How is President Trump doing in his first 100 days?

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by me again, Jan 24, 2017.


How is President Donald Trump doing in his first 100 days?

  1. Very Good

  2. Good

  3. Fair

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  4. Poor

  5. Very Poor

  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    He said born and raised. As opposed to whether anyone else here ever even been there.
  2. mbwa shenzi

    mbwa shenzi Active Member

    So unless I've spent a significant (whatever that means) amount of time in Sweden lately I can't have the slightest idea of what's going on? Apparently not a problem to Fox News. They found a guy who emigrated from Sweden in 1994, who is not what they say he is and who has a criminal conviction in the US and made an expert out of him.

    Fake Sweden expert on Fox News
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Nice straw man; I never mentioned "Nils Bildt", have no idea who he is, and the only one who brought him up is you.

    I cited the article written by 2 Swedish politicians who do live there now, and are privy to information that those outside Sweden and the Swedish government are not;

    Sweden Democrats: Trump was right | Fox News

    I think they would know what's really going on in Sweden better than anyone here, wouldn't you?
  4. mbwa shenzi

    mbwa shenzi Active Member

    Please direct me to the point where I said you mentioned him.

    I know who they are. Both are intelligent guys and skilled politicians but the party they represent has been talking about pretty much the same thing for a number of years now: "Swedish society is deeply divided", "Immigration is a threat to social welfare", "Swedish society is on the brink of collapse" etc. Immigration is undoubtedly a challenge and while I recognise their right to their opinions and that they are right in that it is a question that needs to be addressed, I disagree with most of their conclusions and suggestions. That said, I understand and accept that 17 per cent of Swedes would vote for them if we were to have an election today. The other political parties have been notoriously bad at addressing these issues.

    Still, I'm hopeful. The other parties are starting to realize that you can't just ignore the Sweden Democrats and they in turn are beginning to understand that they may have to start negotiating.

    That's an interesting topic for discussion. I live here, and as I said, I don't see what they see. Ami Horowitz made a film that in no way gives an accurate picture of what the situation is like in Sweden, Nils Bildt - who most certainly is not an expert - appeared from nowhere, and Fox News didn't check up on who he was. President Trump watched a snippet of Horowitz film and made a sweeping and incorrect statement about the situation here. Horowitz is dishonest, Bildt is not an expert and Trump - with respect to the situation in Sweden - is, in my opinion, wrong. It doesn't follow from this that he's wrong on all accounts. If you're under the impression that this is what I have been trying to allege, then I apologise. It was not my intention. He may be right about many or even most other things, I don't know that, because I'm not from the US and I really don't follow US politics. But if he wants support for his immigration policies in the US, he should look elsewhere. Things in Sweden are certainly not as bad as many people abroad seem to think.
  5. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Today is April 24 and the Trump poll closes in less than a week. Get your vote in now!
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  7. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Trump is doing an outstanding job! We love him! :)

    As proof, Trump will be elected for a second presidential term. LOL :)
  8. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Divination is a mortal sin, Brother Again. See Acts 16.
  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Brought to you by the same network that engaged in rigging the debates, that all but guaranteed a Hillary Clinton victory as well as Great Britain staying in the European Union, and perpetuated the completely fabricated "golden showers dossier" fake news story.
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Mmmm, even if any of that is true it's irrelevant. You can find the same story in any number of other newspapers or news sources.
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    For those who read it, did it include any concomitant spending cuts or would the plan just inflate the national debt?
  12. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Which also predicted a Hillary victory, Britain staying in the EU, etc.
  13. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    I'm one of the two who voted 'Good' but not 'Very Good'. I voted that way when you first posted the poll, because Trump's administration was too new in my opinion for me to form a solid opinion. I pretty much liked all of what he was saying and I liked most of his appointments, but I wanted to see how it all played out in practice.

    I think that I will stick with that position 100 days in.
  14. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    I think that CNN's fundamental bias is as obvious as Breitbart's.

    Just as Obama's coverage in his first 100 days on media outlets like CNN bordered on hagiography (he was cool, brilliant, a star-like celebrity whose every act was a triumph, fundamentally transformative of both America and the world), Trump's coverage borders on demonology (he and his voters are the proverbial 'other', the personification of everything against which they define themselves, everything they hate and loathe).

    So everything they write or broadcast about Trump's administration is going to be critical and hostile. That's just an a-priori given, we know what's coming before it ever arrives. It's just Democrats trying to please other Democrats who already think exactly as they do.
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  15. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    You can dislike the messenger as much as you like but Trump's "tax plan" is not a tax plan. It's a small collection of bullet points with no real numbers and no legislative language attached. It looks like someone wrote in in their jammies on a Sunday morning. You don't need a newspaper to tell you that, you can read it yourself in less than a minute. If it ever gets converted into real legislation it will wind up in the same position as his health care proposal - dead in the water.
  16. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Just like he had no shot at winning the primary? Then how he REALLY had no shot at winning the Presidency?
  17. b4cz28

    b4cz28 Active Member

    We just can't stop winning? He will get it done, unless another activist judge is shopped and then its to the SCOTUS!!!!
  18. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Bruce, your comebacks are always timely, spot-on and brilliant. You are gifted with unique insights that many others are, unfortunately, completely blind to. It's quite remarkable.
  19. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

  20. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Well, he just got through telling the press that the Presidency was harder than he expected so I guess we just get to wait and see if he's actually up to the task. Time will tell and I can wait.

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