Op-Ed Claims that Trump’s First Hundred Days “Better Than You Think”

New York Post

As the end of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office approaches, now’s a good a time to cut through the fog of misinformation, disinformation, media propaganda, ideological bias and outright hostility that has greeted his arrival in Washington and take a clear-eyed look at how he’s really doing.

Answer: much better than you think.

Let’s take the area that was supposed to be his Achilles’ heel, foreign policy. After flirting publicly with the likes of John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and David Petraeus, Trump settled on dark horse Rex Tillerson, the former chief of ExxonMobil, to be his secretary of state. Like his boss, Tillerson had no prior experience in government — which has turned out so far to be an excellent thing.

Unencumbered by the can’t-do conventional wisdom of the Foggy Bottom establishment and its parrots in the Washington press corps, Tillerson has played the carrot to Trump’s stick, soothing Chinese feathers ruffled during the campaign with a March visit to Beijing and setting up the successful meeting earlier this month between The Donald and the Chinese president at Mar-a-Largo that — purely coincidentally! — coincided with the cruise-missile salvo fired at Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

Since then, the Chinese have openly cautioned the troublesome regime of Kim Jong un in North Korea not to antagonize the US with further nuclear saber-rattling in the region; “Trump is a man who honors his promises,” warned the People’s Daily, the ruling party’s official newspaper. Among those promises: a better trade deal for China and an ominous presidential tweet to the Norks that they’re “looking for trouble,” and signed “USA.” Even now, US warships are steaming Kim’s way.

Regarding Russia, Tillerson rocked the former Soviets with a “frank discussion” in Moscow on Wednesday — diplo-speak for “contentious.” Meanwhile, at the UN, ambassador Nikki Haley has already proven her mettle, taking a hard line toward the Russians for their tactical alliance with Assad while making clear the US commitment to Israel.

The next part of the piece goes into Trump’s actions on domestic policy, taking a similar tone to the excerpt here, with the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court touted as the crown jewel.

Despite these clear successes, the Beltway media continues to depict the White House as a floundering, latter-day court of the Borgias, a back-stabber behind every arras. But that’s to be expected of a novice administration in its infancy. When the smoke clears, look for an uneasy balance of power between chief counselor Steve Bannon and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. Trump can ill-afford to lose Bannon and his die-hard conservative base. And the sooner the floundering White House press operation is rebooted, the better; the administration has played defense against a hostile, sneering media long enough.

This op-ed is one of those rare balanced pieces that used to characterize the press before it became an arm of the (((Deep State.))) It’s refreshing to read a piece that avoids the sneering negativity that I see in most articles about Trump’s presidency.

6 thoughts on “Op-Ed Claims that Trump’s First Hundred Days “Better Than You Think”

  1. The NY Post is conservative, so that answers the question. Why is it being nice to Trump?

    The Post didn’t include some important steps Trump took during his first 100 days. Cracking down on the border, erasing regulations hurting businesses, getting businesses to invest in United States, at least trying to stop the refugee flow, lowered refugee admittance to 50,000 from 110,000 (not nearly enough), received requested designs for the wall, Keystone and Dakota Pipelines, working on Obamacare, climate change protections dismantled, Justice Gorsuch, TPP, the Rusty Patched bumblebee placed on endangered species list…so, that’s what they’re called…lol, and too many more to mention here.

    Did Trump bribe China with “If you take care of North Korea, I will give you a better trade deal” meaning a poorer trade deal for us after all that rallying on how China is bleeding us dry.

    “Nikki Haley has already proven her mettle, taking a hard line toward the Russians for their tactical alliance with Assad while making clear the US commitment to Israel.”

    How many here want to hear Nikki Haley say anything?

    Except for the last two weeks when America wasn’t first, he’s done a pretty good job, but still hasn’t addressed DACA and illegal amnesty, some are still getting it, holdover from Obama. He could end this with an executive order. When is his order for the refugee travel ban going to go to the Supreme Court? Getting nervous he won’t come through.

  2. So the (((swamp))) and the Jew York Post – loves Trump now. I wonder why? (Sarcasm).

    “The Donald and the Chinese president at Mar-a-Largo that — purely coincidentally! — coincided with the cruise-missile salvo fired at Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.”
    This was actually a massive diplomatic blunder and a huge insult to the Chinese. This used to be known as gunboat diplomacy. This was in effect a deliberate threat to the Chinese.
    Orientals do not like to be insulted and they do not like to lose face, and they do not say so aloud – but they get even. The Japs fought WWII for no other reason, as engineered by the US traitor Marxist (((Harry Dexter White))) with Roosevelts complicity. . The Nips knew from Day One that they would lose the war unless their ally Hitler defeated the Soviet Union. Which Hitler had no intention or wish of doing. He proved that by declaring war on the USA.

    “Tillerson rocked the former Soviets”. This is vile Jew Spew. This would be like calling elected West German politicians “the former Nazis” – in 1971.

    “Meanwhile, at the UN, ambassador Nikki Haley has already proven her mettle”. By licking Jew arse.

    “the administration has played defense against a hostile, sneering media long enough.” That is weird. The New York Post is part of the (((hostile, sneering media))).

    If a POTUS bombs for Israel, he can do no wrong. If he does not, he can do no right. Israel is the dog and the USA is the wagging tail.

  3. Don’t see much from the NY Post. 13th-oldest and seventh-most-widely circulated newspaper in the United States was established in 1801 by Alexander Hamilton! It’s now owned by News Corp, Rupert Murdoch.

  4. Picture Sisyphus rolling the boulder up the mountain-side. This is what Trump is doing. As he is sweating and straining up the mountain-side, he is surrounded by his opponents (jews, libtards, colored minorities, illegal aliens, refugees, foreign powers) throwing rocks at him, throwing banana peels in his path, pouring boiling oil from on high up the mountain, yet The Trumpenfuhrer is still progressing up the mountain-side. Picture doing that in your head and then tell me that he is failing or falling down.

Leave a Reply. Comments Policy Forbids Insulting Other Commenters.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s