Last week President Trump received a major legislative victory after Republicans overwhelmingly approved a tax reform plan inspired by Republicans that includes 1.5 trillion in deficit spending over the next decade with tax cuts for individual Americans and U.S. businesses.
After failing to receive enough Republican votes to repeal and replace Obamacare earlier in the year, a major campaign promise of President Trump, Republicans have gained momentum pushing through with tax cuts that proportionally aids Americans in higher tax brackets, corporations, and also opens up a 1.5 million area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling.
President Trump removed numerous U.S. regulations and decided to move the U.S. away from the historic Paris Climate Accord, leaving the U.S. as the only country to disapprove the landmark climate agreement that seeks to reverse the impact of global warming by limiting warming levels to well below 2°C.
In April President Trump was successful getting his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch approved which helps his political base but after mishandling the marches in Charlottesville and endorsing failed candidate Roy Moore as a Senate Republican nominee in Alabama, who stands accused of past sexual misconduct with teenage girls, some Americans have become more critical of his judgment and leadership.
President Trump’s approval polls continue to point to levels that are still the lowest for any past president during the 1st year of a presidential term.
According to a Real Clear Politics average of major polls, the average approval rating for President Trump is 38.8 percent.
However, President Trump continues to believe that “our insider Polls are strong” and tweeted that message on December 24th after boasting about the tax cut/reform bill that was approved last week.
The Tax Cut/Reform Bill, including Massive Alaska Drilling and the Repeal of the highly unpopular Individual Mandate, brought it all together as to what an incredible year we had. Don’t let the Fake News convince you otherwise…and our insider Polls are strong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2017
The Russian probe investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and Trump campaign ties with Russia will continue in 2018 which remains a distraction for the Trump administration.
In the weeks ahead, Republicans will try to avert a government shutdown beyond mid January and also attempt to make changes with welfare reform and infrastructure spending.
Leading The Charge Against “Assault” of Merry Christmas
Today President Trump tweeted that people are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again and he’s “proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!”
People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2017
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Happy Holidays everyone!