By Kathie Haynes
I just read Stan Gudmundson’s latest screed. He must be living in another world.
For some reason he believes that the goal and purpose of the Democrats was to create contempt and loathing for Trump. He accuses the Democrats of doing “everything in their power to create hatred for him.” Well, they did not need to have that goal, because Trump did that all by himself.
Many of his statements have been lies and many of his comments are racist in nature. He is generally opposed to gun control and favors capital punishment. Trump approved the first federal executions in 17 years—13 prisoners were executed. The alt-right enthusiastically supports Trump.
When Trump took office it was the height of the longest economic expansion in American history beginning in June 2009 (under President Obama) until 2020.
He promised to eliminate the national debt in eight years. Because of approved large increases in spending the National Debt has increased by 39%.
The Trump Administration set out to undo nearly every Obama accomplishment. He rolled back more than 100 federal environmental regulations. His administration fired all the scientists on the Board of Scientific Counselors. He withdrew from a number of international agreements. And remember when the COVID 19 was “going to disappear — it will be a miracle. It is going to go away without a vaccination.”
Apparently Stan has forgotten that presidents are rated on a number of things, “Public Persuasion, Crisis Leadership, Economic Management, Moral Authority, International Relations and Administrative Skills, Relations with Congress, Vision, (setting an agenda) and Pursued Equal Justice for all.
Donald scored highest in Public Persuasion and Economic Management given the large tax cuts passed early in his term.
As historians now rate Donald Trump’s Presidency, he is near the bottom. (#41 out of 44) He ranked last place for both Moral Authority and Administrative Skills.
And perhaps Col. Gudmundson hasn’t seen the latest polls regarding Joe Biden’s presidency. President Biden’s approval rating is over 60%.
The only way that “hate” rules the day is when people attack the Capitol because Donald spreads the lie that the election was stolen from him.