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CNN: President is probably right: he doesn't get due credit

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posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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President Donald Trump is probably right: he doesn't get due credit for the volume of achievements he's stacked up during a tumultuous political year.


Their prescribed reason for not giving him the credit they agree he deserves is because they don't like him personally nor do they personally like his accomplishments.


to judge his presidency so far simply on bills passed, regulations slashed, executive orders signed and campaign promises kept would be to paint a skewed picture of the most divisive and controversial new administration in generations.



Some of those accomplishments being:


For much of the year, it appeared that Trump would end 2017 with a barren record.

But now, he has secured the most sweeping tax overhaul bill in 30 years, one that slashes the corporate rate by 14% and will give most Americans, for now at least, a bump in their paycheck.

The stock market is roaring, up 5,000 points since he took office. Gross domestic product growth was 3.3% in the third quarter after struggling along at around 2% annually while Barack Obama was President. Trump and his Republican partners have installed a new, conservative Supreme Court justice and are confirming appellate judges at a record-breaking clip. The tax deal fulfilled another Republican priority, repealing the individual mandate, a plank of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. Trump is also in the process of hiking defense spending...

Meanwhile, Trump has fulfilled or moved toward honoring campaign commitments on ending the Iran deal, withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, leaving or renegotiating multilateral free trade deals and reorienting US foreign policy with his "America First" philosophy. ISIS has been routed in Iraq and Syria. Trump's administration has secured the toughest-ever sanctions against North Korea, which were reinforced again last week.


But again because they and their core audience don't personally like his accomplishments they are unwilling to give him credit for the work he has done.



But a critique of Trump's record would start with the nature of the achievements themselves, and offer a clue as to why he is not getting the plaudits he thinks he deserves. Most of Trump's wins are partisan, many appear to be designed solely to please his political base alone, and some, like Trump's targeting of the North American Free Trade Agreement, are radical and risky and could turn out badly.


Should the news mieda be in the business of reporting on the work of a political body based on their personal biases regarding that work. If the president was equally as partisan while delivering a much more liberal agenda would they be praising the accomplishments instead of harping on his personal traits and partisanship?




posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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So they are admitting they are wrong? Good god!
It's not hard to be objective. That used to be what news aspired to. Now it is all opinions. A place for people to get their confirmation bias.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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From an editorial stance, their opinions are welcomed and needed.

From a journalistic stance, their opinions are unwanted and create noise in the flow of information.

If they could discern one from the other, and even more importantly if the people could discern one from the other, it would make life in this country much more bearable.

Instead, I got to enjoy reading through a thread on FB about how Trumps tweet on him heading the push back on the war on Christmas ruined Christmas for people. Instead of laughing at the absurd comments by Trump, people got upset in a very hyperbolic way.

2017 was a great year for me personally. I've not laughed so much in a long time. Both sides of this political mendacity prostrate themselves in ways that make me wonder if they'd faint at the sight of a mouse.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 09:49 AM
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But now, he has secured the most sweeping tax overhaul bill in 30 years, one that slashes the corporate rate by 14% and will give most Americans, for now at least, a bump in their paycheck.

Tax cuts for the rich. For the poor, promises to keep.


The stock market is roaring, up 5,000 points since he took office.

Taxes , profits and production up, for big business.

(S)electing a business man to invade the Peoples Oval Office was stupid. Wait and see how stupid was as stupid dids.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Spot on, it really showed several institutions and their organizations true colors.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Tax cuts for ALL brackets, read the bill.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: IridiumFlareMadness
So they are admitting they are wrong? Good god!
It's not hard to be objective. That used to be what news aspired to. Now it is all opinions. A place for people to get their confirmation bias.


This is the same CNN President who is now PROUD that the network gave candidate Trump's rallies so much airtime. Twelve months ago, he was ashamed of "inadvertently" helping to elect President Trump.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: DanDanDat

PLEASE adjust your thread title while you still can. Remember, characters beyond "." and "-" , generally do not show up in the ATS thread title, when viewing the list of ATS threads. Weird...but it is what it is. It looks like you're referring to the CNN President.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: IridiumFlareMadness
So they are admitting they are wrong? Good god!
It's not hard to be objective. That used to be what news aspired to. Now it is all opinions. A place for people to get their confirmation bias.


