Donald Trump is doing a great job.
Even sane Democrats admit his performance on the economy is very good. But how does he rate when compared to other great American presidents?
At the top.
Other presidents like Reagan, Lincoln, Truman, and Teddy Roosevelt have excelled in several areas.
But in historical context only Trump has run the table in the areas most important to modern America.
He has restored national confidence, he has presided over an economic boom, and he has kept America safe.
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There have been times when presidents have brought the nation back from a crisis of confidence.
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The most noted modern example is Reagan’s 1981 restoration of the American spirit after four years of Jimmy Carter.
Carter’s policies in the previous four year had ushered in high interest rates and inflation, a collapse of U.S. prestige abroad, and he blamed it all on the American people in his infamous “malaise” speech.
Reagan restored our nation and led us to economic recovery. But he did not stop runaway government spending.
Trump has gone over the government books, with his vast business acumen, and cut wasteful spending and federal waste. His grade on that is superlative.
That feeling, that there is someone at the helm that cares about average citizens, has made the nation feel great about itself again.
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Trump’s work on economics has been nothing short of magnificent. The stock market, historic job growth, and the psychological boost of a roaring economy have had the effect of making the boom sustainable at least in the medium term.
Others presidents have seen great economies. But none have brought the drastic change Trump did from a stalled economy to a dynamic one.
On our place in the world? The contrast is stark. The strike the killed Solemani is a case in point.
Before Trump America was on the decline and not taken at its word across the globe. Our friends felt betrayed and our enemies emboldened. No longer. America is back.
On those factors alone, Trump tops the list of U.S. presidents. After his reelection, he will cement his place on that list.
This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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RUDE, CRUDE??????? I interact with the general public EVERY WORKING DAY IN A PUBLIC SERVICE POSITION and POTUS is kinder in his words and actions than the public is!!! I work in a wealthy area in N. Va. and the public is CRUDE, SELF SERVING and act ENTITLED to do just what they want regardless of the regulation!!!! Someone has a HISY FIT over a FEW CHOICE WORDS?????? GET A GRIP ON REALITY!!!!
He’s rude, crude but effective. He’s not a bullshit politician, he’s a businessman running one of the biggest businesses on earth and doing one hell of a job. Four more years and the swamp will be drained. All of those unemployed politicians will have to finally go out and earn a living instead of leaching off the American public
And yet here he is as YOUR President and there you are as a janitor at an all wags convention cleaning up the slop they missed. Good for you.
“If” any Professor ever said that it more than likely because he knew his family had money and was jealous like a lot of people are of him. Also, Trumps IQ is 156, so perhaps the Professor was jealous of that also. Get a grip on the truth. TRUMP 2020!!
You should always check with Rasmussen Polls. The one that had it right all through the 2016 election.
I know my sources and it is NOT the mainstream media like where your info is coming from. Sorry if the truth hurts but Obama is known and the WORST President EVER in all the polls i have seen and I believe that for sure He almost destroyed America and his approval rating was very low especially just before he left office. I trust my President Trump & his family will stay. TRUMP 2020!!
I’m sorry if the truth hurts, but I’m not lying. You should really check your sources. Other leaders Admire him? Could you explain then why there is actual video of other world leaders mocking him? You really need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid.
No, you are the one lying. Trump has had as high as 51%. Do you research for the truth or jut make crap like the normal liberal and do not want to face the truth. NO I am not ignorant. If I was a liberal democrat I would claim to be ignorant so I think fits your category, not mine. Trump has the greatest economy EVER, unemployment EVER, foreign policies EVER because other leader of countries admire him. Also I do not see 40,000 people at any of their rallies, I know because I went to one that had that many. A whole lot of democrats that have switched to voting for Trump also that I met. Open your eyes to reality.
Obama’s lowest rating was 40% while Trumps was 35%. Obama’s overall rating was 49% while Trump’s is 40%. Are you that ignorant or are you just lying?
Obama did have the lowest approval rating ever of any President. He tried to destroy America.
The 2nd lowest approval rating of any president! “The most stupid student I ever had” quoting former Wharton Professor William D. Kelley!
CyanBeer, The Stock market did not double under Obama. When he first got into Office the Dow crashed from 14,600 to 7,100 and then went up to 17,000. That’s a total of 2,400 gained in 8 years. All you Democrats have are fond memories of a President that never was.
