“Trump has proved to be one of the rare presidents who has attempted to do what he said he would."
― Victor Davis Hanson
For three-plus years, most media, academia, Hollywood, career bureaucrats, and, of course, the democratic party have despised the President. They have done everything in their power to dismantle, destroy, and, remove this person from office.
He has been called a Narcissist. Divisive. Racist. Xenophobic. The aisle's left side accused him of colluding with Russia, a quid pro quo with Ukraine, and responsible for Covid-19 as well as its aftermath.
This President, his administration, and his circle have been "subjected to a daily barrage of the most preposterous accusations, focusing not just on (his) policies or his personal character, but also on his family," wrote Dimitri K. Simes in an August 13th, 2020 article for the National Interest.
He has not done himself any favors with his hostile, antagonistic, and often polarizing style.
He certainly isn't "podium pretty" like his predecessor.
Brash. Insensitive. Reckless. All of these terms come to mind.
However, one truth you will not hear said enough about the controversial Donald J. Trump is he has been a very effective President.
Trump, like all politicians, made many promises during his initial campaign.
Yet, he has done the unthinkable. He has tried to keep those promises. This fact alone has driven his adversaries insane.
Jobs. Unemployment. Economy. Trade deals. NAFTA. NATO. Prison reform. Legal immigration. Border security. Military. Veterans Administration.
He has taken on China. Isis, Iran, and the middle-east. Rocketman and North Korea.
He even moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Something congress approved years ago but was not acted on by previous administrations.
Trump has put America and its interests first. For anyone who has flown in an airplane, this is not a new concept. We put the oxygen mask on ourselves before we try to help others.
In the pursuit of globalization and for many years, we forgot to put on the United States' proverbial oxygen mask.
Don't just take my word for it. I encourage you to check out the book "The Case for Trump" by Victor Davis Hanson. A fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Hanson, lays out a compelling argument for Trump's governance success.
Some will say, what about Trump's divisiveness?
The President cannot compete with Democrats when it comes to creating preferences for some people at others' expense or sorting people into class and racial categories.
I believe strongly in equal opportunity for all, but I do not support the progressive push for an equal outcome for all.
As Simes wrote, "the democrats have now allied themselves with and become infiltrated by angry, left-wing radicals who demand nothing less than a fundamental transformation of America."
What about Trump's "fine people" comment regarding neo-Nazi and White Nationalists in Charlottesville?
We should squash this perpetuated lie once and for all. Check the actual transcript of what Trump said, "And you had people — and I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and the White nationalists, because they should be condemned totally…"
Yet, in this year's first Presidential debate, Chris Wallace brought up this nonsense. I admit, Trump missed an opportunity on a national platform to condemn them once again, as he has on multiple occasions.
Of course, Wallace forgot to ask the Democratic candidate if he denounces Antifa or why African-Americans "ain't black" if they don't vote for him.
What about Trump's now-infamous "Grab them by the p---y," comment?
In early October 2016, a video from 2005 became public of Donald Trump's lewd and denigrating comments towards women.
Disgusting. Inexcusable. Sickening.
The release of the video, a month before the 2016 election, was also, in my opinion, a strategic attempt by Trump's political opposition to "seal the deal" on the outcome.
Of course, there are many females, several of who I have tremendous love and respect for, who can not and will not get past this vulgarity. I can't say I blame them.
However, many women still voted for Trump in 2016. According to the Pew Research Center, the President received more votes from white women, 47 percent, then his opponent. All in all, he received 39 percent of the female ballots.
For the record, I have voted for more Democrats in Presidential elections than Republicans. Bill Clinton. Al Gore. I voted for Barack Obama twice; however, I regretted the second time.
I reveal this information, so as a reader, you understand I'm not a life-long Republican with blinders on.
The Democratic candidate is dishonest with questionable morals and character himself. He has spent 47 years in Washington, and now he will make the country better? I'm not buying it.
I also don't believe he will resist some of the left's more radical ideas like defunding the police, encouraging open boarders, loading the Supreme Court, and implementing the green new steal.
Add in the Democrats push to remove the electoral college, which will all but ensure New York and California determine future presidential outcomes due to their excessive populations. And it's a definite "No, Thank You" for me.
I'm not too fond of Trump, either. The tweets. The pressers. The rallies.
But, he is who he is and doesn't make any apologies for it. Furthermore, I didn't vote for Trump for his personality in 2016. And I will not vote for his character on November 3rd, 2020.
However, I will vote to re-elect President Donald J. Trump to implement his policies, rebuild a strong economy, and put American interests first.