"Someone Just Noticed That Trump Is Getting Stuff Done"
- Editorial Board, Investor's Business Daily
The Investor’s Business Daily’s editorial board takes stock of President Donald J. Trump’s first 200 days in office and discovered “that it’s getting a lot done.” Instead of fixating on the President’s tweets and Russia, the editorial board looks at how border crossings have plummeted under President Trump’s watch, how he’s been “busy filling lower court positions with conservative justices,” and how he pulled out of the Paris climate change deal, “which as we noted in this space is a yuuuge win for the economy.” The editorial board notes how the President is killing 16 regulations for every one his administration has enacted, beating even their own goal of eliminating two regulations for every one imposed.
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In foreign policy news, The Washington Post writes “Under Trump, gains against ISIS have ‘dramatically accelerated.’” The Post reports “nearly a third of territory reclaimed from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since 2014 has been won in the past six months, due to new policies adopted by the Trump administration.”
Meanwhile, CBS News reports the President tweeted over the weekend that he was “very happy and impressed with the 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions.” The tweet came the day after the UN Security Council voted for new sanctions to be imposed on Pyongyang because of its ongoing intercontinental ballistic missile tests.
Domestically, in The Washington Times, economist Stephen Moore writes that with “the Dow at 22,000, solid job gains, confidence high and growth jumping to 2.6 percent in the last quarter under President Trump, the economy clearly has a new bounce in its step.” And The Washington Free Beacon writes that according to Gallup polling, “optimism for small-business owners about their business situation is at the highest level seen in a decade.”
In Politico, George Borjas explains why President Trump’s “new immigration bill makes sense,” and how the rush to judgement on the plan was “way over the top and largely uninformed,” because the “current immigration system is desperately in need of reform, and a careful examination of the proposal shows that not only will it likely create substantial economic gains for the country,” but it also “eliminates elements of our current policy that are hard to defend.”
The Washington Post editorial board writes that the FDA's new public health initiative "may be one of the most important public-health initiatives of this century." The initiative is a long-term strategy to combat the deathly cycle of tobacco addiction.