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Writer For Liberal Rag States Trump Is Most Honest President In History

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posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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Hmm, I wonder if syndicated columnist Marc Thiessen is still employed by The Washington Post? In his column that was published on October 11th, he states that "Trump could be the most honest president in modern history." Thiessen does state that Trump "lies all the time," but then later admits that "the real barometer of presidential truthfulness — keeping his promises — Trump is a paragon of honesty." Honesty? Does the Left even believe in that word?


Donald Trump may be remembered as the most honest president in modern American history.



Don’t get me wrong, Trump lies all the time. He said that he “enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history” (actually they are the eighth largest) and that “our economy is the strongest it’s ever been in the history of our country” (which may one day be true, but not yet). In part, it’s a New York thing — everything is the biggest and the best.



But when it comes to the real barometer of presidential truthfulness — keeping his promises — Trump is a paragon of honesty. For better or worse, since taking office Trump has done exactly what he promised he would.

www.washingtonpost.com... ry.html?utm_term=.8d1a4c1a900a

So, what exactly are these promises that President Trump has kept? Lets list them from articles posted by two media sources that are known to have a slight to moderate liberal bias, according to mediabiasfactcheck.com...

From a USA TODAY article, published on January 18, 2018:

(1)

Under Trump, construction has begun on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines even as the United States will soon achieve oil production of 10 million barrels per day, will become a net exporter of oil sometime in the next decade, and is set to rival Russia as the world’s largest oil producer by 2019.


(2-6)

Add to that low unemployment, rising wages, a booming stock market and a tax cut that will put more money in middle-class pockets starting next month and you have the makings of a very successful presidency. Did I mention that Obamacare’s noxious individual mandate has been consigned to history’s dustbin as well?


(7)

And there’s more. At the border, illegal crossings are down as much as 60%, showing that a willingness to enforce the law and end incentives to enter the country illegally will change behavior.


(8)

Likewise, Trump has overseen a change in national security policy from the globalist moral imperialism of his recent predecessors to the interests based in realism that he calls America First. His speeches in Warsaw, Poland, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, were triumphs. They encouraged our friends and put our enemies on notice.


(9)

Back in Washington, Trump’s appointees are quietly cutting regulations pursuant to one of his first executive orders, which instructs them to cut two regulations for every new one they put in place.


From an article published in THE WASHINGTON POST, on October 11, 2018:

(10)

Trump kept his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something his three immediate predecessors also promised yet failed to do.


(11)

He promised to “crush and destroy ISIS,” and two years later he is on the verge of eliminating the Islamic State’s physical caliphate.


(12)

He promised to impose a travel ban on countries that he saw as posing a terrorist threat, and after several false starts the final version of his ban was upheld by the Supreme Court.


(13)

He promised to punish Syria if it used chemical weapons on its people, and, unlike his immediate predecessor, he followed through — not once but twice.


(14)

Trump pledged to nominate Supreme Court justices “in the mold of Justice [Antonin] Scalia,” and now Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh sit on the high court.


(15)

Trump also pledged to fill the federal appellate courts with young, conservative judges, and so far the Senate has confirmed 29 — more than any recent president at this point in his administration.


(16)

He vowed an unprecedented regulatory rollback, with a strict policy to eliminate two existing regulations for every new regulation. In his first year, he achieved $8.1 billion in lifetime regulatory savings and is on track to achieve an additional $9.8 billion this year.


(17)

During the campaign, he told African American voters, “What do you have to lose? . . . I will straighten it out. I’ll bring jobs back. We’ll bring spirit back.” On his watch, African American unemployment reached the lowest level ever recorded


(18-20)

Trump promised to cancel President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, withdraw from the Paris climate accord and open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration. He fulfilled all of those pledges.


(21-25)

On trade, he kept his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. He also committed to renegotiating NAFTA and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement — and recently signed new deals with Mexico, Canada and South Korea. He committed to imposing tariffs on China to force it to open its markets and stop its theft of intellectual property — and is following through on that pledge.


(26-29)

The president pledged historic increases in defense spending, and delivered. He pledged to bring back manufacturing jobs, and manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest pace in more than two decades. He pledged to sign “Right to Try” legislation to give dying Americans access to experimental treatments, and did. He pledged to take on the opioid epidemic and will soon sign a sweeping bipartisan opioids package into law.




posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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A FEW SETBACKS:


Where Trump has failed to keep promises, such as building the wall or repealing Obamacare, it has not been for a lack of trying. Only in a few rare instances has he backtracked on a campaign pledge — such as when he admitted that he was wrong to promise a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and reversed course.

www.washingtonpost.com... ry.html?utm_term=.8d1a4c1a900a

What world are these so-called "celebrities" from?


“Let’s overthrow the government of Donald Trump peacefully, lawfully and with extreme prejudice. Let’s make America great again, by making Donald Trump a casino operator again,” he added.



After the dinner, Baldwin said that he wakes up every morning still “horrified” that Trump is president, The New Hampshire Union-Leader reported.

www.huffingtonpost.com...

Not bad for a President that some consider ‘The WORST President in American history.’


PRESIDENT Donald Trump has been hit by an astonishing attack from former Secretary of State John Kerry, who branded him “the worst President in American history”.

www.express.co.uk...

Ha...even USA TODAY, back in 2017, published an article that stated, "Donald Trump: America’s horrible president."


For now, though, the real story of Donald Trump is a simple one. He is a horrible president. He is hurting our country. He is making the world a worse place. He is choosing to divide us. And even if it doesn’t change a thing, speaking out is the right thing to do.

www.usatoday.com...

