May 2024

Trump vs the mainstream media – could Trump be winning?

(Friday/weekend blog)

The mainstream media’s war against Trump

Virtually all news coverage of democratically-elected US president Donald Trump by the progressive, liberal, elitist mainstream media is negative. Either journalists dig up stories ridiculing Trump or else they decide to not report when he has successes. Probably no other US president has had to put up with the seemingly never-ending deluge of scorn, derision and insults that Trump has. It’s almost a wonder he can bothered to get out of bed in the morning and doesn’t just walk away from the presidency.

So, here’s a story the BBC and other Trump-hating media may have ‘forgotten’ to report

Trump’s tax reform is already seeing benefits

When Trump succeeded in passing his US tax reform, most of the mainstream media, especially in Britain, dismissed it as giving money to the rich and being aimed at increasing Trump’s personal wealth.

Tax reform used to be an impossibility in the US. Every politician aimed to reform the tax code. And then failed because the task was so herculean. Trump got it done. Even his enemy CNN reported that 90% of workers are likely to see more money hit their bank account as a result of the reforms.

But the biggest change is on the corporate income tax rate. Trump lowered it from one of the highest rates in the world to the average level of European rates. And the first results are already happening.

Apple is planning to pay $38 billion in tax this year as part of a Trump repatriation deal. That’s more than the bottom 50% of American taxpayers paid in 2014.

But Trump’s victory on this goes deeper. Democrats are worried the drop in corporate tax rates will add an average of $140 billion a year to the deficit over ten years. His plan to change the tax system was ridiculed because companies would not bring their cash back into the country, thereby avoiding taxes. Which means Apple alone, with its $38bn, has dented Democrats’ claims by about a quarter financially by proving them wrong. When other companies follow, the democrats and mainstream media will look really stupid and will launch many more personal attacks on Trump.

Not only that, but Bloomberg is reporting the iPhone maker will give employees a $2,500 bonus thanks to the changes in tax law. And it’ll spend $30 billion on a technical support campus and data centres, creating 20,000 new jobs in the US with the repatriated cash from the Trump deal. Ooops, did the BBC ‘forget’ to mention that? What a surprise!

It’s early days, but the tax deal appears to be working extraordinarily well. So well that other countries including Britain and Australia are considering lowering their corporate tax rates too.

Trump’s favourite indicator of his success is the stockmarket. You’ve heard about stocks surging. But did you know forecasted earnings per share are too? They’re up 3% since Trump’s tax reform passed.

Source: Zerohedge

If company earnings are expected to surge, then a surging stock-market logically follows.

Trump fights back against ‘fake news’

But Trump is not running scared of all the negative press. He’s doing the opposite – he is attacking the media head on. That’s something no other democratically-elected politician would ever dare to do. By exposing ‘fake news’ stories, Trump has already had several reporters suspended and fired, including three resignations from CNN over a single story! Assuming the president is behind his tweets, this is an extraordinary achievement. Most heads of state need to use the law to crack down on the media. Trump just fires off a few tweets.

And now Trump has issued a list of some of the most misleading anti-Trump news stories of 2017.

It’s wonderful to see someone who is not afraid of facing down the biased, progressive, liberal, elitist media:

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claiming on the day of Trump’s victory that the economy would never recover.

2.  ABC reporter Brian Ross reporting that Trump directed former national Security Adviser Michael Flynn to make contact with Russia during the election.

3. CNN reporting that Trump and his son Donald J Trump Jr had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME reporting that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King Jr from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post reporting that the President’s sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty.

6. CNN editing a video to make it appear Trump overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister.

7. CNN reporting about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

8. Newsweek reporting that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

9. CNN reporting that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

10. The New York Times claiming that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

11. Media reporting that Trump colluded with Russia during the Presidential election.

7 comments to Trump vs the mainstream media – could Trump be winning?

  • John Fields

    President Trump is going through a firestorm, yet the American economy is stronger
    than ever. The second longest period of share growth since world war 2, and one of the
    lowest unemployment figures ever. Because of this growth we are all benefiting with
    good economic figures.
    And yet, this man, who told us we would head the queue for trade after Brexit is
    treated here like shit. He should be given the red carpet treatment by those bastards who,
    pretending to support Brexit are actually sabotaging the negotiations.
    We need a President Trump to give us back the back-bone we once was proud to show to
    the world. Instead we have chicken shit M.P’s who would sell us out tomorrow.

  • NoMore

    How lucky the Americans are to have a strong patriot with an America First agenda as their leader. Instead we have the Maybotch, who like her predecessor could have been considered one of Britain’s great PMs (albeit in a grudging “well they came good in the end” kind of way) if they had embraced Brexit with strength, optimism and determination but chose to continue to be loathsome, globalist, Marxist lickspittles working for the EU instead.

  • Stillreading

    And as if we don’t already have sufficient problems controlling our borders, Boris now wants to build a bridge across the Channel………….
    Makes a change from sitting on the Brexit fence, I suppose.
    Below contempt, the lot of them

  • Joe Schmo

    Well, with the help of our media, Jeremy Corbyn may well
    win to become our next prime minister and one of his first actions will to increase UK corporate taxes.
    We’re doooooooooooomed!!!!

  • Eddie John

    I see the Daily Mail is running another Trump story with the claim that “Stormy Daniels’ alleged admission to one political consultant that Trump ‘had her spank him with a Forbes magazine’ during a sexual affair.”
    Made me remember the Victoria Woods song about ” smack me on the bottom with the womans weekly”
    Worth a smile I thought.
    I still remember when the Mail was a newspaper.

  • Julia Green

    Keep ’em coming David! Great work!

  • Peter Fields

    When Teresa May met Macron she agree to give away Brexit Britain. Our situation is now worse than before Brexit,we will have a Unified Ministry of Defence with France.We are not leaving, we are dismantling our Constitution and Political structure.A Soviet type control, Britain will not exist as a nation State, betrayal by Teresa May and the Conservatives.We will be joined at the hip with France a subordinate lapdog. See from 22 minutes on the attached clip.

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