While the mainstream media spent 90% of their time focused on negative coverage or even fake news, President Trump, through his extraordinary Twitter account, has indeed influenced international policy.
A year ago today January 18, 2017, former President Barack Obama welcomed incoming President-elect Donald J. Trump to the White House, a couple of days later his Inauguration on January 20, 2017 commenced at noon. The two presidents haven’t spoken to each other since.
Nonetheless, President Trump has been making historic achievements during the Inaugural Year of his presidency — a largely unanimously unexpected electoral college landslide shock by world media on Election Night November 8, 2016.
President Trump is a “World Class Tweeter,” and that we use the President’s tweets to inform our office on the seventh floor inside the U.S. Department of State, says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a forum hosted by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Secretary Tillerson praised President Trump for using his unconventional means of presidential communications in innovative ways that have positively shaped international policy in his inaugural year in office.
Presidents and monarchs have always been innovative in their uses of advancements in communication technologies to bypass conventional means of communications to extend their power of persuasion to the people.
Specifically, examples include President Thomas Jefferson on print media, United Kingdom’s King George VI and President Calvin Coolidge on radio, President Franklin D. Roosevelt on his radio fireside chats, United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II and President Harry S. Truman on television, President Bill Clinton on the Internet, and now President Donald Trump on social media via Twitter.
A master in staging high-ratings media events, President Trump’s much-anticipated historic 2017 Fake News Media Awards announced the top award going to the New York Times:
“The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.” – President Donald J. Trump
As I reported on Twitter: BREAKING News on Wednesday, January 17, 2018: Record High #Dow26K closes today up almost 8,000 points, since 2016 Election of @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! #MAGA Means Prosperity! RT if you’re ‘Lovin’ It Like A Big Mac’!
✅ Dow 26,115.65 Up +322.79
✅ NYSE 13,352.39 Up +105.53
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CNN, falling from its ground-breaking international peak in the early 1990s under founder and cable television entertainment mogul Ted Turner, was cited four times on the President’s Top 10 Fake News Awards list for its false reporting on the ongoing “Russian collusion” investigation.
Be that as it may, here’s the Top 10 Achievements of President Trump and his administration in the Inaugural Year of his historic presidency, according to GOP.com:
1. “The economy has created nearly 2 million jobs and gained over $8 trillion in wealth since President Trump’s inauguration” a year ago on January 20, 2017.
2. “African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in recorded history” (showing more comparable joblessness levels among labor demographics in December 2017 with Blacks and Hispanics unemployment at around 6 percent compared to Whites unemployment at 4.1 percent).
President Trump has a long history of working with the African American community (aka, The Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in Operation PUSH and Rainbow Coalitions’ Wall Street Project (in collaboration with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan), and with The Late Rosa Parks and The Late Muhammad Ali in receiving a 1986 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Diversity Excellence).
The New York Times reported on October 16, 1986:
“Eighty Americans from 42 ethnic groups were named yesterday as recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
The medals will be presented to the recipients, all either naturalized or native Americans, at a ceremony Oct. 27 on Ellis Island. That is the day before the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, the final event of the 1986 Liberty Centennial observances. …
Those named yesterday were selected from more than 15,000 nominations. The winners, a mixture of prominent and relatively unknown citizens, were screened by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, which was selected for the work by the foundation.”
The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations lists its reasoning behind the awards on its website:
“The ELLIS ISLAND MEDALS OF HONOR are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. These are individuals who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of their ancestry while exemplifying the values of the American way of life, and who are dedicated to creating a better world for us all.”
The Ellis Island Medal of Honor website also lists its award recipient criteria including: Integrity, Passion, Gravitas, Humanitarian, Ethnic Heritage. Congratulations President Trump!
3. “President Trump signed historic tax cuts and relief for hardworking Americans” not seen since and beyond President Reagan’s Tax Reform Bill in 1986.
According to a recent New York Times survey on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 46 percent of Americans approve of President Trump’s $1.5 trillion dollar tax cuts package he signed on December 23, 2017 with 80 percent of Americans receiving a tax cut in 2018.
“We will get rid of the redundancy and duplication that wastes your time and your money.” – President Donald J. Trump
4. “President Trump’s plan to cut regulations has exceeded “2 out for every 1 in” mandate, issuing 22 deregulatory actions for every one new regulatory action.”
SURPASSING (DEREGULATION) GOALS FOR FY 2017: “The Trump Administration has far exceeded its promise to eliminate regulations at a 2:1 ratio and impose no lifetime net regulatory costs.”
5. “The President has unleashed an American energy boom by ending Obama-era regulations, approving the Keystone pipeline, auctioning off millions of new acres for energy exploration, and opening up ANWR.”
“The Keystone Pipeline brings heavy crude 1,179 miles Canada’s Alberta “tar sands” to refineries on the Gulf Coast.”
6. “ISIS is in retreat, having been crushed in Iraq and Syria.”
7. “President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and instructed the State Department to begin to relocate the Embassy.”
“President Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy there, upending nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and potentially destroying his efforts to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” The New York Times reported on December 5, 2017.
8. “With President Trump’s encouragement, more member nations are paying their fair share for the common defense in the NATO alliance.”
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance (via Wikipedia), “is an intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949.”
9. “Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the VA to fire failing employees and establishes safeguards to protect whistleblowers.”
The Office Of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP), according to the OAWP website, “is a newly created office within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs dedicated to improving the needs of Veterans across the United States.
OAWP provides investigative internal affairs services necessary to improve health, benefits and cemetery needs for each and every Veteran.”
Photo Credit: Judge Neil Gorsuch, his wife Louise, and President Donald Trump during the announcement in the East Room of the White House on January 31, 2017.
10. “President Trump kept his promise and appointed Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Via Wikipedia: “After his nomination on January 31, 2017, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 2017. Gorsuch, age 49 at confirmation, is the youngest sitting Supreme Court justice since Clarence Thomas. In February 2016, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died, leaving a vacancy on the highest federal court in the United States.”
INTERESTING HISTORICAL TRUMP FAMILY SIDEBAR:
(Via Wikipedia) “John George Trump (August 21, 1907 – February 21, 1985) was an American electrical engineer, inventor, and physicist. He was a recipient of U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s National Medal of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. John Trump was noted for developing rotational radiation therapy. Together with Robert J. Van de Graaff, he developed one of the first million-volt X-ray generators. He was the paternal uncle of the 45th President of the United States, Donald John Trump.
Trump received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering (then Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn) in 1929, his master’s degree in physics from Columbia University, and his doctorate of electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1933. He was a professor at MIT from 1936 until 1973.“
Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI is former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of transportation for technology policy (1999-2001) in the Clinton Administration, and former senior policy adviser in the Clinton White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (1997-1999). He authored in 2012 the book, ‘Jumping The Aisle – How I Became a Black Republican in the Age of Obama.’
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