Quantcast
Connect with us

Trump’s broken at least 8 huge promises he made to his base — and has already started blaming others

Published

on

President Donald Trump, like all politicians, came into office promising to make bold and dramatic changes.

On Wednesday, Axios ran through some of the major things Trump promised to do as president — and which of those things he has accomplished or is working on.

On the one hand, Trump threw out a number of Obama-era regulations, appointed two ultra-conservative Supreme Court justices, dramatically harshened U.S. immigration policy, imposed tariffs on China, withdrew or began the process of withdrawing from a number of international agreements, and passed a major tax cut.

ADVERTISEMENT

On the other hand, he has failed to build the wall — let alone make Mexico pay for it. He has dramatically grown the national debt and trade deficits instead of reducing them. He has not replaced the Affordable Care Act (at least, assuming legal experts are correct that the Texas lawsuit will fail). He has not withdrawn the United States from foreign military engagements, even if he has been less hawkish than some of his advisers would have wanted. He has not overhauled the nation’s infrastructure. And in light of the cavalcade of corruption scandals and resignations within his Cabinet, he has certainly not drained the swamp.

The upshot is that Trump knows he has little to show for his presidency — and he is already trying to deflect blame onto the media.

All told, there are still certainly examples Trump’s supporters can point to of the president doing what he said he would do. Whether those things are in the best interests of America remains to be seen.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Judiciary Democrats schedule Trump ‘corruption’ hearing on ’emoluments and profiting off the presidency’

Published

on

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a "corruption" hearing on President Donald Trump's business practices.

The committee on Tuesday, which is controlled by Democrats, posted a notification about the hearing on its website.

The hearing is titled "Presidential Corruption: Emoluments and Profiting Off the Presidency." It is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 2 pm. A witness list was not immediately available.

Trump's opponents have argued that he has violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution by profiting off foreign dignitaries who visit his hotels and restaurants.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

House GOP loses yet another incumbent as California’s Paul Cook announces retirement

Published

on

Another day, another retirement for House Republicans.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Rep. Paul Cook R-CA) is heading for the exits and retiring at the end of his term in 2020.

Instead of serving in Congress for another term, Cook will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the congressman's chief of staff tells the Los Angeles Times.

Even though Democrats made major gains in California during the 2018 midterm elections, Cook's district will be difficult for the party to pick up. Cook last year won reelection with 60 percent of the vote and his opponent wasn't even a Democrat, but fellow Republican Tim Donnelly.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Michigan Republicans thank ‘Uncle Ted’ Nugent for testifying after he says their state ‘doesn’t qualify as America’

Published

on

Republican lawmakers in Michigan invited conservative rocker Ted Nugent to testify even though he has said the state "doesn't qualify as America."

In testimony on the Michigan state House floor on Tuesday, Nugent spoke in support of a bill that would reverse a ban on deer and elk baiting. The ban was put in place in 2018 due to suspicions that chronic wasting disease (CWD) was being spread through piles of bait.

For his part, Nugent argued that the ban was ineffective because deer are "swapping spit."

"If they think they can stop deer from swapping spit, they're idiots," Nugent testified, according to The Detroit News.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image