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In response to Laura Perrins: We might not like him, but we need him, Enemy Coast Ahead wrote:

‘We might not like him . . .’

Speak for yourself Laura – I think Donald Trump happens to be the best thing to happen to western politics since Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan took power back in the 1980s.

Under Donald Trump I envisage a more confident America with a brighter future and more prosperous times ahead – meanwhile back in Blighty we still have the same old shower of lying, spineless, two-faced, double-dealing, hypocritical, duplicitous, patronising, self-serving political class running the show . . . despite Brexit.

Thank God for Donald Trump is all I can say – because if the insane direction Europe is currently heading continues we’re probably going to need a more confident and capable USA to come to our rescue once again.

30 COMMENTS

  1. Reading the original article I thought Madam Perrin had been spending too much time with Aljabeeba and become infected with their auto-anti-Trump virtue-signalling.
    Indeed, why might we automatically not like Trump?

  2. USA plc is in very very deep trouble. It remains to be seen if Don can take on Yellen and her money printers. The same of course can be said for the UK.

    Tim Morgan’s Surplus Energy Economics Blog

    “American GDP was $18.6tbn in 2016, which compares with $13.9tn in 2006. Adjusted to constant (2016) dollars, the 2006 number equates to $16.3tn, so the economy expanded by 14% over the decade to 2016. Over the same period, the population of America increased by 8%, leaving reported GDP per capita ahead by 5.8%.

    Regular visitors to this site will be familiar with a number of critical caveats around economic “growth”. For starters, the $2.3tn (14%) increase in American GDP between 2006 and 2016 was accompanied by an $11.1tn (31%) rise in debt over the same period, so each $1 of reported growth came at a cost of $4.75 in net new borrowing.”

    • Yes much like ourselves the US hasn’t really learned the dangers of relying on borrowing across the whole economy ( state private and personal). I don’t see how another business cycle crunch can be avoided. Probably once again fuelled by rising food prices as the developing world can buy more foods or possibly fuel prices.

      • Valid point, and one that is starting to be heard here. In context, we are using about 40% of our corn (maize) crop to make ethanol for gasoline (petrol), a goodly share of the rest is exported. If we change that, and we should (it’s an artifact mostly of the Iowa primary and cowardly politicians) food prices will come down, likely worldwide (other than in the EU, of course). Debt, ridiculously high debt, is the legacy of both Bush and Obama, and part of the problem, and it is not solved yet, not is it yet critical.

  3. Excellent comment. I watched Trump’s weekly address honouring Luther King: upbeat, optimistic, inspiring. Why can’t we have that here? Perhaps we have come to expect, or have been conditioned to expect, decline – driven by the irrational policies of successive governments.

    • Difficult to know if he really believes in King. We know King operated with his women like the Bantu Swaziland King does even today. What do white people really need to know about King and Mandela?

      • President Trump believes in freedom and opportunity, patriotism and the Constitution. Undoubtedly he reveres the contribution Luther King made to these things, which was immense. The private lives of famous people are frequently disappointing, but this should not negate their achievements.

        What has Mandela got to do with it? But since you mention him, your reference to “animal like African leaders” is very unpleasant.

        • Have you ever lived in Africa under the thumb of these African animal like leaders, it can be very unpleasant?

          • Yes, I did back in the 1970s.
            One-party state, batchelor president for life, with thirteen palaces, all opposition exiled or imprisoned. Large Swiss bank account and property portfolio invested in Europe.
            And that was one of the better African countries to work in.

      • Why can’t Africans run an African country that other Africans would want to smuggle themselves into?
        Diane Abbott, Chukka Memormunni and Professor David Lammy always know exactly what we are doing wrong in this country. Shouldn’t we stop being selfish and let them go and sort out Africa?
        Shouldn’t take them long.

  4. It was Gore Vidal who pointed out that President Reagan wasn’t stupid, he was just ignorant and wouldn’t listen. I agree that President Trump is a huge asset, as he speaks the truth. Being an oaf is not a political disadvantage.

    • True that. Consider the victories and political successes of Atilla the Hun for example. Atilla’s lack of education, sophistication and urbanity didn’t hold him back did it?

      • Trump is comparable to Attila the Hun? The most stupid comment I have read this year, and possibly last year as well. Get a grip.

        • That isn’t what I wrote. I suggest that you read my words again rather than putting your words in my mouth.

  5. This refers to the first (ever?) POTUS who declares his genius yet finds it necessary to publicly affirm cognitive ability.
    No Psychiatric tests were undertaken.
    Some compare him unfavourably to GWB for statesmanship, and the recent KJU for balance.

  6. In fact Donald Trump DOES remind me of Ronald Reagan, who suffered from incipient Alzheimer’s while still president, cut taxes, deregulated like mad, and managed to turn America from the greatest creditor nation on earth into its biggest debtor during his two terms in the White House.

    • You are playing fast and loose with figures again. Reagan increased US debt by $1.86 trillion, raising it by 186%. Obama increased it by $7.917 trillion raising it by 68%. Reagan’s last year in office added $255 billion to the debt, Obama’s last year added $1.423 trillion. The last US President to reduce the debt rather than increase it was Calvin Coolidge. The increases represented a cumulative continuum and cannot be fairly judged in isolation. The usual Labour “year zero” ploy won’t work.

      Reagan delivered on each of his four major policy objectives, although not to the extent that he and his supporters had hoped. Government spending increased, mainly due to defence spending, but not as fast as under Carter.

      Reagan’s Alzheimer’s was a human tragedy but all four of his White House doctors said that they saw no evidence of Alzheimer’s while he was president. Dr. John E. Hutton, Reagan’s primary physician from 1984 to 1989, said the president “absolutely” did not “show any signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s”. His former Chief of Staff James Baker considered “ludicrous” the idea that Reagan slept during cabinet meetings. Other staff members, former aides, and friends said they saw no indication of Alzheimer’s while he was president.

      Whilst the impact of Alzheimer’s on his Presidency is unproven, the usual polarised leftist demonisation of Presidents they did not vote for is not. The British left’s eagerness to play that game is curious but not unexpected. It is matched by their near hysterical adulation and un-critical analysis of box-ticking Presidents like Obama.

      • Thank you, Colonel. Sadly I haven’t got time to vet your figures without links or references. Which you could give me if you care to so that I can check the data for myself.

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