Even though you wouldn't know it by watching Liberal biased media and poll numbers, most Americans are satisfied with President Trump's job performance. I guess we'll see what the real deal is after midterms, but for now, it's nice to see some people eating crow.


edit on 10/17/2018 by shawmanfromny because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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Yeah, I was actually going to mention (seeing your thread title) that the lunatic is even honest about the bad things he does and also, unlike other presidents, he doesn't give a damn about the lies he tells.

Additionally, and like the previous presidents, they're about as trustworthy as all the Arabs in that Turkish consulate on the 2nd of October



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

HONESTY is so rare in the political world, it's no wonder the writer is fascinated by this President.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:36 PM
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So these days you’re honest if you tell the truth about how you lie.

How far we have fallen.


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posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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LMAO at Obamas dumb 57 state ass. What is he going to do wave a magic wand?

How is he going to renegotiate those deals ??? Obama was such a con man.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Geez, for a second I thought you were talking about those lying and scheming Democrats.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: shawmanfromny
a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Geez, for a second I thought you were talking about those lying and scheming Democrats.



Republican, Democrat, makes no difference mate, they're all liars



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

I agree with that statement!




posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


Marc Alexander Thiessen is an American Republican author, columnist, and political commentator. He served as a speechwriter for United States President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
en.wikipedia.org...

Why wouldn't he praise Trump.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: gortex

For the same reason you wouldn't expect a Right leaning newscaster on CNN showering Trump with praise. I certainly didn't expect The Washington Post to publish this, but maybe even the higher ups couldn't dispute the facts. Either way, it's a win for Trump, who will most likely use it in a future tweet, if he hasn't already.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


For the same reason you wouldn't expect a Right leaning newscaster on CNN showering Trump with praise. I certainly didn't expect The Washington Post to publish this, but maybe even the higher ups couldn't dispute the facts. Either way, it's a win for Trump, who will most likely use it in a future tweet, if he hasn't already.


Thiessen is a longtime GOP establishment operative, going back to his lobbying days with BMSK. He writes a twice-weekly column for WaPo and it's always pro-Trump.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

lol they seem to allready be issuing a "correction" or at least another opinion article attemping to refute the one from your op. so i guess they got their marching orders www.washingtonpost.com... cc8

Marc Thiessen has written a column here at The Post arguing that President Trump is not, as most people acknowledge, the most prodigious liar in the history of the presidency, but in fact “may be remembered as the most honest president in modern American history,” because “when it comes to the real barometer of presidential truthfulness — keeping his promises — Trump is a paragon of honesty.” Thiessen goes on to say that “When Trump says he will do something, you can take it to the bank.” And Wednesday morning, the column came to the attention of the president himself, the way he usually learns information: via “Fox & Friends.” So Trump tweeted this: “Trump could be the most honest president in modern history. When you look at the real barometer of presidential truthfulness, which is promise keeping, he is probably the most honest president in American history. He’s done exactly what he said he would do.” Marc Thiessen, WPost — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018 Thiessen is wrong about a number of things in this column, the first being that keeping promises is “the real barometer of presidential truthfulness.” It just isn’t — they’re somewhat related, but they aren’t the same thing at all. You can be honest and fail to keep your promises for any number of reasons, and Trump is living proof that you can keep promises while lying every step of the way. The assertion that the real measure of honesty is not honesty itself but something else sounds a lot like a concerted act of rationalization, a way of supporting a president who lies with shocking regularity while convincing yourself that you’re still a moral person for whom honesty matters. But what I really want to address is Thiessen’s claim that Trump is perhaps “the most honest president in modern American history” because of his unparalleled record of promise-keeping. Trump has now endorsed this assessment, and it is a claim he will probably continue to make for, well, the rest of his life.
so it seems they are trying to have the new opinion article cancle out the old one ,the article i quoted seems much more angry then the one the OP posted



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:45 PM
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I would rather assert Trump is the most transparent and unfiltered President in US history.

Frankly, he might be the most transparent and unfiltered leader in all of human history.

That alone is pretty notable.

Truthfulness? Clearly not more so than any of his predecessors. He's undeniably pretty imprecise. Whether by design or not is a matter for debate.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

It's a good post, and like the source notes, he does plenty of white lies and exaggerations and hyperboles, but where it counts the most, he's DOING HIS JOB.

And I think that this fact is what's making the extreme left lose its collective mind--he's actually doing exactly what he was elected to do, and is accomplishing these things very well and efficiently, for the most part.

Regardless of if we all agree with the political ideology behind some of the actions, the proof is right there in front of our eyes.

I saw a couple posts the other day that specifically mentioned how 'Trump hasn't followed through with any of his promises,' and I almost got into a debate over that ignorant type of comment, but I just let it go.

Good post. I don't agree with everything that he does, but at least he's getting a majority of good things done, IMO.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Thanks for the heads up, but as you might suspect, I don't read The Washington Post, so I wouldn't know this. Maybe CNN, should allow a GOP "operative" to do a twice-weekly show...it might turn around their putrid ratings.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: loam

...but is he getting the job done and fulfilling his campaign promises?



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:57 PM
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The small lies—the hyperbole, the exaggerations, etc.—are nothing compared to the big lie of past politicians, the sort of script-reading, TelePrompTer etiquette, public/private views we have come accustomed to.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: RalagaNarHallas

It's probably because their readers were lighting up their switchboard and email account, chastising them for publishing that article. How dare they!




posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

For the most part, I think he is...despite the unprecedented headwinds.




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