The Fourth Year of the Trump Presidency

Dame_Enda

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Today begins the fourth year of the presidency of Donald J Trump, and as usual he's hitting the ground running.

Reports Trump planning crackdown on "birth tourism". Not clear how, as the SCOTUS has previously held that birth inside the US automatically confers citizenship, except for the children of diplomats.


Obama's WOTUS (Waters of the United States) executive order is to be rolled back. WOTUS had defined the scope of waters that farmers, manufacturers and other industries must ensure are in compliance with EPA guidelines.

thehill.com said:
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President Trump announced a major rollback to an Obama-era water rule on Sunday, a move the White House believes could pay dividends with the farm vote in this year's presidential election.

Speaking to the crowd at the American Farm Bureau Federation conference in Austin, Texas Trump said he would be scaling back the scope of waters that farmers, manufacturers and other industries must ensure are in compliance with EPA guidelines.

"I am proud to announce a plan to protect the water rights of American farmers and ranchers," Trump told the room of Texas farmers, arguing it will "allow states to manage their water resources based on their own needs and based on what their farmers and ranchers want."


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Comes as a deal has been reached with China on "Phase One" of a trade agreement, under which Trump will roll back some but not all tariffs.

 


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He comes in with a 44% average approval rating, a marked increase in where he was at the beginning of 2019.

The impeachment trial will go his way. It’s hard to see that swaying people one way or the other. He clearly did it, but he’s not going to be found against in the senate and the “it” isn’t something voters care all that much about.

If the economy performs the way it is come November then he’s got a real shot at a second term, particularly if the Dems indulge their worst tendencies with their nomination.

Good time to buy shares. You can see lots of short termist steps being taken to increase market prices.
 

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He comes in with a 44% average approval rating, a marked increase in where he was at the beginning of 2019.

The impeachment trial will go his way. It’s hard to see that swaying people one way or the other. He clearly did it, but he’s not going to be found against in the senate and the “it” isn’t something voters care all that much about.

If the economy performs the way it is come November then he’s got a real shot at a second term, particularly if the Dems indulge their worst tendencies with their nomination.

Good time to buy shares. You can see lots of short termist steps being taken to increase market prices.
Where is the evidence for that?

A year ago was the Government shut-down that hurt Trump in the polls, but by end of March 2019 he was Disapprove 52% Approve 44%

Today he is Disapprove 52% Approve 44% on Real Clear Politics. RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Trump Job Approval

Don't believe the hype about "Trump's growing popularity". There is no real sign of it yet. He is still the most disliked President in history, and lags where Obama, Bush II and Clinton were in the polls at this stage of their Presidencies.
 

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And to think that there were people on P.ie predicting that he'd be gone with in weeks of being inaugurated. He certainly has given some Piesters a purpose in life where they can rant about the evils of Trump. Suppose it makes a change from Climate Change.
 

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Where is the evidence for that?

A year ago was the Government shut-down that hurt Trump in the polls, but by end of March 2019 he was Disapprove 52% Approve 44%

Today he is Disapprove 52% Approve 44% on Real Clear Politics.
And if we’re in March then that would be relevant. This is the start of his 4th year. He’s less unpopular now than he was at the beginning of his 3rd. Your link shows that.

Don't believe the hype about "Trump's growing popularity". There is no real sign of it yet. He is still the most disliked President in history, and lags where Obama, Bush II and Clinton were in the polls at this stage of their Presidencies.
Yup. And the concern for his team would be the large differences between him and dem candidates in battle states.
 

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Gotta feel sorry for anybody in the US with a functioning brain or any sort of moral compass. Imagine living in a highly populated State in the world's greatest democracy (tm) knowing that your vote is worth less than that of some brain dead turnip munching, gun loving, God loving freak in the bowels of the same country.
 
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And if we’re in March then that would be relevant. This is the start of his 4th year. He’s less unpopular now than he was at the beginning of his 3rd. Your link shows that.



Yup. And the concern for his team would be the large differences between him and dem candidates in battle states.
"[Trump] ... Less unpopular that he was ".?

Now there's a ringing endorsement!
 

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The "consensus" view of where the states stand right now. Consensus Forecast Electoral Map

Trump will hardly get a Reagan-style blowout (525 - 15 in the EC), or even an emphatic win like Clinton (379 - 159).

A narrow win like George W Bush (286 - 251), or pushing up to a decent Obama-style re-election (332-206) is possible, though probably without a popular vote victory - a disaster for American democracy. The first President in history failing to get a popular majority twice.
 

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Gotta feel sorry for anybody in the US with a functioning brain or any sort of moral compass. Imagine living in a highly populated State in the world's greatest democracy (tm) knowing that your vote is worth less than that of some brain dead turnip munching, gun loving, God loving freak in the bowels of the same country.
Yet the democrats cannot muster anybody who will beat him. Shows how piss poor that party is.
 

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"[Trump] ... Less unpopular that he was ".?

Now there's a ringing endorsement!
It’s the correct nomenclature! He’s not becoming more popular until he’s got a net of 1% and increasing. His unpopularity is decreasing year on year.
 

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Yet the democrats cannot muster anybody who will beat him. Shows how piss poor that party is.
They haven’t tried yet and 2 of them are comfortably beating him in every poll.
 

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He comes in with a 44% average approval rating, a marked increase in where he was at the beginning of 2019.

The impeachment trial will go his way. It’s hard to see that swaying people one way or the other. He clearly did it, but he’s not going to be found against in the senate and the “it” isn’t something voters care all that much about.

If the economy performs the way it is come November then he’s got a real shot at a second term, particularly if the Dems indulge their worst tendencies with their nomination.

Good time to buy shares. You can see lots of short termist steps being taken to increase market prices.
Or else set up in business as a shrink specialising in Trump Derangement Syndrome.
 

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They haven’t tried yet and 2 of them are comfortably beating him in every poll.
And Trump's not even running to be the Democrat candidate for the presidency. :)
 

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Yet the democrats cannot muster anybody who will beat him. Shows how piss poor that party is.
They can muster somebody to beat him in a straight all votes are equal popularity contest...it has done so already. Beating him in an unequal system such as the electoral college is a different challenge.
 


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