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Trump Struggles To Defend His Record Amid Setbacks.

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Donnie is not having much of a stellar 2019 (the way he kicked it off notwithstanding).  Just when it is time to start thinking about 2020 elections, too.

 

Trump is losing ground on top priorities to curb illegal immigration, cut the trade deficit and blunt North Korea’s nuclear threat — setbacks that complicate his planned reelection message as a can-do president who is making historic progress.

The Washington Post published an interesting article: ‘Not my fault’: Trump struggles to defend his record amid setbacks

 

Late last week, Trump flew home empty-handed from a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi - and, within days, new satellite images appeared to show that the North was secretly rebuilding a rocket-launching site.

 

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that unauthorized border crossings have spiked to the highest pace in 12 years - despite Trump’s hard-line rhetoric and new policies aimed at deterring migrants.

 

And on Wednesday, the Commerce Department said that the nation’s trade deficit is at a record high - in part due to punitive tariffs Trump imposed on allies and adversaries. Trump vowed throughout his 2016 campaign and during his presidency to shrink the trade deficit, which he views as a measure of other nations taking advantage of the United States.

 

I remember when Trump was campaigning for president and banging his drum about how he was a "successful real estate developer and business man" and he knew how to "make a deal" and get things done.  (For example, he was going to repeal the ACA and have a better plan in his first 100 days, remember?)  I also recall thinking he has no clue.  The government is not a 'business' and it does not run like a business or reality TV show.  He also made some flippant remark at the time about how if Congress didn't do what he wanted (after all, you can't fire Congress), he would govern by executive order and tweet.

 

Un-huh.  You bet.   But, when all else fails, just blame it on the other guy.  But, meanwhile, show us how it's done, Donnie.  (Or not.)



    

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