While Trump wins on issue after issue, the media accentuates the setbacks.
One piece of evidence that Donald Trump wins time and again is the tone of the opposition: They are angry and hysterical!
Given certain disappointment like Obamacare repeal, one might be tempted to think that Trump is already losing. But the Leftists aren’t acting like people who have vanquished Donald Trump. They’re acting fearful and resentful.
How has Trump won for us since being elected? The Associated Press recently summed up what has happened thus far in Trump’s first days in office (emphasis added):
Amid the turmoil over staff shake-ups, blocked travel bans and the Russia cloud hanging overhead, President Donald Trump is steadily plugging away at a major piece of his agenda: Undoing Obama.
From abortion to energy to climate change and personal investments, Trump is keeping his promises in methodically overturning regulations and policies adopted when Barack Obama was president.
It hasn’t all been smooth sailing.
Trump recently failed to fulfill his pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which continues to stand as Obama’s most recognizable domestic policy achievement. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan couldn’t persuade enough fellow Republicans to back new health care legislation last month. Ryan pulled the measure just before a scheduled House vote.
Trump has had better outcomes in other areas.
No one can be one hundred percent successful all the time. But that doesn’t mean that Trump is losing to the Leftists. On the contrary, he is dislodging and rolling back Barack Obama’s accomplishments.
In some rare cases, I wish Trump had left Obama’s rules intact. I am not a fan of reversing rules about internet privacy.
But let’s not forget more important issues, like the right to life!
Trump is expected to sign legislation erasing another Obama rule, one that barred states from withholding federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood affiliates and other clinics that provide abortions. The rule was finalized shortly before Obama left office in January.
The measure cleared the Senate last week with Vice President Mike Pence, who is also president of the Senate, casting the tie-breaking 51st vote in the 100-member chamber.
Frankly, I doubt any other Republican President would have done as much on this issue. If you doubt Trump’s personal conviction on the issue, we can at least be sure that Trump knows he needs pro-lifers in his coalition. He has endeavored to keep his promises.
He is also making energy cheaper!
Trump signed an executive order last week to deliver on his pledge to unravel Obama’s efforts to curb global warming. The order launched a review of the Clean Power Plan, Obama’s chief effort to curb carbon emissions by restricting greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. Trump also lifted a 14-month-old halt on new coal leases on federal lands. The Obama administration had imposed a three-year freeze on such leases in January of last year.
The executive order covers a range of other Obama-era rules, including requirements to factor the “social cost” of carbon emissions into all regulatory actions and to crack down on methane emissions at oil and gas wells. Business groups had complained to Trump, himself a businessman, that the rules were intrusive and expensive.
Additionally, Trump is moving the Keystone XL and the Dakota pipelines forward, and re-evaluating fuel efficiency standards. The article lists other Trump victories as well.
As President, Donald Trump wins still, just as he did during his campaign.