Oh dear Lord, I agree with Piers Morgan…again

This is getting alarming, I think this is the third time this year I’ve agreed with Piers Morgan.

He has a rather lengthy column at the Daily Mail about Donald Trump. The headline reads: “It’s true, we’ve NEVER had a president like Trump – he actually keeps his promises. No wonder the liberal media can’t stand him”.

Donald Trump, according to his many critics, is the single most divisive, stupid, bigoted and unpopular president in American history.

To say Trump is ‘polarizing’ is to massively understate the sheer enormity of hatred that exists toward the billionaire tycoon who won the White House just over a year ago.

On social media, every minute of every day, I see hysterical liberals screaming themselves digitally hoarse with rage at his very existence.

I have friends, and indeed family members, who can’t utter his name without physically shuddering.

To them, Trump epitomizes the very worst kind of leader and the very worst kind of American.

If you thought Bush Derangement Syndrome, or Key Derangement Syndrome was out of control, it is far worse with Trump.

Yet, there’s one thing even his most vociferous enemies – and that is a historically high volume of human beings – cannot continue to deny, and it’s this: Donald Trump delivers on his promises.

Of course, in the main, they’re not promises his opponents actually wanted him to keep, but that is beside the point.

When you win an election, you also win the right to carry out the pledges you made as a candidate. That is the inherent bedrock of democracy.

And judging Trump entirely from that perspective, he is beginning to really, REALLY deliver.

In the past week alone, there were three perfect examples.

First, Candidate Trump repeatedly vowed to ‘wipe the hell out of ISIS’.

Now, within a year, the Islamist terror group that gained so much ground and support during Barack Obama’s tenure – he dismissed them as a “J.V. team” – has been routed from Syria and Iraq.

To put this into proper context, at one stage ISIS held land equivalent to West Virginia and was aggressively expanding its geographical ‘caliphate’.

Now they’ve been driven out of both countries with astonishing speed.

A wonderful achievement. It is amazing what soldiers can achieve without meddling politicians tying their hands behind their backs.

Second, the President has enjoyed similar success on the domestic economic front.

At every campaign rally, Candidate Trump promised to preside over economic growth, gets jobs going again, and stock markets roaring.

He’s doing all that.

Unemployment is at a 17-year low, hiring is strong – last Friday’s jobs report showed 228,000 new jobs in November – GDP expanded 3.3% in the third quarter, and the stock market keeps breaking new records.

All this after America’s supposedly leading economist Paul Krugman tweeted on election night: ‘It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. If the question is when markets will recover a first-pass is never.’

Financial experts put this success down to Trump unburdening America of many of the over-draconian and panicky regulatory barriers put in place after the 2008/9 crash.

As a result there is a new spring in the step of the US economy, a tangible surge in confidence after years in the post-crash doldrums.

Riding the wave of all this optimism, Trump has just got his much-vaunted $1.4 trillion tax overhaul approved in the Senate.

If it succeeds how he says it will – and it’s a very big ‘if’ – then he will head into the 2020 election with a massive, possibly unbeatable head of steam. Very few US presidents in history have ever lost if they’ve run again on the back of a surging economy.

A good economy usually returns the incumbent.

Third, Candidate Trump promised to confirm Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv.

Last week, he announced both things.

I personally think it’s a dangerous and unnecessary move, but you can’t say he didn’t vow to do it if he got elected because he did, repeatedly.

These three momentous things follow a long line of promises Trump has kept.

He has moved to renegotiate NAFTA, pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, walk out of the Paris climate accord, target the Iran nuclear deal and start work on his ‘big, beautiful’ wall along the Southern border (just the threat of it has led to a 38% fall in illegal immigrants coming over that border since he was elected).

The Supreme Court even recently approved his revised and very controversial travel ban on residents of seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Again, regardless of what you think of it, this was something Trump said he’d do and he has done it.

No wonder people are sick of Trump, he’s delivering what he promised to do. The voters are used to lying weasels promising the world and delivering nothing. They must be in shock that a President has delivered so many promises.

Donald Trump is an imperfect president in many ways and I say that as someone who has known him as a friend for ten years and likes him.

He’s an inflammatory tweeter, picking fights with anyone and everyone from Kim Jong Un to Gold Star widows. We’ve never seen a president behave this way and it terrifies people,

He flies fast and loose with the truth, though in that regard he is not a rare specimen in the world of Washington, or indeed global politics.

And he does truly dumb, offensive and totally unnecessary things like retweet unverified anti-Muslim videos by the racist Britain First organisation, then obstinately refuse to undo the retweets when he is told exactly who they are.

Going back over my old columns since his inauguration, I’ve found myself harshly criticising him as much as I’ve praised him.

Yet there can be no doubt now that President Trump is a man who is delivering on his promises to the American people who voted for him.

They are not the bleeding hearts of New York and Los Angeles, nor the largely liberal media elite who seem hell bent on destroying him as revenge for his ‘fake news’ mantra.

Deliver what ordinary voters want, honour your promises and they will forgive almost anything. The liberal elites on both coasts are gob-smacked, but Trump knows how he won and he is delivering for those people.

Incidentally, the latter’s indignation at this slur would be easier to stomach if they didn’t keep reporting false anti-Trump stories. In the past 10 days alone, journalists from four supposedly reputable media organisations (ABC, CNN, Bloomberg and Washington Post) have had to retract stories – a shameful state of affairs that simply serves to strengthen his point.

No, those who voted for Trump are the people who live between the coasts, the Middle Americans who saw in him a loud, brash, uncompromising, ruthless bull in a china shop who might just cut through all the Washington crap to make their lives safer and more prosperous.

I was down in Florida and Missouri recently and the Trump train is steaming just has hard there as it was before the election.

They love what they see in their president, warts and all.

They think he’s got ISIS on the run, illegal immigration back under control, jobs pouring back, the economy roaring again, and the cocky all-powerful media back in its box.

Love him or loathe him, Trump’s doing exactly what he told them he’d do. 

And that is why he is likely to be re-elected, despite media stories otherwise. The more the spite flows from media the more stupid and distrusted they become.

 

-Daily Mail

 

 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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