The question’s so improbable, you’ve probably never asked it of yourself: Has an American president ever directly affected your life for the better? Not mine. Donald Trump, however, has already delivered on his promise to directly champion the cause of flesh-and-blood, working Americans.
When the New York Times doesn’t trash Trump for the Carrier feat, you know it’s BIG:
From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move over 2,000 of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made talking point for him on the stump. … On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice president-elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis factory to announce a deal with the company to keep roughly 1,000 jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier.
Carrier worker Robin Maynard expressed joy and gratitude on the Castro News Network. CNN, however, managed to spin the Carrier deal Trump has struck before inauguration as … a possible negative. (At what price, etc.)
I hated both George Bush and Barack Obama. Other than to read prepackaged speeches and make the right sounds at crucial times in their presidency (in Obama’s case mostly when the victim was black)–they did nothing to directly help suffering Americans. If anything, the opposite is true. They’d arrive on stage, read a pre-prepared speeche, maybe authorize appropriations via a bureaucracy, and go back to their privilege.
Trump has not granted a handout; he’s helped people keep their livelihood.
Well done, President Elect Trump.
UPDATE (12/1): Some idiots like Bernie Sanders don’t get it.
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) December 2, 2016