A national divide is the hallmark of the Trump Administration. We are swamped daily from both sides with news stories, op-ed pieces, and internet outrage. Given his reputation, stoked by the right-wing, as a canny businessman who gets things done, it’s surprising to me that there aren’t more stories about how spectacularly ineffective he has been as a president:
A generally applauded crime bill, a hotly-contested (naturally) tax cut, and two Supreme Court Justices. A slew of regulation cuts that (depending on your D/R status) have either gutted protections for the environment, minorities, and consumers, or freed up business. And a consistent, often laughable application of the Peter Principle to his Federal appointments. That’s pretty much it.
Where are the “promises kept”? Where is the immigration reform? Where is the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing? Where is the elimination of, not the deficit, but the entire national debt?
Some folks here might say that’s what a president should do: “Just stay out of our way!” But that’s not the platform he ran on. I think he’s a self-dealing blowhard who has no goals other than to enrich himself and his wealthy patrons. But that could just be my TDS.