by Wayne Simmes:
It was not too long ago that the press was complaining about the way President Trump was referring to the North Korean leader. They took exception to his calling Kim, Little Rocket Man and telling him that he needed to cease his rhetoric about sending nuclear missiles our way or he would be met with “fire and fury” the likes the world has never seen before.
So surely the announcement that Kim and President Trump had agreed to sit down and exchange ideas instead of exchanging nuclear missiles was met by the press with open arms, right? Wrong! Now it appears that this was a “spur of the moment” decision made by President Trump without even thinking about the consequences. Why how could he legitimize the rogue regime by actually meeting with them, something that no other American President has done before? There is no way that Trump can be ready for such a meeting, they say. And even if he was prepared he would likely go off script and give away concessions without getting anything in return.
Perhaps they are confusing the author of “The Art of the Deal” with the author of “Dreams of my Father”, who got nothing in return for removing the sanctions on Iran and subsequently sent them hundreds of billions of dollars in cash in the middle of the night.
I would like these so-called journalists to remember that people have been saying that Donald Trump could not possibly succeed in so many different things, one of them was becoming President. You may all remember that right up to the day before our Presidential election that there was no possible way that Donald Trump could be elected. But low and behold he was. Of course, they still refuse to accept that result. Somewhere in their mind, Hillary Clinton is actually the President of the United States.
They also said that he could not get tax reform done, and yet he did that as well. Of course, they refused to believe what most of us know, that it benefited far more than just the top 1% of the population.
The thousands of dollars in bonuses that were given to thousands of individuals because of the tax reform package, were much more than “crumbs” as Nancy Pelosi called them. Not one person that received those “crumbs” sent them back and most were vocally thankful to President Trump for them.
Just yesterday the jobs report came out and it was far better than anyone had forecast having 313,000 new jobs added. In fact, the thing that was more impressive than anything else was the fact that over 151 million Americans were working, more than at any time in our history.
Surely this was a front page story lauding the accomplishments of a man that had only been in office a little over a year. Not even close! In fact, I heard some pundits giving the credit to our former President who apparently wasn’t able to get the job done during his administration somehow had set the ball rolling so the new rookie President could accomplish the feat.
I am reasonably sure that if Donald Trump walked on water to save a drowning man, the headlines would read, Trump is responsible for starving the sharks.
I am not a journalist. In fact I am not sure that real journalists exist anymore. I am just a common man, age 73. I began writing for my own pleasure in the mid 80’s and wrote a complete novel entitled “Common Sense Solutions to Complex Problems” where I suggested that the best way to solve the National Debt might be to turn over the monopoly table and play a new game with new rules.
I wrote my first published novel “The Devil, The Ghost and Will Anderson” in 2001 although at that time it was entitled “The Stranger”. I presently have 30 published books, many of which are full length novels although some are under a “Pen Name”.
I also have a blog on word press “musingsofababyboomer”