Inside the newsroom: How the election of Donald Trump changed everything

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  • silo Sandy, UT
    Feb. 5, 2019 12:12 a.m.

    "I pray he can continue to drain the swamp."

    Make a list of those DC insiders that Trump has supposedly 'drained' in the last two years
    Make a separate list of the Trump appointed cabinet, staff, and aides that have since been fired, arrested, resigned, or resigned under pressure.

    See which list is larger. (hint: it's the second list)

  • Sutton Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2019 11:43 a.m.

    Nichol Draper - West Jordan, UT

    'Why is there so much hatred directed at president Trump? "

    Probably the same reason there was so much hatred directed at President Obama...

    "If you hate Trump, you are missing what is going on in the world, just look at Brexit or the yellow vests movement in France. There is a turning away from elitism world wide. "

    I am literally laughing out loud! you don't think Trump is part of the "elite"... do we need to show you the picture of his golden toilets, and his son's hunting big game in Africa???

    Trump is the poster child of elitism... Why do think he gave all our money to the uber-rich and mega corporations?

  • mrc Provo, UT
    Feb. 4, 2019 10:16 a.m.

    There is no room for anyone anymore that doesn't fit the "norms" of the liberal elite. They turn on their own as quickly as they turn on their colleagues to the right. This article points out that we need to trust the process and the people. The Founders were inspired men who have never led us astray. All candidates will be vetted and all who fit the criteria highlighted in the article are entitled to run. Our responsibility is to educate ourselves and vote. I am equally patriotic and supportive of this process when my candidate loses and when he/she wins. I trust the process.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Feb. 3, 2019 8:40 p.m.


    So glad he has "turned the country upside-down".

    Certainly didn't like the direction it was pointed and moving under his predecessors.

    Thank you President Trump.

  • Ldslady Holladay, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 8:32 p.m.

    Interesting article. I look forward to Trump winning in 2020! His win was just what America needed to wake up to the corruption in our Government. I pray he can continue to drain the swamp. Trump has my vote in 2020. Furthermore, I think it's a travesty how poorly the Democrats and Main Stream Media have treated him. He is doing a great job in spite of it all. I also hope we can get our border wall built. The Democrats are very desperate, and sadly have no platform to speak of. I think people are tired of the liberalism and the two tiered justice system we've seen. God Bless America. They will turn on each other in the Primaries. I see a lot more Democrats melting down.

  • endoftimes Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 6:13 p.m.

    If shultz could do what the President is doing, im all in. Such as

    Lowest unemployment since 1969
    Lowest hispanic unemployment since ever
    Lowest african american unemloyment ever

    Best economy and growth since WWll

    Standing up to dictators by making treaties fair on all sides.
    Making Nato and the UN pay thier fair share.
    This is the kind of change in thinking and policies we can use

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Feb. 3, 2019 5:08 p.m.


    Some "leadership"

    Some "anathema".


  • fatherof7 Hurricane, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 4:59 p.m.

    Donal Trump is exactly what this country has needed for years. He has accomplished more in two years in moving America toward greatness than three previous presidents did in twenty four. Trump 2020!!

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Feb. 3, 2019 3:33 p.m.


    It would at least be nice if you could be very specific about the claims you make against President Trump instead of the broad generalities you cite.

    Then please indicate the specific harm done to us and our country for each citation.

    For instance, you talk about treaties torn up or disregarded. How has each of those actions been a detriment to us?

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 3:21 p.m.

    Meanwhile, as to the topic of this article looking at the Democrat's reaction to Mr.Shultz announcing an intention to run for president. This should be an eye opener concerning the extremely radical and not amicable ( to say the least ) posture of too many voices of the Current Democratic party against anyone not touting the approved ideas. Disagreements are understandable; A barrage of outrage is not. Calling for boycott is a typical ‘power politics' ploy. Anyway, how far down the road is the election ? Not next month; not this year. I hope that there are a large number of Democrats who will repudiate this attitude and approach in politics

  • Bill Freeze Lindon, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 1:49 p.m.

    Doug Wilks premise that non-politicians or people wlth no real political experience has really changed things is true....but it was Barrack "Community Organizer" Obama that changed all that. Talk about a guy that was in over his head for 8 years....Obama was the poster child! In fact Donald Trump had over 30 years of business and political experience working with both Democrats and Republicans and had long been consulted by both parties on major issues. What really bugs the insiders is that Trump pulled back the curtain and exposed that all of this government mumbo jumbo is just's not brain surgery and most people with common sense understand that. The Democrats are now scared to death because Howard Schultz another successful outsider wants to enter the ring and his experience and ideas threaten all of their liberal socialist agenda. In the final analysis I believe President Trump will be re-elected by a large margin and this might be a very good thing for Democrats.... as they can then regroup and get some candidates that represent the true values our country.

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 1:33 p.m.

    I did not vote for Trump but can understand why he was elected.

    Trump did what no one else was willing to do... seriously take on the Washington establishment where politics are more important than policies; where talk is cheap but real action is derailed or set aside constantly so as to not rock the boat. He has taken open fire from almost all directions...even those in his own party. And though I often don't agree with him, he calls things as he sees them. He puts his actions where his mouth is.

    I do not like Trump's mannerisms but it is evident that he has accomplished more as a president in his two years than any president since Ronald Reagan.

  • Hugh1 , 00
    Feb. 3, 2019 11:18 a.m.

    >How the election of Donald Trump changed everything< Did it?
    Many voters demonstrated a real dislike for Hillary Clinton, but most voted for her anyway. That's one thing. Since the election, politicians that support Donald Trump are saying another thing, and it's not flattering.

    The Deseret News reported on a Virginia politician being blasted for a racially charged yearbook photo that, at best, demonstrates abysmal judgment, and at worse, proves that he is a racist. But, do you remember when the Trump Management Corporation was sued for discrimination? >>The Times reported. “It also charged that the company had required different rental terms and conditions because of race and that it had misrepresented to blacks that apartments were not available.” - Snopes

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Feb. 3, 2019 10:22 a.m.

    He is anathema to everything the USA president and world leadership should and must be to govern world political/social/economic affairs.

  • pragmatistferlife Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 9:24 a.m.

    "Why is there so much hatred directed at president Trump?

    Why, because rather than intelligently working to better our situation in the world he has irrationally disrupted and destroyed what truly has made America great and safe for a hundred years, while replacing it with nothing but bluster.

    It may be different if the man showed the least amount of intelligence and willingness to learn. When you've been in office for two years, torn up multiple treaties and agreements, bragged about not doing customary due diligence in intelligence and then publically disagreed with those who are knowledgeable, you are dangerous.

    Then of course there is the man himself who brags about immoral behavior, maybe be one of the most prolific liars in history, not just politics, has a strategy of demeaning anyone who disagrees with his ignorance and just plain is the kind of person you would avoid associating with under any circumstances.

    Should I go on?

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 8:34 a.m.

    Looking foreword to the radical democrat meltdown.

  • Nichol Draper West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 7:06 a.m.

    Why is there so much hatred directed at president Trump? If you hate Trump, you are missing what is going on in the world, just look at Brexit or the yellow vests movement in France. There is a turning away from elitism world wide. Trump was elected to annoy the people he annoys. And the more you gripe the more I have to say Trump delivers.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2019 10:24 p.m.

    He has turned the country upside down for sure.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 2, 2019 9:16 p.m.

    "And to dive deeper into the views of all the candidates, and President Donald Trump for that matter, who will have his presidential record and promises for the future to run on."

    How about looking at their track record and their credit rating? Trump bankrupted casinos and declared victory. That should be a big, red flag.