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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?’

Listing President Trump’s accomplishments is a lengthier responsibility than Democrats admit. In virtually every category, there’s something historic to talk about. That’s why a Biden administration better tread lightly. That’s why President Obama’s legacy is getting belittled by serious people.

Economy

First, President Trump’s record is filled with historic accomplishments. President Trump’s policies directly resulted in the lowest minority unemployment rates in history. Wages for blue collar workers grew twice as fast as for white collar workers. Pre-COVID, consumer confidence and small business were at all-time highs. Best of all, people were leaving the poverty rolls in major numbers. That’s because President Trump listened to Sen. Tim Scott in implementing Sen. Scott’s Opportunity Zones provisions into the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Next, President Trump worked with Congress to get rid of the Obama-Biden regulations that’d hurt the energy industry. That led to the US becoming energy independent and the largest energy producer in the world. (Under Obama, we were reliant on oil from the world’s hotspots. The result? Gas prices are cheap and home heating bills are affordable again.

Most importantly, President Trump started bringing our medical supply chains home while increasing medical manufacturing in the USA. As a result of CCOVID, we found out how reliant we are on China for PPE, the manufacture of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical products. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership and Peter Navarro’s work, those supply chains are coming home.

It remains to be seen if Joe Biden will continue with this or if he’ll foolishly reverse course. Biden’s biggest supporters are Wall Street financiers and globalists. That bunch hates President Trump’s America First policies.

COVID

I wrote here about the White House Fact Sheet on the actions President Trump took to combat COVID. It’s worth repeating some of the details of what he did:

  1. At the President’s urging, private companies shifted production to supplying masks, ventilators, hand sanitizer, testing supplies, and more.
  2. President Trump has acted under the Defense Production Act more than 30 times to ensure we have the supplies we need.
  3. President Trump understood early on that in order to defeat this virus once and for all and protect Americans, we need a vaccine and therapeutics.
  4. President Trump revolutionized the clinical trial process to ensure Americans get a safe vaccine as quickly as possible, by providing unprecedented investments in leading vaccine candidates to simultaneously produce them as they are tested and developed.

In other words, President Trump took actions that saved millions of lives. He used the DPA to build a national stockpile of PPE. Most importantly, he funded the vaccine that we’re only weeks away from getting.

Foreign Policy

President Trump demolished ISIS, stared down China, renegotiated trade deals, negotiated the Abraham Accords and put Russia and Iran in boxes. President Trump also killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qassim Suleimani.

Implied in the title is that President Trump will win re-election. That doesn’t mean the presidential election is the only important election on Tuesday night. Republicans have a lengthy list of goals to achieve, starting with growing Mitch McConnell’s majority in the Senate and finally firing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker for the final time. It’s time to drive an electoral wooden stake through that vampire’s heart once and for all.

Earlier tonight, Joni Ernst and Mitch McConnell got great news when the final Des Moines Register poll showed Sen. Ernst leading her opponent by a 46-42 margin. Prior to that, Greenfield had led. But I digress.

It’s obvious that President Trump will win. Articles like this cement that impression:

Senior officials on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign are increasingly worried about insufficient Black and Latino voter turnout in key states like Florida and Pennsylvania with only four days until the election, according to people familiar with the matter.

That’s quite predictable. Those voters are likely voting for President Trump or they aren’t voting. Joe Biden doesn’t excite them. This is the chief reason why:

Black voters didn’t forget that incident. This didn’t help either:

President Trump will have lots of support to implement the Platinum Plan for African-Americans and broad support for the American Dream Plan for Hispanics.

Once President Trump secures another term, Sen. Tim Scott’s police reform bill should become a high priority. Sen. Scott’s bill should’ve gotten serious consideration the first time it was proposed. Sen. Scott should make a public attempt to recruit Sen. Klobuchar and Sen. Manchin as co-sponsors. If they say yes, he’s 2 votes closer to passing his bill. If they don’t agree, then they have a major explanation to their state on the bipartisanship front. Further complicating things for Sen. Klobuchar is the fact that she represents Minneapolis, which wanted to dismantle its police department.

Democrats don’t dare oppose these plans in a serious way if they don’t want to be the minority party for the next decade. Republicans better jump on board, too, if they don’t want to get primaried. Implementing these deals would put Republicans in the driver’s seat for the mid-term future.

Bringing back more of the medical supply chain to the US should be a high priority, too. That was exposed as a national security vulnerability during COVID. That can’t continue to be a vulnerability. President Trump should push additional middle class tax cuts as part of the Platinum Plan or American Dream Plan, too. At minimum, push Democrats to help make the tax cuts permanent.

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’?