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President Trump’s Farewell Address to the Nation highlights why President Trump’s accomplishments will be difficult to match. Economically, it’s virtually impossible to imagine Joe Biden, or any other Democrat Socialist president, accumulating President Trump’s accomplishments. The first accomplishments were the most important.

Using the Congressional Review Act, the GOP Congress and President Trump jump-started America’s energy industry. As a result, the US is “the world’s number-one producer of oil and natural gas by far.” People are paying less for a gallon of gas. Their heating bills are less, too. That’s about to change because a) Joe Biden wants electric cars, b) John Kerry wants us back in the Paris Climate Accord and Biden is cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline in the name of climate change, not because it’s good for the environment. The economy in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan will needlessly crater.

The World Stage

  1. NATO nations are paying more for defending their nations, thanks to President Trump’s negotiating.
  2. A new trade deal is in place with China. NAFTA was ripped up, then renegotiated. The USMCA was put into place in NAFTA’s place.
  3. While he didn’t finish it, President Trump started bringing US medical supply chains back to the US. When COVID hit, we learned that China produced most of our antibiotics and PPE. That won’t happen because Joe Biden wants to raise these companies’ taxes.

Abraham Accords

Normalizing relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain was the first step. The next step was normalizing relations between Israel and Sudan. Now Morocco is joining the Abraham Accords.

In addition to the Abraham Accords, President Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem. That happened early in his administration. Later in his administration, he recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golon Heights. Golon is key to Israel’s defenses.

The Crown Jewel

The pre-COVID economy was the best economy in US history. Blue collar wages were rising twice as fast as white collar wages. Consumer confidence was sky high. Small business confidence was, too. Durable goods orders and shipments were growing after years of stagnation. Wages rose because President Trump shut the US-Mexico border, drying up the low-skill labor pool. The unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Americans hit record lows. The unemployment rate for women was the lowest in three-fourths of a century.

The low minority unemployment rates are partially due to Sen. Tim Scott’s Opportunity zones legislation. The other reason for those low unemployment rates is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

COVID Vaccines

Operation Warp Speed was a sight to behold. People criticized President Trump when he said that they’d approve a COVID vaccine within a year. The ‘experts’ said it couldn’t be done. Pfizer and Moderna got their vaccines approved in less than a year. That was miraculous. Now that we’re reliant on politicians and bureaucrats, vaccinations have predictably slowed to sub-warp speed.

Joe Biden won’t fill President Trump’s shoes. In fact, it won’t be close. Biden has already announced that he’ll try killing the energy industry again:

The announcements will also include a sweeping order to review all of ex-President Donald Trump’s actions weakening climate change protections, the revocation of a vital permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline project from Canada, and a moratorium on oil and gas leasing activities in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge that Trump’s administration had recently opened to development, Biden aides said.

Expect gas prices to spike. Expect heating bills to rise within a year. It’s apparent that Biden doesn’t care about middle class families’ budgets. While wages stagnate thanks to Biden’s open border policies bringing in tons of cheap labor, expenses will rise thanks to higher gas prices and higher heating bills. Al Gore predicted what will happen to the Biden economy in this speech:

He said that “everything that’s supposed to be up is down. Everything that’s supposed to be down is up.” Under Biden, wage growth will stagnate. Under Biden, families’ expenses will go up.

It won’t take long before billboards start popping up with Trump’s face on them and the question ‘Miss me yet?’

One of the things I look for during the Vice Presidential Debate is whether both people are ready to be commander-in-chief if, God forbid, something terrible happens to the president. Tonight, Mike Pence’s mastery of the issues and his calmness even when Sen. Harris criticized left no doubt whether he’d be able to step in and do a great job without missing a beat. That can’t be said of Kamala Harris. She was thrown off often.

On the issue of COVID, Vice President Pence talked about the Obama-Biden administration got everything wrong about the Swine Flu but lucked out because it wasn’t as deadly as COVID. Pence then said that 60,000,000 people got the Swine Flu, not the 7,500,000 who’ve gotten COVID. Pence then finished by saying that had the Swine Flu had been as lethal as COVID is, there would’ve been 2,000,000 deaths, not 210,000:

The other hard shot Vice President Pence landed was when he compared the Biden-Harris plan to the Trump-Pence plan:

Sen. Harris has a tell when she’s pinned down on something. She starts smiling that nervous smile. Then she shakes her head side-to-side like she’s saying no. She did that often after the first segment. As Vice President Pence took command of the debate, Sen. Harris did that at least once per segment.

