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A Thousand Days In
President Donald Trump has completed his first one thousand days in office. It was a moment that many doubted would ever come, especially with all the efforts of opposing politicians to carry out an impeachment they have threatened since day one. Initially, it was Russian Collusion, then Stormy Daniels, a brief flirtation with speaking with foreign government officials, back to Russia, then obstruction of justice, and finally, at last, abusing his office to investigate a 2020 rival.
Considering how often we have heard that “Trump is finished,” the president seems comfortable in his role as a political punchbag. In fact, being on the receiving end of these attacks reinforces the idea that Trump is an underdog against an angry establishment.
But what of his performance during his time in the White House? Jobs are up, unemployment is down, the stock markets are booming, and perhaps most importantly for the man himself, his voter base seems somewhat satisfied with his achievements to date. However, with 2020 on the horizon, the president still has a lot of work ahead to ensure his continued support.
As Liberty Nation’s Joe Schaeffer wrote:
But when all is said and done, border security, the dismantling of globalist economic models that have destroyed the manufacturing base in this nation, and the dialing back of US military adventurism abroad will be the markers of any lasting change a Trump administration effects. These key planks in Trump’s America First agenda, if successfully implemented, will also go a long way to easing the economic and socio-cultural woes plaguing the nation. The president has stood by these goals amid the howling indignation of an irate establishment. That is the most important achievement of his first 1,000 days in office. Nevertheless, much work remains.
What to Watch For
Rasmussen reports that this week, Trump’s approval ratings are back at 50%. Could it be that Pelosi’s reluctance to hold a vote on impeachment has convinced swing voters that it really is the sham that the president is so keen to make it appear?
A Last-Minute Contender?
The betting markets were thrown into a frenzy last week as a not-so-newcomer landed joint third in the odds casting aside the 2nd-tier candidates who had hoped for an 11th-hour reprieve. Hillary Clinton, having already lost a presidential election to Donald Trump, showed once again that she lacks a solid grasp on political reality by suggesting that she could “beat him again.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, very few voices in the media felt it important to point out that the United States has an Electoral College to appoint a president. It is certainly possible that, if Clinton ran again, she could win the majority vote, but not a single piece of polling or psephology suggests that she can win the states she lost in 2016.
This has the potential to become almost an urban myth, along the lines of Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey throwing in their hats at the last minute to save America from four more years of Donald Trump. While there is no denying Clinton has name recognition even greater than that of Joe Biden, unless she officially declares her candidacy, Uncle Joe and Fauxahontas can rest easy … for now.
What to Watch For
Hillary Clinton may well be just trying to get more sales for her latest book by ensuring her face is on every paper across the nation. The danger for her is to start believing the hype from an anti-Trump media. She might just start buying her own press.
Washington Whispers & Other Juicy Tidbits
Be on the lookout for:
- White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney will be much in the spotlight this week. After making statements suggesting Trump held up Ukrainian aid in return for investigating Biden, his more recent walkback has cast him in a difficult position. Don’t be surprised to see the White House post a job ad sooner rather than later.
- Despite the media’s best efforts to cast Pete Buttigieg as the biggest threat to Biden’s lead, the numbers fail to back this up. With a string of race-related scandals during his watch as mayor of South Bend, it will be almost impossible to portray him as a uniting candidate. And it may well be his fellow candidates that stick in the metaphorical knife.
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