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The Trump Effect One Year Later
Time Person of the Year - 2016
The Trump Presidency is starting out with some major shifts. From economy to the stock market to immigration to foreign policy and to social and cultural...and even sexual harrassment. Here is a one year summary.
To be totally transparent, I did not vote for Trump in 2016. I sat out this election because I could not vote for either person on the top ticket of both parties. They were both very flawed individuals with lots of baggage.
- Dec. 2017
What Were the Predictions?
When Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, there were many predictions made by celebrities, and media and politicians. Most of them were negative and dire warnings. Some celebrities have vowed to move out of the country but none did. The most dire prediction was for the stock market to tank. One year later, none of the dire predictions have come to fruition. In fact, just the opposite. How did it happen?
Here are a small list...
- Climate change will get worse
- stock market drop
- LGBT lose rights
- Women will lose the right to choose abortion
- Undocumented immigrants will be deported en mass
- Moslems will be banned from traveling to the US
- Our country will lose prestige in the international stage
- our right to protest will be taken away
- the sky will fall
- armagedden is here...
- He will be impeached
- He will resign in shame...
The Actual Results...
In December of 2017, none of the dire predictions about Trump came true. In fact, many were just the opposite. This happened despite the attacks by the Democrats and the main street media.
- The stock market are reaching all time high rising 20% this year.
- ISIS has been decimated
- Jobs are coming back to the US with reduced regulations, 40,000 manufacturing jobs created in the first year.
- Tax reform finally passed
- illegal immigration from our southern borders has slowed
- sexual harrasser are exposed...an ironic turn of events
- GDP rose above 3% first time in 8 years
- Some GOP insiders are leaving Washington DC, drain the swamp...
- America is respected again on the world stage...by leading
- America is moving in the right direction for a change
- American consumer confidence is on the rise
- most importantly, no Americans lost any rights they had on Jan. 1 2017
Nov. 2017 jobs report - Gained 228,000 Jobs.
Official unemployment rate at 4.1%
An Appeal to Never Trumpers...
This is a serious question for all you never Trumpers on both parties. What specific item have you encountered this past year that was negative and directly attributed to President Trump‘s policies?
I realize Trump is not your average politician. He plays by his own rules. His tweets are at times frustrating and seem non presidentIal. He does get results. In a climate where fake news are reported by all types of outfits, and the Trump haters are out there spewing lies and exaggerations, he is able to counteract them directly to his followers. No Presidents in the past has been able to do this. The closest is probably Ronald Reagan during the 1980s where he would give speeches directly aimed at the American people. He was popular with the people and conected with them. The politicians in DC could not win over Reagan. He was the great communicator.
I look forward to reading your responses to my question in the comment section. It does require some deep thinking and soul searching...
A Test Question? Or Two
Name one Trump policy or accomplishment that you agree with or think it has a positive effect on America. If you can’t name even one, then you are a hopeless sufferer of TDS. You are insane and need professional help.
If Hillary had been elected President instead of Trump, how many of the positive results would you see today?
It’s a Wonderful Life...2017
Let me take a detour and ask what if? In the popular classic movie, “Its a Wonderful Life”, the angel showed George what happened if he had not been born...
What if in 2016, Hillary had won the Presidency instead of Trump. What do you think would happen now?
Would we have the stock records breaking day after day?
Would we see all these sexual harrassers exposed everyday?
Will we learned about the slush fund in Congress to pay off victims of sexual harassment by Congressmen?
Will we learn of the corruption at the FBI and the Department of Justice?
Will we have all the manufacturing jobs created?
Will we get tax reform done?
Will Judge Gorsuch be sitting on the bench at the Supreme Court?
Will the US move its embassy to Jerusalem?
Will the Clinton Foundation be exposed as the corrupt pay for play happenings with the Russian Uranium One deal?
You can probably come up with your own list...
As someone who is an independent thinker, I go by reality and not wishful thinking. I also don’t take reports by news organization at face value. In many incidences, they got it wrong. They certainly got the 2016 election wrong and they are wrong about President Trump.
After one year in office, most Amercans have done better and are wealthier under a Trump Administration. Our confidence is on the rise and our wishes are being taken seriously by our elected officials. What a refreshing idea. Democracy works.
An added bonus, sexual predators and harrasers from Hollywood to Media to Politics are being exposed left and right. All this is good for all women in the work place. The big question remains, Why Now? Why are all these women coming out now about being harrassed after so many years of silence?
Time Person of the Year 2017
Some Related Info
- Prediction of Market crash...
Wall Street's view that Clinton would win the election has been replaced by fear that Trump could, which probably won't be a pretty picture for stocks.
- Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached - POLITICO
Allan Lichtman reached meme-status last fall for predicting Trump would win long before anyone else.
© 2017 Jack Lee