A powerful editorial writer for The Atlantic is now admitting that President Trump’s first year in office was full of victories.
Especially over the last 4 months.
In an in-depth report called “Trump’s Quietly Growing List of Victories,” liberal journalist David A. Graham admits that the POTUS’s tax cut law is working:
Since Trump signed the law, multiple large companies have announced raises for employees, many of them citing the new tax plan as an incentive. Some executives are likely catering to a president who responds well to flattery and has no hesitations about bullying companies, while other messages have been tempered (Walmart announced raises noisily, while quietly laying off thousands of Sam’s Club employees), but Trump has sought to harvest a political dividend.
Graham also touts Trump’s success in war:
Abroad, even as Trump struggles with North Korea policy, strained ties with allies, and a broken relationship with his secretary of state, the president saw ISIS driven from its territorial holdings in Iraq and Syria, in large part due to American fighters and strategy. Trump inherited a fight going well for the U.S. and a strategy on the way to achieving that, as Obama administration alums like to point out, but he saw that strategy through. This doesn’t mean ISIS is no longer a threat, but the end of its territorial claims is a major milestone.
Finally, the piece tells a somewhat-bitter joke, with Graham realizing that even if Democrats somehow force a government shutdown, it won’t hurt Trump:
At the moment, Congress is struggling to find ways to keep the government funded and open, in part thanks to fights over DACA and his beloved border wall, still stuck in limbo. As of writing, leaders in both chambers are seeking a short-term solution, buying time for a more lasting deal. There’s a serious risk of a shutdown. While the political repercussions of such a shutdown are difficult to predict, President Trump has said in the past that he welcomes a shutdown. If no deal is struck, the president can at least add a shutdown to his growing list of accomplishments.