President Trump Was Right About Some Things…
Before we look at what President Trump was completely wrong about and why, it is only fair to check out what he got right.
Although President Trump made many enemies by working tirelessly to block funding to Planned Parenthood, I am placing this as the number one thing he did that was right. While there are those who do not consider this something he did right, pro-life Christians like myself, consider this very right.
President Trump was right about how to bring jobs back to the USA. During Trump’s first three years, from January 2017 through January 2020, the nation added 6,585,000 jobs, an increase of 4.5%.
The President was right when he said a vaccine would be available before the year 2020 ended.
President Trump’s China policy was right. Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state Tony Blinken said that President Trump “was right” to take a “tougher approach to China.” Most in Washington agree and outside as well, agree. President Trump’s Middle East policy was not only right, it was phenomenal!
That ‘a well built border wall will end the problem America has long had with illegals crossing our southern border’ was one of President Trumps’s campaign promises that was rapidly becoming a reality. The wall was effective. Trump was right.
‘The Future Act’ that President Trump signed has allocated more funding to historically black colleges and universities than any President has done before. In May 2017, President Trump promised “unwavering support” for the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). In December 2019, President Trump signed a bipartisan bill, known as the FUTURE Act. This is certainly something he did that is right.
President Trump moved the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and proposed a peace plan that substituted economic development for immediate Palestinian statehood. Traditional experts feared that Trump’s policies would ignite regional conflict. Instead, if anything, the region has calmed. First the United Arab Emirates, then Bahrain and Sudan, and most recently Morocco have opened diplomatic relations with Israel. It’s now possible to fly direct from Tel Aviv to Dubai, overflying Saudi Arabia.
President Trump was right about his decision to stop sending money to Iran and instead go after Soleimani. He brought long-delayed justice to Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani, who had orchestrated so many acts of terrorism. Experts feared that the killing of Soleimani would trigger the direst of consequences. Instead, the Iranian regime itself halted the cycle of retaliation!
President Trump’s 2017 tax bill actually helped those Americans in the lower income bracket despite what some predicted. The 2017 tax bill did ease the tax burden for many low-income earners. Before the tax bill, the standard deduction for taxpayers was $6,350 for single people, $9,350 for heads of household, and $12,700 for married couples. (There was also a personal exemption of $4,050.) Beyond that protected amount, low-income taxpayers could deduct additional amounts—if they kept proper records. With Trump’s bill, the standard deduction was almost doubled : For income earned in 2020, a single person pays no income tax on their first $12,400, heads of household on their first $18,650, and married couples on their first $24,800.
Under the Trump administration’s First Step prison-reform proposal sentences will be reduced for certain drug offenses. The program makes it easier for non-violent prisoners to qualify for early release, and be closer to their home. Women in prison will also receive sanitary products free of cost. This program offers much needed reform and is something very right done by the Trump administration.
President Trump was right when he said his phones were wire-tapped and the opposition spied on his campaign. We now know that Trump was right…
In May, declassified Department of Justice (DOJ) documents showed that President Obama was aware of the details of wiretapped conversations of then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak back in December 2016. Joe Biden was also aware, and was present at a meeting discussing it.
“On January 5, 2017, Yates attended an Oval Office meeting with then-FBI Director James Comey, then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-CIA Director John Brennan, and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, according to the newly declassified documents, including an FD-302 FBI witness report,” reported Fox News’ Gregg Re at the time. “They were discussing Russian election interference, along with national security adviser Susan Rice and other members of the national security council.”
President Trump was right when he said emphatically Russia was not involved in aiding his campaign.
“The entire investigation of Trump and his associates was based on Russian disinformation, and the FBI “used Russia’s meddling with the 2016 election as a pretext to investigate Donald Trump” and those around him.”
“According to handwritten notes from Peter Strzok, it was Biden who suggested using the Logan Act to target Michael Flynn.” Taken from: Obama and Biden Knew About Spying on The Trump Campaign
With many good and right decisions, most who read this will agree that none of these achievements brought greatness!
Was the President Wrong?
Good policies are never wrong, but depending upon a policy or a president is wrong because…
Sadly Trump Was Wrong When He Said…
“…We are born free, and we will stay free. We will never be a Socialist country.”
Our freedom and our safety depends upon the Lord our God. I hope that America does not lose all freedom and I know socialism has never been successful. Still our future depends, not on who is president or upon a person. In America we have always been “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” however, this will remain only so long as we look to our Maker and obey Him.
“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Proverbs 14:34 KJV
As for President Trump, His campaign slogan to “Make America Great Again” is a promise that hinges upon America’s willingness to humble herself before God, because our greatness depends upon our obedience to God and His Word!
The quoted statements above were made prior to the release of the Covid virus and the resulting fiasco on November 3rd. With the mail-in voting and weeks following we have learned that things can change very quickly… Freedom is fragile. Even the former President is no longer free to speak on social media. Many of us are no longer free to operate a business or post on social media. Many students are not free to attend school. We are not free to attend certain events. We are ruled more by executive orders than by a representative government, News is highly edited and now efforts are being made in Congress to control what media is allowed in our country. We are not free if what we are allowed to view, read, or hear is controlled by Washington!
“Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney, both from California, sent letters to television content providers such as AT&T, Roku, Comcast, and Verizon asking them why they carried the three “purported” news outlets that they say function as “misinformation rumor mills and conspiracy theory hotbeds that produce content that leads to real harm.”
Freedom is a right given by our Creator and we will enjoy it only so long as our Creator permits.
Mandates are the new normal. For these reasons, I say that President Trump was very wrong when he made the above statement and similar statements.
Please pray that our nation will return to obeying Christ and His righteousness so that He might make America great. It is only in Christ that we will find freedom.