In this era of a thoroughly divided nation, it is difficult for half the country to discern what President Trump is doing policy-wise. But by removing the 24/7 chatter of Russian collusion going nowhere slowly and the innocuous calls for ungrounded impeachment proceedings, the road is crystal clear.
To begin that journey with an open mind, anti-Trump Americans should harken back to the recently completed G7 meeting and NATO summit. Both venues were labeled utter fiascos by the heavily biased and left-leaning media. They were in fact huge successes for the United States.
Look no further than the stampede of European Union members to Washington the past few weeks following the summit. It has also heightened the awareness of Asian nations and the North Koreans in particular. It is a frantic scene not witnessed in decades.
The media labeled Trump’s dealings with our European and Canadian allies “isolating” and “embarrassing.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The president may be harsh with his words, but these countries need America more than we need them. The president is representing American interests first.
The actual result of the G7 meeting was a uniting of the allies in their efforts to pressure China on major trade issues. Trump is a pragmatic businessman and his so-called “trade war” is nothing more than a bargaining tool to create better deals. America has sorely needed an experienced private sector president after a line of career politicians.
Not long after the meeting, it was announced the U.S. economy had grown at the astonishing rate of 4.1 percent in the last quarter. This came without the crutch of “free money” from the Federal Reserve that was so handy for the past administration.
Trump’s call for NATO members to live up to the agreement they signed guaranteeing a contribution of a full 2 percent of their GNP was met with shock from the mainstream media. That may have been their reaction, but it produced pledges of over $40 billion in additional contributions before Trump headed for home. The culprits weren’t happy, but they also understand what the president says.
Where are the headlines of this president’s successes? Aren’t the “journalists” of this country supposed to report the news that is real and factual?
For instance, African-Americans, Hispanics, and women are seeing record low unemployment numbers. This is tremendous progress that would have been touted on page one had it been under the Obama administration. The Democrats may be falling over themselves to discredit this president, but the facts are the facts in November’s election.
Lower taxes from the tax bill earlier this year is making a significant impact. Lower tax rates for companies and high-income individuals has made a lasting mark on capital returning to America. While President Obama couldn’t finish a speech without the words “tax fairness” or “tax the rich,” the answer lies in the tax returns of millions of individual Americans now.
The idea of hitting profitable companies where it hurts is ancient history under this president. His resume includes the hiring of thousands of workers and meeting massive payrolls. That sort of liberal war cry hurts the U.S. economy and the job market, including working investors and labor unions.
Americans are beginning to understand the word “fairness” in its true light. The devil is in the details of the definition. Would hard-working taxpayers rather see higher taxes on companies and rich Americans? They are now beginning to understand that displaced thinking leads to higher unemployment among minorities and the working poor.
African-Americans, Hispanics, and women are seeing the dichotomy of ideologies. They are becoming less prone to socialist rhetoric and the meaning of the word “fairness.” Identity politics simply divide a country while smart economics brings us together.
That may be what many union members are beginning to feel also. Their tax bills are creating higher-wage middle-class voters. A shift in thinking is bringing more Americans to the Trump way of doing things.
The president has not been cozying with America’s corporations. Far from that, he has brow-beaten them into bringing high paying jobs home to America. That also applies to foreign companies doing business on our soil. These are not low wage jobs at burger joints, but jobs that provide for families.
But Trump realizes there is a dark shadow that looms over his grand plan for the economy. That would be the influx of illegal immigrants being low-paid workers in many cases for greedy American companies. Their mere presence creates unemployment and lower wages for some legal citizens. It also creates a huge strain on healthcare services, education, and variety of services that squeeze the taxpayer to the limit.
Trump is and will remain a polarizing president. It is not easy to push an entire nation into another direction and mindset. But the numbers do not lie and gradually more Americans are beginning to see past the boisterous nature of this man and the hard work he is putting in for all citizens of this great country.
It’s hard to see how a potential socialist candidate for president in 2020 like Bernie Sanders will convince many people otherwise. Therein lies the ongoing angst of the biased media and their flailing Democratic Party bosses.
Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. is an award-winning national political and foreign affairs columnist and published author. He has spent over 35 years in the publishing industry. His long-running articles include many years at Examiner.com and currently Newsblaze.com. Dwight is an author of two highly acclaimed books, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selected Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014" and "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Election in History." He is a native of Portland, Oregon, a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, and a resident of the SF Bay Area. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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