It should be no surprise at this point that no matter how well or how bad Donald Trump does as president, the left is going to be outraged….about something. If he’s doing economically well, which he has been, the left will concentrate on how much golfing the president has done. If he’s economically failing, the left will all of a sudden be concerned about the economy. That’s just how they work. Ignore the positive and turn a blind eye to it in order to complain about something else. And that is exactly what they have done.
The political left, who are the same people that cried about “it’s Bush’s fault” for at least the first year of Obama’s presidency, and said that America needs to give him time, are the same people that are savagely attacking Trump in his first 100 days. Barack Obama himself stated about his own presidency, “The first hundred days is going to be important, but it’s probably going to be the first thousand days that makes the difference.”
Now I’ll be the first to admit that Trump has done a lot of golfing, far more than Obama did in his first 100 days, which is the thing that the left seems to be attacking. However, Trump’s first 100 days have also been more productive, economically speaking, than Obama’s.
So what are the facts?
Donald Trump claimed that he has added 500,000+ private sector jobs to the economy. While this is being debated by some fact checkers, Trump can at least rightfully claim around 300,000 jobs added.
According to PolitiFact, “he can stake a claim for a boost of 317,000 jobs,” and “the data does show a two-month surge in female employment” of about 98,000 jobs. Since Trump has also only been in office for a few months at this point, we will have to wait to see if those are sustainable numbers. None the less, those are the numbers at this point.
Comparing this to Obama’s first 100 days, there was a net job loss of over 600,000 in just the month of February 2009. This is a trend that we saw throughout Obama’s administration, where the labor force participation rate plummeted from the time he gained office until just before he left.
The national debt is another arena where Donald trump is looking strong. According to treasurydirect.gov, the national debt has decreased by $100 billion since Trump took office.
Adversely, during Obama’s first 100 days, an astounding $400 billion was added to the national debt and he convinced congress to dole out nearly $1 trillion of taxpayer money to bail out the big banks and auto industry CEO’s. Which is sort of amusing when you think about the left claiming that Trump is “just helping out his top 1% buddies.”
The stock market has done incredibly well since the news of Donald Trump winning the election and has continued to do well since he’s taken office. In fact, the market has done so well that the DOW hit an all-time high, closing at over 21,000 on March 1, 2017.
So as you can see, the left can talk about golfing all they want, but when it comes to what matters when running a country, to this point, Trump has certainly outperformed Obama and has done a fantastic job.