Trump’s Successes Continue to Mount

Written by Bill Thomas on February 27, 2019

No matter what he does, President Trump is always under attack from the Left and their media allies. His accomplishments are unreported in the drive-by media and the Democrats lie about, slime and mock his record of achievements. Despite the avalanche of negativity, President Trump is leading a time of robust success.

Naomi Lim, in The Washington Examiner on February 21, 2019, writes, “Democrats running for president in 2020 say the rapid job growth and low unemployment under President Trump is not enough and insist America needs to strive for a ‘moral’ economy.”

The facts are difficult to dispute. The U.S. economy added 304,000 new jobs in January, and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.0 percent, according to the Department of Labor. The country’s gross domestic product increased last quarter by 3.4 percent.

That’s called economic success. However, the numbers only give the big picture. Evidence of economic success is plastered across cities and towns in our country in the number of “Help Wanted” signs and the actual dollars in the pockets and bank accounts of regular Americans.

You’d think it would be tough to criticize this economy, but presidential hopeful Joe Biden managed to do it. “What happened to a moral responsibility, to a moral capitalism?” he asked at the University of Pennsylvania on February 19th.

What does he mean by “moral capitalism?” It’s easy to understand. He wants to spread the wealth. He won’t admit it directly like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez or Senator Bernie Sanders, but he wants to do the same thing. He wants to take what’s yours and give it to other people. In his mind, that’s moral capitalism.

Doesn’t make much sense does it? Really, the key question to ask ourselves on the cusp of the 2020 election is “Am I better off today than I was four years ago?” Here are some things to consider.

Economically, the answer is a resounding yes. Genevieve Wood, in a Fox News blog from January 29, 2019, writes that the economy under President Trump “is booming by nearly every meaningful measure, and the president has every right to take a large measure of credit for it.”

She continues, “America has created more than five million jobs since Trump entered office. And for the first time there are more job openings in America than there are unemployed people.”

Am I and the country better off economically? The answer is easy. It’s yes.

Defending life is an important issue to me and to many other Christians. President Trump, in my opinion, has been the most outspoken of any president defending the unborn. He resoundingly declared in the State of the Union Address, “Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: All children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

In the practical realm he’s nominated conservative, pro-life jurists in record numbers. There hasn’t been a more effective president for the pro-life cause than President Trump. This is in stark contrast to the Democrats who are becoming the party of infanticide. Caleb Parke, in a Fox News report, wrote on February 25, 2019, “Senate Democrats blocked a Republican bill that would have threatened prison time for doctors who don’t try saving the life of infants born alive during failed abortions, leading conservatives to wonder openly whether Democrats were embracing ‘infanticide’ to appeal to left-wing voters.”

The Democrats, including those Senators running for president, cannot even support legislation that lets a baby who’s survived abortion get medical care. Regarding defending life, President Trump wins handily.

Are America’s blue-collar workers faring better now than they did four years ago? The facts can speak for themselves. The Trump Administration has taken on China and her unfair trade practices to level the playing field for American workers. They’ve ironed out a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that is much better for Americans.

Manufacturing jobs are back. Chuck DeVore, in Forbes on February 1, 2019, reported, “Looking at Trump’s first two years, the revised BLS (US Bureau of Labor Statistics) data shows that more than two manufacturing jobs were added for every one job added in government at the federal, state, and local level. In contrast, under Obama, almost five government jobs were added for every one manufacturing job.”

It’s not even close. The regular folks are doing better now than they were under President Obama.

Trump’s successes continue to roll. This week he is in Vietnam meeting with Kim Jong Un with what could be historic ramifications. The disintegration of the ISIS caliphate continues. The war-weary American soldier gets a reprieve as, under President Trump, we rethink what it means to be the world’s policeman.

It seems that everywhere you turn in America, things are better. That’s great news for the American people, but horrible for the elites and the Left. They will continue to lie and besmirch President Trump and anyone supporting him. We’ll hear that in ridiculous hearings and baseless investigations. The truth is, though, there is good news and lots of it. America is well on her way to being great again. That’s what we should celebrate.

Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.