DONALD Trump is a phenomenon. We have always said so, that he’s awesome and that he’d withstand the Left’s political assassination attempts that predictably have culminated in the Democrats attempt to impeach him.
How wrong the naysayers continue to get him. Even the Telegraph. In a tweet before the US President made his key note speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos two days ago, they forecast that despite climate change being the talk of the town he’d be unlikely to touch on it in his speech.
Trump not walk towards the fire and take on the liberal left establishment on their ‘hot’ topic? How wrong they were.
If vindication of our own faith in Donald Trump as the great disrupter were needed, then this speech was it. Don’t get taken in by the BBC’s, Financial Times’s or the Telegraph’s Philip Johnston’s ‘bedwetting bilge’ reporting of it (as James Delingpole tweeted it). Just turn to James himself (in sparkling form) on Donald Trump at Davos, and his account of POTUS turning on the woke in their favourite Thunberg habitat and just how important this speech was. Here’s a flavour:
‘Earlier in the day, Greta Thunberg had delivered her usual cheery message of doom and gloom – “Pretty much nothing has been done” – to the assembled globalist elite. But President Trump wasn’t having any of this apocalyptic nonsense. Not one bit. “This is not a time for pessimists. It is a time for optimism,” he declared.
‘Doom-mongers like Greta – though he was too polite to name names – are, he said, “the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune tellers. And I have them, you have them, we all have them – and they want to see us do badly but we won’t let that happen”.’
Trump, Delingpole writes, went on to list some of the many doomsday predictions which had failed to come true: ‘They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the 70s, the end of oil in the 1990s.’
This, Delingpole observes, was ‘more than a bravura act of trolling in Davos, the belly of the beast, epicentre of globalism, political correctness and the technocratic dictatorship that the Trump revolution has done so much to overthrow.’
Going on he explains: ‘In this landmark speech, Trump threw down the gauntlet to all those politicians, economists, and other “experts” – useful idiots of the green movement – who imagine that it’s possible to improve ordinary people’s standard of living while yet crippling their economy and killing their job prospects with endless environmental taxes and regulations.’
Trump, Delingpole explains ‘feels absolutely no need to engage in the kind of environmental virtue-signalling used by so many other politicians, especially conservative ones, to try to demonstrate to the leftist opponents that they can be nice guys too.
‘It’s why there was no mention in his speech – none at all – about ‘renewables’, which Trump understands are a complete waste of space.
Instead, he writes, the President sang the praises of America’s newly acquired energy independence and the leaps and bounds made by the US economy during his presidential tenure so far.
That this bravura performance coincided with ‘Impeachment Day’ (of Trump) that the Democrats have been hopelessly drooling over, has managed to turn the Democrats’ dream into even more of a sideshow.
One wag pretty much summed it up in a reply to Dave Rubin’s request for an impeachment update. He tweeted:
The National Review’s rueful assessment of the impeachment drama – that is not all that dramatic – tells the same story: ‘From the beginning, Democrats have known they’re not getting 67 votes to remove in the Senate. Trump has known this. The media has known this. It’s ultimately a fruitless exercise, unless you believe there’s a symbolic value to an impeachment that fails, setting down a record for history. Trump certainly isn’t going to come out of this process chastened, humbled, or defanged.’
Trump knows that too. If anyone thought otherwise well they got their answer in Davos. Trump rules, OK?