Sen. Harris did that on tax policy. Sen. Harris especially did that on fracking. Sen. Harris got trapped often on policy, often saying ‘Vice President Biden has been consistent about’ or ‘Vice President Biden has been quite clear’ about a topic where he’d flip-flopped. This was especially true about the Trump tax cuts and fracking.

One thing that became clear throughout the debate was that Sen. Harris is very artificial. When she got ready for one of her pre-rehearsed lines, she’d look into the camera, then started speaking with a bit of a lilt in her voice. Sen. Harris’s pre-rehearsed lines were intended to be kill-shots. None of them had the impact that she’d hoped they would.

Vice President Pence’s training as a radio talk show host shined through. When co-debater Susan Page interrupted, Vice President Pence talked right through her and finished his point. Vice President Pence was a man on a mission and he was focused like a laser. That Page often interrupted him when he ran long didn’t bother him.

Perhaps Pence’s hardest-hitting line was when he criticized Sen. Harris, saying “The fact that you continue to undermine public confidence in a vaccine, if a vaccine emerges during the Trump administration, I think is unconscionable. Senator, I just ask you: Stop playing politics with people’s lives.

Vice President Pence was the only person on that stage that I’d trust to step into the job of commander-in-chief. Sen. Harris simply isn’t ready for that daunting assignment.

The Harris-Biden ticket insists that President Trump didn’t take COVID-19 seriously. Further, the Harris-Biden ticket insist that people died unnecessarily because of President Trump’s unseriousness. That’s BS of the stinkiest order. This White House fact sheet demolishes the Harris-Biden argument:

  1. Took early action to cut off travel from China
  2. Built the world’s leading testing system from nothing
  3. Enacted mitigation measures to slow the spread
  4. Mobilized public and private sectors to secure needed supplies
  5. Took action to protect vulnerable Americans
  6. Launched effort to deliver a vaccine and therapeutics in record time
  7. Provided support to workers and businesses
  8. Paved way for reopening to get America working again
  9. Surged resources to hot spots as they arose
  10. Confronted China as origin of the virus while Democrats and media cowered

Let’s get serious about something. Can anyone picture President Harris or Co-President Biden calling up pharmaceutical industry CEOs to have them start working on a vaccine in February? If you can picture that, what type of drugs are you using?

Peter Navarro was tasked with rebuilding the national stockpile of ventilators. He contacted GM about standing up a manufacturing facility in Kokomo, IN. From the initial call from Navarro to the manufacture of the first ventilator took 17 days:

“Every time you hear that ‘pity party’ stuff, remember to look into the future, see where we need to go, and what we need to do, and that’s bringing manufacturing and supply chains home, starting with our pharmaceutical supply chains and our medical supplies and equipment like masks,” he said. “And that’s what we’re doing. I’ve have seen miracles here. I’ve seen a plant in Kokomo, Indiana, with General Motors stood up in 17 days, and three days later, we had ventilators go into hospitals in Gary, Indiana.”

Does anyone seriously think that Harris, Biden or any other Democratic presidential candidate could’ve accomplished this? I don’t. I can’t picture any Democrat being able to accomplish anything like that. That isn’t the only special assignment Navarro is handling:

During the Obama-Biden administration, Obama and Biden didn’t think it was a problem to have our antibiotics, PPE and other medical supplies manufactured in China. If they thought it posed a national security threat, they didn’t act on it. Considering Biden’s coziness with China, it’s highly unlikely that ‘Buy American, Hire American’ was a priority.

VP Biden’s campaign slogan is just spin. It isn’t a commitment like it is with President Trump. Democrats are globalists and corporatists. Whether it’s Lebron James or Michael Bloomberg or Mark Cuban, they’re each committed to China in different ways. Bloomberg wants Chinese markets open to him even if it hurts the US. Lebron James doesn’t flinch when Nike uses child labor to manufacture athletic wear that bears Lebron’s name. Cuban won’t speak of China’s evils because it might hurt the NBA.

Donald Trump didn’t flinch in cutting off travel with China when COVID was first discovered. That’s because his loyalties lie with the US.

For the first 40+ years of his career, Joe Biden fed his family at the globalist trough. Biden’s family got rich feeding at the globalist trough. Why should I think that he’s serious about ‘Buy American, Hire American’?