Trump’s ‘failures’

Trump’s ‘failures’

[Ed. – Never has a president been skewered as relentlessly … and entirely for trumped-up reasons.]

It is popular on the NeverTrump Right and everyone on the Left to claim that President Trump has “failed” as we head into an election year. But his supposed failures are instructive.

Take the wall. True, Trump certainly in the last three years has not come close to building an envisioned initial phase of 1,000 miles or so of border fencing to stop the easiest access to the United States, much less made Mexico pay for it. Yet even his critics concede he relentlessly tried — and are fearful he will soon succeed.

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On trade, for much of Trump’s tenure, U.S. trade deficits increased and gyrated, in a pattern not much different from the latter years of the Obama administration. So far, Trump has been widely pilloried as a reckless protectionist. …

But again, recently it appears things may be changing. …

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