It seems odd that some people (ostensibly on the right) have not yet figured out that Trump’s tweets are one of his tools. He communicates directly with the world with no filterperson in his office or the filtered brains in the media. With his tweets, he dispenses punishment and confusion to his enemies. He does this very efficiently but some folks are still blathering about in the “Correct Presidential Behavior” hot tub having intellectual hot flashes.
The dependably sane James Lileks provides healing for those afflicted ones as well as a pointer to an ever growing list of Trump accomplishments.
But His Tweets | by James Lileks at Ricochet Via Twitter, a list of Trump accomplishments.
Let me channel the dead-enders: It’s not like he was doing the LBJ routine in the cloakroom, twisting arms. It’s not like he was calling in Congresspeople to request a bill increasing funding for AIDS and Historically Black colleges. He signed what was put before him. A Rubio administration would have done the same.
Yeah, but … first you have to have a Rubio administration.
Yes, but if we’d had a Rubio administration, we would have all those good things, without the loss of international standing and the rise of Bad Vibes among demographics conservatives need to court.
Yes. But. International-standing-wise, here is your sack of sand and a hammer; enjoy your workout. As for the unpopularity amongst the youth and suburban women who were once well-disposed to the GOP but now give socialism a fresh look because they don’t like Trump’s character — the Youth would have always peeled off to the Left because that’s what you do when the slack sails of inexperience fill with the gusts of egalitarian blather. As for the suburban women, that’s a different post.
Point is, the media is transfixed by who Trump is, but what matters is the end result of his occupancy of the office. By the metrics of the left — bills passed, money spent — he ought to be seen as a best-case GOP president. If they could conceive of such a thing.
I get asked sometimes by people who are on the fence or who aren’t very politically active:
“What has @realDonaldTrump done or fixed as President?”
It’s a good question deserving of an in depth answer, so here’s a thread listing some of what he’s done in 3 years. Read it all!
•This week Trump signed 3 bills for Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs and the other gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana
•This month Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch
•This month Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences
•Violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office after rising the 2 years before he was elected
•Trump signed bill making CBD and Hemp legal
•Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan
•Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil
•Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money saving information
•Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking
•Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms
•The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, that outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers
•Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages and corporations that are increasing entry-level pay
•Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land ….