With every act – with every presidential proclamation – Donald Trump is becoming the president we’ve been hoping for since the close of Ronald Reagan’s last term. I think he has surprised most everyone.
He has had one of the most historic first years of any president in recent memory. And just imagine what his first year could have looked like if the Republican-controlled legislature weren’t so spineless and spiteful and didn’t have so many liberals in its ranks. Repeal of Obamacare would be a reality, as would more substantive tax relief, and border wall construction would be well underway. It could have and should have been the most consequential year of any presidency going back to our founding. And I don’t say this lightly.
On Dec. 6, I wrote an article entitled, “Trump may be becoming the president we conservatives wanted.”
I was never a Trumpster, but I meant what I wrote then and even more so now – now that he has done what others have promised and never had the courage to implement. I am, of course, speaking of Trump’s announcement to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instruct the State Department to begin plans to move our Embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital. Despite all the wailing and warnings, Trump did what was right because it was the right thing to do.
Three other president’s before him promised the very same. Clinton, “W,” and Obama all committed to do what President Trump did. Simply put, all three lied to the American people in order to garner votes and get themselves elected. They knew darn well they were lying and didn’t care. During each of their campaigns, all three stood at a podium and exclaimed that Jerusalem would be recognized as the capital and the U.S. Embassy would reflect that fact. During the 2000 campaign, Bush even called out Clinton for effectively lying about the pledge.
Of the great “statesman” of the last 30-some-aught years, the only one to have the stones and the honesty to keep his promise is said, by these same past presidents, to be the liar among them, and not up to the task. What a joke that has turned out to be.