Big Trump Successes on Economy, North Korea

The Trump Economy produced a whopping 313,000 jobs in February. Considering that February is a short month this figure is all the more astonishing.

In other words Trump policies, including tax cuts, regulation rollbacks, international jawboning and optimism from the White House, are continuing to take effect just as has said they would. has said for 20 years that these types of policies would produce results, and that we just needed good leadership to stoke our national prosperity. CNBC reports:

The economy added 313,000 jobs in February, crushing expectations, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, according to a Labor Department report Friday that could help quell inflation fears.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had been expecting nonfarm payroll growth of 200,000 and the unemployment rate to decline one-tenth of a percent to 4 percent.

An increase in the labor force participation rate to its highest level since September 2017 helped keep the headline unemployment number steady, as the number of those counted as not in the workforce tumbled by 653,000 to just over 95 million.

The total counted as “employed” in the household survey surged by 785,000 to a record 155.2 million.

… Construction jobs led the way, with 61,000 new positions, followed by retail and professional and business services (50,000 apiece), manufacturing (31,000) and financial activities (28,000). Health care added 19,000 while mining saw 9,000 new jobs.

This is all Trump’s doing. Don’t let the media skunks tell you otherwise. And when you see the phrase that the jobs number was “higher than expected”, you may wonder what that means.

It means that dozens of economists make predictions every month about the economy, and then their numbers are averaged. So the average of all the predictions for February was just 200,000, and the “experts” were wrong once again, as usual.

Look at this from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about February:

Manufacturing added 31,000 jobs in February. Within the industry, employment rose in transportation equipment (+8,000), fabricated metal products (+6,000), machinery (+6,000), and primary metals (+4,000). Over the past year, manufacturing has added 224,000 jobs.

… Employment in mining rose by 9,000 in February, with most of the increase in support activities for mining (+7,000). Since a recent low in October 2016, mining has added 69,000 jobs.

This is good news. Manufacturing and mining are two of the bedrock wealth-creating forces in our economy and they have been declining for decades.

US manufacturing employment peaked at 19 million jobs in 1979, and now is 12 million, but with a much bigger population, i.e., manufacturing has been in steep decline for decades and Trump is finally doing something about it.

These are the manufacturing jobs that Obama said would never come back, and he wondered if Trump was going to wave a “magic wand” to bring them back.

But no, Trump applied common-sense capitalist economic principles that work every time that they are used. believes that by January 2025 (two Trump terms) that the Trump Economy will end up producing 10 to 13 million more jobs than a Hillary Clinton economy would have produced in the same period, and that the quality of the jobs will be vastly better.
Congratulations Mr. President… You are in total control and on the way to being re-elected in 2020.

Trump On the Verge of Major North Korea Triumph believes that president Trump is on the verge of a deal for North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs, and that this will be seen as a major foreign policy triumph for the president after decades of US failure. believes that Trump’s “peace through strength” strategy is winning, as it always does. predicts that a direct Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un that produces an agreement to dismantle the weapons will be a massive global lift for Trump’s credibility in the area of foreign policy. But such a meeting is no sure thing.

Note: Trump is no fool. He would not be meeting with Kim Jong Un to “negotiate” a deal. That would be done ahead of time. Trump would meet to “sign” the deal and to get the credit.

This is happening since president Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if it continued to menace Asia or the United States with nuclear weapons. This is the only type of language that thugs and genocidal murderers like Kim Jong Un understand.

Along with the impoverished North Korean economy Kim Jong Un apparently has decided to throw in the towel on his belligerence against the civilized world. We only needed a strong leader in the White House like president Trump to get the job done. Let us hope that it comes to fruition.

NewsBusters reported about even liberal journalists heaping praise on Trump:

It was quite a sight on the Thursday editions of CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront and MSNBC’s Hardball as liberal journalists heaped effusive praise on President Trump for his “remarkable,” “significant,” and “stunning” willingness to meet soon with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. All the while, each network’s former Obama administration officials experienced weapons-grade meltdowns.

Since this site is dedicated to the media, let’s go first to the journalists. CNN’s Erin Burnett led the way, seemingly flabbergasted after the announcement as she told viewers “[t]hat was a stunning statement” by the South Korean national security adviser.

“That is incredible thing and I don’t think there’s anybody watching this or any expert on Korea who expected that response at this time, pretty stunning,” she added.

Before a commercial break at 7:35 p.m Eastern, Burnett offered this jaw-dropping quote of praise for the President: “Just an extraordinary evening and, of course, opening the door to the big question: If President Trump can truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great President and there’s no way around that. That is the reality here.”

Global affairs correspondent Elise Labott suggested that it was “good for [Trump] for lowering the temperature” with North Korea as evidence that his “maximum pressure campaign” worked.

For decades the US has played patty-cake with North Korea in the hope that it would somehow give up on its nuclear weapons. In fact president Bill Clinton originally gave North Korea the nuclear material for its bomb program, saying this in 1994:

… This is a good deal for the United States. North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear (weapons) program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.

South Korea, with support from Japan and other nations, will bear most of the cost of providing North Korea with fuel to make up for the nuclear energy it is losing, and they will pay for an alternative power system for North Korea that will allow them to produce electricity while making it much harder for them to produce nuclear weapons.

The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments. Only as it does so will North Korea fully join the community of nations.

Now here is Matt Vespa writing on the Hot Air website on July 16, 2015 about Bill Clinton’s deal:

This whole agreement collapsed in 2002, when the CIA discovered that North Korea was secretly enriching uranium for further weapons production. The country …not only kept the nuclear weapons it already had at the time–which estimates said was to be just one–but they built more (shocker) and the geopolitical situation in Asia hasn’t changed.

No surprise there; a communist dictatorship cheated on an international agreement. Meanwhile the New York Times reported on January 5, 2016:

North Korea declared on Tuesday that it had detonated its first hydrogen bomb.
The assertion, if true, would dramatically escalate the nuclear challenge from one of the world’s most isolated and dangerous states.

In an announcement, North Korea said that the test had been a “complete success.” But it was difficult to tell whether the statement was true. North Korea has made repeated claims about its nuclear capabilities that outside analysts have greeted with skepticism.

… The North’s announcement came about an hour after detection devices around the world had picked up a 5.1 seismic event along the country’s northeast coast.

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