I believe under Obama the GNP never surpassed 2.9% in his 8 years; he went on a world wide apology tour of the US, he misled the people about Obamacare, telling them over 25 times they could keep their doctor and health plan, was caught on a hot mike with his message of “flexibility” to Putin, his debacle with Fast & Furious, his cover-up of what actually occurred at Benghazi, tried to influence the re-election of Netanyahu, and basically created the racial animosity with his siding against the police BEFORE the FACTS were known, and became just another multi-millionaire politician while attacking the rich and capitalism….and never released his college transcripts upon request and misled about his relationship with Rev. Wright and with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn, sent the IRS out to go after non-profit conservative groups and claimed ignorance, etc. Yeah, a great president! I suppose you’d just LOVE Hillary…
Hmmm, my stock went from 216 to 325 during Trump’s tenure. Low interest rates? Obama had them for people to buy a house. I refinanced twice in the 8 years he was in office. So, according to you, that would put those 8 years as a down economy. Obama bowed to other world leaders, no wonder they liked him. He gave them millions of cash laid out on foreign tarmacs, he promised them after the election things would change for them. He sided with the Muslims and mocked and hated Israel. So, yea, he was a great President. For other countries. Not so much for ours. You might want to visit and stay in places like Cuba, Russia, China, Venezuela. You seem to be right at home there.
Then you are an ignorant fool. IT was at 8000 when Obama started, during the great recession by the way, and he got it to over 16,000. I’m sorry if the truth hurts, but that is the truth.
He is fascinated with it because he CARES. That is a whole lot more than Obama ever did. He went in to destroy American and almost did but not quite as smart as Trump when came along and “Made America Great Again”. Obama never got the stock market to raise and I know that it is a lie. It is at 24000 right now after the virus lying scare from the dems but it was up as high as 29,000 and in the not too distance future it will beat that. I would hate to be a liberal democrat that doesn’t want to know the real truth. TRUMP 2020!!
So there was never a recession in 2008?
More of the twisted logic lies of the democrats!! That never happened. Do some true research and stop with the LIES.
Someone needs their meds.
I think you must be dreaming. That NEVER happened under Obama at all. I never noticed a recession or anyone ever talking about it. You are believing too many democrats LIE. They love to lie like that and repeat it over and over so people like you be convinced. That is how the democrats do business.
We’re happy with our President. He stays! You’re out of luck!
The fact that you are quoting Investors Business daily says it all. A publication known for far right views and out right lying. You should really find some better, I.E. honest, sources.
More!… “Obama’s economy has been particularly harsh on those already at the bottom. Census data show that the bottom fifth of households saw their average income fall by 8% from 2009 to 2014.
Looked at another way, the share of households with incomes below $25,000 climbed from 22.4% to 23.6% over those years.
Among blacks, it went from 35.5% to 36.8%.
The statistics on poverty are just as unpleasant.
In Obama’s first year in office, 43.6 million people — or 14.3% of the population — lived in poverty.
By 2014, that number had climbed by more than 3 million, pushing the poverty rate up to 14.8%.
The poverty rate among blacks was 26.2% last year, up from 25.8% in 2009. Is that “moving forward,” too?
Even the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is lower today than it was when Obama took office.
If anyone but Obama had presided over such results, his economic legacy would be in shambles and his policies in disrepute.
3.5 is MASSIVELY better than 4.7. And that doesn’t tell the WHOLE story. Trumps numbers were WAY better for blacks, and minorities, than Obama’s. Obama didn’t even help his own people. Household INCOME NEVER went up during the Obama years. “Investors Business daily”…Economy: After six-plus years of President Obama’s big-spending, tax-raising policies, middle-class families have seen their incomes decline and more families have fallen into poverty, Census data show.
The Census Bureau’s latest annual report on income and poverty in America shows that there was little to cheer about in 2014.
Median family income dropped slightly to $53,657, down from the year before. Every income group suffered losses, with the lowest fifth of households dropping close to 1%. The overall poverty number barely budged. But it climbed by almost 600,000 among blacks in 2014, more than half of whom were under age 18. It’s hard to see any evidence of that in the Census numbers. Indeed, the latest report shows that, despite more than six years of economic “recovery,” the middle class is, incredibly, worse off than at the end of the Great Recession.
From 2009 to 2014, real median household income dropped by more than $1,000 — or 2.3% — to $53,657. (And that decline would likely have been steeper if not for a 2013 change in the way the Census does its annual survey.)
