Marc Thiessen: Trump's top 10 successes of 2018

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  • one old man MSC, UT
    Jan. 5, 2019 7:48 p.m.

    Most of trump's "successes" remind me of the success of the Saudi Arabians who put Osama Bin Ladin's plan to fly airliners into buildings in the U.S.

    They accomplished their aims, too.

  • Utefan60 , 00
    Jan. 3, 2019 9:28 p.m.

    This is one of the worst fluff pieces covering Trump's so called "extraordinary" accomplishments I've ever seen.

    Marc should be ashamed of putting this forth as some type of wow accomplishments for Trump.

    Sad, but the Trump supporters sure grab at any straws they can, even if it is taking credit for things they had no control over, or didnt really do.

    The economy didn't forget the "the forgotten Americans" President Obama reduced the deficit, massively reduced unemployment, and had a stock market far superior to the mess that we are seeing right now. The Trump boom? That was already going on until the GOP gave the ultra rich including Trump billions back into their already filthy rich pockets. Look what that did to the debt and exploded the deficit. That ight be considered a "success" for Koch Brothers, Trump, and even Mitt Romney, but not the middle class and poor.

    Come on Marc, compare apples to apples, and tell us with a straight face that Trump had a better second year than President Obama? Facts do not in any way support those assumptions that you put in this article.

    Remember the over 7,000 lies. Is that his accomplishment Marc?

  • Dmorgan Herriman, UT
    Jan. 3, 2019 4:53 p.m.

    In 1200 characters it’s impossible to breakdown Mr. Thiessen’s propaganda piece into manageable segments. He has taken his talent for obfuscation, prevarication, distortion, and irrationality to a level that begs the question as to what reality looks like to him.

    Mr. Trumps economic success is only related to him because he happens to be in office. The economic forces to achieve that success were put in place long before he took office. Unfortunately, the next president will have to deal with Trump’s economic policies that will lead to eventual recession, and of course, Trump will escape the blame.

    Pulling out of trade agreements because they were negotiated under Obama, then renaming them (just so Trump can claim credit) while the terms remain essentially unchanged, is not “success” by any definition, especially since none have been ratified. The decision to withdraw from the Iran deal had no strategic or tactical goal; only that is was negotiated by Obama.

    The consequences of loosening environmental regulations will unfortunately not be paid by Trump either. Like the mounting debt produced by his tax cuts, our grandchildren will pay the consequences.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 3, 2019 3:29 p.m.

    Keep in mind that that the topic is "Trump's top 10 successes of 2018".

    "Success" doesn't mean you like it, or even that it's good. "Success" means you achieved your aim.

    Google "Success Definition"...

    suc·cess
    /skses/
    noun
    the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

    He accomplished his aim in these 10 things. So we don't need to debate if you like them or not. The point is they were things he got done (succeeded in accomplishing his goal)

    You may not like them, but that doesn't mean they weren't successes (by the definition of Success).

    It doesn't have to be your goal to be a "Success". You don't have to like it to be a "Success".

    Maybe we should allow these to be called "Successes", and then focus on the negative when the next list (his top-10 fails) comes out.

    If it was accomplished it's a success (according to the definition).

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 3, 2019 3:14 p.m.

    Wait for the top 10 worst things he did people, shees... So much negativism.

    The things listed would be good things... if a Democrat had done them.

    It's true they may all turn negative eventually, but for now what's bad about more jobs, getting people wrongly imprisoned released, getting better trade deals, bipartisan legislation on sex trafficking, criminal justice reform, opioids, and right to try... things both Democrats and Republicans wanted?

    Why turn them all into negatives? That's what the next list is about.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 3, 2019 1:53 p.m.

    Don't forget that he got a lot of women and minorities elected in the midterms.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 3, 2019 1:07 p.m.

    We're all waiting for Robert Mueller's huge success. It should happen in 90 days and Trump will go down in GOP shameful history.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 3, 2019 12:15 p.m.

    Remarkable admission from the Washington Post. It would never appear in the NYT.

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    Jan. 3, 2019 11:22 a.m.

    Most aren't really Trumps successes, but the fact that he didn't wreck the train already on the tracks to success.

    Several of these claimed successes may be horrible decisions, time will tell, but they are only successes to donald's uninformed base.

    Looks like Marc got that list that the white house is sending out to newspapers, so that Donald can quote someone else saying how great he is?

    I fully expect Donald to thank Marc for his diligence in repeating what Donald told him to say, by quoting him in one of his infamous tweets.