Trump: the good and the bad

The good: he’s not Hillary Clinton (a very powerful argument, I must admit).

What we got


End of the TPP

Some weakening of Obamacare

Some degree of tighter immigration enforcement

ISIS legitimately on the run (unlike during O’s administration)

Operation Euphrates Shield ended

Some deregulation

A sound Office of Management and Budget director

More sensible rhetoric than 95% of politicians

The bad: he’s still a godawful president.

Anti-Syrian-government airstrikes (big, big, big deprovement over Obama)

No end to any part of DACA

Wall Street in government

No implementation of the draft executive orders

Mattis, Haley, McMaster


Various anti-trade stuff

Support of a totally corrupt Obamacare replacement

Total lack of principle

Total policy ignorance

Total incompetence

In short, Trump is George Bush -first time as a tragedy, the second time as a farce.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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