At this rate, the ‘Trump was right’ exhibit will need its own building – Whittier Daily News

If you think Donald Trump is colluding with Russia, you’ve been played.

The nation is still in the grip of a deadly news blackout, so you probably haven’t heard that Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation revealed the now undisputed fact that the campaign to ‘Hillary Clinton made up the whole Russian collusion story. A law firm working for the Clinton campaign contracted political dirt diggers and coordinated with tech experts to prepare bogus internet traffic reports that were falsely presented to prove that the Trump campaign had a secret communication channel through a server shared with Alfa Bank. , a financial institution in Russia. Then, Clinton’s attorneys bought the fictional material from major news outlets and the FBI. Evidence of the scheme was revealed in the billing records – the attorneys billed the Clinton campaign for their pitch meetings with the media and the FBI.

The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee have already agreed to pay Federal Election Commission fines for falsely reporting the political bills as legal fees.

You probably haven’t heard of it either.

Be patient. Just this week, NBC News finally reported that Hunter Biden’s laptop contains authentic records showing he raised around $11 million for contracts with sleazy outfits in Ukraine and China while his father was vice president. You may recall that the New York Post reported the laptop story before the 2020 election, and when then-President Donald Trump raised the issue during a presidential debate, current President Joe Biden thundered: “There are 50 former national intelligence agents who say what he is accusing me of is a Russian factory.

If you believed that, you were played.

Before President Trump was elected, a lot of people said he wasn’t qualified and he wasn’t suited for the job and that he would be an absolute disaster in the Oval Office, and that wasn’t than Republicans. On the Democratic side, an online publication monitored the likelihood of Trump’s election each week by measuring it on a scale of one to four horsemen of the Apocalypse, with four being the total erasure of life on Earth.

Russia put its nuclear forces on high alert, but not before Trump had been out of power for 14 months.

Do you still miss him?

Let me take you back to March 2019, two years and two months into the Trump administration, when the Wall Street Journal reported, “The job market isn’t much better than this” and “unemployment has recently hit its lowest level in 49 years. years” and “the unemployment rate for high school dropouts fell to 5% last year” while “the group’s median weekly earnings increased by more than 6%”.

Around the same time, CNN reported the Department of Energy’s projection that in 2020 the United States would export more energy than it imported for the first time since 1953, explaining that ” has significant national security implications,” as the United States is “no longer as indebted to foreign oil as it once was.

And Reuters reported that the Islamic State faced “imminent defeat in its last populated territory of eastern Syria”, having once “brought victories in taking control of around a third of the Syria and Iraq at its peak in 2014”.

In February 2020, Gallup’s “Mood of the Nation” poll reported that “nine in 10 Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in their personal lives, a new high in Gallup’s four-decade trend,” beating the previous high of 88%, recorded in 2003. The poll also revealed a 20-year high in Americans’ confidence in the US economy.

That was then. It’s now: One year and four months into Joe Biden’s administration, a new Quinnipiac University poll reports that 85% of Americans think an economic recession next year is fairly likely (40 %) or very likely (45%).

Here’s another finding from the Quinnipiac pollsters: 75% of Americans are “very” or “somewhat” worried that “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will escalate into a larger war directly involving the United States.”

You probably don’t remember, because it wasn’t covered much in the press, but President Trump brokered three peace agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. Do you remember when peace in the Middle East was impossible?

Do you still miss him?

In January 2017, when Trump took office, the nation’s unemployment rate was 4.7%. Three years later, it had fallen to 3.5%.

When Trump left office in January 2021, the inflation rate was 1.4%. A year later, it was 6.0%.

On May 5, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages hit their highest level since 2009, averaging 5.27%, an increase of two percentage points in one year. And this week, a gallon of regular gasoline cost an average of $4.59 nationally, down from $2.38 the week President Trump left office.

Now do you miss him?

Quinnipiac pollsters asked people if they think Donald Trump should continue to be banned from Twitter or if he should be allowed back on Twitter. “Be allowed to come back,” said 54% of Americans.

“Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling the economy?” Quinnipiac asked. “Disapprove,” answered 63% of Americans, including 21% Democrats and 68% independents.

“In general, are you satisfied with the way things are going in the country today?” pollsters asked. “Very unhappy,” said 56% of Americans, including 27% Democrats and 59% independents.

Quinnipiac didn’t ask Americans if they would vote for President Trump again, and Trump didn’t quite say he was going to run. But there are strong indications that he has not retired. Here’s one of the most obvious: Not a word has been said about a Trump presidential library.

At this rate, the “Trump Was Right” exhibit is going to need its own building.

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