TRUMP REPORT CARD By Constance Hanna, reprinted from The County Compass

On July 5th, President Trump embarked on his second trip abroad.  His first stop was Poland where he was warmly received.  He met with President Duda, and also gave a heartwarming, patriotic speech. That speech was in stark contrast to the apology tour conducted by our previous President.  President Trump’s speech was a critical and diplomatic success.  He said, in part, “I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken.  Our values will prevail.  Our people will thrive.  And our civilization will triumph.  So, together, let us fight like the Poles – for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.”

While there, he also spoke with 12 Central European, Baltic, and Western Balkan leaders at a summit referred to as “The Three Seas Conference.”  The President then traveled to Hamburg, Germany for the G20 Summit.  The President and First Lady apparently connected with President and Mrs. Macron of France.  They were invited by President Macron to visit France and help celebrate Bastille Day.  This trip was another resounding success.  “A+.”

On July 10th, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that 526 workers have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office.  Another 200 have been suspended, and 33 demoted.  This included physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, food service workers, medical technicians, office workers, and even some police officers.  VA Secretary, David Shulkin, said, “Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we’re doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent.”  There will be more terminations now that President Trump has signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.  It strengthens Shulkin’s ability to get rid of bad employees.  This includes senior executives.  “A.”

To reverse the weak negative policies of the previous administration, President Trump will sell Patriot missiles and increase natural gas shipments to Poland.  We will also export coal to Ukraine, apply pressure in Syria, and support NATO.  “A.”

President Trump has, so far, signed 42 pieces of legislation to move forward on enacting his agenda and this coming week will be “Made in America” week.

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