Trump’s America is on a roll, catch up

LETTER

Tuesday’s editorial demonstrated the usual left-wing, progressive bias against President Trump. No mention of the more than a million jobs created, the soaring stock market, the $4 trillion added to the American economy, the dramatic reduction in the flow of illegal aliens across the border (or does the editor believe that everybody has an automatic right to live in the US?), the rolling back of more regulations than any president in history to stop the government from interfering in the lives of Americans, in conjunction with Congress, the passing of more laws (28) than any president since Truman, the signing of more executive orders than any other president, the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — the list of achievements goes on.

The editorial points to the growing threat from North Korea but does not acknowledge the role of President Trump’s spineless predecessors in allowing this situation to arise. The same can be said of Syria.

This is a president who was elected democratically, yet he has faced unprecedented opposition from the media and his progressive left opponents in the Democratic Party. President Trump is new to the business of politics and it is not surprising that he has made some mistakes in his appointments. However, he is a fast learner.

When it emerges that the witch hunt to delegitimise his presidency on the basis of collusion with Russia, has no foundation in reality, I hope that Mr Jones will come clean and recognise the facts.

It is now becoming clear that operatives within the Democratic Party engineered the so-called hacking of Mr Podesta’s emails, leaving an appropriate imprimatur to incriminate the Russians. This was to divert attention from the fact Hilary Clinton’s emails proved incontrovertibly that she had connived at destroying Bernie Sanders’ chances of winning the Democratic Party’s nomination.

I suggest that Mr Jones stop reading the New York Times and the Washington Post, both of which deal in “fake news”, and find some more reliable source of information.

Patrick Cooper

Tuesday’s editorial demonstrated the usual left-wing, progressive bias against President Trump. No mention of the more than a million jobs created, the soaring stock market, the $4 trillion added to the American economy, the dramatic reduction in the flow of illegal aliens across the border (or does the editor believe that everybody has an automatic right to live in the US?), the rolling back of more regulations than any president in history to stop the government from interfering in the lives of Americans, in conjunction with Congress, the passing of more laws (28) than any president since Truman, the signing of more executive orders than any other president, the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — the list of achievements goes on.

The editorial points to the growing threat from North Korea but does not acknowledge the role of President Trump’s spineless predecessors in allowing this situation to arise. The same can be said of Syria.

This is a president who was elected democratically, yet he has faced unprecedented opposition from the media and his progressive left opponents in the Democratic Party. President Trump is new to the business of politics and it is not surprising that he has made some mistakes in his appointments. However, he is a fast learner.

When it emerges that the witch hunt to delegitimise his presidency on the basis of collusion with Russia, has no foundation in reality, I hope that Mr Jones will come clean and recognise the facts.

It is now becoming clear that operatives within the Democratic Party engineered the so-called hacking of Mr Podesta’s emails, leaving an appropriate imprimatur to incriminate the Russians. This was to divert attention from the fact Hilary Clinton’s emails proved incontrovertibly that she had connived at destroying Bernie Sanders’ chances of winning the Democratic Party’s nomination.

I suggest that Mr Jones stop reading the New York Times and the Washington Post, both of which deal in “fake news”, and find some more reliable source of information.

Patrick Cooper

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Peter Andrew - 2 months ago
At last, a sensible, truthful letter - it is a rare thing these days

Judy Collie - 2 months ago
Well said, a shame that other leaders don't follow his strong example.

Randy Janssen - 2 months ago
Everything this article says is a product of Trump, was already taking place under President Obama. Like George W Bush, Trump walked into a recovered economy. Like GW Bush, Trump seems intent on making a mess of it. Just look at Trump's one-page tax plan. It does not say much, except he wants to give a tax break to the rich. Trump's budget proposal robs Peter to pay Paul, without reducing spending in any appreciable manner. If the rich get a tax break and spending remains the same, who do you think will have to pay the difference?

winston moreton - 2 months ago
Good on you Patrick Cooper. Please tell us where we can find, as you put it, "some more reliable source of information?" Other than The Gisborne Herald of course.

Bob Hughes - 2 months ago
Patrick Cooper accused John Jones of left-wing bias because of his comments about Donald Trump. I say John?s editorial was spot on. Indeed, the stakes are high ? and whatever will Trump do next?
Patrick mentioned President Trump?s predecessors were spineless in allowing this situation to arise.
Spineless or not, it is true that his 21 century predecessors did spur on the growth of nuclear power.
Since 1994 North Korea had been complying with a negotiated freeze on its plutonium programme, prior to the 9/11 terror attack then President George W. Bush?s state of the union address on January 29, 2002. Six countries were declared the ?Axis of Evil?, North Korea included. War with Afghanistan was already under way and one by one three other Middle East countries were attacked ? all Axis of Evil and non-nuclear.
Knowing the USA had never attacked a nuclear power, it should have been expected that North Korea would restart its earlier project.
Collins dictionary defines ?nuclear deterrent? as having nuclear weapons to deter other countries from attacking.
Patrick?s Hero Donald Trump is capable of risking a nuclear incident to go one up on his predecessor who exacerbated the situation.
Those 28 laws Patrick mentioned must include pulling out of the Paris climate change deal, and firing all those appointed teammates when they went against him as well as the dozen environmental scientists ? because Donald doesn?t believe in science.
About Trump?s choice of Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice. The rules had to be changed because he received insufficient Senate votes, to invoke a so-called ?nuclear option?.
I?ll say this, Bernie Sanders? brief flurry aside, there is no left-leaning political party in the United States Senate. Both parties are extremely capitalistic. Even more extreme are the Republicans under President Donald Trump?s ever-changing team. They are so capitalism-oriented as to be considered completely divorced from democracy.
Donald Trump has already demonstrated his trigger-happiness ? a multi-cruise missile strike on an anti-ISIS Syrian airbase, and a ?mother of all non-nuclear? bomb in Afghanistan.
I go along with John?s editorial. I also am most concerned how this unpredictable US president will handle any military crisis.

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