December 16, 2017

Andrew Klavan: Trump has delivered a "string of successes"

Rebel Staff

On Friday's show, Andrew Klavan from the Daily Wire joined me to discuss the successes of Trump's first year in office.

Despite the noise coming from the mainstream media about supposed "Russian collusion", President Trump has made great strides during his first year.

Trump has reduced the number of burdensome regulations on job creators, annihilated ISIS, reduced illegal immigration, and nominated constitutional conservatives to the courts.

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commented 2017-12-17 03:54:32 -0500
Frank Hohimer sorry if the truth bothers the butthurt like you. Please show us facts to counter this. LMAO!
commented 2017-12-17 03:53:22 -0500
Andrew the market is higher than it ever was under Obama and Trump is just getting started, your excuses will get boring.
commented 2017-12-16 22:47:36 -0500
Peter Netterville,

You couldn’t be more wrong.

The data doesn’t support your claims and clearly you didn’t provide links to the “facts”. You are simply repeating Trump talking points that he whispers into your ear at night.
commented 2017-12-16 22:45:15 -0500
Apparently Andrew Klavan is a moron if he actually believes that.
commented 2017-12-16 19:18:25 -0500
Peter Netterville commented 1 hour ago
Andrew said, "Most of his successes are continuations of pre-existing trends … "

That IS the current bull shit spouted by the Left and it is no more true now than it was before.

Fact: Many large US corporation are bringing their manufacturing back to the USA. It is in large part, those manufacturing companies which have been hiring, thus reducing the unemployment rate.

Fact: The stock market, which reacts to trends and events measured in *by the minute (not the “fall over” from a previous administration) is the strongest it has ever been."

Counterfact#1: Manufacturing bottomed out in January 2010. The economy has steadily created manufacturing jobs since. The best year for manufacturing job creation since the Financial Crisis was in 2014, on average 17,300 created per month. 2017 YTD is about 15,500 ,which is good but not earth-shattering. Since the bottom of the financial crisis, over 90% of returning manufacturing jobs occured under Obama.
Data source: Here: https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES3000000001.
Average calculated by calculating month (n) minus (month n-1) ie month over month change, then averaging all results over calendar year.

Counterfact 2: Stock markets have been “the strongest they’ve ever been” since they surpassed the pre-Crisis high. Fr the S+P500 the current string of record breakings began in February 2013. For the Dow the record-breaking began in Dec 2012. In fact the stock markets broke records throughout Obama’s second term.
You can explore this on pretty much any stock market chart.

So, on these two particular metrics, yes, they were pre-existing trends, seven and four years old respectively.

“Suggestion: You should consider thinking for yourself instead of opposing the right wing just because you do not like those on the right. "

Suggestion: That you do the same – because the data actually supports my claims. If you choose to rebut my comments in future, then please do so with actual statistics to back them up lest this happen again.
commented 2017-12-16 18:11:21 -0500
Andrew said, "Most of his successes are continuations of pre-existing trends … "

That IS the current bull shit spouted by the Left and it is no more true now than it was before.

Fact: Many large US corporation are bringing their manufacturing back to the USA. It is in large part, those manufacturing companies which have been hiring, thus reducing the unemployment rate.

Fact: The stock market, which reacts to trends and events measured in *by the minute (not the “fall over” from a previous administration) is the strongest it has ever been.

Andrew, you spew the usual socialist lies and crap.

Suggestion: You should consider thinking for yourself instead of opposing the right wing just because you do not like those on the right.
commented 2017-12-16 14:12:40 -0500
Wow! Fascinating to see the 180 turnabout of a realist! Perhaps there is hope yet!
commented 2017-12-16 11:45:53 -0500
I am still waiting for that wall.
commented 2017-12-16 11:04:56 -0500
… Not just one year on the job, but one year in any public office.
… Truly, we are watching a legendary leader unfold, absolutely contrasted to our own pathetic excuse for a man.
commented 2017-12-16 10:41:47 -0500
Most of his successes are continuations of pre-existing trends, except for the SCOTUS judge, who replaces Scalia and didn’t change the balance of power. The real lchallenge is nominating another one, which due to a galvanized Democrat base, will only get tougher going forward.

I’m curious how trade barriers “reduce burdensome regulations on job creators”? Further, the problem they face now isn’t job creation – they’ve been at full employment since roughly the summer of 2016, and job creation in 2017 was quite a bit lower than 2016 because of it. Everybody worth hiring already has a job. The problem is now allocating the labour force effectively, which is far more challenging than simply cutting taxes. The US faces enormous challenges for the working class, whose wages will be held down by automation and who don’t have the skills to get the well paid jobs maintaining the robots. This is an administraiton for whom the epitome of economic genius is subsidizing coal, a fuel that is more or less completely obsolete in a country awash in cheap natural gas. The gap between rich and poor will only get wider, and tax cuts don’t help when you view low wage workers as placeholders until you can replace them with robots (a process that may be actually accelerated by reduced taxes on capital)