There is more evidence than the soon-to-be reshaped Supreme Court and the roaring economy to make a case that President Trump is building a substantial presidency that in many ways looks like a historic pivot point
If you are Donald Trump today, it doesn’t get much better than it does right now. Despite the opposition from the hounds of Hell on the Liberal side, Trump’s pick for the United States Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in today by a 50-48 margin. The economy is at an all time high, unemployment at a 50-year low, and America is once again feared and respected around the world. This is what winning looks like, and it is exactly what Candidate Trump promised would happen during the campaign back in 2016.
But to have fake news CNN write an article conceding that President Trump is on a fire-breathing win streak makes it all the more sweet. CNN has devoted 92% of their programming to negative coverage of President Trump, opposing him at each and every turn, but finally forced to admit that Trump is a nearly unstoppable force to be reckoned with.
FROM CNN: Donald Trump may have never had a better time being President. Only a re-election party on the night of November 3, 2020, could possibly offer the same vindication for America’s most unconventional commander in chief as the 36 hours in which two foundational strands of his political career are combining in a sudden burst of history. President Trump will become an undeniably consequential President with the Senate due to vote Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, consecrating the conservative majority that has long been the impossible dream of the GOP.
On Friday, President Trump had celebrated the best jobs data for 49 years as the unemployment rate dipped to 3.7%, offering more proof of a vibrant economy that the President says has been unshackled by his tax-reduction program and scything cuts to business regulations.
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While his 2016 election campaign was most notable for swirling chaos and shattered norms, Trump’s vows to nominate conservative judges to the Supreme Court and to fire up the economy were the glue for his winning coalition.
There is more evidence than the soon-to-be reshaped Supreme Court and the roaring economy to make a case that Trump is building a substantial presidency that in many ways looks like a historic pivot point, despite its extremely controversial nature.
The Trump administration is engineering significant changes at home and abroad that often represent sharp revisions of direction from traditional American positions.
This week, for instance, the White House initiated a potentially momentous shift in the US approach to China, recognizing the Asian giant as a global competitor and a threat to American security, prosperity and interests — reversing decades of policy designed to manage Beijing’s ascent as a major power and eventual partner.
The administration is also tightening a vise around Iran in a strategy that threatens to escalate into open confrontation with the Islamic Republic. Elsewhere in the Middle East, a bolstered anti-ISIS strategy has blasted the radical group from its strongholds in shattered Syria. And Trump has rejected decades of US orthodoxy in managing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which could have uncertain results.
Trump’s bullying approach to trade negotiations has recently yielded remodeled agreements with Canada, Mexico and South Korea. While he exaggerates how much he changed existing deals, he can still boast that his “Art of the Deal” negotiating strategy — another core component of his appeal to his supporters — is working.
An announcement of a deeper slashing of refugee admissions by the United States further cements the “America First” philosophy that has changed global strategic assumptions. READ MORE