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Don't worry, Trump is doing just fine

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Friday, May 26, 2017 09:48 am

A few days ago I did a post linking to a conservative who reported, to her dismay, that the Trump administration was being torn apart from the inside by the president's insecurities, bombastic personality and paranoid management style. So today, for the sake of balance, I link to someone who says the president is doing quite well, thank you very much, and in fact has accomplished a lot more than some other presidents had by this point in their terms.

 William L. Gensert is not exactly a lifelong fan of Donald Trump. In fact, when he first became aware of him in the '70s, he didn't even like him:  "I thought he was a braggart and a man who went out of his way to disrespect women. I wouldn't have said so at the time, but he was clearly a narcissist. Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, I have been around men like him all my life. They're going to do this; they're going to do that. They have this; they have that. I took him to be a person so full of himself that his company would be unbearable."

But he admits to being impressed "with what he has done since assuming the mantle of the most powerful man on the planet."

He restarted the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, a surefire signal to the fossil fuel industry that they are no longer the enemy. Reversing another of Barry's foolish policies, he has opened the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the Arctic Ocean to fossil fuel exploration. In addition, he has shown rightful skepticism for global warming religious cultism, which demands we destroy our economy today to prevent something that may or may not happen in a hundred years.

He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and deftly allowed the Democrats to burn themselves to the ground, negating any possibility they might have ever had of stopping his next Supreme appointment.

Just as Obama talked up illegal immigration, Trump has talked it down, resulting in an astounding reduction in illegal border crossing. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, "We've seen a dramatic reduction in illegal migration across the southwest border. In fact, March apprehensions were 30 percent lower than February apprehensions and 64% lower than the same time [last] year."

Unlike that petty scold Barry, Trump understands that onerous regulation stunts business growth. Using his pen, his phone, and the Congressional Review Act, he has cut costly business regulations implemented in the frenetic closing days of Obama's reign here on earth. He also established a rule whereby for every new federal regulation implemented, two existing regulations must be eliminated.

In early May, the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. The measure still has to go through the Senate, but at least the process to rid the nation of Obama's crowning achievement has begun.

He then goes on to detail Trump's tax plan, which he generally likes, and says his personal favorite on the list of Trump's successes "is how he has behaved internationally."

It also showed the world that Barry is history, that there's a new, stronger American president, unafraid to use military might in support of the nation's interests. No more bowing and scraping, and no more apologies.

I thought I would never say this about Donald Trump, but...brilliant!

He closes by acknowledging that 

Yes, Trump "may be a narcissist, but he's our narcissist. I'll take that any day over Obama, who was more of a world citizen acting as if he was doing us a favor being our president."

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