Trump has ac­com­plished much, de­spite harsh crit­ics

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum - Glo­ria Hawkins, Prince Fred­er­ick

Not in the past 100 years has there been so “much to do about noth­ing.” I don’t know any­one who can re­mem­ber so much ha­tred and back­lash for any pres­i­dent as there has been for Pres­i­dent Trump. No mat­ter what he tries to do to ful­fill his prom­ises to the masses who voted for him, he is crit­i­cized, threat­ened and ridiculed. If there are any prom­ises he has not yet ful­filled, it isn’t be­cause he hasn’t tried, but be­cause the Supreme Court, fed­eral courts and “cry baby” Democrats have fought against him.

Yet, he con­tin­ues to fight to re­verse the dis­as­trous poli­cies of the for­mer ad­min­is­tra­tion. Check out a few of his ac­com­plish­ments: Ap­proved Key­stone and Dakota pipe­line and re­moved un­nec­es­sar y bur­den­some road­blocks that pre­vent us from be­ing en­ergy in­de­pen­dent; Cut red tape to save Amer­i­can busi­nesses $18 bil­lion/year; In­creased bor­der pa­trol, bring­ing down il­le­gal cross­ings by 61 per­cent, the low­est in 17 years; Cut fund­ing for Sanc­tu­ary Cities; Rolled back anti-coal reg­u­la­tions; Signed the travel ban to keep Amer­ica safe from ter­ror­ists; Com­bated use of chem­i­cal weapons in Syria; In­creased mil­i­tary bud­get to make us com­bat ready; Im­proved vet­eran care and fa­cil­i­ties; Rene­go­ti­ated the F-35 to save us $700 mil­lion; Nom­i­nated new Supreme Court jus­tice; Ne­go­ti­ated new trade deals with sev­eral na­tions; Has worked around the clock with world lead­ers to de­stroy ISIS by cut­ting off fund­ing; Re­moved un­nec­es­sar y reg­u­la­tions of the EPA; Took Amer­ica out of the global cli­mate hoax that de­manded mil­lions of Amer­ica dol­lars; Re­tracted the “bath­room bill;” Fired in­com­pe­tent peo­ple not in­ter­ested in fol­low­ing the law; Ap­proved high pri­or­ity in­fra­struc­ture bill; Re­duced the reg­u­la­tor y and con­trol costs on small busi­nesses; Put a five year ban on lob­by­ing and life­time ban on for­eign lob­by­ing; Di­rected the DHS to build the wall, with con­struc­tion to be­gin soon; Re­peal Oba­macare — still tr ying to win this one in or­der to re­duce the fi­nan­cial bur­den and penal­ties on busi­nesses and pa­tients.

Pres­i­dent Trump be­gan work­ing for Amer­ica even be­fore the in­au­gu­ra­tion by ne­go­ti­at­ing with Boe­ing to re­duce the cost of Air­force One, sav­ing us mil­lions. He has tire­lessly worked to ful­fill his prom­ises, yet signed fewer ex­ec­u­tive or­ders in the first 12 days than Obama did. As com­man­der-in-chief, his first obli­ga­tion is to pro­tect Amer­ica. I be­lieve he is try­ing to do that. He is dif­fer­ent be­cause he is not a politi­cian. He is crude, rude, but “all Amer­i­can,” and many times “tweets” be­fore he thinks, but he is our pres­i­dent and it’s time we re­spected his po­si­tion and stop bash­ing him.

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