Keep­ing prom­ises -- to no fan­fare

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL - CHRISTO­PHER S. MOODY Gaithers­burg

Did you know that Pres­i­dent Trump has in­tro­duced themes for weeks past that em­pha­size his ob­jec­tives and his ef­forts to move the coun­try for­ward?

For ex­am­ple, there was “Work­force Devel­op­ment Week.” Did any­one read all the great ar­ti­cles about how Mr. Trump is en­cour­ag­ing and help­ing to fund ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing pro­grams to de­velop our work­force? Of course not — be­cause the main­stream me­dia didn’t men­tion it. You had to read out­side pub­li­ca­tions or the White House web­site to even dis­cover that was hap­pen­ing. The main­stream me­dia was too busy push­ing the Rus­sia-col­lu­sion story. What Mr. Trump was ac­tu­ally do­ing wasn’t sala­cious enough for the “jour­nal­ists” out there.

Then there was “In­fra­struc­ture Week.” Again, any­one re­mem­ber this one? Mr. Trump again fo­cused on pro­grams to re­build our roads, bridges, fac­to­ries, air­ports, etc., promis­ing gov­ern­ment pro­grams to jump-start and help fund the prom­ises he made dur­ing his cam­paign. It was barely men­tioned in the press, as our re­porters were again fo­cused on the Trump-Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion. That was much sex­ier.

Now we are go­ing into “En­ergy Week,” in which the pres­i­dent is push­ing be­com­ing in­de­pen­dent of the Mid­dle East and Venezuela for our oil. We are just now start­ing to ex­port our oil and nat­u­ral gas. Mr. Trump is also em­pha­siz­ing al­ter­na­tive sources of en­ergy, in­clud­ing nu­clear, so­lar, geother­mal and wind. Be on the look­out for any men­tion of this pro­gram in the press, but good luck find­ing it.

It’s time for the left and those that have hopped aboard the anti-Trump band­wagon to ac­cept the fact that Mr. Trump won the elec­tion and al­low him to put forth his ideas to make the coun­try bet­ter. Lib­er­als adding an idea or mak­ing sug­ges­tions to im­prove his pro­grams con­struc­tively would also be a huge step in the right di­rec­tion.

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