I remember by the end of his presidency that unemployment went from a high of 10% down to 4.7%. Over 11.6 million jobs were created. “But now we have a reasonably complete statistical picture of the Obama years, which began in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and ended with the highest level of household income ever recorded.”
He started during a recession…and did NOT pull us out of it. You don;’t remember the part time jobs, high unemployment, and low wages. You don’t remember EVERYONE on food stamps. You don’t remember the low morale of Americans. When are you going to remember THAT? The ignorance is on you for insisting that things were good under Obama. They never were. EVER! Oct 26, 2018 · The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.5 percent pace in the third quarter..it would STAY above 3 percent if the President didn’t have Democrats fighting his success every minute. They need to get a life. So do you. Quit hating. Whether you realize it or not …THESE are the “good old days” that people will talk about ….when we get a Democratic President.
Still ignoring the fact that he started during the great recession. Exactly why can’t you grasp that fact? Is it complete ignorance on your part or can you not except reality. And the US is still waiting for Trump to get that GDP above 3 like he promised, but I’m sure if he doesn’t he and you will just blame someone else for it.
Over an eight year period…that’s not very good. GDP under Obama was pitiful. GDP growth under Obama was worst in decades – New York Post… With final revision of fourth-quarter GDP growth to 2.1 percent from its previous 1.9 percent level, President Obama is the only president since HERBERT HOOVER to not have guided the US economy to 3 percent growth in any year he was in office.” …Have you heard of Hoovervilles?
What was a lie? Trump always talks about GDP and how he is going to get to 3,4 even 5%. IF it’s a lie why is he so fascinated with it? The stock market was just over 8000 when Obama took over and finished just under 17000 when he left. Even with the new math that is doubled.
People stopped looking for jobs because there were none. Part time, ‘shovel ready’ never found it’s way. He was and is a disaster. It’s sad you keep barking up the wrong tree.
Obama turned America into a haven for Muslims, who destroy every area that they inhabit. I will give him credit for that. Obama NEVER had any vigorous growth with the economy. Taking it from poor to not quite bad is not something to be proud of. If the economy had collapsed one year after Trump was elected…you would be screaming that it was TRUMP’S economy. We know how it works.
Where was the economy when Obama took over compared to Trump when he took over? You said it yourself, when Obama took over unemployment was over 10% and he cut that in half. Where is the praise for him in doing that?
Well said! Under President Obama, the economy grew an average of 2.1 percent a year. Unemployment is now 3.5%. Obama started at about 10, and finished above 5% . According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics President Trump added 5,652,000 jobs in his two years plus through May (January 2017 through May 2019.) President Obama on the other hand lost (3,137,000) jobs in his same time period. And on, and on. You know…those jobs that “Were never coming back”….the “magic wand stuff”. Nafta.. China…etc.
Why are you lying about Trump, his administration, his great economy, GPD growth is a literal LIE, the US and our President is respected all over the world, the stock market NEVER doubled under Obama, I certainly am wondering what alcohol you are drinking because EVERYTHING in you comment is nothing but LIES. Maybe you are just wishing the lies because you are a liberal democrat that does NOT want to face reality. Go back and research the truth . because you are all WRONG. Only other head in the sand democrats will believe your trash!! Also, many smart democrats are voting for TRUMP 2020, now that is reality!!
What are the lies specifically?
What you are arguing is simply just LIES I do not blame him for not arguing with you. I think you are nothing but a trouble maker try to fight someone with your lying information.
In other words you can’t argue anything I wrote.
Trump is doing what needs to be done. A reset of old norms is far overdue. The measure of those that hate him shows he is directly over the target.
Wow, almost got diabetes reading this article. Economic boom? He has yet to average a 3% growth in GDP in a year. Low interest rates are a hallmark of a weak economy. You lower interest rates to encourage people to spend money, which in turn grows the economy. Interest rates are high when the economy is strong.
The stock market more than doubled under Obama, but I never see him getting ANY credit for that from the right.
As for the world, when there is actual video of other leaders mocking Trump, I don’t see how that shows our friends feel all that good about the US. Add to the fact that Trump has turn his back on allies and continually praised the leaders of our country’s enemies. I’m not sure what Kool-aid this writer is drinking, but they really need to check out reality and not this made up fantasy.