With the Democrats attempt to remove him derailed, Greg Gutfield argues President Trump now has a “hurricane” behind his back.
Per WashingtonExaminer, in beating back the Democrats’ impeachment effort and taking control of the House chamber as Speaker Nancy Pelosi fumbled and mumbled behind him during the annual State of the Union address, President Trump had the best week of his presidency, according to our weekly White House report card.
Democratic pollster John Zogby even gave the president his first A+ and noted that Trump’s week was made better by the hapless Democrats. Meanwhile, several polls, notably Gallup, found Trump reaching his highest job approval yet.
Zogby’s report was so comprehensive and favorable that conservative grader Jed Babbin, traveling at press time, simply said, “Ditto.”
Yes — you are looking at my actual weekly grade for President Trump. Not only did the president have a good week, but he benefited from the simply terrible week the Democrats had.
Trump modulated his tone for his State of the Union speech and gave a combination of red-meat goals for fellow conservatives and statesmanlike achievements for voters as a whole. At the same time, he actually pitched some policies aimed at capturing a few extra black voters — school choice, economic opportunity zones, and increased (lifesaving) funding for historically black colleges.
Meanwhile, the hapless Democrats received their expected defeat on removing the president in the partisan impeachment drama and showed that they can’t even count votes accurately in the Iowa caucuses.
The caucuses are a good system, and they are supposed to be part of an organic process: winnow out some losing candidates to narrow the field as well as provide a springboard for winning candidates and those who exceed expectations to move into New Hampshire with media, money, and Big Mo.
But the biggest winners were two billionaires — Trump and Mike Bloomberg, who didn’t compete there but got pretty much what he wanted.