This is the same CNN President who is now PROUD that the network gave candidate Trump's rallies so much airtime. Twelve months ago, he was ashamed of "inadvertently" helping to elect President Trump.


ive noticed a backpeddling trend the last month or so. im curious if they are really giving in to the reality of 4 years of trump or if they are just struggling to figure out what new scandal to create. not sure if its going to work again since theyve kinda burned all their bridges repeatedly. who knows though, i keep being surprised



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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Trump gets due credit. Fake News from failing CNN. Sad !



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: IridiumFlareMadness
So they are admitting they are wrong? Good god!
It's not hard to be objective. That used to be what news aspired to. Now it is all opinions. A place for people to get their confirmation bias.


Seriously, whats the issue though?

Its called commercial media, they provide high quality 24/7 coverage of current events from around the world. Well at the same time selling an opinion based product of current affairs aimed at a particular core political base.

Its actually an inevitable outcome of a capitalist society.

I like CNN, if you don't then just go watch Fox news, problem solved...

Or even better, if your looking for news that strives to be totally "objective", then just only watch PBS...

No need to whine, moan and get all triggered by what political direction a privately owned broadcasting station chooses to take when it comes to opinion based a current affairs.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: intrptr

Tax cuts for ALL brackets, read the bill.

I don't care what it says. The Bigs got theirs by Christmas, the little people get a promise, "by February". In fact many little people got layed off for a christmas present.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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There is also the issue that a lot of what he's done has been met with an immediate pushback by Americans. In a country that hasn't had a lot of mass protests, we're starting to see an increasing number. This doesn't help him. Nor does his constant Twitter gaffes.

The article also points out the reason why his approval rating is the lowest of any modern president and is unlikely to rise: he's carrying out the agenda of his friends and of a small group.



And even in this polarized political age, the President's failure to reach out beyond his own core power base of political support is remarkable.


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The melodrama in the West Wing, with its firings, leaks and tensions, meanwhile, has created a picture of White House that has often struggled to implement its agenda or get out of its own way.



It is not surprising, then, that Trump's approval ratings are in the tank given that, as a first-year president, he has already seen four associates charged or plead guilty.
(which also shows that he does not know how to pick the very best people for any job.)



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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Of those who plead guilty....how many plead guilty to dealings that were done during their relationship with Trump? And how many plead guilty to charges that were not brought up against other people during the same types of investigations (im thinking Flynn being forced to plead to something Hillary was not).

Im not even a Trump supporter, and I can see the blatant bias put forth by media to create these narratives. For example, Trump made efforts to work across the isle while seeking to fix ACA. He was rebuffed.

His tax plan enriches just about everyone, and people complain. Not about the money in their pockets, but about the money in his pockets. Not because they weren't enriched, but because they don't want to see other enriched.

Just about everything you point out either shows the bias in media, or the darker side of human nature. The best I can admit to is his use of Twitter. And, tbh, that is ridiculous. Its Twitter. A medium with a small character count limit, where people shorten their phrases for brevity and at the cost of clarity. Seeing people melt down over a Twitter account that Trump has admitted he doesn't really always post to is quite humorous.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: DanDanDat

Oh, I'm sorry, but I was assured that Obama was to credit for all the good things happening, and I believe it's still appropriate to blame Bush for all the bad things, Trump is on deck and batting cleanup.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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His approval ratings have to do with the half of the US that hates him regardless of his actions. Although, if things keep moving in the same positive direction, those same haters are going to look increasingly stupid. You don't have to like him to realize that he is doing more of what he said he would do than any other politician any of us can remember. He was elected by the same 50% that liked his promises and hoped like hell that he would try to deliver.

So far, even with the strong opposition to him wanting to make the US better, the US is getting better. Perhaps you and yours will find a way to enjoy things as they improve even without admitting Trump does some good things.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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Russia is ready to serve as a mediator between North Korea and the United States if both sides agree, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN on Tuesday.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

You have sources for that or just more opinions



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: intrptr

You have sources for that or just more opinions


Which part?


Horses mouth:
edit on 26-12-2017 by intrptr because: youtube



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DanDanDat


But now, he has secured the most sweeping tax overhaul bill in 30 years, one that slashes the corporate rate by 14% and will give most Americans, for now at least, a bump in their paycheck.

Tax cuts for the rich. For the poor, promises to keep.


The stock market is roaring, up 5,000 points since he took office.

Taxes , profits and production up, for big business.

(S)electing a business man to invade the Peoples Oval Office was stupid. Wait and see how stupid was as stupid dids.




The quote is from CNN, so they clearly do not agree with your interpretation of the situation. They aren't know for lieing infavor of Trump or the republicans so I'm inclined to believe it when they do say something positive about them.




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