New Trump ad highlights '100 days' achievements
- Author: Leroy Wright May 04, 2017,
May 04, 2017, 20:24
Multicurrency cash settlement system operator CLS has a unique overarching view of the Forex market, and has put out an interesting review of US President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office (a milestone which passed quietly this weekend) and the effect the new administration has had on the currency markets.
"Now before we talk about my first 100 days, which has been very exciting and very productive", Trump said, "let's rate the media's first 100 days".
The commercial, which is technically a reelection ad for the 2020 campaign, ends with the familiar "I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message". Just because it's more hard than he anticipated, doesn't mean anything.
Eric Ostermeier, who runs University of Minnesota's Smart Politics blog, told The Daily Caller, "While the first 100 days of a new administration seems to have become a higher profile event with each presidency, it is odd to see it marked with an official campaign ad at this point in the election cycle". President Barack Obama's stimulus (with its false promise of "shovel-ready" jobs) is long forgotten.
The President also bragged about the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and his decision to withdrawal the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
As President Trump neared his first 100 days in office, he repeatedly insisted that he didn't care about that symbolic landmark.
The media is one of his favourite whipping boys; more so because it reviewed his 100-day record as poor and mixed. When the Assad regime apparently used a toxic nerve agent on innocent men, women and children, Trump didn't wring his hands. The credibility of American power is restored.
On foreign policy, he admitted he had backed down on a vow to label China a currency manipulator, but said "flexibility" was needed because Chinese President Xi Jinping was a "good man" who was trying to help Trump rein in North Korea. For instance, almost half of the new laws peeled back harmful Obama-era regulations. Of course, there is much more to do. The House did not vote last week on a renewed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act, but the White House remains hopeful action could come soon.
"I'm going to be nice and give him an F+ just because, I don't know, I'm not really agreeing with everything he's doing so far", says Marissa Ortega.
Marc A. Thiessen is a fellow with the American Enterprise Institute and former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush.