Thursday, April 06, 2017

The top 25 promises President Trump has already kept

In business, a man is only as good as his word.

President Trump is a businessman.

You could not tell that by reading PolitiFact. That is why you come here.



PolitiFact listed as "in the works" his promise to forgo his salary as president. This week he donated his entire first quarter paycheck to the National Park Service. I suppose a partisan group of Fake Newsers could string this out for eight years and say "in the works," but that does not change the facts.

In the works? No, that is a...

PROMISE KEPT.

President Trump is fulfilling his promises.

Let us count the ways. After that first one on not taking a salary, let's move on to Number 2:
“First, I'm going to reinstitute a five-year ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government for five years after they leave government. I'm going to ask Congress to pass this ban into law so that it cannot be lifted by executive order, right. Second, I'm going to ask Congress to institute its own five-year ban on lobbying by former members of Congress and their staffs.”
He signed the executive order on January 28.

PROMISE KEPT.

3. Then there's this one:
"We're going to cancel every needless job-killing regulation and put a moratorium on new regulations until our economy gets back on its feet."
He froze new regulations on January 20.

Ten days later, he ordered the removal of two regulations for every new regulation.

PROMISE KEPT.

4. Here's another one:
"We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions just sent out the letters.

PROMISE KEPT.

5. Next:
“I will appoint justices, who like Justice Scalia, will protect our liberty with the highest regard for the Constitution.” 
He nominated Neil Gorsuch.

PROMISE KEPT.

6. Next: Keystone pipeline.

PROMISE KEPT.

7. Next: Pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Yep.

PROMISE KEPT.

8. Next: Encourage women to pursue STEM classes.

Yep.

PROMISE KEPT.

9. Next: Dump regulations that close coal mines.

PROMISE KEPT.

10. Next: The Washington Post headline said it all:
Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate
The whole repeal is up to Congress, not him.

PROMISE KEPT.

11. Next: Bomb the shit out of the Islamic State.

Check and see that nobody is escaping Defecation Row.

PROMISE KEPT.

12. Next: Undoing Barack Obama's executive orders.

This president will not be the Bathroom Monitor.

PROMISE KEPT.

13. Next: Support your local police.

From Fox News:
Sessions tells DOJ to revisit Obama-era agreements with local police departments
PROMISE KEPT.

14. Next:

PROMISE KEPT.

15. Next: “We’re going to put America first. That includes canceling billions in climate change spending for the United Nations."

From Climate Change News:
Trump budget: US to stop funding UN climate process
PROMISE KEPT.

16. Next: Hiring freeze.

Yep.

PROMISE KEPT.

17. Next: Make America Energy Independent Again.

From Forbes:
Trump, In The Name Of American Energy Independence, Moves To Scrap Obama's Climate Plans
PROMISE KEPT.

18. Next: “Department of Education. We’re cutting Common Core. We’re getting rid of Common Core. We’re bringing education locally. Department of environmental protection. We are going to get rid are of it in almost every form. We’re going to have little tidbits left, but we’re going to take a tremendous amount out. We have various other things. If you look at the IRS, if you look at every single agency, we can cut it down, and I mean really cut it down, and save. The waste, fraud, and abuse is massive.”

Two words: Betsy DeVos.

PROMISE KEPT.

19. Next: “My plan will also ensure funding for historic black colleges and universities, more affordable two- and four-year college and support for trade and vocational education.”

From the New York Post:
Trump signs executive order on historically black colleges
PROMISE KEPT.

20. Next: “As soon as I take office I will ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our military. It is so depleted. We will rebuild our military.”

PROMISE KEPT.

21. Next: “We’re going to keep, as you know, Gitmo, we’re keeping that open."

PROMISE KEPT.

22. Next: “We are going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction. They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating ISIS. We have no choice.”

See No. 11.

PROMISE KEPT.

23. Next: From the Indy Channel last May:
Trump: If I'm president, Carrier won't move to Mexico
PROMISE KEPT.

24. Next: “It’s a shame what’s happening in Flint, Michigan. A thing like that shouldn’t happen.”

From the Daily Caller:
Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System
PROMISE KEPT WITHOUT ACTUALLY MAKING A PROMISE!

25. Next: “And if people don't like it, we've got to have a country folks. Got to have a country. Countries in which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya. And we are going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria.”

PROMISE KEPT.

Well, judges have violated the Constitution and stopped his orders, but he did what he said he would do.

So far, the only promise he has made that will not be kept is this one: "We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning."

I don't feel no ways tired.

Do you?




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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for this list. With all the fighting/failure in Congress and negative Media, it feels good to know that Trump is doing what he can and a lot, actually. The shape of a lot of things might change going forward (through working with everyone), but the gist of what Trump stood for and earned support for is, as this list points out, moving along!

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  2. Could do wiithout the women in STEM thing. It's turning into a mandate for more affirmative action crap and now engineering schools are opening freshman orientation with propaganda about how evil men are and how we have to teach our nerd sons who have never been on a date not to be rapists. Save that for the "Asian" immigrants.

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    1. @Doc: Interest and skill in STEM starts in public school 99.99% of the time, so unless there is an effort to get girls interested in math and science early on at the K-12 level, it likely won't matter what effort is made at the college level. And that means public schools have to find a way to deal with the shortage K-12 teachers who have the skills and background to teach math and science. This has been a recognized problem in public education for more than 50 years, even when I was in high school, and I don't see a solution coming any time soon.

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    2. I have a son in engineering school. I've seen all the propaganda. This is the same thing they were doing with med schools when I was in.
      By the way, my son never set foot in a public school before college. Home schooled. No grades. Accepted on the basis of ACT/SAT scores. In EE.

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  3. "President Trump is fulfilling his promises.

    Let us count the ways. After that first one on not taking a salary ..."

    Not exactly right. Trump said he wouldn't tale a salary, but he has no choice under the law. So he announced that he was donating his salary to the National Park Service or whatever government bureaucracy he named. But we only have the word of his press secretary.

    This story at WaPo (don't you just love 'em) has many examples of promises made and not yet kept concerning charitable donotions and passing on profits to the government that were earned because of Trump being President.

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    1. How is it that we only have the word of his press secretary when photographs of the signed check itself are all over the net?
      Do you live in a hole in the ground?

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    2. The WaPo? That rag of untruthfulness?

      Fly, gad; fly away home.

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