- Dec 2015
I checked out your statement "more than 60% of Americans report being better off" and you are correct, but there's more to a presidency than "being better off" because Americans also know that it was Obama who brought us through the worst recession in history.... and NO--Trump is not on the side of ordinary Americans, in my opinion.I remember conservatives felt the same about BIll Clinton in the 90's.
How can his supporters not abandon him when he lied and lied and when so many women came forward with their stories of rape. Stories that they had told at the time, but not been taken seriously.
The answer was "leave him alone, guy's doing a great job."
The economy was good, that was the bottom line.
Today is no different. More than 60% of Americans report being better off now than they were four years ago. More African-Americans are working than ever in the history of the nation.
Trump is on the side of ordinary Americans.
The Moral Majority types who are shocked, SHOCKED! by his sex life won't win in 2020.
But here's the bottom line:
Trump was clear during his State of the Union that he plans to make the strength of the economy a major focus of his reelection campaign. Given Americans' generally positive ratings of the economy -- including a 63% job approval rating for Trump on the issue -- it is a sensible strategy.
But with Trump's overall job approval rating still below the majority level, the ultimate question is whether his economic success will mean more to voters than the more controversial aspects of his presidency.
Trump will be judged on any number of issues---not just the economy---and that's something you
should be concerned about.