Video of the day: ‘Some of the greatest people on Earth’
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled yesterday to both Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, meeting with survivors, victims’ families, medical workers, and first responders in the wake of last weekend’s sickening violence.
“My time spent in Dayton and El Paso with some of the greatest people on earth,” President Trump tweeted after visiting local hospitals and a law enforcement emergency operations center in Texas. “Thank you for a job well done!”
“Their communities are strong and unbreakable,” the First Lady wrote on Twitter.
The ‘experts’ who broke our economy don’t understand how President Trump is fixing it
American jobless claims fell yet again last week, meaning fewer of our citizens are having to file for unemployment benefits in this strong labor market. Unsurprisingly, the left-wing media and their chosen economists weren’t predicting that result.
“Here in the U.S. – despite claims that tariffs would end the current economic recovery and increase consumer costs – our economy remains the envy of the world,” former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder writes for Fox News. “Inflation is in check, unemployment is near a half-century low, wages are surging and economic growth is continuing to beat expectations.”
So while the left’s mostly self-appointed experts claim this President doesn’t know what he’s doing on trade or the economy, the results prove they’re the ones with much to learn.
Take China. For years, both Democrats and Republicans promised to hold Beijing accountable for breaking the rules on trade. China is responsible for 87 percent of the counterfeit goods seized entering America. Its intellectual property theft costs U.S. employers billions each year. Its average tariff rate is nearly three times what we charge.
Unlike past leaders, President Trump is actually keeping his promise to make China play by the rules. The left doesn’t like that: They argue that upsetting China will hurt the economy. In reality, the Trump program of tax cuts for workers, deregulation, and policies that put American industries first—from farmers to manufacturers to energy producers—is finally allowing the United States to negotiate from a position of strength.
“A skilled negotiator like President Trump knows that you should never rush into a deal, even if the political benefits are compelling,” Puzder writes. “As a nation, we would eventually pay the price for a deal driven by politics rather than substance.”
Meanwhile, China is seeing lower long-term investment, sluggish retail sales, and reduced GDP growth, according to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. “The economic burden of these tariffs is falling almost 100 percent on China,” he said.
The Trump Economy is already strong, especially for the blue-collar workers who need it most. Once China ends its decades-long trade war on America, the United States’ economic future will be brighter than it’s been in many, many years.
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump “met Wednesday with some of the dozens wounded or injured in the weekend mass shootings in Ohio and Texas that left 31 dead,” Fred Lucas reports in The Daily Signal.
“In between visits with survivors at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, the president and first lady thanked the medical staff.” While there, the President told survivors that “you had God watching. I want you to know we’re with you all the way.”
Later yesterday, “the president and first lady visited with first responders and hospital staff as well as victims and their families at the University Medical Center of El Paso.”
President Trump launched the Pledge to America’s Workers last July, a program that’s “signed on more than 20 companies and business groups, which committed to hire or train more than 3.8 million workers over the next five years. One year later, over 300 companies and organizations have joined the pledge to bring the total to over 12 million new training opportunities for students and workers over the next five years,” Sibile Marcellus writes for Yahoo News. “Among those who signed the pledge: Walmart, Microsoft, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, AT&T,” and more.
“As we debate how to respond to the plague of gun violence so tragically illustrated by the weekend mass murders of 31 people in Ohio and Texas, President Trump has taken an important step by inviting social media company executives to a meeting Friday to discuss how hatred and violent extremism are fueled online,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper writes for Fox News. “Woe to us if the young and the angry are convinced they can find meaning only through hate and violence.”
“The people of Venezuela continue to suffer under socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, who is sustained by his patrons in Cuba, Russia and China. So it’s welcome news this week that the Trump Administration has toughened sanctions against the regime and its abettors,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. “The new measures aim to try to cut the lifelines from Cuba, Russia and China. Sanctioned individuals will be denied entry to the U.S. The Trump Administration has morality and regional politics on its side.”
In the Washington Examiner, Paul Bedard reports on the unprecedented partisan media response following the tragedies in El Paso and Dayton. “This is just a sample of the shameful partisan propaganda being peddled by so-called ‘journalists,’” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell tweeted, sharing a long list of examples.
I could travel to see family in four different countries without being stopped.
I didn’t have to worry about exchange rates and currencies.
I could have an international career in places like Frankfurt and Paris.
And retire somewhere warm, like Spain.
It all sounds nice. Almost utopian.
But a year after the euro was finally in our hands, my family discovered Australia. And left Europe within the year.
Australia hasn’t had a recession for almost 28 years now. During that time, Europe has had nothing but economic crises, asset bubbles and financial chaos.
There’s no doubt about it. The EU has been great for me as a regular visitor to Europe. But disastrous for those stuck inside it.
You know this. You’ve seen it play out all your life. Every attempt to integrate Europe has ended badly.
The Werner Plan. The corruption scandals. The Exchange Rate Mechanism. The referendums. The sovereign debt crisis. The bank failures. The refugee crisis. Brexit. The unemployment rates.
But do you know why all this happened? What causedEurope’s strife, while Australia boomed?
I know exactly why. For one simple reason. It’s the only thing you need to know about to understand Europe’s mess. And why it’s doomed.
Earlier this year, I went to the European Parliament to ask an MEP about the true cause of Europe’s long list of crises. I wanted to know whether Europe’s leaders realise who is to blame for the misery their project is dishing out.
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