Presidential Report Card: Peace, Prosperity, but not an A

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Every year, on or around January 20, as the sitting president completes another year in office, I issue him an annual “report card” in this column. This is my tenth one. The first eight were grades for each of President Obama’s years in office – ranging from a high of B Plus to a low of C Minus, for a cumulative grade point average of C Plus; the ninth was last year’s report card, a grade to President Trump for …

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  1. Trump is a multitasking juggler. He masterfully pricks issues so they interact with each other. He masterfully brought up the Shutdown to empower Pelosi against her young upstarts, for which she will eternally owe him, while he also realizes China and Korea are intertwined. Most observers don’t have the nerve for multitasking or juggling.

  2. What is fascism and imperialism …is when Donald Trump ..the President of the United States can say….that he does not like the elected leader of the sovereign nation of Venezuela, and fires him, and then, selects some guy in their government to take over! Hey Scaros…so far, your Newspaper ..has legitimized Public Corruption..with your endorsement of Menendez…and now you legitimize ..fascism!

    1. Truth: President Nicolás Maduro is the legitimate president.

    President Maduro was re-elected on May 20, 2018, in response to the opposition demanding an early election. The legitimacy of the election of Maduro is so evident that it must be assumed those who say he is illegitimate are either intentionally false or ignorant. The election was scheduled consistent with the Venezuelan Constitution and in consultation with opposition parties. When it became evident that the opposition could not win the election, they decided, under pressure from the United States, to boycott the election in order to undermine its legitimacy. The facts are 9,389,056 people voted, 46% of eligible voters. Sixteen parties participated in the election with six candidates competing for the presidency.

    The electoral process was observed by more than 150 election observers. This included 14 electoral commissions from eight countries among them the Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America; two technical electoral missions; and 18 journalists from different parts of the world!

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