On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as president. Thursday of this week will mark the 6-month point of this presidency.
There have been noticeable advancements made at the southern border. Illegal crossings are down. Jobs are making a comeback. More companies are hiring, less people are filing for unemployment. ISIS is on the run; Mosul has been returned to the Iraqis. America is no longer victim to the Paris Accord. The VA has rid of many bad employees, and it’s slowly but surely improving its systems and services. A new member of the Supreme Court is in place. The stock market is up 17% for the year, gas prices remain low, and housing is stable. NATO allies are paying their fair share. The travel ban is in place, albeit for just 6 countries. These are good things.
North Korea has grown more dangerous. Health insurance remains a nightmare for many Americans because Obamacare remains in place and it appears it will stay that way for the near future. The border wall is still in the planning stage, tax reform hasn’t gone past the conversation stage, government spending remains in the insanely high stage, and illegal aliens remain in large numbers outside Home Depots across America looking for work. More cops are dying on the job, racial tensions remain horrible, DACA is still in play, NAFTA is still in play, the Iran deal is still in play, and according to a new report by Judicial Watch, the president is spending too much on travel.
Then there are the items which are debatable in terms of being good or bad. For example, the president remains at war with the press, and his Twitter account is more active than ever. Then of course there’s the whole Russia thing, but how do we categorize something that changes everyday?
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