war that will lead to a recession. Sure, so far, it’s been very successful at forcing other nations to sign better deals with us without harming the economy, but why wait until something actually goes wrong to criticize Trump?
As Hellner points out, this November, Americans will have a clearcut choice: stick with the Trumponomic policies of low taxes, less government regulation and putting American workers and producers first, or return to the “Obamanomics” policies of the left that gave us the slowest economic recovery in 70 years.